Shin-Osaka Sunny Stone Hotel
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... decide. We ended up and this Japanese American style bar/restaurant. They staff were really friendly so decided to give it a go. Xavier went for Okonomiyaki which I went for the night before. I really enjoyed it the night before but I wanted to try something different. To be honest I didn't go for anything wild I just had a pork, vegetables and noodles and a potato salad on the side. I really fancied having some vegetables. The meal was so good once again. Even though mine ...
... on, and I was sitting by the window seat. The flight itself seemed quite short, maybe because it was during the night so I think I had slept for a bit to pass the time. The Japanese guy who was sitting next to me really didn't seem to know what he was doing or where he was meant to be going when he got to Auckland. He even had a tuna and egg sandwich in his suitcase, so I had to explain to him that there was no way he'd be getting that past customs. In the end, I ended up taking ...
... everyone and making them turn in the direction of the castle, at which time the 3D illumination of the castle began.
I've got to admit that the Osaka Castle illumination was very well done. It was apparently designed by the same people that design the Huis Ten Bosch illuminations each year, which consistently win Japanese national illumination awards.
The Osaka Castle illumination basically uses the castle as a canvas, and projects a ...
... on Christmas Eve so that drained me a bit. Then we went to an English pub where we each got a drink (we were waiting on another colleague to arrive). Next stop was a popular Canadian pizza place "slices" (I recommend it if you are ever in the area) they have a nice variety of pizza at reasonable price and plenty drink options. There I got my first taste of the famous "poutine" (funny how I get a traditional Canadian food first ...
Setting off in the morning, we went straight to the Post
Office, where I finally got my hands on some cash – unfortunately Amy's card was
still being rejected, but at least I could get some money. After breakfast we grabbed some one-day bus
passes and caught an extremely crowded city bus to the Kinkaku-ji temple – The Golden
It was a pretty
drizzly day, but that ...