Travel Blogs from Osaka
... They also wear it to prevent inhaling pollution and pollen. When Dennis and I were waiting in Tokyo for our flight to Osaka we saw teenagers on TV engaging in a rope jumping contest where 18 kids line up and jump in unison while two kids turn the rope. Then they start jumping out of the rope and going in a circle and coming back in. The idea is of course not to miss and stop the rope. In addition they turn the rope faster and faster. It is quite exciting. It is called nawatobi.
... I am here for and things. It's cool that I can speak to people here, of course my Japanese is not perfect but it seems to be enough to get by! I picked up some great purchases - some genuine Adidas shoes and a leather bag. I thought the bag would be much needed as hand luggage for the travel home, considering how much I have to fit in my suitcase!
I got home about 5.30pm and Hugh was arriving about 7.30pm. When he arrived, ...
... area. We didn't make it to the markets but walked to the Kitchenware Street which Lorry seemed to enjoy. Stopped for a beer and a snack at the end of the street to get out of the cold and have a break. Walked back to Namba station.
Spent quite a bit of time watching a guy in one of the video parlour doing a dancing video game. He was having a ball!
... lot of English so ordering dinner was a bit difficult but I am getting used to it. I found a wonderful rooftop garden on the top of a shopping centre which was nice to sit it. Started taking some photos with myself in them. Agreed it is better. After walking around for what seemed like forever, I finally found my way back to the hotel. Starting to get up later and stay out later. Getting into a bad sleeping ...
... us to show at the gate of our destination. In any case,
we made it to Shin Osaka in record time and tried to get our bearings
for the 10 minute walk to the hotel. This proved more difficult than
expected because Shin Osaka station is absolutely huge. We ended up
walking from end to end, getting differing directions from
information offices and locals. This was made all the more fun by the
fact that I was navigating a 2 meter, 32 kg ski bag around a ...