Travel Blogs from Osaka, Japan

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Independence Days, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Independence Days

A travel blog entry by stephiesteph

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... before catching a late train back. Other than that, our days are filled with work and friends, a bit of planning for the future and keeping up with things in the house. So that's where we are, here, in Osaka. And now for some round-the-town photos.. ...

Back home, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Back home

A travel blog entry by chaos242

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We're home!  As I said before, the flight was a bit delayed, a bit being 9 hours because of the typhoon (aka hurricane in the western hemisphere).  The hotel was great, the food delicious, the bed quite comfortable, but we didnt get to use much ...

A Cell Phone Story, Osaka, Japan travel blog

A Cell Phone Story

A travel blog entry by stephiesteph

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We got cell phones ! And an Internet connection ! It's not wireless yet so we can only connect one computer at a time but hopefully this will soon change. For now, its just great to feel reconnected to the world and we encourage all of you to find us on ...

Safe & Sound Arrival, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Safe & Sound Arrival

A travel blog entry by stephiesteph

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... we'll watch the Super Bowl! It actually has already taken place, but we found an Irish pub ("The Blarney Stone") in downtown Osaka that has recorded it and will play it tonight at 7.  Hopefully we make it through today without hearing the result! ...

Oyasumi nasai!!!, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Oyasumi nasai!!!

A travel blog entry by monchhichi

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... in overvloed. We hadden al heel de reis onze drang voor sushi weten te onderdrukken, we gingen ten slotte naar Japan. Maar nu we in Osaka waren, gingen we ervoor. Na wat wandelen vonden we een sushi restaurant, naar onze zin. We stapte binnen en werden ...

Osaka, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Osaka

A travel blog entry by mattersdorff

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... end. We decided to make a pit-stop at Osaka. Arriving a little after midday, we took a nice afternoon to wander around Osaka Castle which I was a touch apprehensive to visit purely due to the fact that it's no longer an authentic historical castle. It ...

No Blending In, Osaka, Japan travel blog

No Blending In

A travel blog entry by rbdiorio

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... (Kyoto City Guide - which includes a few pages on Osaka) does not do this place any justice at all.  It said that Osaka-jo is a modern concrete reproduction of a 16th century Japanese castle.  To me, this made it sound almost like an office ...

si, Osaka, Japan travel blog

si

A travel blog entry by angelita.lita

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... es de lo mejor que le puede pasar a uno, y a mi me ha pasado varias veces en este viaje. Sin todas estas experiencias, quizas osaka no habria transcendido mucho para mi, pero ahora, siento que hay algo alli con vida propia, que me llama a volver...eso, y ...

World Trip, Part Deux - Japan, Osaka, Japan travel blog

World Trip, Part Deux - Japan

A travel blog entry by dudeonthemove

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... in the States). How wrong was I?! Seems like you naughty Japanese have your fetishes! Whoops! After Osaka, it was off to probably the greatest castle in Japan at Himeji. What a site. You get to climb right to the top for an incredible view. ...

Takoyaki get in my belly!, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Takoyaki get in my belly!

A travel blog entry by steveandtam

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The train trip to Osaka only took 15 minutes by bullet train! We quickly obtained a subway map from the helpful attendants and caught a subway to the area near our hotel. We were pretty sure that we could walk to our hotel from the subway station, however ...

Okonomiyaki and bye bye bags!!, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Okonomiyaki and bye bye bags!!

A travel blog entry by chibisimo

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... time travelling in the Outer Hebrides. Who does that?!? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Siamo arrivati ad Osaka dopo una deludente giornata ad Himeji.  Vale e' venuta a prenderci ...

Underwater, I Love You, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Underwater, I Love You

A travel blog entry by battlemonkey

... bathroom, then finally got back in to shower, change clothes, and head out to see the sights. Our first destination was the famed Osaka Aquarium. I figured Amerika-mura would stay open later and be more fun at night, so we might as well hit the stuff that ...

More Osaka, Osaka, Japan travel blog

More Osaka

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... about all the latest innovations, presumably. From there, it was lunchtime, so food shopping was in order. Luckily I stumbled upon Osaka's biggest market street, with fresh food of every variety. Fruits, vegetables, fish, tofu, and all sorts of things ...

Arrival, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Arrival

A travel blog entry by shannonjackson

At 3*30 pm in Osaka and 2:30 am in Knoxville,?@we arrived in Japan. We met Tamami our tour guide and Mr. Suganaga, the representative from Panasonic at the airport. The airport is on a man made island. Originally, it was 18 feet above sea level. Now it ...

First night on a highway bus!, Osaka, Japan travel blog

First night on a highway bus!

A travel blog entry by elisa_david

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We said goodbye to Taipei and took the Asian easyjet (a.k.a. Jetstar) to Osaka! After a quick dinner at the station, we got onto our first highway bus which took us, overnight, to Nagano, among the Japanese Alps! We were pleasantly surprised by the bus: ...

Women's World Cup & Other Early Mornings, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Women's World Cup & Other Early Mornings

A travel blog entry by stephiesteph

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This morning, at 3:45 am, was the Women's World Cup. The Japan and American women's teams played in Germany, so the time was a bit inconvenient for those in Japan who wanted to watch the game. Fortunately though, today is a holiday so we could wake up at ...

Rainy Season, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Rainy Season

A travel blog entry by stephiesteph

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... . We'll see what we end up doing! I'm looking forward to a little break and hopefully a chance to get ahead on planing.  In Osaka, we're heading into the rainy season. It's nice to listen to the rain at night, but it's not as fun when we have to get ...

Osaka Love Thieves, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Osaka Love Thieves

A travel blog entry by 12thousand500

... drink yourself to financial ruin."  That is the motto of Osaka.  This developed supposedly because, historically, Osaka was Japan's merchant center and merchants were looked down on, so laws were passed limiting luxury items that they could ...

Hotels decided!, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Hotels decided!

A travel blog entry by chaos242

So, we're leaving tomorrow!  I have no time when the flight is, but Hiroko is taking care of all that stuff.  I think.  Anyway, I  DO know that we'll be getting into Denpasar at about 5PM, which is perfect time to through customs and ...

Osaka, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Osaka

A travel blog entry by trixynoden

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After a long 8 hour train journey I finally reached Osaka and was delighted to find that there was a massive Japanese bath here which was great for relaxing at the end of the day. I spent a full day in Osaka and visited the castle (which was beautiful ...

Lost in Translation, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Lost in Translation

A travel blog entry by travelmounties

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... the 100YEN menu (cheap!) and got a 'McShaka Shaka Chicken' and the 'can't bugger it up international cuisine' large (which in Japan means enough to feed a 3 year old) french fries. For brekkie, Brad had some sort of version of a Bacon & Egg ...

Laziness, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Laziness

A travel blog entry by ashermj

I got up at 2.30pm, after getting to sleep close to 7. I had a head ache and didn't much feel like getting up. We lazed around for a while then got up to used the internet and do some laundry. We ate locally at an Italian not far from us. I couldn't ...

Tempozan and Nightlife, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Tempozan and Nightlife

A travel blog entry by noni_matt

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... , definitely good entertainment; and it's supposedly the largest ferris wheel in the world. Then we moved on to the Osaka Aquarium Kaizukan. Every book and website claims this is the best aquarium ever, so I was very excited - but ...

Crazy Neighbour, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Crazy Neighbour

A travel blog entry by ashermj

We had a really busy schedule coming up. We were off to Hong Kong on Saturday, then back in to china, across to Vietnam and on to Thailand all in the space of 2 and half weeks. There was a lot of planning to do. The most important thing we had yet to ...

Japan Trip, Osaka, Nara, Kyoto and Fukuoka, Japan travel blog

Japan Trip

A travel blog entry by melian

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... the next morning, but we ended up staying there until late and having a lot of fun and meeting some great people from Holland, Japan and America.  Saturday morning we went back to Korea and stayed in Busan that night.  We went to a student ...

Senri High School Visit, Suita, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Senri High School Visit

A travel blog entry by shannonjackson

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... self-introductions by each of us. Then several groups of students made presentations to teach us about Japanese cooking, events in Japan, and Japanese sweets. Around 2:00, after the presentations, we were led upstairs to learn the art of calligraphy. ...

NICK: Here I am, with the fam., Ikeda (Osaka), Japan travel blog

NICK: Here I am, with the fam.

A travel blog entry by niknash

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... the bus station is, since it's not connected to the train terminal. I could take the train from this station into central Osaka. I got it now. Duh. Despite what it sounds like, their English is passable - I know what they mean from the context ...

Osaka et Kobe, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Osaka et Kobe

A travel blog entry by jfortin

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... pour être à Osaka à la première heure. Direction gare de Kyoto pour prendre le train et 30 minutes plus tard je suis à Osaka. Il me faut trouver l'information pour les transports et savoir où sont les sites à visiter sur une carte. Finalement je ...

As Good A Reason, Osaka, Japan travel blog

As Good A Reason

A travel blog entry by stephiesteph

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The time has come the walrus said!  We left our apartment, and we leave Osaka tomorrow.  I've been slacking on this blog huh?    Did I tell you about Fushimi Inari - the gates? Did I tell you about dinner with Jack's student Seou? Or ...

Tea Ceremony Class, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Tea Ceremony Class

A travel blog entry by brianneinjapan

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For a Saturday adventure, Alison (another Kobe JET) and I embarked on an adventure to the Osaka International House to learn about Sadou (the art of tea ceremony.)  Apart from walking around looking for the place for 45 ...

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