Back from Japan with a Vengeance

I went to the consulate and quickly turned in my papers. The lady behind the window told me to stop by between 4:00 and 4:40 that afternoon to pick up my passport and visa. I had had enough sightseeing, so I designated Thursday as my shopping day. There were specific...

Osaka Castle

Again, Namba Station is a BIG station. It is so big, it has two subway stops. After missing my stop, I found my way to Osaka Castle, which was the main thing I wanted to see on this trip. If you:ve seen “Shogun,” you would know this castle. It is on...