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Osaka

Aquarium and Universal Studios

We're now in Osaka and soon as we've arrived we are already unfortunately leaving.

We've been here 2 days and done the following:

-Travelled to the Osaka aquarium. It was amazing. It even had a whale shark in a tank! Oscar loved the sea otters. Jeff loved the long legged crabs (probably because he wanted to eat them)
-Played pachinko for the first time. Pachinko is a game kind of like pinball without the paddles if that makes sense.... The aim is to win more balls. Balls are exchanged for prizes. It's bright and colourful, and noisy as hell! Matt bought a tray of about 1000 pachinko balls and he wasn't sure what he was doing but he sure looked like he was having fun.
-Jeff visited the 100Yen shop where everything costs 100 yen. He was like a kid in a candy store. He left with about 15 items (mostly snacks and drinks). I had to drag him out by the collar before he bought out the whole store.
-I went crazy Otaku and bought lots of One-Piece items. I'm going to be returning home with probably 2 tonnes of merchandise.
-Jeff has been spending all his cash in vending machines trying to win Dragonball figurines. It's been an epic fail though because he keeps getting the worst character possible in Dragonball... The fat man Android 19
-We went to Universal Studios today in Osaka. The rides there were awesome. The rides we went on were Terminator, Spiderman, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Jaws, and Hollywood Dream. All the rides were great but I think the general consensus was that the Spiderman ride was the best.
-Tonight me and Jeff ate a true Japanese meal. A sushi set with eel, octopus, various fish, prawns, tempura, and udon. And to polish it off... a cool tall glass of grape Fanta :)

Sorry guys no photos yet again. It's been difficult to find time to do it. We'll be heading to Hakuba tomorrow and it's going to be a 5 hour train trip so we'll have plenty of downtime to put the photos up. Until then see ya next time!

Posted by Phalanx 02:40 Archived in Japan

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