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.
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 ^^;.
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.
The origin of katsu katsu is right here in Shin Sekai.
Tsutenkaku – The Eiffel Tower of sorts of Osaka. Designed by the same person who did the Tokyo Tower.
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.
I think this photo perfectly captures the essence of the area :D
A little beef snack off a food stall.
Front of Shin Sekai leading to another popular area of Osaka, DenDen Town.