The flight was long but perfectly comfortable as we ended up able to stretch our legs in an exit row. Drifting off here and there as we crossed the Pacific Ocean, we were awoken several times by the shrieks of our little toddler friend in the row next to us. Little guy was having so much fun with his voice. ;o). At one point, mom put him in the hanging basket which had him occupied for a good while. Looked like a fun place to be.
Once we landed in Osaka, we met up with the various factions of our group coming from Massachusetts, D.C. and Brazil and headed to our home for the next 4 nights – Sun Plaza Hotel. These are good, cheap, Japanese accommodations, I’ll tell you what.
Nancy demonstrates the relative size of the room. This is a Double.
The view from where Nancy stands.
The view from our little window.
Our two bed rolls, waiting to be rolled out and crashed upon.
When all is said and done, the beds are unrolled and we are able to get to the bathroom down the hall with out stepping on eachother. The trick in this place, is going to be getting a shower in one of the 3 that exist in the hotel. But there are baths from 4-9 pm for the women and only on the first floor for women and top floor for men.
Now it is time to sleep – old school style! Futons on the tatami mats with buckwheat hull pillows. Brings me back to my childhood.
Of to Ise shrine in the morning.