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Dōtonbori

This is our first time to Osaka and Dōtonbori (道頓堀) in Osaka is a must-visit attraction. We were leisurely walking through the shopping streets in the area and took loads of pictures. Here are some to share with you.

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Shopping at LIFE Supermarket

After spending some time at local supermarkets like LIFE, I realized that the groceries expenses in Tokyo and Osaka is pretty similar to those in Vancouver.  For example, imported alcohol like Yellow Tail from Australia costs ¥858 (roughly about C$11). The same bottle of Yellow Tail retails here at C$13.  Let’s take a look at other items….

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Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka

A friend recommended this hotel in Osaka and we were lucky to be able to book it in a very short amount of lead time.  We happened to find it in HotelClub.com and it was at pretty decent price. With this booking confirmed, we are spending a few days in the Osaka neighbourhood.

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Shinkansen to Osaka

Sadly we had to leave Kakegawa. We had so much fun in such a short period of time (2 days 1 night) but we were scheduled to be in Osaka next.  So here we go on the Shinkansen and this time, my wife was prepared; she brought us bentos to have on the train!

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