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Day 11 - Osaka Castle

This morning we stopped for breakfast at family mart. We had the sweet roll thing from the Reyoken and also a chocolate version. We visited Osaka castle, which had an exhibition over 8 floors, which we didn’t really understand.


Osaka Castle

Outside there were some beautiful gardens with various ponds and even a mini waterfall stream, perfect for getting my toes wet. We headed for lunch in Don-Don town, which by night is Osaka’s electric town, which is similar to the one in Tokyo. Chris had a beef curry with ‘melty cheese’ and I had some beef, salmon and rice miso soup with some cold green tea, which was not as bad as the vending machine version; although it was still not particularly pleasant.

After lunch, we continued on to Shisaibashi arcade and had a look at a few shops before heading back to the hotel for a nap as Chris felt unwell with a stubborn headache.

After our nap, we headed out for dinner, again trying to find the cinquento bar as Chris had found it in a different area in the guidebook to where we were looking last night.

We ordered a couple of cocktails. Chris drank a piñacolada and I had a strawberry martini. We ordered some bruschetta to share which came with cheese and lettuce as well as the tomatoes. Following that we ordered a BBQ pizza chicken and a chicken Alfredo to share. I had a ‘strawberry malibu’ and Chris waited for a delivery of beer. After about 5 minutes, a new barrel arrived at the bar.


Enjoying our cocktails

While waiting for our food, an annoying and relatively drunk Australian called Matt decided he was going to join us. He spoke to us for about 15 minutes, failing to take the hint on many occasions that we were more than happy in our own company. Finally he left us to go and annoy some other people.

We walked through Dotorbori, the neon district which was very busy, before catching the subway to Ren-Den town, Osaka’s electric town. This was completely dead and so we headed back to bed.

Posted by Roaming Rolts 12:51 Archived in Japan Tagged osaka beer japan castle cocktails

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