Wednesday, January 23, 2013
I am exhausted. This trip to Osaka killed my upper & lower back, and nearly killed my camera (it decided that it didn't like its new strap). I'm just not as young as I used to be, I guess! By the time I got to the aquarium, I thought to myself that I would pay any amount of money for someone to hold my backpack. 300¥ for a locker? Yes, please. I was just simply not prepared for the non-walk-ability of Osaka. You seriously need to take the subway to go anywhere. I wish I had gotten that into my head sooner!
There's quite a lot to do in Osaka. There's the castle, museums, shopping, gardens, and a wonderful aquarium, among other things my tourist-brain is not aware of. Being only 1 hour away means the next time I go, I'll have to hit Liberty Osaka and maybe also the Museum of Oriental Ceramics since I'm a plateware junkie.
The castle had some lovely exhibits, and the aquarium was really well done. And where else will you find an H&M across the street from another H&M? I even [finally] found green tea KitKat bars. A tourist shop specialty.