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... of people came to worship or pray while we are there so we witnessed the practice that Sake had described to us during our morning tour. That's was pretty awesome. From here we head to the harbour and Meriken Park to the Kobe Port Tower and further along to the Kobe Earthquake Memorial Park. This is an interesting spot as there is a narrated account of the earthquake and extent of the damage and the subsequent repair work. There is still at this site a ...
... of us, which then gave us no leg room. We slept as much as we could and eventually arrived in Osaka at 11:16pm and didn't really know where our hotel was so we hopped into a taxi and in about 5 mins we were at our hotel. It was about 11:30 pm at this point so we were very happy when we saw that there were still people behind the check ...
... serious cheapskates). We finish up the day in the Shinsaibashi, Minami, Namba, Dotombori & Amerika-Mur areas. These districts all blend together to provide an excellent modern Japanese city experience of crazy shops, weirdly dressed people, Izakaya (bars with small plates of food), giant electronic screens and globalizations finest work on the 2.6km Tenjinbashi-suji - the longest shopping street in Japan. It's chockablock with people and ...
... of miles away. The castle is a reconstruction but its stunning. Walking round the inner Bailey does make you think how it would have been 400 years ago :)
Inside is basically an 8 story museum, and you have amazing views from the top.
We decided to take the stairs....doh...bloomin knackering lol. The exhibitions they have are really interesting...loads of scrolls, paintings etc depicting battles, retainers, generals and the area at the time. Loved ...
... of their eating experience.
While walking back
to the train platform, I made a hand gesture allowing a Japanese woman to board
the crowded escalator ahead of me. She
smiled and said something to me in English.
Victor jumped in and spoke Japanese while she spoke English. As it turns out, she is married to a man from
St, Louis, Missouri (my home town) and had been there many times. Go figure.