Hotel Universal Port

1-1-111 Sakurajima, Konahana-ku, Osaka, Osaka, Kinki, 554-0031, Japan | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $125.00

Travel Blogs from Osaka

Day 23 - Osaka Castle 3D Illumination

A travel blog entry by apat on Feb 06, 2014

10 photos

The last full day in Japan, and the Osaka Castle 3D illumination was a pretty spectacular way to end it.

The day started off, again very slowly. In general, unless you're a businessman rushing to catch a morning train, days begin much later in Japan than they do in Australia. Shops seem to start their trading hours around 10am, and even at …

Day 22 - Snow, fish and a train door disagreement

A travel blog entry by apat on Feb 05, 2014

20 photos

We had grand plans for shopping, Osaka aquarium and a visit to Osaka castle for the 3d illumination after dark, but once again temperature and motivation were barriers to getting everything done that we wanted to do.

I think our ambitious schedules, which worked at the beginning of the trip, are just starting to catch up with us a little …

Day 21 - Farewell Kyoto, and hello to Americatown

A travel blog entry by apat on Feb 04, 2014

1 comment, 22 photos

Today was the inevitable, but sad day where we moved on from Kyoto, and made our last city hop of the trip. Back to Osaka, where this all began, almost 3 weeks ago.

We packed up our belongings, and walked out of our spacious apartment for the last time. The Sakara Apartment was a fantastic find, and is probably the most comfortable place …

Day 22: Goin' home!

A travel blog entry by apat


... Crowded buses. Crowds to catch trains and buses. Crowds to get into any attractions (except Disneyland on a cold rainy day), etc. You get the idea.

  • The Japanese obsession with superheating transport in Winter. I understand that the Japanese Winters are cold, but that is still not a good excuse to cook your bus or train occupants. The strange thing was that we seemed to be the only ones that noticed this temperate madness. ...


A travel blog entry by jiyuu


... are made of stone. Unlike at Kiyomizudera, this time I decided to actually participate in the traditional rites of temple-going. I learned how to purify myself before entering the grounds, how to pray and make a wish, and of course I bought a charm as a keepsake at the end of my trip. I've been collecting postcards, too, for Grandpa. I can't wait to send them to him.

I really can't stress enough how HUGE Todaiji Temple is. It's ...

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This 3 star hotel, located in the Osaka Station/Umeda area of Osaka, is near Universal Studios Japan, Modern Transportation Museum, Municipal Museum of Fine Art, and Suntory Museum.
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    Charlotte enters the hotel the hard way
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    The roof of the bluest elevator in the world
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    Front desk at our hotel, with the massive fishtank
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    We farewell the giant noisy dinosaur egg
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    One of many signs the hotel lobby. It is 1ft deep.
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