Yesterday, I boarded a plane with Dave and his family. We spent the entire day traveling. Most of it was on Korean Air, which is a pretty good airline. The best part was the awesome entertainment systems, which also had USB chargers. Also there were cupholders. Why don’t all planes have cupholders?
We’re staying at the City Plaza Osaka Hotel. That night, we ate at the fancy Japanese restaurant with sweeping views of the city. I had some soba egg soup. Today, we had breakfast at the hotel buffet, which had some American food, but was largely Japanese. It was awesome.
Then we took a walk to the Osaka Castle, in the dripping humidity that none of us were used to.
We found a really interesting shrine there, and bought some fortunes.
Then, we got lost trying to find the giant crabs on Dotonbori, and couldn’t find the amazing ramen place I went to last time I was here. But we ended up at a place that had absolutely fantastic sushi.
For dessert, we had Beard Papa. We split a pie flavored cream puff, which is a zillion times better than any cream puff I’ve seen in LA.
After that, we walked back to the hotel. One of the weirdest things we saw was a 30min line for a newly opened Krispy Kreme.
We found a Kit Kat store, which had aloe yogurt kit-kats. Amazingly, it was really good.
We also saw a random shrine set between a few apartment buildings.
Dave’s dad got me a badge for the International Puzzle Party, and then we chilled in the room. A phone call scared us cuz Dave’s mom let us know the hotel had a 1a curfew. We sent Dave’s brother Matthew downstairs, and he found out that it just meant that the hotel closes, but you can get back in through a door that works with your key. We were worried, because we’re planning on going out at 3a to watch the World Cup.
Uploading this post on our super slow internets; hope it works! More to come.
Wow Ping! This is really a great experience for you. you’re so blessed.
There are lots of Shrines in Japan and it’s really cvool
That shrine picture and the one with fortunes blowing in the wind is a beautiful shot.
I think I saw cupholders in Pakistan Airlines when we were on route to Canada during our stop in Pakistan.
Awww envy! XD Japan really looks like a place worth being visited 🙂
Sounds like fun. Too bad you couldn’t find our ramen place. But if I remeber right the ramen shop with the large dragon statue was pretty good too.
That sucks that your internet is slow. Last time I was in Osaka ours was pretty damn fast.
ours is fast when im up at 4a and nobody else in the hotel is.
again, im doing japan on very little sleep :/ dave and his bro are snoozing away.
ive actually had a bunch more sushi on this trip than ive ever had. and a ton of weird traditional things that i didn’t like much and am still not quite sure what they are. pics soon.
japan is fantastic. I highly recommend visiting =)