Osaka Trip: Day Three

On the third day we woke up bright and early to head out of the apartment.  We packed up all our things, did a final sweep, and were out the door around 7:30ish.  After a brief stop at a convenience store for breakfast, we headed to the subway, then on to Universal Studios.  Astute readers might comment that this seems like my billionth trip to USJ.  Close, it was my fourth.  I really love theme parks, so any excuse to go to Osaka is an excuse to go to USJ.  Especially because they just opened a new rollercoaster: The Flying Dinosaur.  I think it’s supposed to be the longest or fastest or the something-est rollercoaster in Japan.  Regardless, it was incredibly cool due to the fact that not only is it the kind of rollercoaster where you have a harness, but you are also looking down the whole time, instead of looking ahead at the row in front of you.

With this many warnings, you know it's going to be fun.

With this many warnings, you know it’s going to be fun.

We also all splurged and got the fast passes for the ride because we didn’t have two hours to be standing around waiting in line.  The price was well worth it because all of our wait times were under 30 minutes.  It was great.  Though we were only at USJ for about 5 hours, we all had a great time.


Then it was off to the airport.  I was feeling pretty gross after the previous day’s dehydration/salt-fueled migraine, so I spent most of the two hour-ish trip to the airport with my head down, but I finally started to feel a bit better by the time we got to the terminal.  We flew through Peach, a discount airline, so we had to go to a separate terminal via an airport bus.  The terminal was almost as bare as the discount airline itself, but still had all the basic amenities that we needed before our trip home.

The flight itself was uneventful, but when we landed it there was a torrential rainstorm.  The normally hour-long train ride home from the airport ended up taking nearly two and a half.  Thankfully, the rain stopped by the time we got back to Hyuga and I was able to bike home in peace before going to sleep incredibly early.  It was a great trip and I’m already looking forward to my next visit.


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