Osaka's Dotonbori reminded me of New York's Times Square. Dotonbori is the entertainment district, and it was crowded with people, neon signs advertising entertainment, and restaurants.
Our full day in Osaka was another free day. Dan and I again wandered visiting a rose garden, a ceramics museum, a castle, and the Umeda Sky Building.
Osaka's rose garden is on Nagano Island between the canals. The roses are labeled and we even found a rose called St. Cecilia.
|View from Osaka Castle|
The next morning our tour concluded; Dan and I took the amazing bullet train from Osaka to Tokyo for our last few days.
Hotel Granvia Osaka perfectly located between the JR Osaka Station and the Harshen Umeda Station and within a shopping mall, of course.