Even though our stint in the Kansai region was based in Osaka, we didn’t actually do that much here. It all boils down to two places: the Namba district (where Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi shopping arcade meets) and the Osaka Aquarium.
Just as steady droplets of water can eventually wear down solid stone, after two and a half years of “let’s go back to Japan” from the wife, I eventually caved. I thought it was a bit soon to repeat such an expensive trip, but I would be a liar if I said I didn’t want to, and before long we were packing for a 13-day trip across Japan.
This trip is a bit of a do-over to make up for the horrendous weather from the previous trip. Being the first destination after settling in at the hotel in Osaka, Himeji would set the tone for the rest of the trip, and I’m glad to report it definitely beat being drenched in the streets of Tokyo like last time.