YAY!!! It’s day 2 and we wake up bright and early and energized for a day of exploration!
BUT FIRST… FOOD!
(WARNING: This clique I typically travel with call ourselves ‘The Gourmet Bunnies’. It sounds atas but in actual fact it’s just because we like to eat. And eat we do– unashamedly, unabashedly, enthusiastically! So sit tight and brace yourselves! It may look like we eat an obscenely unhealthy amount but we are very nice people (who wouldn’t eat you) Hehheh. I may be vegsmoothiebunny most of the time but come holiday periods… HELLO WORLD! Balanced living, eh? Haha)
We walk to Namba station which is filled with food places and randomly enter one for breakfast.
The fake food displays are really helpful if you don’t speak Japanese because you can just use your phone or camera to take a photo and show it to the wait staff. Service is legendary in Japan, of course so no judgement there 🙂
People who smile while counting your change. Japanese people, you are so inspiring. Haha.
The place is gorgeous. The water so beautifully calm and the weather was perfect.
I love blue skies and foliage!
We like to ham it up for the camera. In public. Our skins are an inch thick. Must be all the food we consume. Haha.
Little ducklings on an excursion!
There’s a judo school within the premises as well and there was a competition going on- exciting!
Ice cream in cold weather! Raise your hand if you love ice cream in cold weather too! The matcha soft serve was SO good. Not a fan of the Fanta Grape one. I dislike the drink as well.
And finally.. the castle itself!
The place was like a little museum which was really interesting. I like visiting museums and checking out biasness int he featured documents. Oooh, and the gift shops.
Evening was rapidly approaching so we left and made our way back to Namba. I had an Omurice craving so we went to Pomme no Ki for it!
I like places that you can customize everything! Pomme no Ki allows you to customize the size of your rice, sauces and ingredients!
My avocado and shrimp omu curry rice. SO YUMMY I am salivating as I’m typing this. T.T
Hashed beef which was insanely good as well.
After which we proceeded to everyone’s all time fave dessert place- Harbs. Every single trip I’ve been to Japan (and I’ve been quite a few times now), I’ve been to Harbs. But this is the first trip that we went back to Harbs TWICE. And to be entirely honest, I don’t really like the place because I’m not a fan of cakes but my friends LOVE the place. The cakes, admittedly are pretty good and the ambience is fantastic but oh man… the sheer amount of cake was enough to make me feel a little green just at the mention of the store’s name. Haha.
Everybody has to order a drink! No problem though, their range of teas is SUPERB. Their green tea is out of this world light yet flavourful and so invigorating! I wanted to buy it back but they don’t sell it instore 🙁
Aged cheese cake. An (easily) acquired taste.
That night we rolled home but not before stopping at the convenience / road side stores (Namba is full of them!) and picking up Osaka’s famous takoyaki balls, gyoza, fried food (we live in the American District- everywhere sold beer and fried food!) and instant noodles.
Supper that night was made up of these happy things.
Chicken wing. Stuffed with cheese. Then deep fried to perfection.