So there I am. All alone in Osaka.
Before I was stayin’ at a friend’s place in Nagoya for 10 days. It had been 3 years since I’ve met my friends from there, so I felt really good. Also the city hadn’t changed. I was kinda lucky with the weather, compared to Kanazawa where I was before. (picture 1, Nagoya TV Tower near Sakae Oasis 21; picture 2, Nagoya station KINTOKEI)
I took the Shinkansen HIKARI this morning to Osaka. Since all my friends are busy or don’t have enough money, I’m all on my own now. I’m staying at the TOYO Hotel in Shin-Imamiya for 4 days before I’ll go to Tokyo on the 24th.
I had to change trains at Shin-Osaka on my way to Osaka main station. Without any expectation, some stranger woman talked to me and told me which train I should take (though I thought I knew it already xD).
As soon I got rid of my luggage at the Hotel, I asked at the reception for some recommendation for Lunch, because I hadn’t eaten anything. But the store they recommended me was closed, so I talked to some Japanese man walking in my direction, if he knew any good place. He wasn’t even from Osaka himself. Well, I ended up being invited for Lunch. He even went to the TSUUTENKAKU Tower with me and showed me the way back to the Hotel then. Very nice. And I didn’t even ask for all that xD
I took the next train back to Osaka main station, where I got on the HEP FIVE big wheel just when it got dark. It was amazing~!! Though I was all alone xD
I went to a TAKOYAKI (Pizza, Octopus Balls) restaurant close there to have dinner then. It happened to be that kind of restaurant, where you make them yourself directly at the table. I made TAKOYAKI before, but it was much harder there, because the recipe was a little bit different (Osaka is famous for Takoyaki!!).
It was delicious. Altough It feels a litle bit strange to do everything alone. I was supposed to meet an old friend from my japanese Highschool time in Osaka, but he suddenly got busy. So I’m alone. well well. I’m used to it. Strangely, though it’s my very first time travelling all alone overseas, I’m not really scared or nervous. I just walk. And when I don’t know where I am I asked someone xD Luckily I speak Japanese~