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Japan Osaka Ferris Wheel Okonomiyaki

10 March 2012

Umeda

This evening I went for...wait for it, a really long walk.
I set off looking for America town, but I must have missed it. After more than an hour I ended up in the Umeda / Osaka station region, which is very modern and upmarket.
This is actually 2 very large stations joined together with multiple department stores, underground eating areas etc.
Go one street back and like everywhere in Japan its karaoke lounges, porn shops, love motels and strangely, pet shops. I think a lot of girls get a puppy or a kitten in exchange for spending an hour with their boyfriend in a hotel room with mirrored everything.

Pretty sure I walked at least 20km today, not as much as my estimated 30km on my second day in Tokyo, but none the less I am exhausted. My feet however are going strong! On previous trips they would have been bloody pulps by now, not sure whats different....same shoes, same socks, same feet.

No one cares about my feet im sure. Onto the photos!

Japan-Osaka-Ferris Wheel-Okonomiyaki - Whens the last time you saw a line down the street for Krispy Kreme?

Whens the last time you saw a line down the street for Krispy Kreme?


Japan-Osaka-Ferris Wheel-Okonomiyaki - I am still constantly amazed at ths size of Yodobashi and Bic Camera stores. They really are full of just mobile phones, cameras, computer games, tv's

I am still constantly amazed at ths size of Yodobashi and Bic Camera stores. They really are full of just mobile phones, cameras, computer games, tv's etc. Theres an entire floor dedicated to headphones and earbuds.
Remember when the only headphones you could get in any store were those sony ones with the orange foam bits?


Japan-Osaka-Ferris Wheel-Okonomiyaki - hmmm, a ferris wheel....

hmmm, a ferris wheel....


Japan-Osaka-Ferris Wheel-Okonomiyaki - On the top of a 10 storey building...

On the top of a 10 storey building...


Japan-Osaka-Ferris Wheel-Okonomiyaki - Challenge accepted. Standing up in the carriage like a boss. I was kind of hoping the earthquake would happen now. I cant think of a better way to be

Challenge accepted.
Standing up in the carriage like a boss.
I was kind of hoping the earthquake would happen now. I cant think of a better way to be killed than plummeting from the top of a ferris wheel from the top of a building.


Japan-Osaka-Ferris Wheel-Okonomiyaki - View

View


Japan-Osaka-Ferris Wheel-Okonomiyaki - More view

More view


Japan-Osaka-Ferris Wheel-Okonomiyaki - Last view

Last view


Japan-Osaka-Ferris Wheel-Okonomiyaki - I managed to get badly lost in all these covered alleyways. They are not a grid pattern at all.

I managed to get badly lost in all these covered alleyways. They are not a grid pattern at all.


Japan-Osaka-Ferris Wheel-Okonomiyaki - The JR Osaka station is very impressive. In case you didnt notice, I like train stations.

The JR Osaka station is very impressive. In case you didnt notice, I like train stations.


Japan-Osaka-Ferris Wheel-Okonomiyaki - My dinner, Osakas signature dish, Okonomiyaki. Its a kind of cabbage pancake with different stuff in and on it. The most common kind has sweet barbecu

My dinner, Osakas signature dish, Okonomiyaki. Its a kind of cabbage pancake with different stuff in and on it.
The most common kind has sweet barbecue sauce and noodles in it too. I elected for the healthier version with radish shoots and potato.


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