Wow it's hard to believe I've been here 10 days already. It's gone by really fast. I'm having too much fun!
Today we took a trip to see several buildings in Osaka, which is about a 40 minute train ride away Kyoto. We took the Honshu line there instead of JR because its cheaper- only like 320yen ($3.20) oneway instead of 700ish to take a JR train there and the time difference is negotiable. We took the Honshu line for the first leg on Tuesday too.
The first stop in Osaka was to find 13 English subway maps which was a bit of challenge. We followed Stan around in a big circle around the Osaka Station looking for them. We finally found them close to where we started...
The next site was further away. it was a public bathroom by Shuei Endo that Brandon wanted to see. On the way there we stop by a convenience store to buy drinks and I got something I hadn't seen before- it was Orange Fanta frozen in a bottle. Once it melts a little bit, you shake it and it turns into a slushy. It was good! On the subway platform while we were waiting by pure coincidence Stan ran into a former student of his who was touring Japan with two other people. Apparently they had tried to make plans to meet some time over our trip but hadn't worked out the details yet. They ended up traveling with us for the rest of the day.
Japanese squat toilets and didn't have any toilet paper. to make matters worse some of them encountered mosquitoes too.
Now I'm back at the hotel working on sketch of my ideas to show Stan tomorrow. He wanted to meet with all tomorrow instead of Monday.
Photos Day 10