Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Ohiogozaimas Osaka!!

Just had a really wonderful vacation this Christmas. In Japan with my BFF aka Sui Poh!! We've been friends since we were 13 but she lives in Boston now. But distance can never stop friendship kan?

After arriving at Narita airport, had to put on an innocent face to pass through customs as I very well know I had brought lotsa food from Malaysia which is not allowed there including a tupperware of fresh Siew Yoke!! ;) Fortunately, I passed through everything without any problems.

Upon reaching Tokyo via the Narita express, BFF and I took another train, a Shinkanzen, Osaka-bound!

View of Mt Fuji from the Shinkanzen


Osaka at nite!

Me and Sui Poh!

How can one come to Osaka without having their famous Takoyaki? There were Takoyaki stalls everywhere!! We didn't know which to pick so we just hentam la.

Takoyaki... mmmm!

Me chowing down some Kani (crab)

Me chowing down some Okonomiyaki

Boy, I'd sure need intensive gym after the trip with all that good food!

At the subway, Sui Poh showed me a sign... she said that Japan is a highly stressful place and many commit suicide on the train tracks. This sign simply reminds these people, don't jump onto the train tracks during rush hour. Hehehe... kalau nak mati pun, don't disrupt other people's schedules. The puntuality of the trains are amazing!

The hotel we stayed in Osaka was Hanshin

It was a pretty nice place. Rooms were comfy, not at all cramped. Very very very worth it for the price we paid!

Hot spring water flowing from the bath! :)

Then we went to Universal Studios.

I'm gonna eat u up, u giant Takoyaki!

But the lines were crazy!! So we decided not to go in. Just hang around Osaka doing other stuff together is fun too. We wouldn't want to spend precious vacation time in queue after queue.

We went to the Takoyaki Museum. Bought lotsa Takoyaki crackers and other snacks there too.

Then we stopped for lunch at a Udon place. Yummy!

More to come after this!!

1 comment:

Yummy Matters said...

Hi KT, your blog on your Osaka trip is very interesting. Like you, I am a food crazy person, especially Japanese food. I visited Osaka in late 2006 and have very fond memories of the city. I am in the process of creating my own blog to account for my Osaka food trail and food-related matters. If you are interested, I can let you know my blog link later. I will checkout your blog from time to time. Cheers.