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.
The famous Running Man at Dotonbori canal.
Side alleys packed with eateries.
Grilled seafood on order.
Shopping complex near Umeda.
Rush hour at Osaka Station.
It’s been a long day for many!
Osaka has some of the best street stalls in Japan.
The sales pitch is on!
Part of a bike rally through the city.
Kuromon Ichiba market.
Don’t look up…
If someone could explain that drawing to me, I’d sure to know!
Taking at breather at Konpira Temple, Kotohira.
At a food court.
Heading home from school, Kochi.
Awa Odori dancer, Tokushima.