The Ritz-Carlton Osaka
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Once work had ended and our weekend in Tokyo had to a close, Chris and I departed to head west and explore a few other cities outside of Toyko. We started with Osaka, which is still a pretty large city (third largest in Japan). To be honest, we arrived in Osaka just exhausted…mostly from two nights of drinking and karoaking (if that's a verb …
The Jetstar check-in line was huge. Easily the longest line in the airport. Once again the business class tickets pay off, and we just strolled straight past the hundreds of people waiting in line, and had our baggage checked in under 5 minutes.
Even in Japan, Starbucks is like a plague. Fortunately in Japan they make really good coffee, and double fortunately they have one inside the international departure lounge of Kansai airport which helped ...
... were sitting around Bhuddha, chanting prayers and scriptures. As much as we enjoyed dinner the previous evening, we did not enjoy breakfast that morning. Lloyd almost choked on a fish bone and I almost vomited after tasting what I thought was nuts in honey, but which turned out to be off beans in a very slimy, sticky sauce.
I'm running out of ways to describe these temples, they really are all so beautiful. The next one is my personal favourite though. Rokuon-Ji is a ...
... of Ed Byrne. His Irish accent is also very Ed Byrne-esque.
He lends me his bicycle and I pedal towards the Osaka Castle Park, the Castle, the Business district and the Consular district which are all close to each other, about 20 minutes by bicycle from David's place. I cycle about 12 km in total and ten head back to David who's ready to head out to grab a bite to eat.
We head to Temma which is one station away from Osaka central (David's station is Morinomiya) ...
... so no river view this time, lol) and I barely get any light from the window since it faces another building. The windows are covered with beautiful carved shutters though, so they make up for in beauty what they lack in function. I'll just have to post pictures later.
But before that, the train. The Shinkansen/Bullet Train is the best thing ever. I love traveling by train but Japan makes it even better! I was on the correct side of the train to see Mount Fuji but it was ...
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