Unfortunately, when you’re traveling, somebody is bound to get sick. And today, that somebody was Logan. Poor guy woke up this morning feeling just awful! The rest of us hung around the apartment this morning, resting and/or getting some work done, while he convalesced. In the early afternoon, we left him to get some sleep while we went out for ramen on Dotonbori, one of Osaka’s many shopping and entertainment arcades.
Kinguemon Dotonbori was also the first one we’d been to where you order from a vending machine in front of the store! Then you bring your tickets inside, where you’re shown to a seat.
We also walked through Kuromon Market, a street full of food stalls. These stalls seemed much less touristy than those in Kyoto. Things were packaged to be eaten right away, rather than transported to faraway places, for instance.
This evening, Logan was actually feeling up to going out, so we all got on a train to head to Shinsaibashi, a huge entertainment district.
We all got a particular kick out of the giant 3-D fiberglass advertisements on the front of many of the buildings. Huge crabs with waving arms, gyoza dumplings, pufferfish, nigiri sushi…