The last night of our holiday was spent having dinner at our favourite Okonomiyaki place in Osaka. We discovered it last year, when we were in search of somewhere to eat. At the time we saw a long queue of Japanese people outside, we thought it must be good, so we joined the end. We ended up going back the next night, as the food was so good.
This year, when planning the flights we had to fly back via China, and thought leaving from Osaka was the ideal opportunity for us to re-visit.
We managed to locate the place without too much trouble. As it was our last night we went for the set of five different okonomiyaki’s. Each one is made up of different ingredients and held together by egg. The picture is just one of the five we ate – and just as good as we remembered.
On shinkasen. Yummy cheescake and canned coffee.Helen has best cannediced chocolate.
These were amazing. We tried to find find the shop that B & T recommended near Hep 5, but we wandered around for 30 minutes or so couldn`t find it – sorry!
That evening after we watched the soccer match, we went to a restaurant near our hotel that made okanmyaki. It had to be good as there was a queue out the front… we waited for about 30 minutes and it was worth the wait.
They are made with eggs and a variety of other ingredients, from meat to seafood, vegetables… and cooked in front of you. They were so good we went back the next day. The camera got steamed up through taking these shots….
Waiting for train at wet Shin-Osaka. Boy that mobile phone shutter is slow. When I pressed “take” the nose of the Nozomi could not be seen at all. By the time it took it, the nose had almost dissappeard. So this shot is lucky. Nevertheless the phone is fun for taking shots on the run.
We went for a long walk on Sunday. Our only guide was the Cherry Blossom, we walked wherever we could see blossom. It felt like the whole town was out partying! See a pile of photos on our flickr pages. Just click one of our Flickr badges.
Yes when in Osaka do as the Osakans do. Have a picnic lunch in Expo Park 70 (yes still lots of cherry blossoms) and then go to a game of football at Expo 70 Commemorative Stadium.
For the record lunch was a bento box from Hankyu Department Store (after we couldn’t find the San Diego Curry Bar - yes B and T we need better directions and we didn’t have your number to call).
Also for the record our adopted team won 2-0 against Chizu (I think that is who they were playing.) The supporters were loud and coordinated and no doubt practice their team songs in karaoke bars!