I read about the The Osaka Museum Of Housing and Living and decided to pay a visit. I was surprised to see how popular it was. Lots of tourists rented kimonos and took photos in front of old style Japanese houses and stores. It takes up the 8th and 9th floors of a nondescript office building.
I believe this is my sixth visit to Osaka (for a conference again) and I am planning on having some new experiences I can't help but take photos of iconographic sight sin Osaka. The crab restaurant started here-I've never eaten there-I think crab is over-rated, but that's me.
They love their seafood here.
I found my hangout near my hotel-a takoyaki restaurant, but I was full from the two beers and peanuts I had on the Shinkansen down-so grilled pork and kimchi with a beer.
It's always Christmas here.
This is probably the most iconic image of Osaka you see it countless times on social media and promotional images from Osaka-but it is pretty cool.
Back to my local for some yaki udon noodles before going back to the hotel.
I decided to take a stroll around Kamakura after visiting the Kamakura City Kawakita Museum. I was not the only one the city was teeming with visitors to see the lovely fall colors. This is a ramen shop in a traditional old house with a shrine.
The approach to Jufukuji temple.
The approach to a restaurant specializing in local ingredients.
My main purpose for visiting Kamakura was to see the Toshiro Mifune exhibition which has a tie-in with my friend producer Yukie Kito's film Mifune: The Last Samurai at the Kamakura City Kawakita Film Museum. The grounds are beautiful, but the exhibition was not so comprehensive-I was hoping to see more.