An Old School Metropolitan- Osaka

Our next stop was Osaka. to be perfectly frank, it was our least favorite stop of the trip. It was like every other big city, lots of shopping and eating. but this one had, in our opinion, few sites that we, personally wanted to see.

 Osaka Castle

The major stop that we went to was the Osaka Castle. Unfortunately, this castle was also closed due to the new year. We were most impressed by the gigantic stone cut walls that surrounded the castle and formed the base of the castle.

 Osaka Castle
 Osaka Castle
 Osaka Castle

Our next stop is aways my favoite when traveling. We headed to one of the popular nearby markets. They had large amounts of tea in huge containers so you could pick out your favorite and get a large bag of it.

osaka market
osaka market

Inside the market was a small peaceful little temple.

japanese temple
japanese temple
japanese temple

Rubbing the bull’s head for good luck then going and writing good wishes for the new year.

japanese temple
osaka japan

We had a Japanese pancake, Okonomiyaki for dinner. I have no idea what all was in this but it was the most delicious meal I have ever had. It had mac and cheese, hash browns and a special sauce.

Okonomiyaki