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48 Hours in Osaka

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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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Storming Osaka Castle and a weird building next door

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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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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 …

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The neverending Torii of Fushimi Inari

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After an afternoon in Arashiyama, we didn’t have much time to visit many other places as most of the stuff in Japan closes at 4-5pm, even in the summer. We headed off to Fushimi Inari, famous for its rows of Torii Gates and most importantly, did not have a closing time. If you’re wondering what a Torii is, this is what it is: You’ll usually see one of these marking the front of a Shinto temple in Japan, and wikipedia has unearthed quite a fascination amount of information regarding the types and origins of Torii if you’re interested to read …