Osaka, last full day

I never got the chance to post pics from our final day in Osaka! It was the coldest day with temperatures in the 50s, but we made it to Osaka Castle, a Buddhist temple and Dotonbori.

We met the kindest people, saw beautiful landmarks, and of course ate our way through the country! Japan will stay dear to my heart for the rest of my life, and we are already dreaming of our next trip… 
     

I love the way they advertise in Japan! The train was covered in pictures of this J-pop group

  
 

Osaka Castle

  

  

  

  

  

Definitely worth 300 yen (about $3)

  

  

A gorgeous landmark representing the unification of Japan in the 16th Century

  

Osaka Castle Park

        

bread, cheese and bacon pastry… mmm

  

the “love hotel” district! reminded me of Vegas in a way

  

Okonomiyaki – the Japanese pancake

  

very good lunch spot with a kind owner who spoke English

  

Shitennoji temple

 

We got to walk up inside, but no photos were allowed

  

  

  

  

Shinsaibashi shopping district

  

Iconic Dotonbori Glico man

Takoyaki (fried octopus)! We were told this is a must-try in Dotonbori

pretty tasty

We ended our final night with wine and ice cream back at the apartment

a savory end to our trip