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48 Hours in Osaka

In Japan by Jaclynn Seah0 Comments

Osaka is a vibrant city in Japan where you can easily spend a long time in, but if you only have 48 hours to spare, here’s a quick rundown of what you can do in just one weekend

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Eating my way through Osaka

In Japan by Jaclynn Seah0 Comments

So there wasn’t that much planning for our Osaka trip – most of what we ended up doing was decided there and then, the night before, or on the day itself while hiding out in the restaurant. What we definitely planned to do though was eat. A lot. You’ve seen the great udon we had in Kagawa, here are some of the other interesting things we ate on this trip!   Traditional Tastes – Takopachi and Okonomiyaki Osaka’s well known for producing some of popular street food that travellers are bound to recognize in their own home countries. Takopachi, traditionally …

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Storming Osaka Castle and a weird building next door

In Japan by Jaclynn Seah0 Comments

Other than Shinsabashi, Osaka-Jo, or Osaka Castle was one of the places I visited the last time I was in Osaka. It was much cooler weather then, so we spent most of our times walking the grounds and the park surrounding the castle.  This time around with more time to spare (and crazy hot weather to boot), Y and I decided to head we still wanted to head up to the castle to check it out, but this time to enter the castle itself. It was so, so, so hot on the day we were there! It’s a fair walk …

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Shinsaibashi, Dotunburi, Ebisubashi and other long street names in Osaka

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More Japan posts! I can’t believe I was just there a month ago…   Shinsaibashi So we were staying in the Namba area in downtown Osaka, and often found ourselves walking along the famous shopping stretch about 10 mins away known as Shinsaibashi, known for its long, long straight stretch of covered walking street. You could probably spend a good amount of time just strolling down the stretch and poking into all the stores, or popping into the little cafes for a drink and snack when you’re tired. Shinsaibashi is named for the bridge (bashi = bridge), now a stone …

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Navigating the Japanese Train System

In Go! Girl Guides, How I Travel, Japan by Jaclynn Seah0 Comments

Crossposted from Go! Girl Guides, where I’m a contributing blogger. Check out the site for more great articles from other freewheelin’ travellin’ girls that go! I’ve just returned from an amazing trip to Osaka, Japan and wanted to share some tips I picked up about my experience getting around there. My main transport there was via train and subway – Japan has a really extensive railway system in place, and their trains there are well known for being really punctual. I was a little worried that getting around would be difficult because I don’t know any Japanese, but it was …

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Travel Journalling with Daycraft

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So I’ve kept pretty extensive travel journals for my longer trips – You can check out the Taiwan ones here, and right now I’m in process of documenting the latest Osaka trip journals (check them out here!) and you’ll see little sketches and stuff pop up from time to time. I have a whole cupboard full of empty journals just waiting to be used for trips – at last count I had about 15-20 in total! But for this last trip, I used a Daycraft notebook this time around: In this day with cool and useful apps that you can …