Scoot airlines is the way to go!
Tai Chi at the Pokemon Center
Lunch at Din Tai Fung
Fun in our Airbnb, sleeping on tatami mats
Trying to catch a giant jellyfish at the aquarium!
In awe of the giant buddha after a revved up walk with the deer!
Ken taught us all about the importance of the moat that surrounds the Osaka Castle.
A view from the bridge of Osaka train station
Visiting wild life at a famous shopping mall
Two Grandpas, Gungie and Ah Gong, babysit Colin
Baby Colin's first encounter with pokemon stuffed animals.
Our train passes took us all over Osaka as Andrew became an expert in understanding not only the routes of the subway, but he did all the ticket purchases for us!
The platform on the Osaka castle grounds was just perfect for a "single whip" tai chi pose!
What would our spring break vacation be without the cherry blossoms just beginning to bloom!
Even with our economical Scoot airline flight, we could still shop and make smart purchases!!
Two brothers love playing on Popo and Gungie's bed on the tatami mat.
A high light is enjoying home cooked meals of local dishes by none other than Gungie, who like other big time chefs selected local fish, meats and veggies just like all chefs do at Kuromon market.
Yes, what would a trip be like without a few tai chi poses for keeping our memory alive.
Mahalo to Susan for her expertise in doing more than what a travel agent and a tour guide can do! She personalized her daily itinerary for all of us between the ages of 8 months to 73 years old, for all 7 of us. We packed it all in with 12 hour day trips that were all well thought of by Susan with the help of Les who kept us safe, happy, satisfied and our personal banker.
A big thank you to Ah Ma for her endless support in every way... and to Ah Gong for double checking on google map. They both helped with understanding the subway routes as well as with translating Japanese.
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