On our last day in Osaka, we wandered around the block from the hotel and ended up in Osaka Station City, a large shopping mall.
We visited the Umeda Sky Building for dinner, and then afterwards go to the rooftop to experience cityscapes of Osaka at Night.
We are travelling from Huis Ten Bosch to Osaka. We checked out of the hotel, made our way back to the Huis Ten Bosch station.
Today is a rainy day, which is perfect for travelling from Osaka to Nagasaki. We arrived at 3pm and checked in to the Richmond Hotel.
We visited Namba City, next to Namba Station, and then walked to Namba Parks, another huge shopping centre with an interesting architecture.
Namba Walk is an underground mall that looks like it has seen better days. They have a Hello Kitty spring promotion so we took photos.
The Dotonbori (道頓堀) area is a popular nightlife and entertainment area with an eccentric atmosphere and large illuminated signboards.
We attended the LEGO Piece of Peace World Heritage Exhibition at Daimaru. It showcases LEGO models of World Heritage sites and buildings.
Day 1 in Osaka. We walked around the Shinsaibashi area, starting from Midosuji towards Amerikamura, then Europe-dori and the shopping street.
Today we visited Universal Studios Japan (or USJ as its more popularly known as). We are excited to see the new Harry Potter attractions!
We travelled from Hiroshima to Osaka and arrived around 3pm. We checked into the Ritz Carlton and spent the afternoon exploring the area.
Today we leave Osaka to return back to Tokyo. We took some photos around Shinosaka station whilst waiting for the Shinkansen to arrive.
After visiting Osaka, we explored various places in Umeda before heading back to the hotel and packing for our trip to Tokyo tomorrow.
Osaka Castle played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century. It has been rebuilt several times.
By the time we arrived at Osaka from Nara, it was already evening. We had dinner at Umeda then explored Osaka at Night.
The Kiddyland at Umeda is not as big as the Tokyo flagship store, but the goods are nicely arranged and it was easy to find things.
Today we are planing to do a day trip from Osaka to Tokyo via Shinkansen. We hope to visit as many sights as we can in a day.
Umeda ("plum field") is a major commercial, business, shopping and entertainment district, and the city's main northern railway terminus.