January 8, 2017
We woke up early in Kyoto and caught a train to Osaka; seriously only about a thirty minute train ride. I grabbed a delicious, canned green tea latte from a vending machine on the platform while we waited on our train.
|osaka castle drain (unsure if just for osaka park or for all of osaka?)|
The castle was absolutely gorgeous. My one disappointment is that on the inside, it’s completely redone to accommodate a museum comprising of the castles history; in no way does it resemble it’s original interior. The sadness. So I would definitely recommend skipping the museum since it isn’t free and just isn’t worth it, although the observatory deck has a great view. Just admiring the outside of the castle is enough!
The original Osaka Castle was built in 1583, but unfortunately it was reconstructed in 1931 and refurbished in 1997.
Next on the agenda: the Osaka Pokemon Center. And boy, was it the biggest Pokemon Center yet. Somehow I walked away without buying anything, including these giant stuffed Ditto’s.
My outfit of the day, planned for this moment. I didn’t stick around much longer after this; I was pretty grumpy!
As soon as I left and met back up with Colt, we decided to head back to Tokyo early; it was only about five. We were drained from all the cold and the rain.
Highlight of the Day
- Osaka Castle & Hogwarts Castle
Favorite Food of the Day
- Hello Kitty pork bun
Favorite Snack of the Day
Favorite Drink of the Day