November 6, 2012: The Osaka Walking Tour: Part Deux!
Wow! It’s been a whirlwind few days here in Osaka. I’ve covered so much ground that I’ve decided to squeeze in an extra blog entry. Let’s call it “November 6, 2012: The Quickening!”
We met up with Akemi’s parents on our first night in town. The plan was to go to Sushi Koyoshi, a mom and pop restaurant I’d seen profiled on one of Anthony Bourdain’s shows. It took us about twenty minutes to find the place – and discover it was closed. 🙁
The initial disappointment gave way to single-minded resolve. Determined that we WERE going to have sushi, Akemi’s mother started off, up one alley, down another – the rest of us scurrying along, struggling to keep up. Eventually, we ended up at Uosa where we enjoyed a great meal. Some of the highlights:
Okay, it’s time for another walking tour. This time, Akemi will be joining us. Poor gal developed an eye infection last night and can’t wear contacts or make-up so she’s feeling a little camera-shy today. So no pictures, please.
Akemi gives this place two enthusiastic thumbs up:
Let’s head over to the lower level of one of the major department stores and check out the fresh fruit. You’re not allowed to take pictures so let’s pretend we’re just checking for the updates on our respective fantasy football league teams:
Tomorrow’s irregularly scheduled entry = The Osaka Wrap-up!