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.
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.
The second room didn’t seem to be as good nor large as the first one, but it was still fine.
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.
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.
You need to pay extra for buffet breakfast (2000 yen for up to 2 people).
We had this breakfast on the first morning.
In Japan, it’s usual to have salad or hot soup in the morning.
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.
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).
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”.
A cafe near the Mercedes-Benz Connection.
I didn’t eat anything here, just took this photo.
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