Took the Yamanote line Ikebukuro to Tokyo Station, and from there took the Shinkansen to Shin-Osaka… then after some more trains, and some wandering around, we found our hotel, Lions Rock at Shinsaibashi. From there, we went off to see a Bunraku concert. Its basically a traditional Japanese puppet show. It was a pretty fun and interesting, but of course we weren't allowed to take pictures. However, I did manage to get one from the museum before I got yelled at. haha. After we got back, my brother Stephen and I then went to a yakitori restaurant where we just are served different slices of meat and we get to grill it ourselves. Two other men sat next to us and offered us some of their food to try and suggested things for us to order. Their names were Ichiro and Tomo. After dinner, they asked if we wanted to go drinking with them. We went to a bar that their friend from their highschool days owns. His nickname was Mr. Popo (from Dragon Ball). To top it all off, they insisted on paying for us, even through all of our protests. It was an overall very fun experience.
Osaka, Bunraku, and New Friends
by Naranatsuo June. 20, 2010 1636 views