It was a super hot and bright morning and we were all packed and ready to ride the train to Osaka. We had no excuse to take a taxi so we walked to Kyoto Station...
It was a rather short ride considering we moved cities, it was still around noon when we arrived at Osaka Station. The AirBnb property I had booked looked close to the station on the map, but it was further than expected. We were so sweaty by the time we got there, mostly because of our backpacks and our suitcases! I was very impressed Miss Kiki carried her backpack without complaints even though it was pretty stuffed by then.
|Taken from Osaka Station|
無双ラーメン, a Ramen store. Luckily I was able to read the sign. Oma shared a bowl of ramen with Miss Kiki and I ordered a Donburi for myself. Both dishes were very good.
We then decided to move on to another street market... the famous Namba area.
We needed some caffeine fuel so we stopped at Chasen Cafe. The coffee was not impressive and the place smelled like cigarette smoke. We were not happy with it. We didn't stay long and continued walking around. The street market smelled like cigarette smoke almost everywhere, even inside a Big Camera store! Unbelievable.
At the Takashimaya and Marui intersection, there was a large Loft store there and we bought these cute pens that my sister wanted...
nana's green tea なんばマルイ店.
It was getting dark but the city became more lively. I found this famous Takoyaki spot Takoyaki Wanaka and decided to give it a try. Yes, it was good!
It was so busy and full of other tourists. But well, you have got to take a picture with the Dotonbori Glico Man when you're in Osaka!
We continued walking to Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street and also walked along the Dotonbori River. Miss Kiki got thirsty and tired so we went to ホノルルコーヒー道頓堀店 Honolulu Coffee.
Stay tuned for the next one!