Travel Blogs from Osaka, Japan

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Birthday bamboo and more friendly deer, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Birthday bamboo and more friendly deer

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... ;   Well today is a special day. It is my 32nd Birthday and i am spending it with my Kimbot in Japan. We will be heading out of Osaka today to the famed Arashiyama bamboo forest, west of Kyoto. This beautiful area is renowned for gardens and bamboo ...

Osaka - Universal Studio, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Osaka - Universal Studio

A travel blog entry by cristinaw

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... After checking in, having a nice lunch, passing through the security check point, a 3 hours and 40 minutes of flying, I finally arrived in Japan, Osaka Kansai Airport. The best way to get to Osaka, the city center, is to travel by JR train. So, I and ...

The slow boat to Osaka, Japan, Osaka, Japan travel blog

The slow boat to Osaka, Japan

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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In our bid to avoid flying for as long as possible we travelled from China (Shanghai) to Japan (Osaka) by ferry and found ourselves boarding the Su Zhou Hao run by the Shanghai Ferry Company, as excited as little kids, late ...

Japan With A Twist, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Japan With A Twist

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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To get from Hiroshima to Osaka, we hopped on one of Japan's famous bullet trains. These things are fast. How fast? Short of Captain Kirk yelling at his Engineer to "beam me up Scotty", it's Star Trek warp drive fast (240-300 km/h in regular ...

Kyoto and a big hangover (CONTAINS VIDEO), Osaka, Japan travel blog

Kyoto and a big hangover (CONTAINS VIDEO)

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... 10, but Jane is suffering a rather nasty hangover, as she does on the rare occasions that she drinks.   Tuesday, December 12 - Osaka   Another ex-roommate, Takuya, lives in Osaka too, so we spend a bit of time with him today.  ...

Konichiwa from Osaka, Japan., Osaka, Japan travel blog

Konichiwa from Osaka, Japan.

A travel blog entry by benleah

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... there's an indecipherable craziness to Japan and the traditions go hand in hand with an enviable technical superiority. We arrived in Osaka at 7:30 am, Japan time. This was after waking up at 5 am the previous day to catch a train from our beach-side ...

One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish!, Osaka, Japan travel blog

One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish!

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... Osaka itself a little so on a recommendation from a couple of Canadians staying at the hotel I set off towards one of Osaka's main entertainment districts, Dotombori. Feeling quite hungry once I got there I opted to try some Octopus Balls one of ...

Osaka Pin, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Osaka Pin

A travel blog entry by elsewhere

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Kobe and Osaka, Kobe and Osaka, Japan travel blog

Kobe and Osaka

A travel blog entry by hils

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... Sake museum. After walking for half an hour in the wrong direction, twice, I gave up and got back on the train to Osaka. In Osaka I decided to go up the Umeda Sky Building, which has a floating observatory at the top, perched across the top of 2 tall ...

Osaka, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Osaka

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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... through the Tsuruhashi market and headed back to the Hostel for dinner. Burp..excuse me. Our last day in Japan we went to the Aquarium in Osaka. It has the biggest fish tank in the world. Nice way to spend the morning before heading to ...

Japan's Cradle, Kyoto (and Nara and Osaka), Japan travel blog

Japan's Cradle

A travel blog entry by kitch_in_japan

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... a full four days away from the rat race here, visiting the ancient capital of Kyoto, the even more ancient capital of Nara, and Osaka, Japan's second city. I'm glad to say the trip was well worth the pain of working extra days before and since, and I will ...

Escape From Osaka, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Escape From Osaka

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... are closely linked, not unlike Canada and the US, and the differences seem subtle until you go to Japan. What struck me first was the cleanliness of Osaka; the streets, the gardens and public spaces, even the alley ways seemed to be tidy. Compared to ...

Osaka, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Osaka

A travel blog entry by tavini

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... shelter, but the bums instead of seeming threatening, seemed quiet, peaceful and sometimes very even friendly. We visited Osaka castle and got a taste of medieval Japan which was all the more enhanced by the unexpected surprise of a free guided tour by a ...

USJ, Universal Studios Japan, Osaka, Japan travel blog

USJ

A travel blog entry by itsem

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I ended up going to the overpriced, but fun, USJ three times - first Tracey and I went as its a "must do" and then I had to take guests too cause its "must ...

Hajimimashte!, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Hajimimashte!

A travel blog entry by itsem

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... English School as a random teacher meant that I went to every one of their classrooms, about 40 dotted within about 2 hours of Central Osaka. We missed life in Japan and friends made, so we stopped over on our way back from trip to Sydney in ...

Mega Star, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Mega Star

A travel blog entry by itsem

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... ) but she stopped saying that during my bottoms starring moment.. must stop eating snickers bars! I had thought that the old men of Japan were just staring at me cause I was foreign and/or wearing flesh revealing clothing (oh my god you can see my ...

New apartment, Bentencho (Osaka), Japan travel blog

New apartment

A travel blog entry by itsem

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... except our bedroom windows face over a side street and we still get crazed sound trucks driving past from early in the morning. Osaka got its first typhoon warning for Saturday 31 May. School - meaning my work and most shops issued closed notices for ...

Expoland - Fun park mania, Suita City, Japan travel blog

Expoland - Fun park mania

A travel blog entry by itsem

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It's a blessing to be......., Osaka, Japan travel blog

It's a blessing to be.......

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... So, we left Nara and made our way back to Kyoto for the bullet train to Kobe. We had a brief stop off in Osaka train station and a funny thing happened while we were sitting there watching the Japanese world of Osaka train station go by. This Japanese ...

Osaka city limits, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Osaka city limits

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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... no idea what is behind this intricate web of deception, but I imagine it is some sort of legal dodge. Had 'famous' Osaka Okonomiyaki today - it's sometimes referred to as a Japanese pizza, and involves a sort of pancake mixture, cabbage, nuts, bacon, ...

Parking garages and orderly light shows, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Parking garages and orderly light shows

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... machines is relentless.  The busy main street feels like an oasis of calm by comparison.   Besides okonomoyaki, the other Osaka delicacy is takoyaki - deep-fried octopus balls.  (Just to clarify, by 'balls' I am referring to the shape ...

Almost Sayonara, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Almost Sayonara

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... unaware of how popular the sport was here until I arrived with only a stereotypical image of Sumo wrestling being Japan's main sporting entertainment. After a little more walking, and being stopped by a rather frantic women wanting me to translate a ...

Sayonara Japan, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Sayonara Japan

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... to impress (but not as daring as Tokyo fashion). The streets and building turn to flashing neon in every possible direction.   Japan was a bit of a whirlwind tour and we found we had very little spare or relaxation time and we're expecting Korea to ...

Minoh Quasi-National Park, Minoh, Japan travel blog

Minoh Quasi-National Park

A travel blog entry by itsem

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Just a couple of hours from Osaka is lovely Minoh Park, which has lovely Minoh falls.. and lots of easy walking tracks. Its quite pretty and required visits from everyone so i managed to get there in Snow, Summer, Cherry Blossom Time and Leaf changing ...

Sumo wrestling..., Osaka, Japan travel blog

Sumo wrestling...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... been travelling for 17 months, and would be embarking on another two year jaunt this September! Clare was only in Japan for two weeks, and had come to Osaka to see the sumo wrestling, and I couldn`t resist when she asked if I wanted to accompany her the ...

Shinkansen it up!, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Shinkansen it up!

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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... this was because Osaka men are a little too fond of a bit of grabass during the peak hour squash. When I finally arrived at Osaka (which was guesswork more than anything else thanks to lack of english signage) I found an exit and found a phone to call ...

Osaka sunny day tour, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Osaka sunny day tour

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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... basically trampling a few kids because I couldn't see them and they were absolutely all over the place. That's right folks, the Osaka Zoo highlights involved a kangaroo and koala - who would have thunk it? I must also mention that out of all the animals ...

setting up a home base, Osaka, Japan travel blog

setting up a home base

A travel blog entry by jay29

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I ended up staying at a rather cheap place in Osaka (well, cheap for Japan) and stuck around for about six nights.  Because I had a rail pass I used Osaka as a home base and went to visit Kyoto and Nagoya on day trips via the shinkansen, or - as it ...

Kyoto daytripper, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Kyoto daytripper

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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Yesterday I did nothing. After all the walking from the day before my feet were killing me, not to mention that the shitty weather wasn't exactly inspiring. Keiko wasn't too disappointed not to be traping around in the wet, as she had a bit of work to do ...

Halloween Shenanigans, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Halloween Shenanigans

A travel blog entry by itsem

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As a school teacher Halloween continued for a week, and involved much costuming.. and playing of games and eating lollies all week! There was also a loop line (Train line) crawl, drinking our way around the loop line, but guess what? Tracey and I ...

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