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We had a wonderful time in Osaka and would go back and spend more time there and in the rest of Japan if given the opportunity. The people were extremely friendly and polite, the city was clean and in general it was a great place to visit.
|We stayed at the Righa Royal Hotel in Osaka. It was magnificient!||The beds were small and low but very comfortable. Beautiful rooms.||The toilet at the Rihga Royal was elaborate. I was a little afraid to use it... Look at all the buttons. Japanese toilets.|
|We had no idea what all this was but it was beautiful. I must say though, I don't really care for most of the Japanese cuisine.||We are used to No Smoking in restaurants .. In Japan you could smoke but DO NOT USE A CELL PHONE. I think it's a great idea.||The lobby had a beautiful waterfall in back of glass. It was a huge lobby and very impressive.|
|The Lights looked like clouds. Some of the amazing things we saw on our Asian cruise to the Orient||Lots of cranes around for the construction going on in Osaka. I was impressed until I saw the construction in Bejing and Shanghai...||A canal in front of the Hotel. It had paths to walk down by the water on. Very pedestrian friendly.|
|To use lots of space in the garage, they had elevators. It was cool the way they stack the cars up on racks.||They can really pack a lot of cars in a small space. It was fun to watch the cars being placed onto the racks with fork lift type machinery.||Vending machines were everywhere. You could by damned near anything in the vending machines in Osaka.|
|Fabulous Designer shopping in the hotel.. it was huge. More shops than you could count, and all seemingly high-end.||We had coffee in the lobby lounge and this was our lovely waitress. The service is extremely good here.||Lots of food samples so that we Westerners would know what to order. All part of making us feel welcome... and it works.|
|Finally there she is .. The Sapphire Princess. Our old friend from our Mexican Riviera Cruise||The Tempozan Ferris wheel was right next to the boat. It was a huge thing. We rode it and took photos of the ship.||A view of the Sapphire from the dock at Osaka. It's getting exciting...I'm really looking forward to this cruise review.|
|The Tempozan Ferris Wheel, one of the largest in the world. Just look at how tall it is.||Lots of interesting ships sailed by to take a look at the Sapphire Princess in port.||Picture of the "Santa Maria" tour boat in Osaka Harbor.|
|Looking from the bottom of the Tempozan Ferris Wheel.||One of the gondolas on the Ferris wheel. Cruise review pictures.||A view from he Ferris wheel.|
|An even bigger view from the Ferris wheel. You can see all of Osaka from up here.||The Tempozan Market at the dock. A very large indoor shopping mall.||Another view of the inside of the Tempozan Market.|