Sunday, August 1
Osaka Boat Tour and Sky Garden Observatory
After our morning toast and salad we headed to the Himeji train station for a trip to Osaka. We began our day trip with a boat tour through the city. The boat passed interesting architecture, parks, and bridges.
After our water tour we had a long walk to the floating garden observatory, when we went to the top of a 40 story building that overlooked the entire city of Osaka. Some watched in awe and excitement as we rode our way up clear escalators, while others closed their eyes from their fear of heights. However, when we got to the top, we saw miles and miles of skyscrapers and mountains. After the spectacular view we retreated to the train station during rush hour! We took an hour long train ride with all of Japan on the train, literally. When we got back to Himeji we split up, some going to the hotel and some going grocery shopping. Overall it was a very productive, tiring and enjoyable day.
Kayla and Ashley