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... the Sky Garden on top of the Umeda Sky Building and last but not least Universal Studios Japan.
Students were asked they most memorable part of the trip tonight over dinner and this is what they had to say:
Corey - homestay, Universal Studios, tea ceremony
Leonora - tea ceremony, Fushimi-Inari Shrine, homestay
Briana - going to a Japanese school, ...
... they had just opened a large exhibition paying tribute to America for its aide after WWII.
4) Everything is in English. Or at least everything pertinent for you to know (subway signs, street signs, etc). Most places either have an English menu, or photos on their menu.
5) It is amazingly clean. Tokyo has nearly twice the population of New York City, yet you do not see any trash, ...
... to the centre, especially with Japan Rail Passes! We stayed in APA Hotel Osaka Tenma, which was lovely. There was a coin laundry which we used on the first night (after having some difficulty finding it - there's a washing machine and tumble dryer in each spa changing room...???), the breakfast buffets were really nice and the in-hotel restaurant was also really nice. We tried ...
... are modelled like little mini Katana swords, and are just fantastic. Easily the highlight of my day, but as I've mentioned before I am both childish and easily amused.
Continuing with the oceanarium theme of the ground floor, the lift was lit blue. Very, very blue, and was like traveling 13 floors in a fishtank. Then to accentuate this point, as we stepped out of the elevator we were greeted by a tank of live jellyfish ...
... said that she will be sad when leave, because she was delighted to have me, but that Mum and Dad will be happy about me returning. After lunch she took me to her English Conversation School, which is surprisingly close to home. I met her conversation teacher, who is from England. He told me I should deliberately miss my flight home and just stay! We also went to the fruit store and bought some kiwi fruit and strawberries. The shop owners referred to me as ...