Day 4 and 5 were some of my favorite days we spent in Osaka. The Osaka aquarium is truly magic, especially if you like marine life. Seeing this whale shark was one of the highlights of my trip. It’s so massive and graceful and I was in awe.
Doing the lil korean heart I learned by being on this trip, hehe. My shirt makin me look bloated af oops
Did you guys know that baby seals have this permanently blissful expression on their faces? I love it.
Huge jellyfish tank with mirrors everywhere to create this submerging illusion.
The BB seal again :’) We were so lucky to have caught the lil guy just floating around on his belly through the glass when we looked up. Just look at how happy he is. I die. We should all enjoy life as much as this baby seal.
Aesthetic coffee shop.
Feel so bad tbh that we ate sushi after being in the aquarium. But of course can’t go to Japan without trying their premium fish. We tried this conveyer belt sushi restaurant inside of a shopping center and it was so, so good. Fresh, melt in your mouth sushi. I can’t believe I don’t have any photos but we karaoke’d after this with bottomless drinks which was really fun, and then ate some hot udon soup to end the night. Day 5, our last day in Osaka. We took a train to Nara and Kyoto and tried to squeeze in as much as we could in one day.
Nara deer park.
These deer can get pretty feisty. You can buy these biscuit treats at the park to feed these semi-wild deer. But beware… they WILL chase you down once they see you have food lol. These deer are so cool and have been trained to also bow before you give them their treat. I definitely wish I could’ve spent more time exploring Kyoto, at least 2 days needed to really get a feel of the old capital of Japan. It had a different vibe compared to Osaka which is one of the main cities in Japan. It felt a lot more traditional and less busy. I didn’t get to see the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest or go to the monkey park, but I’m glad we still got to walk around the famous Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine. It was also cool seeing people dressed in kimonos that you can rent.
So many people walking through.
After seeing the Tori gates, you walk up the hill and can stop by these other dedicated shrines where you can write down wishes or prayers.
“Inner peace and eternal growth.”
I loved seeing these small zen gardens.
Lil baby in a lil kimono.
End of my Osaka posts! The next few posts will all be pictures from Tokyo, which is on some other level. They say Osaka is definitely a lot more laid back and I felt like it was a mecca for street food. Jay and I enjoyed our time here and like i said, I would love to explore Kyoto more if I had the chance to come back. And try that fire ramen.