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Hi guys, I finally decided I will upload my endless amount of pictures of Osaka and Kansai region in general. In this thread you will see Osaka (prefecture), Kyoto, Nara, Shiga, Kobe etc. Urban scenes, to climbing mountains to random things. Since this is kind of a local perspective thread I guess there will be many random pictures sometimes and a bunch of food pictures :laugh:. More or less this thread will be endless I guess :dunno:.

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So let's start off with some skyline pictures of Osaka. Sunset!


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And here's a random picture of a suburban house in Osaka in the fall


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Here's a random Osaka neighborhood (east) in the Spring


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Another random house because why not


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And Ramen, because that's what we eat


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And here's a picture of my nails because that's what we do



Kawaii yarou?

Although I'll try to spare you with such pictures :laugh:

Also here is a disastrous panorama I made, it's from Osaka castle looking east. This is the only bad panorama I have, so might as well get it out of the way now lol.

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Also I will sometimes put videos like this:


Or videos from the train.
 

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Let's start with residential urban Osaka. Going to the local Aeon to go shopping and grab lunch.


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These buildings on the right are known as "Danchi". They are government housing built during the economic boom for working class migrants into the cities. They are dirt cheap to live in


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Next to the Danchi are modern housing


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I guess I randomly wanted to edit this picture with google for some reason


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Here's the mall :)


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Most people just ride their bicycles here


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Food court


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^ No I didn't eat all of that lol


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I must have done a lot of shopping because, it's night now


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Taking the monorail back home :)


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Local Izakaya

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There's a love hotel right next to home :laugh: it's the building with the red sign


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So now let's go to Osaka city hall, which is located on Nakanoshima which is an island in the middle of a river. It's quite pretty. But first we need to walk to the station to get there :)

The area is pretty dense


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This is the Keihan line. It connects Osaka and Kyoto. You will be seeing a lot of it :). But in this case we are going towards central Osaka.


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In the summer you can often see people wearing yukata


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Some random pics from the train


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I really like the Keihan stations in this area, probably among my favorite in all of Japan:


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Walked across the bridge


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Bicycles are a big deal in Osaka


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I love these Osaka streets :)


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This lady was wearing a full kimono, in the summer!


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Now to get lunch


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Going back to the island


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My friend and I had a very yummy but probably unhealthy lunch


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That little cup was honey, which we put on the pizza. It was actually delicious.

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This is what we call "Japanese hamburg"


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That's all for now :)
 

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I have to see more of Osaka. I fly into Osaka so many times but end up going out of the city to see other attractions. Next time
 

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I have to see more of Osaka. I fly into Osaka so many times but end up going out of the city to see other attractions. Next time
I think that's a common thing. People stay in Osaka and visit Kyoto, Nara etc. Osaka is worth it just for the food. It's not called the nation's kitchen for nothing :)

Nice, pics. Do people swim in this river? What its name? I liked the wooden subway station. I'm inspired to do a thread of my own city now. :D
Haha, drunk people or crazy people in Shinsaibashi will swim in them. They are not like toxic sludge or something with dead fish everywhere, but definitely do not recommend to swim in them!
 

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Now let's go to a different area :)


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We're going to go into this shopping arcade it's Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street which is the longest in Japan:


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Love it. Osaka is a fantastic place, though I think I would live in Kobe. The whole area is absolutely fantastic!

eew no. no one swims in any river like that in any part of Japan. its dirty :lol:
Pretty much every river that goes through an urban area is too dirty to swim in. Even the beautiful river that goes through Melbourne city is full of sewerage and the government doesn't recommend swimming anywhere close to the city, only outside.
 

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But actually my destination was the Nakanoshima rose garden
I remember our Japan trip last year, we planned to visit that rose garden too but didn't make it. We basically started walking from Osaka Castle, gave up at Temmabashi station and decided to take the Keihan line to Oebashi. I was really blown away by those stations too, so cool with all the wood. :)

I was surprised how empty the Nakanoshima area was, but maybe because it was a Saturday I suppose.
 

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Now let's go to Kyoto.

First take the Keihan line from Osaka, but this time going north


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Some pictures from the train. Here are the residential areas between Osaka and Kyoto


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Arrived in Kyoto, and immediately people wearing kimono


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