Hotel Trusty Shinsaibashi
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... none of that for us ,Koyto, the ancient capitol of Japan is near ,and that was our day, beginning at 8am and back at 6.30 pm so a lengthy day. Precision parked very nice buses lined up on a warm and sunny day. We travelled through Osaka, the central part ,on an elevated Motorway, so just glimpses of the leafy modern city below, the motorway is almost covered in high sides , so at times ,no views ,out ...
... Japan is shocking. I knew there were a lot of people here, but over 13 million in Tokyo! You can feel it when you are walking down the street and trying not to run into people. Also - Japanese cars are driven on the opposite side of the road as cars in Canada. I've noticed that when walking on sidewalks, I keep ending up walking into oncoming traffic, because people stay to the left, just like cars. That is something I need to get used to, fast!
We made it onto ...
Woke up to another hot day in Osaka.
Went to see the beautiful Osaka castle.
On the way back to the Metro, stumbled upon an open gate at the park and heard loud music.
We entered only to realize it's Osaka's philharmonic orchestra preparing for the evening's concert.
It was amazing!!! We were the only ones in the crowd and they played for ...
... the shops which actually was easier said than done. All the shops had queues to get into! We took around 15 minutes to queue for the main shop which was slightly disappointing as it was all exactly the same merchandise. Nothing that said Harry potter in Japanese or said Harry Potter Land Osaka. The only item in the shop that had Japanese writing was the book collection which was available by the cashier. We did buy a very cool biscuit tin as it did say grand opening on it and this ...
... host mother organised for me to try on her 2nd anniversary kimono that she wore, put on by a sensei (teacher). It took 40 minutes to put on and boy was it hot! I had to wear the special socks...however they were boys ones because my feet were too big (haha). A few friends were over and they did my hair especially. After I finally had the kimono put on, we went to the high school where I teach and had many photos taken in a traditional garden with teachers and students watching! ...