Osaka Tokyu Inn
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... on her way but she wouldn't hear of it, saying 'yukkuri, yukkuri' - go slowly, and it was only when we were in sight of the hotel that she left us.
After check in we went to our rooms and Andy went out, again, to fetch supplies. I can't praise this son of mine enough for the tolerance and care he has shown to his stupid father, never once complaining that I've wasted part of his holiday and offering only sympathy and support. Domo arigato gozaimas, Andrew.
... card and all, which was flattering. Ironically, Rina studies fashion design at university so when this lady approached us, we were actually on our way to the photo studio, where I would be modelling the clothes Rina had made. Mina, Rina's sister was also coming too, so we met up with her. I was so surprised, I didn't know she was also coming, so I was happy to catch up with both of my host sisters.
We headed to the photo shoot ...
So today we are off on our trip to Japan! Both of us were up untill the candles were well and truly burnt out, packing! iAnd in true historical form, NO planning for me! grab bag. I realised I had far too many dirty cloths that I wanted to take with me but not enough time towash them all Soooo, I headed to our friendly laudromat and proceded to use 7 machines simultainiously then power dryers...a days laundry complete in under 1 hr....i really should do laundry more ...
... off ready for bed. A sneaky
peek into the dorms though I could see they all had individual
curtains round their bunk so perhaps that would have been better.
Having dropped out bags, we set off to meet Thomas again (ended up
being for the last time) at Osaka castle. We chose a good day to go
as there was some kind of charity event going on in the park where we
got to see some dancing and listen to some singing. The castle
itself, was very interesting, ...
... free sticks.
The next day, we explored Osaka-jo and walked around the castle for the day. My favorite part was spotting the different clans symbols on the surrounding walls. Osaka castle was first built by Toytomi Hideyoshi and then destroyed by Tokugawa Ieyasu and rebuilt by Tokugawa Hidetada. It has been partially destroyed and rebuilt many times since, the latest ...