A Night In Namba, Osaka

Monday, April 28, 2014

 Before confessing my Nara trip with the sister to all of you, I would like to share first how we spent the night before in Namba, Osaka. After the Fushimi Inari Shrine (post HERE) and Arashiyama (post HERE) adventure, I met with the sister to spend the rest of our night in this big, lively place called Namba. We didn't really tour around because we're only here to spend the night and just to visit Dotonbori which is you are about to see below.
 DOTONBORI - a long, not so narrow but not so wide street with lots of stores, boutiques, arcade game centers, food shops, and restaurants. Even in the middle of the night, the street still have lots of people chatting, eating and shopping. We ate our dinner in Gyu-kaku, the most famous yakiniku house in Japan and since it was full, we waited for almost an hour just to be entertained. But the wait is worth it. Excellent food, place and service, by the way! In this street, you can take a picture of this infamous restaurant wherein a movable crab can be seen. Almost everyone, who are first time to see this one will just have to take their cameras and shoot... shoot... shoot. Just like me, papalagpasin ba ni Jenponix ito?!? Syempre hindi...
 Another shooting location for first-timers in Namba is this Glico man advertisement along a bridge. I found it weird why everyone is taking picture with him, but maybe because this thing can only be seen in Namba? But because I'm weird, I follow the trend and ride the wheel...LOL...
After a sumptuous dinner, it's time to go home in our "home for the night" and have some rest for a long day waiting ahead of us. We spent the night in a capsule hotel and sauna for the first time. Yes! It's my first time in a capsule hotel and maybe not the last since it is affordable than the other common hotel rooms. Also, I would like to try this cabin hotels located in major cities in Japan like Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto wherein your room is inspired by airplane designs. Soon... Crossing fingers...

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