Shin-Osaka Sun Plaza Hotel
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After Universal we headed to the German
Christmas Markets near the Umeda sky building. We had some delicious
(and expensive, 900 yen) mulled wine from mugs shaped like Santa's
head. Steph got a nice santa-themed heart-shaped gingerbread and
specular cookies (cinnamon cookies) and then we got dinner in
Dotombori. Katsu-don (Steph) and thin beef strips (Jord) for dinner
from a cheap vending machine place – delicious! Oh, the ...
... Still it was a fun way to spend a morning – we took tons of pictures.
Coming out of the aquarium, we decided to take a boat across the bay to check how much Universal Studios Japan would be. The walk down was lots of fun – tons of shops and restaurants to have a look round. However when we got down to the ticket area, we discovered that entry was over 6000yen – that’s over £50 each! We gave that a miss and got back ...
... for Matt!
Next, to rest our tired feet we decided to take a small cruise on the river...we had picked up a leaflet and it was only 700¥...about £4 each. Our captain was a girl who only looked about
17, but made sure we waved at all the other boats and everyone hanging out on the bridges :) loads of fun and relaxing too.
As we are getting soooo tired we decide to head back to the hotel and treat ourselves to a wee bit of cheesecake from the ...
... at some point and to have someone see those attributes within me was very satisfying. Gave me hope too!
In the end Ryan was running around looking for something he lost and was going to make me miss my train so I put my foot down and was not going to have him bugger up my plans again. I now see why he likes Asian women so much and why he likes as he put it the 'fact that they are so forgiving, unlike Western women.' Must say my experience of US travelers ...
... its deer. Tame deer roam the streets freely, growing fat off the food given to them by visitors. These creatures are not shy at all, and Max and I made sure that the snacks we'd brought with us were safely wrapped up and put deep in our bags, where their scent would not attract the deer, and decided against purchasing feed from one of the many vendors. We got a great kick out of watching a group of schoolgirls, who'd run ...