The hotel we stayed at in Osaka.
On one of the islands in the Aji River of Osaka near Universal Studios Japan is one of the world's largest aquariums. The Pacific Ocean tank is the largest, filled with 5,400 tons of water that can be found towards the center of the aquarium. It houses two whale sharks, hammer head sharks, mackerel, sting [...]
Eggs 'n things is a breakfast restaurant located in Hawaii, Guam and in Japan. They specialize in Hawaiian food and breakfast though offer other things as well. While I was in Japan they were offering Halloween specials so I decided to try a few. I ordered their Trick Blood pancakes (1,680 ¥) and Halloween drink [...]
Located next to the Premier Hotel -Cabin-Osaka is a small cafe and bakery open from 8am until 8pm. They offer a variety of "sets" though have a somewhat limited menu. (available in English) I ordered their french toast set which came with a drink, so I decided on apple juice which for some reason took [...]
Osaka Castle isn't the original castle. It was rebuilt several times and the one currently standing in Osaka was built 1931. It's more of a castle grounds with a few replica buildings up, such as Tenshukaku, or the castle museum. The museum is about Hideyoshi Toyotomi who had the original castle built in 1583. Several [...]
After lunch my friend showed me the Umeda Sky Building, also know as the floating garden observatory. It's a unique looking building near the Umeda/Osaka stations. The Umeda Sky building is a good place in which to view the city. It opens up into an open circle that you can walk around on the roof. [...]
For the first time this year I spent Chuseok outside of Korea. The airport was utter madness seeing as this year Chuseok lasted for ten days, but it was worth it. I went to Japan, starting in Osaka to visit a friend. I've only been to Osaka once before and all I saw was USJ. [...]