To Osaka! – Day 9 Recap
After a final beautiful breakfast in Miyajima we left to catch a bullet train, first class seats this time, to Osaka. Again, Kuma presented us with a beautiful bento box for lunch. Once in Osaka we toured the Osaka Museum of Housing and Living and got to walk through a replica of the town showing how life used to be about 200 years ago. Buildings were usually covered in lime plaster to protect from fires and there were beautiful decorative roofs and details. Japan was actually very clean (and still is), but because of cleaning habits and good sanitation, they never experienced the plague.
Our second stop was the Umeda Sky Building. This is one of Osaka’s most recognizable landmarks and has an incredible donut viewing deck at the top. After some photos from the top, we left for our final farewell dinner.
May 30, 2015 happens to be a bad day for people to get married in Japan, so we lucked out! Mimi and Kuma were able to reserve an incredible ballroom for us where normally weddings would take place, but we had it all to ourselves! An amazing buffet dinner was served with a large variety of veggies, meats, and delicious Japanese foods. We were also entertained by two talented performers playing traditional Japanese instruments, the koto and the shakuhachi. We were all sad to say goodbye, but could not have done it on a better note!