Toyoko Inn Umeda Nakatsu
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Travel Blogs from Osaka
... the flight was
only 45 minutes long so it felt like we spent more time taxiing than
actually in the air!
We checked into the swanky business lounge and waited for our connection
to Kansai but hadn't realised what time we needed to be at the gate
(and Schiphol airport was bigger than we expected!) and so had to be
checked off their list of 'Late Passengers'. Oops!
The second flight ...
... and looked like a mirror image of the land in Florida except this one was so busy you could hardly move. As we walked past the Hogwarts express at the entrance we recognised the conductor as the one from our photos in Florida last year. They had literally taken all the actors and staff from the US and put them here for the land's opening. We had been on the ride in Florida and although it was very good didn't fancy going on it as it is a little bumpy. Instead we were more here to ...
... a 1,500 yen budget to buy all the Japanese candy and treats they could to bring home, Marina of course took forever to decide, but but kids have a bagful of loot to rival and Halloween. We stopped for treats at Daimaru department store. Marina had a slice of strawberry shortcake, Dominic a macaroon, and Malinee an apple torte. We eventually made our way ...
... Shanghai but I really wanted to go to Japan so decided to take a detour to Japan. I wanted to add Korea too but didn't have enough time to fit it in. Now that I was armed with a lonely planet I was all good, so I checked in and then had some breakfast at Tsui Wah. I still can't believe that place is listed now. Had some good laughs at that place during my younger years and some missed opportunities too! Once on the plane, I went ...
... and tattoos are strictly prohibited, as they are usually a sign of the Yakuza, the Japanese mafia. Really interesting was also the capsule hotel I stayed in. Surprisingly comfortable, I'd definitely do that again.
Some of the most famous sights of Japan are only a short train ride away too, which makes Osaka the ideal starting point for daytrips to Nara (the ancient capital of Japan) and Kobe - a pretty seaside city, unfortunately with a terrible earthquake history.