The Ritz-Carlton Osaka
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... We were full only because we were not well. There was also a delightful pianist playing delightful music. Although this was a very nice restaurant and the food was good, the location (30th floor of an office tower), decor (ultra, ultra modern), portion size (tiny) made it not like any Italian restaurant we've ever been to. Furthermore, no pizza! What's that all about. I guess this is the uber Japanese version of Italian ...
... prayers. There was a lot of chanting and rhythmic noises but what followed was much better. At the temple I stayed at they perform a fire ritual where the bang drums to the beat of the fire being stoked in the centre of the room, it was very special to be a part of it. Mount Koya at 850m above sea level also had the best example of a Buddhist graveyard I had seen in japan and I had seen a lot! It stretched on for over 2km ...
Following the incredible Tokyo and the fascinating Kyoto, Osaka seems a little flat in comparison. Modern, clean and well organized, it seems to lack the distinct character of our last two destinations. Still, Osaka's castle (though fully rebuilt after being 90% destroyed during World War II bombing) is beautiful, within green gardens, offering wonderful views of the city. Osaka's nightlife is also loud, with neon lights, a bustling bar scene and a wide array of restaurants, from ...
... I'd come back with good news. I asked strangers on the street, strangers in convenience stores, where oh friggin where is Yasaka Shrine? Oh where oh where could she be??? No real consensus, but one expat lady did seem more confident in the general whereabouts than others, so I followed her. Woooo, there's that @!#%ing shrine at last! But where's the hostel?? No signs, anywhere.. The lady had gone and we were left walking up and down the street (at least it was ...
... be and Elissa and I got to
go up in the tower.
After that we went back to the hotel just
before we went downstairs for breakfast Elissa and I surprised my dad with the
things that you blow through and it makes a noise and the reason why we did
that is because it’s my dad’s birthday.
Say happy birthday to him on Facebook!