Over Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) my husband and I took a rather impromptu trip to Japan. We booked tickets the day of, which turned out to be one of the best decisions ever as a round trip ticket to Osaka and back was only $150 bucks. I can’t even fly across one US State for that.
We spent our first two days in Osaka, and found fantastic accommodations within Chuo Ward. If you’re unfamiliar with this part of Japan, it’s basically where all the magic happens, aka the Vegas of Osaka, aka the part of the city that never sleeps. It was clean, stylish, and fun (yes fun)! The cool thing about this part of the city was Shinsaibashi, a covered shopping district filled with restaurants, shops, casinos, arcades, etc, etc. A person could lose the time of day wandering around this area enjoying it’s goodness. As a matter of fact, we got literally lost three times in there, wandering around for an hour or two. But hey, it was an adventure and a ton of fun!
As the sun went down, another part of Chuo Ward was just coming to life: Dotonbori. Want to go see something cool? Visit this little lively area at night. I could sit for hours and people watch. I saw guys and girls that looked like they just walked out of an animation movie (I was too shy to take a picture sorry), puffer fish restaurants out the wazoo, and lights. Lots of lights.
Now on a completely different note, I want to share something with you that’s close to my heart. Today is Veteran’s Day. I could sit here and try to reiterate how passionately I feel about today, but I poured my heart out about this a year ago. I still go back to this post and cry because it means so much to me (sap much?). If you want to know where my heart is, it’s in this post: They Deserve it the Most.
Don’t let today pass you buy without saying, “Thank You” to at least one Veteran.