The Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan 海遊館

The Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan 海遊館

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

Eggs ‘n Things

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 [...]

Bread, Espresso & パンとエスプレッソと

Bread, Espresso & パンとエスプレッソと

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 大阪城

Osaka Castle 大阪城

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 [...]

Takatsuki Settsukyo Park River Walk

Takatsuki Settsukyo Park River Walk

While I was visiting it turned out there was also going to be a hiking event with a group my friend had gone with before so I joined in. It seems, every Sunday a group meets up through Meetup and explores some new part of the Kansai area. We all met at Takatsuki station, ran [...]

Umeda Sky Building 梅田スカイビル

Umeda Sky Building 梅田スカイビル

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. [...]