Charmed Again by Charming Osaka

Being a third timer in Osaka, I can therefore conclude that this charming city never ceases to amaze me.  The place positively radiates character.  Aside from the beautiful weather what I particularly like about Osaka is the almost perfect harmony of old and traditional Japan standing side by side with the contemporary cosmopolitan Japan. Enjoy the photos…

one of those colorful restaurant facades of osaka
one of those colorful restaurant facades of osaka
namba hips at the background
namba hips at the background
absolutely beautiful at night
absolutely beautiful at night

On this third journey I finally realize that Osaka people indeed are less busy, more down-to-earth, less starched, more carefree and (as I personally observed) laugh louder compared to the other people of Japan.

And since I work for a group of restaurants and I love eating.  Osaka is heaven for people like me.  Food is always to die for in this part of the world.  Osaka people I guess must have the happiest taste buds in the planet.

with billiken and my wicked sisters
with billiken and my wicked sisters
charmed by the colors of infectious osaka
charmed by the colors of infectious osaka

Tokyo I know is the front runner of Japan in terms of business, tourism and commerce.  But Osaka is like a younger sibling to Tokyo.  The one who would not boast about his flair and beauty but when opportunity comes to present his, you will simply be enchanted by its gift and endowment. Osaka is the relaxed younger brother who is fresh, cool and hip.

Because of all these, it can be said that this infectious Kansai city is a good representation of Japan to the world.

Di nakakasawa!

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