A later start than usual this morning as I woke up at 9! I must’ve been so tired and out of whack after drinks last night ~
Today’s agenda is Osaka Castle and it’s surrounding area. Even though I started later than I would like.. This is good because a lot of restaurants don’t open until 11am (have I assimilated into the Japanese life already?)
When I arrived at Osakajoen Station, only 7/11 and Lawson’s were open for food. I bought a bag of 6 croissants and they were rich in buttery flavour. After munching through a few, I spotted a takoyaki stand! Yes! I can finally have takoyaki! They were 500Y for 8 big balls!
After my scrumptious breakfast, I had enough energy to walk towards the castle. It was magnificent and luckily I brought my sunnies because the sun was out.
Afterwards, I walked towards Morinomiya Station for omurice but the restaurant was closed 😦 A lot of places are still closed because of the New Year holidays but I’m determined to find somewhere good to eat. I somehow found myself in the basement of Umeda Sky Building in Kiraku. Funny story.. I was supposed to be here for okonomiyaki but it’s also closed 😦
Thankfully, I found a place to eat in the same building. Seems like I wasn’t the only one hungry because this place was packed but as a solo, you don’t always have to wait too long for seats 🙂
Afterwards, I went straight to Shitenoji. Funny story, I was 😴 snoozing and missed the stop..by 5 stations! 😱 that’s when you know that you need coffee in your system in order to survive the rest of the day!
This woke me up real good. And it’s good coffee too despite being so cheap! Better than some cafes in Aus.. Seriously.
After this, I went on a shopping spree at Mio in Tennoji Station because Karly everything was 50%! I went overboard with the stationary because why not?!
Then I went back home to refresh myself and also to unload all my shopping. It was a good chance to catch up with family and friends through facetime before heading out for dinner. I need to have an early night tonight and wanted to eat somewhere close by.
I didn’t know when I was searching that Kyobashi had so much to eat! I’m now in CocoIcchi for curry because I heard that theirs are really good!
My night didn’t even end there! After being kicked out of the Shopping Centre, I had no choice but to head back. What was going to be an early night became another drinking night under the stars.