Travel Blogs from Osaka
... me if the girl with me was my girlfriend. I said yes. They said "oh nice." They also asked me if my brother was my mom's boyfriend! It was so funny! I still get a chuckle out of it to this day. When I said no they said "oh oh, brother brother." Yes he is my brother and she is my mother. Oh Japan.
Osaka castle is an amazing castle with a really interesting and bloody history. Inside the castle ...
... until I figured out that most Japanese carry a small hand towel or handkerchief in their purse to dry their hands.
A note on hostel living. We are enjoying it and finding it a good way to meet other travellers and pick up travel tips from them. The rooms are very "dorm like", basic but clean. You have to take your shoes off and leave them on shelves or lockers at the front door, and they supply slippers to walk around in. There ...
... The nearby rock garden temple, however, was much more worth its 500 yen entry fee as the small zen rock garden was nice and relaxing. I guess it doesnt hurt that the complex was not only large, more beautiful, and spacious as well. Sittnig and relaxing getting lost in the gaze of the rocks is something that has to be experienced to understand. Those with ADD might pass on that one though.
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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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