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Soccer is most definitely the greatest sport in the world, but I will get to that a little later. This morning I slept in and then Mike and I took the train from the ship into the city to explore. We looked at a bunch of shops and then met up with Sunny, Kiwi and Cara for lunch. We sat down to eat at a Japanese hibachi restaurant and began getting to know each other. Sunny and I were instant friends as we ...
... Ah, you see we were looking for signages upwards, sideways but then did not think to look downwards.
finally, we got into our hotel, typically Japanese hotel , with cramped rooms but very clean and comfortables. After all that fussing it was already nearly 7 pm ( we had arrived at Kansai just quarter to 4pm). We had really good ramen around the corner and then off to the Umeda Sky Building. First night and we are still getting used to the underground. Another ...
... weather protection. We walked
for hours looking at stores and people watching. We found Den-Den town the electrical shopping
district of Osaka. Here everything from
light bulbs to video equipment is available at shop after shop. I bought a small camera. Japan has a preponderance of ‘action figure’
stores. I never knew there were so many
action figures, and could not conceive how great a market there is. We looked ...
... worked our way back down through the museum interior. After that, it was time for a small snack, so I got some ginger flavored soft serve ice cream. It was not bad! I don't like it as much as the sweet potato, but still better than plain vanilla.
Next, we subway trained over to the bay area. There, we went to an observation deck on the 55th floor of a trade center building where we could overlook the bay. It would have been ...
... station. Akagi-San had brought the Blurb foto album we had made of the Pittsburgh to DC trip and wanted us to sign it.(see Cycling the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Towpath at www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1215887) We reminisced a lot about the great trips we all had made together as we made a brief ride on the local train from Kyoto to Uji station.
During the gloomy rainy season ...