[Osaka, Japan] ~ Dotonbori in Almost Sundown

An encounter with where Osaka’s food culture is squeezed in   – 10.02.15

As mentioned in my previous post, I hurried from Shinsekai to make sure I get to Dotonbori (apparently spelled as such but pronounced as Dotombori) before it gets dark – essentially because one, I wanted to see it compared to at night when it is known to be more alive; two – I wanted to try the so-called TONBORI RIVER CRUISE (which was included in the pass I got for the train and touristy places).

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[Osaka, Japan] ~ Zoo in the City & City from up

 An area both cute and quirky, I could not ask for more. Well, more time to wander next time, maybe – 10.02.15

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I had no set itinerary for that day except make use of my unlimited day pass so after seeing castles,  animals it was for some odd reason. From the station which could not be mistaken as the nearest to the zoo with its series of posters as clue, I was led to this alley of restaurants and shops before finding my way to them – with penguins becoming my ultimate favorite.
From within the city to somewhere high to see it from above, next destination was the nearby Tsutenkaku Tower located in this neighborhood interestingly patterned after Western, the tower itself after Eiffel – something I personally think to be uncommon with a country we perceive as highly championing its own.

 

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[Osaka, Japan] ~ Airport, Castle and Temple

From finding sleep in airport to peace in temples, it was quite a kick-off, Osaka!  – 10.01-02.15

From experiencing first being stranded in an airport to getting lost in SHINSAIBASHI while in search of my first capsule hotel check-in until those historic site hop from OSAKA CASTLE to SHITENNOJI TEMPLE – latter currently on renovation yet one temple gave me this temporary piece of peace.

It was a trip I was supposed to have almost a year from now. It has to be moved to October but still, these snapshots were almost a year old! But hey, that is what snaps are for sometimes, right? Let’s do this memory 😀

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