Osaka and Saga-Arashiyama
Trip Start Jan 19, 2013
95Trip End Apr 12, 2013
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We also went to the Umeda building which was a short walk into the heart of Osaka. The building is really architecturally impressive to look at especially when you look up
Once there, we found ourselves in a bustling little town at the foot of some impressive looking hills. I think they were hills anyway, they looked too small to be classed as mountains! Either way, the sun was just setting behind them basking the town in early evening light. The other focus point of the town is a really really old bridge that crosses a river that I don't know the name of. We spent a bit of time taking in the sights before catching the train back to Kyoto.
After our disappointment yesterday of not being able to eat at the Okonomiyaki restaurant, we resolved to head straight there tonight to try our luck again. This plan worked and we sat down straight away. This was the first restaurant we'd been to where the tables are low to the ground so you have to sit on the floor. I got quite a few bouts of pins and needles, it's not designed for tall people! Nevertheless the meal more than made up for this slight discomfort. I've decided I LOVE okonomiyaki! It is too delicious for words. We shared a few different dishes, one of which was pork okonomiyaki. We also had beef yakisoba and a beef sukiyaki to start. It was my favourite meal of Japan so far!