Friday, December 11, 2015
14 Days Osaka/ Kyoto Trip Nov 2015
Day 1: On board SQ616 =) Start of the holiday!!!
Reached our airbnb apartment very late at night. It is located at Namba and walking distance to Dontobori and Kuromon Market which we frequent very often during our trip.
Day 2: Namba/ Kuromon Market/ Dontobori
Brunch at Kuromon Market.
Dinner at Namba
Day 3: Kyoto - Arashiyama
Day 4 - Osaka Castle
Brunch at Kuromon Market before we set off for Osaka Castle.
View from the observatory deck at the top of Osaka Castle.
Back to Dontobori
Snack on Takoballs again!
Take-away dinner from Takashimaya food hall. Reached there around 7.30pm and there was discount for most food items.
Day 5 - Day Trip to Nara
Lunch - Unagi rice set.
Must-try at Nara - Very soft mochi with red bean fillings.
Delicious ramen for dinner at Namba. The meat literally melted in our mouth.
Day 6 - Umeda
Brunch at Kuromon Market. Seafood rice for only 1200 yen (around $14).
Grand Front Osaka - Not your typical shopping mall. Many of the shops are "labs".
Umeda Sky Building
Day 7 - Side trip to Kyoto
Beef bun set
Day 8 - Osaka Aquarium
Dinner near the aquarium.
Day 9 - Universal Studio Japan
Magical Christmas at USS!
Dinner at Mel's.
Magical Starlight Parade at 8pm.
Day 10 - Namba Walk/ Umeda/ Grand Front Osaka/ Namba
2nd trip to Grand Front Osaka as hubby wanted to do an analysis of his feet to see what type of shoes suit him.
Dinner - Yakiniku Buffet near our apartment. Ate until super full.
Day 11 - Shopping at Shinsaibashi area/ Dontobori
Dinner at Dontobori - Our first time trying out kushikatsu!
Melon Bun with Ice-Cream
Day 12 - Ikeda - Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum
Lunch at Ippudo near the museum.
Love their fried rice more than the ramen.
We got to design our own noodles cup.
I chose the ingredients and favour for my cup noodles.
Taking a break at Holly's Cafe.
We walked a long way to get to this garden.
Take-away dinner bought from Namba Walk.
Day 13 - Kuromon Market/ Namba Yasaka Shrine/ Shinsekai/ Dontobori
We tried out the Kobe beef at Kuromon Market.
Proper unagi don for lunch at the market.
Namba Yasaka Shrine
Dinner at Yoshinoya. I had the beef hotpot instead of normal beef bowl.
Billiken figures everywhere.
Spent last night at Dontobori at Honolulu Coffee Cafe, Pancake topped with macadamia nuts cream was simply delicious!
Day 14 - Rinku Premium Outlet -> Kansai International Airport -> Back to Singapore
We had tendon for brunch at Namba Walk after we checked out.
We decided to spend our afternoon at Rinku Premium Outlet since it is near the airport.
Mos Burger - Delicious Ebi Burger
Dinner at the airport.
Continue to shop for snacks at the airport before boarding the plane.