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Discussion in 'Asia' started by VACommuter, Nov 3, 2015.
Once Melinda retires you’re gonna have to tone down that snarky shit my friend. :)
it’s tru tho...
The other day I treated myself to some spicy ramen.
Put out the fire with a milk and pumpkin swirl cone from the nearby dairy.
Beautiful morning this Friday. Heading to Osaka for the long weekend.
I smelled funny even before I retired. Congratulations on the new gig!
Waiting for our train at the train station.
Still a nice day. Train to Haneda airport.
Bunch of wee school kids getting herded on the train.
Hot in the airport. Big tour group from Kawasaki where on our flight.
The usual aisle seats. Works well for us.
Then another train from the airport to downtown. Technical issues out the wazoo and took us 2 hours to get to the hotel. That was longer than the flight.
Hilton with a real king sized bed.
Nice view from the 33rd floor. Osaka is a big city.
Stay away from the mini bar.
I am curiously aroused.
Decided on some Goyza for supper.
Beer and wine were consumed.
Garlic lovers Goyza.
Pork and chicken Goyza. Finished the night with some uninspiring gelato that didn’t even rate a pic.
Osaka city manhole cover.
Osaka metro system. Beware of aliens on the tracks.
Billiken. God of good fortune. He’s everywhere.
Japanese vending machines. You can get almost everything. This one looks like you get Arnold’s cock. I don’t know. You tell me.
I like my fried food on a stick cooked by an angry mofoe.
Titty hats. Great addition to any rally or camp out.
Blow fish. I’ll pass. I prefer my food not try to kill me.
Still early but we’re going up that damn tower.
Billiken as a tempura eating clown.
Tower climbing is a thing in Japan.
Nice views from the top.
I think Osaka is the second biggest city in Japan.
It goes on forever.
Billiken as famous persons. Michael Jackson, Popeye, etc.
No idea. I’m sure there’s nothing wrong with it though.
Famous knife shop in Osaka.
I don’t know much about knives other than they are dangerous.
Knives made from all over Japan sold here.
I bought a traditional folding knife. One on the right. Wife bought some ginsu type chef knife. They let you try them out on tomatoes and carrots. Expensive but hand made by craftsman.
Checking out the local temple scene.
Things were hopping on the weekend. I pointed this guy to the vending machine down the street.
Lady making fresh sponge cake turtles. Supposed to be good luck.
Cute and tasty.
Checking out another religious site.
They have a five story pagoda.
Took this picture as a public service announcement. I need a hat like his. Had a biopsy on my ear. Waiting for results but dermatologist thinks it is some skin cancer. Had some carved out of my temple about 10 years ago. Too much unprotected time in the sun as a young man.
Can’t live forever so better enjoy some fried food for lunch. Osaka specialty.
Some frosty brews.
Steak, pork, chicken, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, and sweet potato.
Quail eggs, bacon, and salmon. Everything is better fried.
Wife is not amused..... (Ass shot).
Big city stations can be confusing but lots of English signage.
Just need to take your time and be aware of where you want to go.
Lion temple in the Namba region.
The usual lanterns.
Female lion. You can tell by the cub she has.
Male lion. You can tell because he’s playing with his balls. Really.
Prayers but for some reason it reminds me of the tree of shame.
Another temple/ shrine complex. I noted the red fire buckets everywhere.
Rat with a sake barrel.
His buddy here has the mallet used to crack the barrel open.
Shrine of some sort.
Purifying waters from the dragon tap.
Wifey hamming it up.
Back to the hotel for snacks in the executive lounge. The perks of upgrading. Now we rest before heading back out.
Awesome photos as always Mike !
Thank You so much for sharing...