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To visit Japan in a typhoon season (Part 2): Intercontinental Osaka

As I wrote in my previous post a little bit, my friend and I stayed “most of the time” in the hotel “Intercontinental Osaka”.
In the rest of the time, we went to cafes / restaurants in shopping centres.
We also went to “Yodobashi Camera” just beside the JR Osaka station to buy a USB cable for my iPad Air, and it was the only time we needed to use our umbrellas.

The hotel is very nice, so we had fairly comfortable time in spite of the raging typhoon.

Intercontinental Osaka

Room

The first room we went in was a double-bed room.
Because I preferred a twin, we asked to change the room.
Before we moved, I took some photos.

Entrance of room, Intercontinental Osaka

- From the entrance of the room -

To bedroom, Intercontinental Osaka

- From the end of the short corridor to a bedroom -

Desk, Intercontinental Osaka

- A desk at the end of the short corridor from the entrance -

Japanese tea set, Intercontinental Osaka

- Japanese tea set opposite to the desk -

Sofa, Intercontinental Osaka

- Sofa at the corner of the bedroom -
Not a very gorgeous sight.

Double bed, Intercontinental Osaka

- The double bed which annoyed me -

Bathroom, Intercontinental Osaka

- Bathroom -

Bath to bedroom, Intercontinental Osaka

- Bathroom -
Maybe you can see outside from the bath if you open the blind.

The second room didn’t seem to be as good nor large as the first one, but it was still fine.

To bedroom 2, Intercontinental Osaka

- From the entrance? -
Or at the end of the short corridor from the entrance.
I don't remember.

Twin bedroom, Intercontinental Osaka

- Bedroom -
A desk and a Japanese tea set are placed here.

Bathroom 2, Intercontinental Osaka

- Bathroom -
I'm not sure if the bathroom facility of the second room is the same as the first one.

Bathtub, Intercontinental Osaka

- Bathtub -
Bath salts were also available.

The bathroom is quite good.
It’s a Japanese style bathroom, so you can wash your body outside the bathtub.
Also, there are three types of shower here.
If I remember right, one on the ceiling, the second on the wall, and the third just beside the bathtub.

 

TV, Intercontinental Osaka

- TV in front of the bed -
Always switched on while we were awake in the room.

Eat in

For many people, food is one of the joys of travel.
Same for my friend, but this time we haven’t got many choices.
Still, there are many places to eat in the hotel and the surroundings, and a convenience store in the shopping centre, so there was no worry to get starved.

[Breakfast]

You need to pay extra for buffet breakfast (2000 yen for up to 2 people).
We had this breakfast on the first morning.

Breakfast, Intercontinental Osaka

- My breakfast -
You can choose filling for your omelet.
I think I chose cheese.

Breakfast 2, Intercontinental Osaka

- My breakfast 2 -
Top left: Miso soup
Bottom left: Tofu
Top right: Yoghurt (strawberry or blueberry? I don't remember)

In Japan, it’s usual to have salad or hot soup in the morning.

[Afternoon tea]

At the lounge next to the reception.
It was 3500 yen per person, I think.
Free refills on tea (you can have another pot with different tea).
Both of my friend and I enjoyed two different pots of tea each.

Afternoon tea, Intercontinental Osaka

- Tea for two -

Afternoon tea 3, Intercontinental Osaka

- Sandwich plate for one -

Afternoon tea 2, Intercontinental Osaka

- Sweet plates for two -

Afternoon tea 4, Intercontinental Osaka

- Stick with sugar for hot drink -

 

Grand Front Osaka

The hotel is located in this shopping centre.

The “Fujiko F. Fujio” Exhibition

The late Fujiko F. Fujio is very, very famous cartoonist who created “Doraemon”, one of the most long-time beloved manga characters in Japan.
It was open until October.
I was going to visit there, but I changed my mind when I saw the ticket price (1500 yen).

Doraemon 1

- Doraemon figures outside the exhibition -
Many families took photos of their children with these figures.

Doraemon 2

Doraemon 3

Downstairs Coffee at Mercedes-Benz Connection (The website is in Japanese)

A small cafe where you can have a light meal.
We had breakfast here on the second morning.
It’s a shame that I forgot to take a photo of my “Mercedes plate”.
The plate was exactly the shape of “three-pointed star”.

Mercedes-Benz "Tigers" electric car

- Mercedes-Benz "Hanshin Tigers" electric car -
"Hanshin Tigers" is one of the most popular professional baseball teams in Japan, particularly in their home ground, Osaka.

Mercedes-Benz cupcakes

- Mercedes-Benz cupcakes -

Cafe Lab.

A cafe near the Mercedes-Benz Connection.
I didn’t eat anything here, just took this photo.

Miku

- "Miku" board at the entrance -

 

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