Japan - Day Two

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Our second day is all about discovering Osaka, Japan. We woke up early to eat at the breakfast buffet in the hotel.

Did you know that unlike in the Philippines (or other countries) who do not allow buffet take-outs, you could actually do it in Japan? How cool is that?

Here are photos of how we started our adventure! We got lost looking for our airbnb place in Kyoto, but we met warm hearts that helped us. Amazing, amazing experience!

My choice of power breakfast!
Last photo of our hotel view! What a busy, busy city!

A touristy shot at the lobby (and a blurred one too). These stars symbolizes an important event called Tanabata and in honor of this event, the Japanese generally celebrate it by writing their wishes, sometimes in the form of poetry on pieces of paper and hangs them on these bamboos and sets it afloat on a boat or burns it after the festival.

Upon checking out, we took the train from the Hankyu Railway Station to Kami-Shinjō since we're renting Mizuki's place that Cory got from airbnb. When we got to the station, we got lost because the directions and landmarks were very hard to find. We had to ask around because if we didn't, we'd probably waste a lot of our time finding our airbnb. While walking around, I noticed the abundance of vending machines all over the place. They have all sorts of drinks and you're never going to get thirsty walking around.

These photos are from the moment we stepped out of the hotel, looked for our train stations, walked around lost in the city, talking to friendly hearts, found our airbnb, went to Dotonbori and spent the night there!
Goodbye, Marriot!
Quick selfie in the train station!
Found our train with happy faces!

These warm hearts helped us find Mizuki’s place!
Thank you and we wished to have known you more!

Mizuki’s place was very homey and so comfortable to stay in! She has a world map mounted on her wall and had pins on the places she’s been to! She’s only 26 years old and she’s travelled to so many places!
First photo - our room
Second photo – Mizuki’s kitchen and living room

When we got to Mizuki's place after an hour of walking (I know, I know, we got lost LOL), we just dropped our luggage and headed right back to the train station to go to Shinsaibashi, the main shopping area of Osaka. So Cory and I strolled and found out that stores were actually on SALE! Way to cop a PHP 14.00 top at Zara! 


Benitori Ken for our dinner! Say legit ramen, gyoza and Japanese fried rice!    

Strolled around and took photos of the busy nightlife!
The famous Glico!

We actually wanted to try this famous cheesecake place but the line was so long! So I just took a photo of how they’re making it and look at that smiley face! No, I’m not a fan of these but I would have tried it if the line was short!

This day was filled with so much sweat! Cory and I kept on running around because we're lost 80% of the time! When we got back to Mizuki's place, she was already there. She was so nice and accommodating and can speak English very well. We spent our night getting to know her, her brother and his good friend, Takumu and since they're mostly our age, it was not very hard to bond with them. They were so interested about the Philippines and would want to travel and visit us someday. We actually became friends and followed each other in our social accounts in an instant! How millenial, right?

It was such a good night and it's going to be so much more exciting because our next adventure will be us heading to Universal Studios and the Osaka Castle!  

Click here for our Universal Studios and Osaka Castle adventure! You'll be seeing The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and how majestic the Osaka Castle is at night!

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