Category Archives: Ōsaka

Japan 2016: July 31

“Dutch Iced Coffee,” grocery store cafe in Shin Osaka

I know the difference.

Mr. Yamaguchi

Our rental car at the Joei-ji parking lot.

View of the “Sesshutei” garden at Joei-ji.


Shinkansen to Shin Yamaguchi

Bento box lunch from Shin Ōsaka station

Pick up rental car, test drive around the neighborhood

Joei-ji temple

Drive to Hagi, check in to Hostel Hagi Time

Walk through Hagi shopping arcade, grocery store

Dinner at こづち Kozuchi Izakaya 

Japan 2016: July 30

Salt nigiri (sushi) with lime. Bento from Tokyo Station market.

Lunch at beer terrace, Osaka.

Gamba Osaka Supporters section.


Bento pickup in Tokyo Eki

Shinkansen to Shin Ōsaka 

Subway to Yodoyabashi

Beer terrace lunch

Museum of Oriental Ceramics

Check in to Airbnb

Train/bus to Municipal Suita football stadium for Gamba Ōsaka vs. Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Long walk to JR train, late dinner in Shin Ōsaka terminal

Japan 2009: Saturday July 25

Pack up/laundry
Doutor coffee: chicken sandwich and pastry
Yubinkyoku search
Mio post office
Rapid to Osaka Station
Check-in at Hilton
Sumo on tv, snack
Walk to matsuri area
Curry lunch at Masala
4:40 arrival on bridge for Tenjin Matsuri to start
Barge loading
Walk around matsuri grounds, get a bit of street food
Back to hotel
Shinsekai, Daruma (katsu stuff) closed, at 9!!! shitty area
Osaka station izakaya: Mitsu Oki, deeelicious
Citibank

Japan 2009: Friday July 24

JR super express to Himeji
Udon at Me-n-me
Himeji-jo
Remon Kakigoori
Kokoen garden with tea ceremony
Hikari Shinkansen to Osaka
Kaki no ha sushi at Osaka eki
“Farewell party” at Iinari, Showa-cho

Kaki no ha sushi no ho ga goma mochi yori ii desu
Nani ga chigaimasu ka
Zettai (must/have to)
Maemuki (looking forward, positive)
“pinchan” = Yukari

Japan 2009: Wednesday July 22

Moningusetto at Tennouji station diner
Meet Arata-san
Suntory Yamazaki factory tour & tasting
Knut cafe, Koshienguchi: fried chicken, pollack roe rice dish, coffee, iced cocoa, cookies
Hanshin Tigers game, Koshien stadium

Japan 2009: Sunday July 19

Osaka
Coffee at Doutor, fruit
Sentaku o shimasu
Hanshin Tigers tickets at booth
Horyu-ji with free tour guide– this temple complex contains the oldest existing wooden buildings in the world (mainly early 8th century, but the main pillar of the pagoda is estimated to have been felled in the 590s)
Rice cracker snack from Tokyo Station
Walk back to JR station

Plaza, Osaka:
Fujiya soba
Internet cafe

Japan 2009: Saturday July 18

Senshu:
Breakfast at Sakiko’s: natto, rice, fried egg, ham, miso soup, sauteed bitter gourd,

In the mountains by car:
Mizumadera temple, only 3-story pagoda in Osaka Prefecture
Iyoyaka no sato (onsen)

Kishiwada City:
Ramen
Kendo class
Kishiwada-jo
Donjiri museum
Bamboo shop

back to Senshuu:
Sukiyaki at Sakiko’s
Lawson for Hanshin chiketto (sold out)
JR train to Tennoji

return to Hokousou