I didn't arrive in Kansai until after noon (and got off the Shinkansen and promptly got on the wrong local train and ended up in the opposite direction from where I wanted to be... necessitating a backtracking and meaning I arrived at the meeting point just as all the others finished lunch), but as soon as we all met up my advisor led us off to two museums one after the other - walking in the muggy heat and bright sun. We were all hot and sweaty in no time.
The first stop was a small and pretty basic local museum, but the second was a much larger municipal institution where one of the curators, a friend of my advisor's and a very keen and bright young guy, let us wander the exhibits before taking us on a very detailed tour of the storerooms and other "backyard" areas. Being given free rein to poke about the storerooms was pretty cool, bit how do you really excite a group of museum nerds? Show them the fumigation chamber! We all whipped out our cameras and started snapping away as if it were a star-studded red carpet!
(Speaking of stars, this grumpy roof ogre was my favourite artifact on display - wouldn't you like to have him guarding your home?!)