TripAdvisor Reviews Pension Lee Osaka
Travel Blogs from Osaka
... a while so Kitawaki could show me around. The main building where you enter is very very old, and to me, it looked like a prison. The school itself is 100 years old this year. However, they have a new building, which was recently finished, it looks like a hospital inside. Admittedly, I'm not fond of the hospital feel, but it was much better than the 'prison'. For some reason, I assumed that the classrooms would be the same as any other - ...
Caught the monorail and train to Umeda station and went to the German Xmas markets. Came out of the huge Osaka Umeda station (wrong entrance) and had to walk a fair way to find our way. It wasn't clear where the markets were but there was a small one with about 8 stalls near the station. Apparently the main one was at the Skytower a short walk underground. Got there and it was ...
... first, a stop at a Japanese convenience store for some snacks in case they were hungry later. Back at the hotel we settled in for the night to rest up for our sightseeing extravaganza.
On Tuesday morning, I ate cereal in the room while everyone else ate at the hotel's restaurant. I planned our day around Osaka and had our subway stops all planned out, only to have Chris come back to the room and tell me we were actually going to Nara for the day. Somehow we ...
... Depot -found just by
walking down our street to the train station!) seeing as the ski
section was absolutely huge but the very helpful assistants conveyed
to us that they were unfortunately out of stock. They did however
direct us to another store a couple of subway stops away (Web Sports/
Tatama sports) where we did strike gold (bought powder stocks for our
poles, the extra wide break for Jord's skis and bought Steph some
poles and goggles!). So ...
... the tea houses for a while hoping to see a glimpse of a kimono or a powder white face. Just when we were about to give up, we saw a Maiko (apprentice Geisha), and we didn't just see one, we saw three!! They are very beautiful and their kimono are stunning! It made our day and our trip so far in Japan.
Day three we visited The Arashiyama area to see the Tenryu-ji temple (home to the school of zen) and the bamboo grove. Tenryu means heavenly dragon, it was named as ...