日本 2015: Osaka

A possibly relatively short post on the things we did in Osaka (Day 1).

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TIPS

Osaka has a different vibe from Tokyo  (naturally), even though they are both developed and populous cities. For one thing, I actually saw reasonably priced grocery stores out in the open in Osaka. The people may also be a little less tourist-friendly, but they’re not bad! Promise. 

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TRANSPORTATION OSAKA STATION

Osaka Station is also really big –like, seriously. I’m not sure if these shots were taken in Osaka or Namba or Nankai or whatever, but I am sure that getting one place to another was a long walk, we passed by so many side stores, bakeries and even a gallery or two.

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CULTURE Osaka Castle

Rainy day, but mostly worth it. Not many can say they’ve had the experience of taking photos against a blurry castle, while wearing white pants muddied by the ill-timed downpour!

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FOOD Gyumeshi

Lots of no-brand not-franchise (do these modifiers make sense) food shops offer a specific sort of experience: order your food via vendo, present your ticket at the counter, sit down on any one of the vacant seats facing the kitchen itself, and wait. That’s it.

Gyumeshi — rice + sliced beef + onion. And maybe some other good stuff.

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CITY LIFE SHOPPING FOOD Minami – Namba/Shinsaibashi Area, Dotombori

From the big stores to the real food stops, this area in Minami has it all. Or something like that.

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Super special shoutout to the kind people in that one Tourist Info center –somewhere in the second or third floor of a high-end store, tucked away from all actual tourist interaction!

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FOOD Kyusyuyatai-Torao

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And that’s it for the day, folks!

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 I. Credits and Love
II. Japanese Quirks, Signs and Life
III. Tokyo: Part 1
IV. Tokyo: DisneySea
V. Tokyo: Part 2
VI. Hikone Interlude
VII. Kyoto
VIII. Osaka
IX. Osaka: Universal Studios Japan

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