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TravelPod Member ReviewsYamatoya Honten Osaka
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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Decided to have a wee sleep in and take it easy today. The travelling etc of the previous two days wore us out a bit. We went for a walk to try and find a jacket for Sean via all the guitar shops in Osaka as usual. After several fruitless kilometres we returned to the hotel for a quick nanna nap before meeting Makoto to begin the nights festivities.
He had mentioned to us last trip about his favourite burger place ominously called ...
... not claustrophobic at all. I think it's cos we could get in at the side rather than the end. We had a really good nights sleep so nothing to complain about. In the day we visited Nara where there are lots of temples and deer in the park and you can feed them. They were so cute Jen panicked and threw all her food at once though. We then went to a place called Ariashiyama where they have beautiful bamboo groves. It was lovely and peaceful but ...
I think I am getting the hang of this. I have learned the basic necessary words for ok, thanks, recommendation, and excuse me. I have figued out that eating and drinking at standing bars with old men is the way to go. And I even got a 23 year old Thai product marketing student to my hotel with me, although it was only to sleep. Go me, although it was only to sleep. :o(
Actually, I stayed at a honton in Osaka for two ...