The Ritz-Carlton Osaka
Travel Blogs from Osaka
... time schedules for men and woman and everyone showers naked. I don't normally do this so I felt a bit out of place in my swimming shorts. Once I had a shower and changed I ran to the supermarket to get some food. They had these amazing sushi dishes bagged up, so I bought one of these as well as a pot noodle and a beer. I needed a beer after walking around in the cold and wet looking for a room. I got talking to one guy at the hotel who overheard me saying to the manager that ...
... a word of it anyway.
Veronica and Charlotte went for a walk to the Starbucks to get coffees, while I stayed behind in the room with Angela and Isabelle. At around midday we were ready to go. We knew there was a massive series of shopping malls surrounding Osaka station, and since it was close, we headed there.
What we didn't bank on was the shopping areas being too massive. Also, it appeared that every person in Japan thought that it would be ...
Today was a fun day, Hugh, Eddie and I went to Universal Studios of Japan (USJ), the popular theme park here. I was really pumped for it, because I really enjoyed it on my last trip so I was glad I was finally able to go again. The morning was a bit of a mission, Hugh realised he had forgotten his ticket when we were about to get on our second out of three trains, so he had to catch the train back home to get it. Meanwhile, I waited at the ...
... QR and Sydney rail maps i was used too! We had to first get to osaka, then change to the subway system and negotiate our way to hotel......all i can say is thank god the Japanese people are nicer and more helpful to tourists than we are... ticket inspectors literally ran across platforms to show us how to use the ticketing machine, and make sense of the squiggles and numbers that they use to determine cost....I secretly hid my belief that this was purely constructed ...
... were equally eager to snap away pictures of geishas when possible but unfortunately we didn’t take our camera out at night. We went out with our lovely host Jackie a few times who took us to some interesting places and generally made sure we had a great stay.
Other places we visited included the famous Fushimi Inari shrine, which is best known for its 1300 Torii gates. Lots of pictures were taken as an amazing effect is created by the red paths formed by the ...
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