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    • Day3

      Bonus mugs for all

      December 12, 2019 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

      There were so many people walking around with actual mugs so of course I had to find out where they were all coming from

      This resulted in me getting my own cup of red wine in a mug. Let's say it's mulled. My mom was confused about why they would heat up wine but then proceeded to get her own mug

      And now we are bringing back two random mugs
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      Traveler

      Uhhh that's a very not Japanese mug

      12/12/19Reply
      Traveler

      It ain't no sushi cup

      12/19/19Reply
       
    • Day10

      Osaka

      February 17, 2020 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

      After a relaxing slow start, including our infamous convenience store breakfast, we headed to Kyoto Station for a Shinkansen to Osaka. The trip took a whole 13 minutes. When we arrived we dropped our bags off at our apartment in Shinsaibashi and made our way to Osaka Castle. Seems pretty straight forward and getting to the apartment was no issue. We opened the first glass door (push to open), entered a pin code at the next glass door and made it in to the lobby! Then we had to check in by way of iPad which included taking selfies of ourselves from waist height (attractive). We finished all of that, were given our room number and we were successfully checked in. But the key? Our escape room training kicked in - there were lock boxes to the left with apartment numbers on them, each requiring a 4 digit pin code... Not the original door pin code and not our unit number. Perplexed, we considered our options and went through the check in process again to find a page with a scroll bar we had missed! We put the code in and retrieved our key. After successfully escaping (aka finding our unit) we headed to lunch - B spotted an okonomiyaki restaurant right around the corner from our AirBNB. As we strolled to the Castle from the nearest metro station, the wind picked up. Icy icy wind. Once inside the castle we headed for the 8th floor to see the view from the top. It was quite windy! We then looked at the exhibits on each floor on the way down - floors 7-5 were definitely the best, I'm not sure what happened to the rest, it seemed a bit random. We strolled the long way back to the metro station, passing the plum blossoms. Feeling chilled to the bone, we strolled right into Starbucks in the park. Hot chocolate for B and a Sakura (cherry blossom) latte for me. Feeling warm, we headed back to the apartment as it was after 5pm. We settled in and headed out for dinner at about 6:45pm for ramen from ippudo. It was definitely ramen weather and it hit the spot. We've got a shopping street right near our AirBNB so we had a quick look in Daiso on our way back, i think I'll need some gloves (B has some) and B will need a scarf...Read more

      I thought that was a Nozomi train, but it was covered by JR Pass for you guys? -Jim

      2/18/20Reply
      Off Duty Pharmacist

      Both Nizomi and Hikari follow that route and take the same amount of time on that section of track 😊

      2/18/20Reply
       
    • Day17

      Osaka

      November 9, 2019 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

      Osaka ist die zweitgrößte Großstadt in Japan mit 17,5 Millionen Einwohner. Osaka ist auch eher wie Tokyo, nur dass alles interessante zentral zusammenliegt.

      Am ersten Tag war wieder kulturell geprägt, mit einem Abstecher ins die Osaka Burg und anschließend in das Museum of Living and Housing, in dem man sieht wie die Menschen vor 200 Jahren in Japan gelebt haben. Schon war auch, dass alle 20 min es einen Tag/Nacht Wechsel gab. Zum Abschluss des Tages ging es auf eine Hochhaus mit Aussichtsplattform um Osaka bei Nacht zu sehen.

      Am zweiten Tag ging es in das Osaka Aquarium, welches das größte Aquarium der Welt ist. Eins muss ich sagen: Sehr viele Kinder :/
      Ansonsten sehr schön. Anschließend ging es Windowshopping, in einer Einkaufsmeile von 2,6 km (Nebenstraßen nicht mit eingerechnet.
      Osaka ist auch bekannt als 'die Küche Japans'. Das merkt man Vorallem im Donbotori Viertel wo sich Essesnstand an Restaurant an Essenstand drückt.
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    • Day7

      Sakuya Lumina

      December 16, 2019 in Japan ⋅ 🌙 9 °C

      Somewhat accidentally stumbled across this lighting art installation at Osaka Castle and it may be one of the coolest things I've seen on this trip

      They created an interactive light show where you follow the story of a girl from the future, and you are just going through paths of pretty lights to get there

      There was also a hilarious AR part where you had to help find her friends and I was failing to find the GOD DAMNED BUTTERFLY (or moth but at this point I don't care)

      At the end, you had a bunch of pictures of your smile taken and they would illuminate them on the castle itself encased with flowers but papa yip failed and his never showed up LOL
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    • Day12

      Tag 11 Osaka

      April 21, 2018 in Japan ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

      Kurz und bündig:
      Verlaufen und 40 min unser Gepäck durch die Gegend gestossen.
      Im Hostel gab es schicke Finken die vor uns schon 100 Andere anhatten. Zimmer wie immer sehr klein. Diese Nacht haben wir Glück und wir haben keine weitere Person in unserem 4er Bunker. (Fenster gibt es natürlich nicht).
      Am Abend gings noch kurz in die Stadt, aber heute waren wir definitiv von der Menschenmasse überfordert .
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      Traveler

      Bääää🤣

      4/21/18Reply
      Traveler

      Wie im skilager🙈

      4/21/18Reply
      Traveler

      Es besseret Grosspapi Grosi

      4/21/18Reply
      Traveler

      Chic 😍

      4/25/18Reply
       
    • Day13

      Osaka Tag 12

      April 22, 2018 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

      Nach der Nacht in unserem Bunker haben wir uns ein Kaffee im Starbucks gegönnt und die Tagesplanung vorgenommen.
      In Osaka dreht sich alles ums Konsumieren. Games, Food Shops und Menschenmengen ohne Ende. Auch Katzen kann man hier für 6500.— im Schaufenster kaufen. Nein, ich habe keine Null zuviel geschrieben.....
      Wer kennt es nicht? Man wird einfach von der Menschenmenge mitgezogen. Stehenbleiben = unmöglich. Seitenwechsel = sehr mutig. Genau so läuft es hier ab und das den ganzen Tag😱. Heute sehnen wir uns nach dem Platz in der Schweiz.

      Denkt an uns, wenn ihr mal irgendwo alleine seid. Es gibt wirklich Orte, wo das Luxus ist.
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      Traveler

      Dasch aber e schöni Katz, eg finde die esch s geld wert😉😂

      4/22/18Reply
      Traveler

      Zwöi höbschi manne😎

      4/22/18Reply
      Traveler

      Se die chatze vergoudet?? De rocky hät freud a so eire😂

      4/22/18Reply
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    • Day3

      Osaka Castle

      November 16, 2019 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

      We were pleased that the "koyo" (autumn leaves) were approaching their peak around Osaka Castle. The moat was lined with russet and orange coloured trees. As we walked towards the castle we noticed this little vehicle that played a distinctive tune that, once heard, was difficult to get out of your head. This vehicle carried people, interested to be off their feet, to and from the Castle grounds.

      We took plenty of photos of the Osaka Castle. When we were satisfied with our 'groupfie,' my sister and I entered the Osaka History Museum and learned about Hideyoshi Toyotomi. He was the founder of the Osaka Castle, and he almost united the nation at some stage. Dad declined to join us as he had previously seen it on a business trip 20 years ago and Mom opted to stay with him.

      We saw some interesting miniature dioramas that featured slices of Hideyoshi Toyotomi's life. To my amazement, the dioramas featured moving holograms of people within them which made the scenes lifelike. There was a spectacular vantage point at the top of the castle with sweeping panoramic views of Osaka - a cornucopia of autumn hues.

      We reconvened with Mom and Dad and strolled for a few more pictures, including some romantic couple shots to fan the flames of their passion, for each other and for life.
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    • Day13

      Top 6

      April 24, 2018 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

      Das ist eine Zusamenfassung von all den verückten Dingen.

      Platz 6: Fanta Grape
      Platz 5: Burger in der Packung
      Platz 4: Coca Cola Lemon
      Platz 3: Coca Cola Cherry
      Platz 2: Vitamin in der Packung
      Platz 1: Coca Cola Frozen Lemon

      Eventuel kommt noch ein 2 Teil

      Kommentiert was ihr am liebsten hättet
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      Traveler

      Esch dä guet gse?

      4/24/18Reply
      Traveler

      Se emmer so chliiniii fläschlii😂

      4/24/18Reply
      Traveler

      Hät ou grossi die sie abr dürer

      4/24/18Reply
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    • Day11

      12 Tag Osaka

      April 22, 2018 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

      Heute waren wir in Namba ( das ist ein Stadtteil in Osaka). Wir sahen eine Gruppe von Autos die singend durch die Stadt fuhren. Ich weiss immer noch nicht was das soll. Danach ging ich in den Mc Donald‘s. Da nahm ich so ein grünes Fanta ( nicht zu empfehlen !!!). Es ist seehhhhrrrrrr süss und ich bekam fürchterliche Bauchschmerzen. Ausserdem gingen wir noch in so ein japanisches China, wo es in jeder Ecke eine lustige Figur gab.

      #Auto
      #Fanta
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      Traveler

      Jöö das lache..natürli vo euch beidne😁

      4/22/18Reply
      Traveler

      Zwei strahlemänner👍

      4/22/18Reply
      Traveler

      Das ist bestimmt das süüüüssse Fanta

      4/22/18Reply
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    • Day15

      Osaka castle

      March 19, 2020 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

      Was first built in 1580s, but was destroyed within a few years. Rebuilt in 1620s, then got struck by lightning and burned down in 1665. Finally, it was restored in 1931. It's a wonder it's one of the major symbols of Japan.
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      Az 1580-aa években épült először, de néhány éven belül lerombolták. Újraépítették az 1620-aa években, de 1665-ben villám csapott bele és leégett. Végül 1931-ben állították helyre. Egy csoda hogy ez Japan egyik legfontosabb jelképe.
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