[eat] Pigging out (as usual) in Osaka: Ramen, Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki, and Conveyor belt sushi

I started my series of Japan trip reports with a post on foods I ate in Tokyo, so what could be a more appropriate way to end the series than another post dedicated solely to food from my last destination, Osaka? Osaka is widely known as the “nation’s kitchen,” the foodie heaven, even “the food capital of the world.” Among Osaka’s signature dishes, I got to try Okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake) & Takoyaki. And, as a matter of fact, one (actually two) sushi feasts were the proper way to say goodbye to my awesome time in the land of the rising sun.

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[travel] Our 1.5 day trip to Osaka

After my meditative time in Kyoto, little did I expect that my next and final destination in Japan, Osaka, would blow me away with its noise & bustle, with the most chaotic atmosphere I had ever experienced in my life ~.~ I am allergic to noise, and the higher the density of human beings per square meter, the more easily I become irritated. Given this, Osaka, the former commercial center of Japan, scared the heck out of me with its notorious hectic lifestyle :\ The extremely hot and humid weather didn’t help either. That’s why, we, already exhausted from 3 days of intense walking in Kyoto, decided to take it easy in Osaka. Easy we did take it, as during our 1.5 days there, we only went to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Osaka Castle, and experienced the nightlife at Osaka’s busy, hip Dotonbori.

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