✈️Osaka’15 • June 12 • 心斎橋

2015 • June 12
Shinsaibashi • 心斎橋• しんさいばし

11:02 Finally left our house and just missing mcgriddle time 😧. Hong Kong McDonald’s doesn’t offer this yummy breakfast burger that uses two maple honey doused pancakes instead of regular muffin buns, hence as odd as it sounds, yeah, I eat McDs in Japan.  And every morning it reminds me how Japanese people are very timely and follow schedules quite strictly eh. I remember running up to Canadian McD counter begging for a mcgriddle and they’d make it if they have the ingredients remaining, but no chance of that happening in Japan, if it’s passed the time they offer it, strictly 10:30, they’re out.

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11:20 Kawaramachi (河原町) stn by Hankyu limited express line to Umeda station, 400円!
Hankyu Line

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12:05 We already arrive to Umeda station. Our lodging this time is so efficient for Kyoto and Osaka travel. 

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12:30 Umeda station by 御堂筋 line (cuts thru Osaka) to Namba station. Down one flight of stairs then turn left down second stairs, to Sennichimae 千日前線 line (pink) platform one to Nippombashi 日本橋 station. Finally start our main event of the day, eating and shopping!!!!

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Kuromon Ichiba Market 黒門市場. If you want good food at a reasonable price and reasonable hours, here’s where to get it! I really like eating here it’s no wonder it’s also referred to as “Osaka’s kitchen”. There’s no huge 6-hour line up like Tsukiji market, there may be less choices, but nearly everything is great!

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Although we had it last time, we decided on a Toro bento, which includes toro, maguro, and some salmon. I personally find the toro amazingly delicious but the other stuff was passable (they can’t go wrong, just wasn’t wow amazing) 🍣. Next we had a unagi tempura, their chefs recommended, which was as good as usual. You can try their other stuff, and their still good, but it just wasn’t special enough for me to waste tummy space on, hehe. Next, had a watermelon juice to quence the thirst for 500円. I saw the guy refill the mixer, it’s just watermelon slices and ice, so the juice is very pure and sweet! Of course that’s also because watermelons are in season. After getting a peach soft ice cream, which was just as delectable as before, we went back for another cup of white strawberry juice 1000円. The guy remembered us and was so happy to see us again, hehe.

第一站是先醫飽肚子,黑門市場是我的首選。雖然沒有東京的築地那麼大規模,它只是小小的市場,不過絕對沒有排6個小時的餐廳。它的餐廳大部分只有幾個座位,不過市場有一個綜合休息站,讓買了東西的人可以在那邊吃,而且有免費wifi供應🆓。

雖然上次吃過他的壽司🍣,這一次我們趕得及買他的便當🍱,坐在他側邊四個位置再享受一遍。我還是覺得他toro最好吃(廢話,那可是他們專長啊!)至於maguro和salmon都不錯,不過嚐嚐就夠不用買多。

第二站吃了鰻魚天婦羅🍤,是他們的廚師推薦。旅遊書是有推薦過他麼的姜天婦羅,不過上次吃過不怎麼樣。他麼的天婦羅都是做好的放在店面,在你點了之後再拿去油炸一下。

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Dōtonbori 道頓堀. I know this is supposed to be the kitchen of Osaka, or maybe I’m really not that much of a foodie, but i just can’t feel enticed to must try something except for the random takoyaki and okonomiyaki.

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Comic Cafe
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Shinsaibashi 心斎橋.
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Don Quixote
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The Glico man is back!! Last time we only got the girl, but finally found the Glico man this time!
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Walking the cat
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Panorama
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Shopping
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Pablo
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19:30 Had dinner at 元祖串かつ だるま got interviewed by tv crew. The sauce

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DHC
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20:30 Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi line, shinsaibashi 心斎橋 to nagahoribashi長堀橋

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20:43 nagahoribashi (ながほりばし, 長堀橋) by sakaisuji 堺筋線 line to Ebisucho station. Tsutenkaku by exit 3.

20:54 Tsutenkaku.
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21:19 Ebisucho (えびすちょう, 恵美須町) station by Sakaisuji line to Dobutsuen-mae (動物園前) stn

21:30 Dobutsuen-mae station どいぶつえnまえ by Midosuji Line to Umeda 梅田 station,

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Ramen
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Emergency supplies shopping at Donquixote Umeda at Hep Five.

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00:00 Hankyu Umeda station by Hankyu Kyoto line Katsura. Taxi for less than ¥2800 to Kawaramachi.

Got faked by Hyperdia, which states last Hankyu train leaving Umeda was at midnight. Yes, that’s true, but that last train only goes to Katsura!! 😭😭😭 Was almost worried we’d have to pull another stay-the-night at a comic cafe again.
http://americamura.jp/tw/map.pdf

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