Crazy crazy Japan at it's best.
I had originally anticipated Tokyo to be the craziest place I visited whilst in Japan. But no, Osaka wins that title. Mainly because of the famed Dōtonbori district where I stayed in a classic Japanese Ryokan (more on that later). Giant statues of octopus, dragons and sushi line the streets as well as billboard upon billboards. There was even a ferris wheel. Wandering around during the day was like being immersed in a world of colour, wandering around at night was like staring at a flashing light bulb for too long. It was a crazy, busy place filled to the brim with people all exploring the food and shopping Dōtonbori has to offer. Most of the food for me was inedible due to a possible seafood allergy (though the fried octopus looked tempting) so I had to settle for my staple in Japan: ramen and Pocky). I still had a ball exploring the tiny streets and shops in the area despite not being able to partake in the fine dining experience.
Hi! I'm Louise. I am a writer, photographer, traveler, book fanatic and blogger. I love to post about my adventures and the little things I do that make life fun.