Life has been though, I mean finding time to work on things that I like. At times, I would really need to multi-task.. e.g. putting on my facial mask, folding cloths and watching online drama.. all at a time :) That's life - We need to find time, it's not time finding us! Let's do whatever we wish, achieve own personal goals and wishes.
Osaka & Kyoto was my last long haul vacation this year. Air Asia discontinued its route to/from Nagoya, else I would have came back from Nagoya instead. It was a good timing, where I was then able to reroute my trip via Osaka back home instead, at no cost and at any days I wished. I choose to stay a day extra while the change was perfectly match my plan to leave shopping days at the end of the trip, instead of carrying my items 戰力品 all the way to tourist destinations.
Upon landed at Kansai airport. Information counter was the first stop for us to decide our next destination. Multiple selection of Kansai Thru Pass vs. JR pass. Considering the fact we didn't intend to travel far out, i.e. Tokyo or Sapporo, JR pass wasn't too worth the amount. Hence, we had Kansai Thru pass + Amazing Osaka pass. Thanks to the hub who did all the study. :D Being a lazy person, my preference would end up locking ownself in a resort or something. Anyway, I don't complain as I am a super "walking" person, enjoy walking around whole day... just that I forgot my pedometer to clock my steps throughout the trip, my rough estimates would end up easily 20,000 steps a way x 10 days!
Honestly, I didn't record the list of hotel we stayed. They were all standard hotels nearby the stations, majority of them are ANA Hotels, rooms are small. I wouldn't mind as long as they are clean. But one thing the accommodation price was double, as it was Sakura season. We were lucky, as the week was close to the end of season.
First stop upon checking in the hotel, shopping area Shinsaibashi. That's where the famous running man located. Our intention was the check out the place, nothing much shopped. Too bad it was raining, I couldn't even border to pull out my camera.
First food - Osaka must eat cuttle fish balls.
|The cuttlefish ball shop|
|View from the Top - Umeda Tower|
|From Umeda Tower|
|HEP Five - Ferris Wheel|
|View from Ferris Wheel Cabin|
|Tourist and local with cameras|
|First tree we spotted|
|Locals jog around the park|
|Another type, looks like plum flower|
|Tempozan Ferris Wheel|
|Santa Maria Cruise ship|
|Sunset view from the top of Ferris Wheel|
Day 3, we departed for Kyoto via train. That's where Kansai Thru Pass was in use.