21 October 2011

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Tower of the Sun!
たいようのとう
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the last 2 days i've been in Osaka!! it's quite a far trip on the Shinkansen (bullet train), but well worth it. the people are friendly, the food is delicious, and the weather is great! but i did notice that people stand/walk on the opposite side of the stairs/escalators than the people in Tokyo do... in Osaka, you stand on the right side, and in Tokyo you stand on the left! hahah

i'm also VERY happy i went to the Tower of the Sun!!! a while back, i did a post on it because i really wanted to visit it one day, and i am so happy i did! it really is one of the main highlights of my stay in Japan. i just think it is such a beautiful work of art that has such an iconic and original design. it's located in this HUGE park thats the size of small city! it is one of the most beautiful parks i have ever been to... i could spend all day there, it's so relaxing.

today i went to Kyoto/Nara! i'll post about that next :-D

8 comments:

Vanessa said...

That's so weird, I wonder why the stand on opposite sides in the different cities?

I've always wanted to ride one of those trains!

Tomo said...

Ooooh You came to Kyoto?
I hope you had a great time in Kyoto :)

Lansell said...

I heard that they changed to the left side in Tokyo for the 1964 olympics.... so the foreigners wouldn't be confused...

Yoli said...

You have turned into Japan's best embassador of tourism. I can't wait to visit one day. I am leaving for China at the end of the month for a much needed vacation.

thwany said...

so much funnnnnnn.

Jay said...

That bullet train looks like a space ship!

hiki said...

oooo woooow, these are all so beautiful aron! osaka never really attracts me so much, but the tower of the sun! i would go just see this, i am a huge fun of Taro Okamoto!!!
and you also went to kyoto and nara! you are doing so well in japan i am so impressed (and a little jealous! hee hee).

kitchu said...

what an amazing place. your photos are bringing Japan to life for me.