08 September 2014

Day 14: Hotel Monterey Grasmere, Osaka

Day 14: Uji

If you guys do not have much time in Japan but still willing to visit Uji as I mentioned in my previous blog.  This is what we did.  Early morning, we dropped our luggage and kept them in the locker in Kyoto Station.  Then we catched train to go to Uji and came back just before midday and heading further south to Osaka and spend the rest of the night in there.  It is doable as roughly one-way trip from Kyoto to Uji only takes less than one hour.  And in Uji town itself, you can cover the main town iconics in about two or three hours by foot. However, it depends of the people speeds too.

Once, we arrived back at Kyoto station, we grabbed a quick nibble from Lotteria.  They indeed serve a very good burger and chicken.  Then, we speed up running to catch our next shinkansen to Osaka.

In Osaka, we decided to stay in Namba, as I do some research that apparently Namba is a very busy area and lots of food around.  However, we need to change to JR loop train from Osaka station or we need to transit twice from Shin-Osaka station.  Luckily, the hotel that we picked for the next 4 nights is right next to the Namba station via north exit, just come up the escalator then you will see this tall building.

The room is pretty huge for Japanese-hotel's standard, toilet is also very spacious and clean.  They have a modern decoration and nice city view from our room's window.  They also have a nice small chapel too inside the hotel, just opposite the reception.

Hotel Monterey Grasmere, Osaka
1-2-3 Minatomachi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka
PH: +81-6-6645-7111

Stay tuned for the next blog still in Japan:

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