Arima View Hotel Urara
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As much as we'd enjoyed Nara, it was time to move on.
The hotel staff were lovely, and as we'd been environmentally friendly and not used the disposable toothbrushes they provided us with each day, we were rewarded with sweets! I think there's a message there somewhere...
Our next accommodation was not quite as cosy – a third-floor room with thin mattresses, single glazed windows next to a busy road ...
... the river back in time to the Gion district. Framed on the west by the most spectacularly-lit sakura-covered canal, Gion is an old-Japan district with wooden frame homes that cover gorgeous courtyards and most of which are really small and nice restaurants, dimly-lit by red lanterns, and frequented by tourists and Japanese alike. This is the prime area for ...
... were listed on the ships points of interest.
Tom would wait outside while I made a quick spin through a store,
when I came out, he was talking with two men, one about our age and
one younger, they were local Baptist Pastors. The older man had
worked at Anderson AFB as a comptroller and had retires a few years
ago. They offered to take us to see the Naval communications
station, and several other places Tom remembered. With no further
Our final day in Japan started with a trip to the Osaka Castle. It is on a very large area of land and is surrounded by a very impressive moat. Most of the area is public park land with wide open spaces. The gate to the castle is built out of very large stones, so large it was a bit of a mystery how they moved them into place. It would definitely have taken a lot of men. You can pay to go into the actual castle which has been converted into an impressive museum. It is 8 ...
... and taxis.
The Tokyo subway map is amazing! It looks like one giant confusing web of lines, and seems that it would be impossible to make sense of it. And yet, once our students learn how to use it, they can go anywhere they want to go in the city....and beyond. It's actually quite easy. All the trains have a stripe on them that is the same ...