Short & Sweet Osaka September 19th 2011 So we had one day left to explore Osaka and we decided to start it with a nice lie in. At 10.10am an old man knocked on our door to tell us we were supposed to have checked out by 10. Ooopsie!
So after a mad rush to get our stuff together we checked out, got ourselves ready and stored our luggage.
We weren’t in the mood for ‘sightseeing’ and so spent the afternoon walking around the ... read more
Asia » Japan » Osaka » Osaka In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more