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... was actually ridiculous.
After spending the morning criticising the locals on how they treat their animals, we then made what I now realise was a somewhat hypocritical decision, and headed to a cat cafe. This involved us paying £6 a head to spend an hour in a small room filled with about 20 cats. We each got given a mug of coffee and a small Tupperware box filled with cat food, so ...
... make it much more exciting.
After around 90 minutes of walking through the aquarium, the novelty starts to wear off, and you inevitably find yourself walking quicker path the final exhibits. At least the crowd levels were low today, unlike last time we visited, so we had no problems getting to anything we wanted to look at.
We paused briefly at the exhibit of the giant Japanese spider crabs, which are so oversized, ...
... lights like stars on the ceiling. Even more interesting than this was how there was fog along the ground, like dry ice, so you lay down in the mist and look at the "stars". This room was 50'C. The next room was meant to be therapeutic as the air was peppermint scented, I suppose it was an incense of some sort. Once again you just lay your towel down and nap. How anyone can sleep in that heat is beyond me. The final room was really terrible to be honest, it was like an igloo or dome, ...
... near, with the big temple. Shitennoji, they call it, though it seemed nice enough to me. It covers a huge area, lots of disparate buildings and little stalls everywhere, selling trinkets and food. Imagine a Christian church with a perpetual fete outside, though less ****. Most is open access, but my pass got me into a separate temple, with which I didn't bother, and the garden of Gokuraku-Jodo, which is lovely. It's also not huge, so a lovely place to go and relax without ...
... building. The titles of these displays are in English, but the rest isn't translated. They do have an English audio guide which is pretty detailed, sometimes more than you want to take time to listen to. It takes up 3 floors of the building, with one floor about the brief period when Osaka was the capital (700's), and alot of info about the excavation of the site of the old palaces near the castle. The next floor down is Osaka in the ...
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