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  • Day11


    October 12 in Japan

    We spent the day out at Nara today, an area famous for its free roaming deer. Only an hour away from Osaka, it made a great day trip! There are plenty of shrines and temples out here listed as world heritage sites, though we didn't spend too much time at them. The girls were far more interested in feeding and patting the deer that roam around in Nara Park. The deer appear gentle at first but if you try feeding them you soon find out how aggressive they can be!

    Of course we had to buy some senbei crackers (rice) made especially for the deer, or perhaps just a quick way to make a tourist dollar! Either way the kids enjoyed feeding them, and Isobel proved to be quite the deer whisperer as she had many follow her around, even after her supply of crackers were gone. I missed out on filming this but she had one deer actually cross at the zebra crossing with us to the other side of the park. The deer are considered to be quite sacred and they are treated with great respect.

    On the tourist trail we did see Kohfukuji Temple, Todaiji Temple and Kasuga Tanisha Shrine, all on the world heritage site. They were all equally as stunning as each other, but we only walked the outskirts of them. The kids, particularly Sam, weren't overly keen or patient to look at them from the inside. But just admiring them from the outside walls was just as beautiful.

    After a long day, we headed home via the Dononbori area of Osaka, a foodies paradise! With tired and hungry children we decided we would take an obligatory photo of the "Glico man" and then come back another night.

    Overall it was a great day to see some new sights of Japan that we hadn't visited before, and witness the stark contrast of old and new that still always amazes me. Happy days 😀
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  • Day12

    Osaka Castle-playground

    October 13 in Japan

    On our way back to the train station from the castle we stumbled across a playground. The attraction was instant for Sam and Adeline, but in the end even Isobel couldn't resist the climbing and reaching the feature slide! Japanese playgrounds are far from risk averse! Everything is very high off the ground!

  • Day12

    Osaka Castle

    October 13 in Japan

    An easy day today as we strolled the surrounds of Osaka castle. We did go inside the castle, though neither Mik or I realised it was a museum inside. We realised in hindsight that we should have bought tickets to see the surrounding turrets and buildings, which would have given us a view of castle life in feudal Japan. Nonetheless, the museum aspect of the castle was very fascinating and interesting.

    The rest of the day was spent walking the Dotonbori area again, finishing with a very much needed bowl of ramen. The novelty factor of having to stand at the counter to eat was a winner for the girls but the smells coming from the stall had already tempted Mik and I the night before. We all enjoyed standing at the stall to eat our noodles, so much so that Adeline has requested to have another bowl (she usually says no to ramen!).
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  • Day14


    October 15 in Japan

    Our days in Osaka have come to an end. We spent our last 2 days here at Universal Studios and Umeda Sky building, both of which we saw on our last trip.

    The temptation of Hogwarts and Harry Potter was never far from the girls minds, so we surprised them with another day out at Universal. Long queues had already formed within an hour of opening time, so if you ever want to know the meaning of patience you need not look to far! The Japanese are always orderly and very happy to line up for hours just to experience the thrill of a one minute rollercoaster ride. We decided that express passes weren't worth it, but it meant the kids and Mik lined up for close to 2 hours for one ride! Luckily every ride after that had a far shorter wait time! Harry Potter world, whilst not massive, was enough entertainment the kids, and we spent many hours back and forth admiring the reproduction of Hogwarts castle and Hogsmeade.

    After a long day the kids all desperately needed a sleep in, resulting in our last day here being a fairly slow paced one. We enjoyed some of the seafood delicacies at Kuromon Market, another of Osaka's foodie strips. Although this attracts a lot of tourists it is apparently where all the locals shop for food too! Despite all the delicious seafood on offer the kids mostly wanted to eat fruit!

    Fruit prices in Japan are astronomical and it is uncommon to see a huge range of fruits. One slice of cantaloupe costs more in Japan than a whole melon does in Australia. When you buy a slice of melon it is cut and segmented for you into pieces and intended to be shared, so I'm sure it came as a surprise to the locals that the kids had one each!

    With our bellies full and bodies recharged we spent a quiet evening watching the sunset over Osaka city at the top of the sky building. Unfortunately the outdoor rooftop observatory was closed due to typhoon damage. It was still a lovely way to end our stay in Osaka, and as is always the case, just as we finally figured out all of the train subway connections we're off again.

    More adventures to be had at Hiroshima from tomorrow. More happy days x
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  • Day93


    August 23, 2017 in Japan

    Großartiger Tag in Osaka. Früh aufgestanden, um rechtzeitig bei Yucco zum Kochkurs zu sein. Gemeinsam wurde ein traditionelles japanisches Menu gezaubert. Super spannend und sau lecker!
    Anschließend (der Tag war schließlich noch jung) ging es ins America-Mura Viertel, wo junge, hippe Japaner in Klamotten rumrennen, von denen sie glauben, dass sie irgendwann mal in den USA in waren. Abgefahren!
    Danach ging es zum Schloss mit einem rundum Blick über die ganze Stadt. Und mit dem Shinkansen dauern die 50 Km Rückweg nach Kyōto dann auch nur 12 Minuten...perfekt!
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  • Day16

    Osaka dag 2

    September 29, 2017 in Japan

    17,1 km gestapt vandaag.

    We kwamen gisteren aan in osaka en gingen toen al wat verkennen en ook lekkere curry udon gaan eten met tempura shrimp & pork.
    Vandaag gingen we de fluffy'ste pannenkoeken gaan eten uit ons leven met 3D latte art koffie erbij. We verkenden hippe buurten en gingen op het hoogste gebouw van Osaka (173 meter) ons hoogtevrees gaan testen. We sloten af met sushi op zo een rollende band. Ik heb maar één vieze uitgekozen en Joy nul. Joy en ik hebben ook dezelfde parfum gekocht want ik wou hem en joy wou hem ook. Joy zegt dat hij unisex is maar toen we een mevrouw vroegen of ze eens wou ruiken en kon kiezen of het mannen of vrouwen parfum is zei ze: old man smell. Dusja, ik weet nu niet goed of ik gewonnen ben want het is dan wel voor mannen maar een old man smell zie ik nu ook niet echt als een overwinning.Read more

  • Day11

    12 Tag Osaka

    April 22 in Japan

    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.

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  • Day205

    Kyoto #2

    March 24 in Japan

    Den letzten Tag in Kyoto hatten wir noch einmal Sonnenschein und es schien, als sei die gesamte Stadt auf den Beinen. Wir hatten nach den verregneten letzten Tagen einiges vor, konnten aber leider nur einen Bruchteil anschauen, da uns schlicht die Zeit davon lief.
    Beim Fushimi Inari, der besonders bekannt durch die Alleen aus tausenden von orangeroten Toriis ist, mussten wir uns richtig gehend durch die Massen kämpfen. Für die Bilder zu schiessen auf denen keine Leute zu sehen sind, brauchten wir eine menge Geduld.
    Die Kirschblüten haben nun auch noch einmal einen Sprung gemacht und die Bäume werden nun natürlich gerne als Photosujets von Touristen, wie aber auch von den Japanern genutzt. Überall sieht man Teenies, die mit ihren ausgeliehenen Kimonos, den typisch japanischen Sandalen und unter ständigem rumgekicher herumschlurfen, Katrin hat sich mit der Zeit ziemlich genervt. Hotspots sind dabei die Schreine und natürlich nun die Kirschblütenbäume.
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  • Day12

    Tag 11 Osaka

    April 21 in Japan

    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 .Read more

  • Day13

    Top 6

    April 24 in Japan

    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

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Osaka-shi, 大阪市

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