Out and About: Osaka

Our roadtrip begins and ends in Osaka, Japan’s third largest city and a great contrast to the quietly rural island of Shikoku. Much of the time spent in this sprawling mega-city is either shopping, eating, or searching for the next meal. They don’t call this place the “country’s kitchen” for nothing!

Here, a collection of fairly random photos taken while navigating the maze of streets and alleyways of Osaka, plus a few from Shikoku.

Osaka

The famous Running Man at Dotonbori canal.

Osaka

Side alleys packed with eateries.

Osaka

Sumo!

Osaka

Grilled seafood on order.

Osaka

Shopping complex near Umeda.

Osaka

Rush hour at Osaka Station.

Osaka

It’s been a long day for many!

Osaka

Osaka has some of the best street stalls in Japan.

Osaka

The sales pitch is on!

Osaka

Corner delights.

Osaka

Part of a bike rally through the city.

Osaka

Kuromon Ichiba market.

Osaka

Don’t look up…

Shikoku

If someone could explain that drawing to me, I’d sure to know!

Shikoku

Taking at breather at Konpira Temple, Kotohira.

Shikoku

At a food court.

Shikoku

Heading home from school, Kochi.

Shikoku

Awa Odori dancer, Tokushima.

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