Japan, one of the best places to spend the holidays
After a very stressful week of work and the holidays right around the corner, I had decided to spend Christmas in Japan with my girlfriend. I was a great time and we had so much fun together! We had traveled to both Kyoto and Osaka.
On the first morning we had stoped at a very famous noodle restaurant in Osaka. The wait was constantly about 40 minutes just to get a seat. However the food was well worth the wait! You can completely customize your bowl of ramen. Everything from the noodle consistency to the richness of the broth. It’s a CANT MISS place if you are in Osaka. Its called Ichiran in Dotombori.
After eating we spent the day shopping around the area. Soon night came and we decided to take a look at the famous Glico man. Everyone who visits Osaka has to take a picture with this Glico man! Its a very famous landmark in Osaka that is an amazing display of millions of LED lights. They really come to life at night!
The running man Glico advertisement is said to represent the final part of a marathon, the last couple of minutes before finishing. The feeling of success and great accomplishment.
It was a bit of an overcast day. However that did not stop my girlfriend and I and we still managed to visit the Osaka castle. It was quite the sight to see from the outside, however not so much on the inside.
Later that evening, when getting dinner I was lucky enough to bump into a couple of famous South Korean comedians! I didn’t even know them and the language barrier made for a very awkward selfie.
Towards the end of the day, I felt that it being December 25th, it was necessary to do something a little festive since we were being tourists all day. So we had visited the Christmas fair in Osaka. Saying it was an uncomfortably packed is a complete understatement! We had to wait in line for an hour just to walk to the event so we could look at a Christmas tree.
After all the waiting we finally got to see the tree and it was well worth the wait! Osaka was good to us for Christmas! (Notice all the people below the tree…)