(Pics separated by days)
July 22-23 – Osaka
My friends and I decided to go have some fun in Osaka for the last time before our friend leaves Japan. We started out with a late lunch at a Brazilian BBQ and I really had no idea what to expect. It was all you can eat and there was so much food!! Some of the food, you could go get yourself, but the meat, the waiters walked around to serve you and slice it off for you. It was pretty meat. (haha see what I did there) I was the only one at the table who didn’t want bloody meat so they gave me this “well done” label thing so the waiters knew to cook it more for me. We were super full from that.
Me and some friends decided to walk around a bit Shinsaibashi because we didn’t wanna go back to the hostel yet. I also had to buy some stuffs. Not long after, we went back to get ready for our fun night. Every time we went into our rooms, all we could say was “ahhh すずしい”, meaning it’s so cold (in a good way). In summer, the Japanese here either say “あつい” (hot) or “すずしい” (cool) haha.
So we got ready, pre-drank by playing King’s Cup. It was my first time playing it properly haha. We met some others from the hostel too and they ended up coming with us to partayyy. So yea, funnnnn. So at like 10 or 11 I think, we finally decided to head out. It was funnnnn. We didn’t stay out too too late. Some of us went to a Mcdonalds after and were quite disappointed with their lack of menu options. All they sold were fries and nuggets!! Well. We got those and went back to the hostel to sleep haha.
We had to check out by 11 and so we decided to grab brunch together before separating ways. It was my first time having Eggs n’ Things and it was really good!! I love their eggs and potatoes. Some of them decided to go home earlier. Four of us decided to stay a bit longer. My friend and I were planning to stay an extra two days because we wanted to see the Tenjin Matsuri, which is one of the three biggest festivals in Japan. We also went to grab a burrito and I think it might be the first real burrito I’ve ever had. It was pretty good! I’m craving one now actually haha. The two friends who stayed a bit longer wanted massages and my friend and I thought that it was a great idea too. So why not xD it was much cheaper than the massages back in Mie. It was pretty relaxing ahhh. Oh yea, my friend and I went to this store called Parts Club and it’s basically like Michaels but for jewelry. We both got so into it and started thinking of different projects we could make. We ended up going back to our capsule hotel and doing some of it xD
July 24 – Kyoto
We actually had to switch our schedule around a bit. We were supposed to go to Kobe but oh well. So I wanted to go back to Kyoto since last week, it was just such a mess with my huge bug bite mishap. But! Before we left for Kyoto, we spontaneously decided to go to the Minion Cafe!! It was so cuteeee. I really wanna watch the movie but they don’t offer it in English here in Japan =( it was quite a wait, despite being there before it opened. All the stuff was actually quite expensive, especially the desserts and drinks, even I wouldn’t pay for it! I got a kids meal because it had lots of variety and the karaage was pretty good! Omg now I’m craving karaage too… Oh karaage is basically Japanese fried chicken – it’s the best!!!
So we set off to Kyoto and it took only less than half an hour. Oh, this is the same friend who I went with last week to Kyoto and had my bite situation. Glad we could do it right this time. I had to actually go back to the hospital and pharmacy so I could get my refund from my visit last week. I had forgotten to bring my health card. Doh.
Ok so after that, we finally went to Arashiyama Monkey Park!! I have been wanting to go here for the longest time. I have been to Kyoto over 5 times and every time, there was no time or something came up. Continue reading