You’ll have to excuse me for the lateness of this one; I got home this afternoon and slept until not long ago.
Yesterday was my last day in Osaka. There wasn’t much to do other than kill time as I’d already done what I set out to do. The sky was blue with no clouds, the sun blazing on me with my hoodie because my suitcase was packed so much it wouldn’t fit in. I visited the Umeda Sky Building again for some more photos, also Osaka Station City and Yodobashi Camera.
With just enough money left to get me to the airport, I decided to buy a few last minute souvenirs instead, knowing I could use the ATM to get more cash. What I forgot was that there was a 10,000 yen minimum withdrawal. All I wanted was 2000. So I had to get it all out, buy more, and by now my carry on luggage was also overlfowing.
Walking around Kansai Airport to kill time before departing I blew 4700 yen on a massage. It was sooo good. The girl who did it was so rough and I was in sooo much pain, but afterward I was in heaven.
So I’m home now. Home to freezing cold winds and rain. It feels like I’m in Melbourne.
Anyway, I had a truly awesome time over there and I suggest you go before thinking of Bali or somewhere Australians hang out and make fools of themselves. Osaka wasn’t futuristic like Japan is always portrayed, just a regular city about the size of Sydney/Melbourne with neon lights, vending machines, convenience stores and people wanting you to go into their shop/restaurant everywhere. I really enjoyed the mix of modern downtown areas and ancient temples and shrines. I loved the super-delicious food from the bakeries. And most of all, I love the people. I still can’t understand how everybody is so nice, patient, courteous, helpful and respectful.
Osaka is also a fantastic place for a perv. Everywhere you look there is gorgeous girls. You can’t escape them. And I am definitely not complaining about that.
I think that’s all I have to say for now. I hope you enjoyed reading about my holiday as much as I enjoyed going. Thanks.