Friday, December 25, 2015

Osaka, Last Day

Our last day of vacation and with spending the day before solely at Universal Studios, we had one full last day to check out the rest of Osaka. We started the day at the famous Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. It's a beautiful and very large aquarium, and very expensive! It was really cool because from our hotel we took a ferry directly across the bay to the aquarium.
From inside our Hotel, Universal Port. It was cold this morning so we waited for the ferry inside!
We had to get a picture with the minion.
Just a bit windy.
It was a ten minute boat ride to the aquarium. It is a huge building.
We left the aquarium after a couple of hours and set off for Osaka Castle.
The grounds at Osaka Castle are massive, which we've come to expect. The Castle itself is beautiful and the blue sky made it stand out even more.
I think it was seven stories of antiquities and information and you can go all the way to the top.
From the top!
As the sun was setting I really wanted to go downtown Osaka with all the shops and nightlife and the kids were tired and just wanted to go back to the hotel. I won out eventually because I had Danielle on my side wanting to go find an H&M.
And guess what we found on our way.
We eventually, eventually after spending a good amount of time in H&M made it to the part of town called Dotonbori. We found the famous Glico man sign and then had to take turns posing like him.
This part of Osaka is really neat, very busy but fun. Although we didn't last too long before Avie Jo put her foot down and we had to relent and head back to the hotel.
The next morning we packed up and rode the bullet train back to our sleepy Misawa. We had a great trip. It's hard to imagine these adventures coming to an end in less than a year! Time to plan another vacation!

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