Day 4: Oh, Osaka!

Today the rain held off and we were able to enjoy a full day at Universal Studios Osaka.  We took our first reserved Thunderbird express train of the trip from Kyoto to Osaka before transferring to a local train in order to get to the park.  Our hotel was located just outside the amusement park and even from our rooms now we can hear the screams of people on the roller-coasters.  This year was the first time the new Harry Potter exhibition was opened.  Everyone agreed the day was a huge success, especially since we narrowly escaped having a student eaten by a Tyrannosaurus Rex…  Tonight we journal and tomorrow we’re up extra early to take our first bullet train to Hiroshima for a decidedly different type of experience.

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