Osaka Pt. 1: Umeda and around

My friend and I visited Osaka for our short break. It’s been 10 years since I visited last time. To be honest, I don’t even remember what it looked like a decade ago lol.

Garden on the rooftop

We stayed at the center of Osaka. Naturally, Umeda became our playground when it comes to shopping and exploring the city. What’s nice is, everything is connected by train. This is one of the reasons why I love Japan so much lol.

First meal after I arrived

While Japan train stations tend to also be a huge ass shopping mall, it’s very crowded and it’s hard to navigate around it if you’re not familiar with it. I had my friend guide me for the whole trip. This udon restaurant, which is a 10-minute walk from the station, is the first place I was brought to after we arrived.

The soup has a peculiar taste since it’s infused with yuzu peels. I like yuzu tea but yuzu udon? Uh, not so much. The tempura’s good, though.

Kansai-fuu Katsudon

We got this katsudon for dinner on the first day. To be honest, it’s not the best. There’s not much taste for the katsu itself. But then again it’s cheap compared to other restaurants, so we can’t complain lol.

Pistachio and vanilla gelato

This gelato shop is pretty famous. There are always people eating inside even though the space is very small. The price is in the middle to high range. I would come back if I were given the chance to!

The famous crab shop in Dotonbori
And of course, the famous Glico man

These two pictures are famous tourist spots to take memorable pics. There are a lot of shops at Dotonbori. Exploring everything didn’t take us that long, though., since there were only several shops that we were interested in. Just beware that there are a lot of people here, so people like me who hate crowded places, better avoid this one lol.

To be continued Pt. 2

1 reply on “ Osaka Pt. 1: Umeda and around ”
  1. Osaka is one of the places I want to visit when we finally get the chance to visit Japan! I hear so much about it by friends and animes/mangas, and even video games! Also, that gelato looks so delicious! I love gelato, but it’s not as popular here. It’s kind of hard to find. I’m sorry that you dinner wasn’t so great. I notice that katsu pork/chicken doesn’t have much flavour in my opinion. I make very flavourful fried chicken/pork, but with the Kushikatsu sauce, it’s delicious. I love your photo of the iconic Glico man! It’s very nicely done! I look forward to your next post!

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