I don’t really care for malls but thought I’d check out Hirakata’s Kuzuha Mall anyway since I heard good things about it. If you attend Kansai Gaidai, this place is actually the closest shopping district to travel to for clothes and food; it’s only one stop away from Hirakata station on the Limited Express.
First a quick snack. Crepes! I crave for these every time I see a shop or cart selling these.
Something I’ve learned in Japan – Waiting in line to order your food is not a problem; the staff are usually efficient in getting orders and they give you a beeper to alert you when your food is ready to pick up so you can wait at your table. The problem? Finding seats.
What do you know… it looks like a mall.
In Japan, they sell dress pants in tubes. And the mannequins moon at you.
Maybe it’s because I’m not culturally understanding enough or traveled around enough but… I really don’t understand some of the store names I’ve seen in Japan.
The layout of the mall was very confusing and I couldn’t grasp what the exact shape of the place was like. It curves, goes straight, and abruptly cuts off on one end. Then you have splits like this. Choose your destiny.
Japanese version of A&F?
When I got a glimpse of this store on the bottom floor, I thought it was a store that sells TicTac the candy.
Probably the oddest yet most useful thing you can find at a mall – a full size supermarket.
Actually make that two supermarkets. This one is a bit more upscale and expensive though since it carries things meant for gifts, delicacies, and specialty food.
Delicacies like fancy chocolate.
And other sweets.
Gifts like fancy freshly made pies, rolls and cakes.
And really expensive strawberries.
And what I meant by specialty food items. Traditional Japanese pickles and such. I don’t even know what most of this stuff is ^^;Besides the whole shopping area, there is also an area full of restaurants that I didn’t really check out but heard there was a good ramen place inside so must come back to check it out later. Besides that, there’s really not many reasons to come here other than it cost half as much to come here than to Osaka city.