Osaka Night Lights

Vibrant, bustling excitement = Osaka

Osaka is like miles and miles of Times Square, up and down 10 different streets. Now I know why everyone says that Osaka has the best nightlife in Japan.

minima area bridge

minami area bridge

It’s a fun place to be, also a little trashy, and great food😆 I tried this place called Tako Tako King (their speciality is takoyaki), and it was a very loud but inviting little restaurant/bar, where the guys who work there are constantly shouting out orders and welcoming people in. Super fun, even though I had no clue what they were saying. According to their menus, it’s a blues/jazz place, but they had the music on an American Country music FM radio station the whole time I was there😄

Tako Tako King

Tako Tako King

takoyaki (octopus balls)

takoyaki (octopus balls)

rice-egg-octopus-bacon-pickled beets-yum

rice-egg-octopus-bacon-pickled beets-yum

The Minami area is where a lot of the hubbub is centered, on a street called Dotonbori, which runs along the canal. Tons of shops for anything and everything, restaurants and bars/clubs.

minami lights

the riverwalk on steroids

moi

moi

dotonbori street

dotonbori street

street in minami

street in minami

Craziness…

The Glico running man sign is famous, I have since found out:)

The exterior of the restaurants are over-the-top decorating, adding to the fun atmosphere…

storefront

storefront

storefront

storefront

A few streets over are all the high-end shops (think: Apple Store, Louis V, etc), with Christmas lights:

shinsaibashi shopping district

shinsaibashi shopping district

My hotel has nice views of the city:

night view

night view

daytime view

daytime view

I’m only here less than two days, then back to Tokyo…

Next up:  KitKats & Castles

3 Comments on “Osaka Night Lights

    • Yeah, I heard an O’Reilly’s Auto Parts commercial come on, and I was like “wait a minute..”

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: