Golden Week Vacay 2018: Osaka Castle + Capsule Hotel

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Golden Week Vacay 2018: Osaka Castle + Capsule Hotel
After a short flight, we landed in Kansai International Airport and made our way over to our favorite hotel in the area. Hotel Vertex Osaka, situated in the center of Shinsekai and right next to Spa World, is a truly convenient gem. Unfortunately, we were only able to book the hotel for one night seeing as it was fully booked for the rest of the week. So, the next day we dropped our luggage off at Y's Cabin Capsule Hotel and made our way over to Osaka Castle.
The trek up to Osaka Castle would've been an arduous one had we not come across the Castle Park Tram. This cool road train helped us get up and down the park in no time. Due to time restraints, we were only able to stop by the castle and Cafe Gram. However, we highly recommend that you check out the other attractions throughout the park.
After a long day, we officially checked into Y's Cabin Osaka Namba. It was our first time experiencing a capsule hotel and maybe our last. Don't get us wrong the capsules and facilities were amazing; however, privacy is definitely something worth paying for.  But, if you only plan on spending one night in Osaka... go for it!

Golden Week Vacay 2018: Ocean Expo Park

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Golden Week Vacay 2018: Ocean Expo Park
On our last full day in Okinawa, we made our way up to Churaumi Aquarium/ Ocean Expo Park. From Naha City, it took us a little over two hours to get there by bus. After arriving, we went straight over to the aquarium... which was a bit too crowded to enjoy. So, after a quick walk through we moved on to the Tropical Dream Center, where we spent most of our time. While there, we saw beautiful garden arrangements and surprisingly more fish!
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*Picked this up and didn't realize I wouldn't receive a prize until after I finished finding all of the stamps...*