Metro The 21
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... crazy and awesome city. We stayed in the heart of the nightlife area. And just outside our doors were 24/7 shopping malls, neon lights as far as the eye can see, tiny 'hole in the wall' restaurants tucked in to any little space they can find and lots of noise and action.
Speaking of the 'hole in the wall' restaurants - we're not kidding! They are built into any tiny space they can find. You can walk past a little noodle shop and it's 'standing room only' and can only fit ...
... fireflies) in the Tomo Buchi area. The Hotaru usually live under ground, especially in the summer, but after some rain and at night, they come out and play. Sometimes if you stick your hand out, they will fly into them and you can get a better look at them, but you can't take photos because its too dark (yes i did try haha)
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... 18px;"># of New beers: 83 (Suntory Rich Malt)
# of times we did laundry: 7
#of languages we know how to say Butterfly in: 30
# of holes Amber's sneakers: 5 (their days are numbered) ...
... that I spoke a little Japanese she asked the same thing, much more confidently this time. Confused, I declined, which made our late night orange seller look a little disappointed. Not sure why we were offered a box of oranges at 9:30pm at night in the middle of Osaka.
Exhausted, and after being awake for almost 24 hours, too tired to complete the blog entry I gave in, and collapsed into bed. I'm realising I'm not as young as I used to be.
Our final day in Japan started with a trip to the Osaka Castle. It is on a very large area of land and is surrounded by a very impressive moat. Most of the area is public park land with wide open spaces. The gate to the castle is built out of very large stones, so large it was a bit of a mystery how they moved them into place. It would definitely have taken a lot of men. You can pay to go into the actual castle which has been converted into an impressive museum. It is 8 ...