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yokoso! osaka part 2 – a bit of hollywood and anime

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One of the many anime-related shops in DenDen Town

My Mom, sister, and I left one day free and “guide-less” so that we could take a trip to Universal Studios Japan (USJ), which was relatively painless to get to from our hotel in Shinsaibashi: Take the Midosuji line bound for Umeda from Shinsaibashi Station. Then, change to the JR Railway loop line bound for Sakurajima at Osaka Station. Get off at the Universal City Station. Voila! You’re there. Subway fare (at that time) between Shinsaibashi […]

yokoso! osaka part 1 – hanami (cherry blossom viewing)

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Somewhere in between first bloom (kaika) and full bloom (mankai)

I have always been fascinated with both traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. My younger sister is even more of a fan than I am–she has even taken a few language classes and has gone to workshops in script-writing dubbed versions of popular anime for Philippine TV. Plus, if I were stranded on a desert island and had the choice of eating only one type of cuisine forever and ever, it would be Japanese. Yum. In planning our […]