It dawned bright and sunny as the forecast had been on the TV in the restaurant yesterday evening. So after breakfast in the hotel, for that we had to wait in a queue to be seated but the waiting was on a row or chairs. Each time someone was taken into the restaurant we all moved up the appropriate number of chairs, it must have looked quite funny. Anyway we got our breakfast and set out to explore.
First we went to the station we can see from the hotel room, a JR station so after we found that trains still run every 4 minutes on a Sunday (we need to use the train tomorrow to get to the Shin-Osaka station) we bought tickets to go to Osaka station where we then investigated getting a better map and how to get an all-day pass for the underground trains. Here we were successful with both.
An interesting phenomenon, in Japan one drives on the left, well known, but we have found that on escalators one stands on the left too and people walk on the right – except in Osaka – here people stand on the right and walk on the left.
This post is an extract of my mother’s travel journal written during a tour of Japan in 2014.