Another stop of my Japan trip was the familiar Osaka. I’ve been there twice before, but it’s a different experience every time!
Dotonbori is one the main tourist areas of Osaka.
Dotonbori runs along the Dotonbori canal, which reflects some of the city lights at night. You may notice a fun animal-like character on one of the buildings on the left – more on that shortly!
My favourite part of this street is the sign on the left with the screaming lady… or is she surprised? It’s really hard to tell.
The aesthetic is very busy for sure, but it makes everything more interesting.
I enjoyed the famous Kobe beef at this restaurant. A chef prepared the whole meal right at the table, and spoke enough English to speak about his life in Osaka, and previous history in Tokyo.
The Osaka Castle is a beautiful building on the outside. The inside is a modern styled museum.
You can see a lot of the city from the top of Osaka Castle. There’s quite a variety of building styles and structures in the yard surrounding the castle.
I mentioned this building earlier in this post. This is one of Japan’s many department stores, which offers boat rides AND a ferris wheel! The store itself is quite fun as well with lots of toys and candy.
These are the views from the top of the ferris wheel.
I hope you are enjoying my Japan 2018 blog posts so far. More is coming soon!
2 thoughts on “Osaka, Japan”
Paul great pictures for sharing thanks Barb I also like your comments! Are you there on business or fun
I was in Japan for fun back in September. Previously, I went there for 2 conferences during my school program.
I hope all is well.