Flashback – Tokyo to Osaka, Japan

14 Aug

The comic market known as Comiket is a free fair, held twice a year in Tokyo. We arrived bright and early to wait in line.

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About three hours later, we were able to enter the building. Unfortunately we entered the wrong side and ended up on the side featuring all the gay series comics. There were so many people there that is was hard to get to the other building, where we needed to be, so we left. Even though we stayed in a line for hours and really didn’t get to see much of the stuff we wanted, it was still fun to see all the people dressed up and acting out parts from the comics.

This was our favorite hotel that we stayed at in Tokyo, with it’s beautiful view of the rainbow bridge.

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The next morning we headed to Osaka on the bullet train, going about 150 mph, it was about a three hour ride.

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The Umeda Sky Building, home of Kiji Okonomiyaki, which serves the best okonomiyaki ever and our main reason for visiting Osaka.  If you have ever watched a anime you will hear them often talk about okonomiyaki, so we just had to try it.  The owner came out from the kitchen and asked Luis and I where we were from, then invited us to sit at the “bar” so he could make us a special okonomiyaki.  He was happy to hear that we made a stop in Osaka just to eat at his place, which he told us many people do.  His walls are filled with words from people from all around the world thanking him for his gracious hospitality and his amazing food.

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He started off by making us a yakisoba appetizer. I started clicking away taking dozens of photos and every now and then he would look up at me and I thought he would get mad, but no, he would just smile and tell me to continue to take photos.

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Then, he began mixing all different kinds of ingredients together, which ended up like this…

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It doesn’t look big in the photo, but it was huge! About the size of a pizza pie and all for $8.00!! An experience we will always remember.

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Aquarium Kaiyukan, the Osaka Aquarium.

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For dinner we went to the popular Kani Doraku in Osaka at Dontonburi. Can you guess what they serve?

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We only stayed in Osaka for one day, and it was all that was needed. The next morning he headed towards are favorite place, Kyoto.

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