Travel Blogs from Osaka
Sadly it's our last day in Japan but our flight is a late evening red eye to Sydney so we have enough time to sneak in a last couple of jaunts around Osaka.
On our way to Nipponbashi we spotted a large indoor market, I was glad we stopped by as the entire place was packed with fresh local food producers and restaurant supply …
I love Osaka but we didn't have a lot of time on this trip to really soak in the atmosphere, I was determined to show Chops as much as I could with one day of sight seeing! Amazingly we weren't too hungover after our partying but we just had to stop for another delicious bowl of ramen. One tip just has to be shared which is this Aquarium day pass …
Osaka and Kyoto are only about 15 mins apart on the Shinkansen but we looked at the map and realised that we could save $25 by catching the local train which only took 25 mins and it got us closer to our hotel. Sold!
Kyoto and Osaka are so close together you can easily site see from one to the other. On the train we went past the …
Wednesday 20th May 2009
After getting up at a ridiculous time of day we made it onto our first Jetstar flight. The first domestic leg was exactly what I think of with budget airlines; overcrowded and uncomfortable complete with no entertainment and annoying Americans behind us mouthing off the whole damn time.
When we arrived at …
Friday 22nd May 2009 Osaka, Japan This time we managed to sleep in so long that the maid walked in while we were asleep and ran out screeching. While it was a rather odd alarm clock it was rather convenient as we leapt out of bed realising we were meant to be meeting Simon in 30 minutes a good 15 minute walk away. From Goth Goes Otaku 2 Amerika …
How has this ryokan rated in the past?
This was my second stay at Yamatoya Honten and I love it. They have 24 hour lobby with no curfew which is great if you're planning on partying around Dotonburi and Namba. The staff are courteous and helpful and many speak English. There's internet in the lobby and a huge shared bath. Easy to find on the edge of Dotonburi and 5 mins walk from either Namba or Nipponbashi stations. A++ for the price around $75 a night per person with cheaper rates for longer stays.
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