Day 13:

Osaka

Photo taken as part of the blog 15 Days in Japan by Nuno Coelho Santos

I departed from Kyoto to Osaka to meet Seungyeon, a dear friend from university. She showed me her favourite foods and sights of Osaka, specially around Namba. Osaka has a great outdoors culture: people sitting by the canal or on a sidewalk, people drinking outdoors, people skating in America town or people eating their bento boxes by the main road. Most places are small, inviting and interesting.

Photo taken as part of the blog 15 Days in Japan by Nuno Coelho Santos

We had Omu-rice at the restaurant that invented the recipe 100 years ago. This omelette with rice was incredibly tasty, and the sauce is similar to the Okonomyaki sauce. We also drank Calpis.

Photo taken as part of the blog 15 Days in Japan by Nuno Coelho Santos Photo taken as part of the blog 15 Days in Japan by Nuno Coelho Santos Photo taken as part of the blog 15 Days in Japan by Nuno Coelho Santos

Night views
We wondered around the city for night views. We went to a ferris wheel and to the Umeda Sky Building. At the end of the night we went to a Yakitori restaurant, which not only serves you grilled chicken on a stick, but all sort of delicious grilled foods.

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Capsule Hotel
When you enter the hotel you take off your shoes and place them inside one of the lockers by the entrance. At the reception you give them your shoe locker keys and reservation receipt and in exchange you get your luggage locker key and capsule number. After you store all your luggage on the locker, you must wear the pyjamas placed inside the locker. Afterwards you can make use of the bathroom, sauna or public bath. There is also a television room, pachinko machines, games and anime room, a laptop or portable games area, bar/restaurant, laundry and massage room.

Photo taken as part of the blog 15 Days in Japan by Nuno Coelho Santos Photo taken as part of the blog 15 Days in Japan by Nuno Coelho Santos Photo taken as part of the blog 15 Days in Japan by Nuno Coelho Santos

About 15 Days in Japan

This a recording of my first experiences in Japan as I travel across the country and meet many different people.

This blog is inspired by the wonderful 19 Days in Japan, which I used as a model. Please have a look at it and support the work Lena and Filipe have done. Mike Mata's One Week In Japan timelapse is also an inspiration and motivation.

About the Author

After many years fascinated by Japanese culture I decided to make the dream trip of my life. I live in London and work at a digital studio called ustwo. If you want to get in touch, go to my Twitter or add me on Line: nunosans.
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