Sorry for taking a while, this time it felt that jet lag got better of me when I return, and the cold winter weather in Canada did not help ^^;
During some point in time of the trip, I felt guilty neglecting Taiga so I re-dressed her and took her out when we went to Osaka! (21 Nov 2011)^o^ It was my husband’s first time in Osaka and my 2nd time in many many years ^^; But the time when I visited Osaka, it was more like a passing thru type visit so it was good to take our time to a certain extent and explore the area :)
I forgot what time did we get out of the hotel, but hardly any shops were open yet, and not many people around the area we walk about for photos… Look, no stand! XD
We were generally walking around for photo opportunities, and it was neat to see many shops with interesting decor around even in the day time :) We were looking for the famous Dotonbori street ^o^
This was one of the hotels we were checking out before we decided to come to Osaka…. XD It’s a little… disturbing LOL
As we get closer the buildings get more colourful :D Here we see the Glico sign which me and Taiga goofed around at a bit… there we started to see more people and husband told me people were doing a double take to look at this weird doll person taking photos with her doll in broad daylight :P
I generally tune people out so it was quite funny to hear what happened actually :P
Guess who fell for the tourist trap ^^; we were tricked by how delicious it looked as the fake food LOL unfortunately the real stuff was just packaging and was rather disappointing :(
Osaka is famous for Pkonomiyaki and Takoyaki… we actually did not try Takoyaki or Taiyaki in Osaka ^^; now thinking back, we were too full LOL and our stay was only about 3 nights, not enough to do everything ^^;;;;
Really funny signs, very well maintained ^^
We did eat takoyaki in Tokyo tho ^^; so good! :P
Taiga and Ryu ^o^
Found Otaroad [オタロード] after some walking and came across the Azone shop while looking for Volks shop ^^; Shopping damage was a bit smaller… should have bought more LOL
Almost missed Volks building as I have a bad sense of direction XD
Luckily husband was with me :P
Tenshi no sumika is the floor I was looking for XD
Tenshi no sumika generally has displays which they allow people to pose their dolls for photos, of course we gotta have Taiga do it :3
Unfortunately our nihongo still need a lot of work, ^^; we were lucky there was a attendant in store who was very patient and nice with us XD A squirrel found it’s way on Taiga’s lap lol
Really nice set ups ^o^ they even have a spot for our belongings ^^ so thoughtful!
Okie looks like it’s time to head back… we walked almost all day ^^; skipped lunch I believe, had okonomiyaki for dindins, so yummy!
Doesn’t Taiga look a bit disappointed that we’re already leaving?