Arima Grand Hotel
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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... AM, our assigned time. After scanning off the ship for the last time, we went to the bus that would take us to the Osaka Airport for the 4:45 PM United flight to SFO. This last bus journey, Red #3, was about a one hour trip on modern highways/freeways.
As we could not check in until 1:45 PM, we had time to kill. Leaving one another to watch the baggage, we each explored the terminal. It is spacious, modern and relatively comfortable and quiet. Level 3, the ...
... stop at the tourist information and a train hop to Osaka main station we headed out with the aim of getting a damage report for the camera, required for our insurance. This took us first to a random basement which housed an impressive Canon repair centre, although they couldn't help. Next we tried Yoshibashi electronics mega-mall which was packed with people and after some discussion with four sales staff we were directed to another address as they would take one ...
... as being the phonetic spelling of the Japanese word for 'good'. Well it might be but he did not understand it and thought I was correcting him and that my name was really Jose ...which he insisted on calling me all the way to the subway ... so Sayonara Jose.
I have come unstuck a little with this politeness and obedience thing. I have already, on face book, referenced the bowing ... apparently there is no need for me to bow back thus starting off the infinite bowing ...
... The smelly patches I have bought yesterday don't work. I can hardly move. I mean, once I'm standing up straight, I can make small steps without pain, but if I lift an arm or swing my hips a firework of lightnigs flash through my lower back. The wounds on my feet are still hurting too, even though I've over-plasterd them with bandaids, so I'm not going too far today... But it's my second last day and I love Japan... I'll just ...
... are the toilets: these are electronic masterpieces, they warm, they massage, they deodorise, they spray and they even sing.... Steve accidentally pushed the "bidet" button which it transpires is a double sprayer intended for women and got quite a shock, Tania found that someone had changed the pressure setting to maximum and likewise had quite a surprise....
Enough of the toilet humour, it was time to go to Kyoto.