Osaka Journals

Osaka - Part 1

A March 2008 trip to Osaka by statesidecruiser

Ferris Wheel Photo, Osaka, Japan More Photos
Quote: The first visual image seen as the ship glided into its berth was a gigantic Ferris wheel.

Osaka - Part 1

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Ferris Wheel Photo, Osaka, Japan
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The first visual image seen as the ship glided into its berth was a gigantic Ferris wheel. Though the port of Osaka is a 45 minute vehicle ride from the center of the city, it offers a family fun park with a series of attractions that bring the locals out in force for recreation. On the day before a public holiday (the vernal Equinox) it was thronged by parents giving their children a chance to enjoy a safe play day in what amounts to a mini theme park. There is a separate aquarium, where manta rays and small sharks put their snouts next to humans, through glass, to the delight of all. Inside the shopping/eating mall is a small petting zoo, where they can see and pet harmless, furry animals in a non...Read More