Wednesday, September 3, 2014

OSAKA, JAPAN: Dotonbori is not for pansies


The view from the canal located directly across the street from the "Yamatoya Honten Ryokan" where we stayed 
There is no way to capture the sights, sounds, and tastes of Japan in a way that does it justice. What an incredible life changing experience! Flying into Osaka all lit up looked like a digitally enhanced backdrop. Walking through the city was no different. It was unreal. See for yourself:

OSAKA- DOTONBORI
"Sex Machine": A Yakiniku joint where you grill the most pristine cuts of meat at your own table
The most flavorful happy noodles in the world. After all, this is the place described as Kuidaore which is literally translated "to ruin oneself by extravagance in food"
The legendary Glico man at the heart of Dotonbori 

UMEDA SKY BUILDING

An escalator leading to the top of the building 
At the top (over 567 feet of awesomeness) 

NAMBA STATION
Traveling in Osaka is the real deal. Like traffic jams only with people instead of cars and we loved every minute of it

Tuesday, September 2, 2014