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Osaka: Shin Sekai

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Okay I am finally through with finals week, finished with exams, done with my second (and last) term at Kansai Gaidai, and just came back from roaming Tokyo (hence my long absence again…). In other words, my days here are also numbered. But that doesn’t mean this blog is coming to an end soon. I still have plenty to cover and plenty more to see and do before I get deported back to the US. Time sure flies though! Anyway, here’s one of the landmark areas of Osaka: Shin Sekai.

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While walking along Tennoji toward Shin Sekai, I came across this decidedly modern looking temple. Couldn’t really check it out because it was closed. Forgot the name of it though ^^;.

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In the midst of all the restaurants and shops, one can still find a shrine tucked away in a corner somewhere on the street. That’s Japan for you.

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The origin of katsu katsu is right here in Shin Sekai.

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Tsutenkaku – The Eiffel Tower of sorts of Osaka. Designed by the same person who did the Tokyo Tower.

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So what’s there? Nothing but restaurants. Restaurants with really loud and flamboyant atmosphere and style. Sushi, fugu, kushi katsu, okonomiyaki, doteyaki, takoyaki, yakiniku… all the favorites and famous stuff of Osaka are right here. This is where you come to eat and drink.

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I think this photo perfectly captures the essence of the area :D

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A little beef snack off a food stall.

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Front of Shin Sekai leading to another popular area of Osaka, DenDen Town.

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9 thoughts on “Osaka: Shin Sekai

  1. I’ve just finished 100% in SMT Devil Survivor 2, and its anime is airing this season so let me shout…
    TSUTENKAKU!!!! >[]<"!!!
    heck yeah!

  2. So, since you’re going back to the States, does that mean Gunpla Inochi will rise once again? :)

  3. Love all your posts! I’m actually leaving to Kansai in a couple of weeks ^^ Would I be able to request a blog post for travelers going to Osaka/Kyoto/Kansai and share all of your personal recommendations and protips (ie: suggestions on restaurants, going to certain temples day/night, etc.) ?

    Regardless any suggestions would be lovely!

  4. Awesome post. Cannot wait to visit Japan when I got the time and $$ XD.

    Btw-Your sister site: gunpla-inochi, says it has an expired domain. I was wondering if you were planning to close it or not since I still read some of your stuff now and again XD.

  5. I miss your blog posts and pictures man :( I hope everything is going well!

  6. Where are you?

  7. It has been one year…and no update from you.

    Are you okay Z? Can you still see us? Hope you’re okay and didn’t get into some trouble in Japan…

  8. What happened, one year and no updates. Plus the domain for Gunpla Incohi expired three days ago (it’s the 30th of July right now) so what’s happening?!?!?!?!

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