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Re: Osaka (JP)
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2017, 02:03:48 pm »
Haha, I am sure Kenta wouldn't had mind that....

thanks for sharing, great to see you had some fun
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« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2017, 03:33:12 pm »
Successful visit today. I think I met Kenta who is super sweet. He hooked me up with a few shirts in xl and xxl (you just have to ask about those sizes they are in the back).


sounds like jargon one would use to sell crack. "pssst. we've got some stash in the back, man."  :D
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« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2017, 01:49:38 pm »
I really, really loved Osaka and not just b/c of the IH store. For future travelers I recommend the Candeo Hotels Osaka Namba. Reasonably priced and very new/clean. I think it just opened a few months ago so everything is brand new.

I also recommend checking out the spots on this Osaka Craft Beer Crawl from the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/27/travel/a-craft-beer-pub-crawl-in-the-kitchen-of-japan.html?_r=0

We went to Beer Belly Tenma, Yellow Ape Craft, and Garage 39. (Dig Beer Bar is now closed.) In each of these places we were the only Westerners and eventually someone from the staff asked us how we found the bar. None of them seemed to know they had been written up in the Times. All serve great beers and are super welcoming. If in Osaka you definitely need to find Beer Belly Tenma (there's another more accessible location, but you have to experience the nightlife in the Tenma district).

I mean, definitely go see the Castle and Dotonburi and America-mura and all the temples/shrines, but also drink plenty of beer in Osaka.

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« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2017, 01:52:48 pm »
@Madame Buttonfly - Now I need to go back and hunt for beer.....
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Re: Osaka (JP)
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2017, 02:46:47 pm »
I really, really loved Osaka and not just b/c of the IH store. For future travelers I recommend the Candeo Hotels Osaka Namba. Reasonably priced and very new/clean. I think it just opened a few months ago so everything is brand new.

I also recommend checking out the spots on this Osaka Craft Beer Crawl from the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/27/travel/a-craft-beer-pub-crawl-in-the-kitchen-of-japan.html?_r=0

We went to Beer Belly Tenma, Yellow Ape Craft, and Garage 39. (Dig Beer Bar is now closed.) In each of these places we were the only Westerners and eventually someone from the staff asked us how we found the bar. None of them seemed to know they had been written up in the Times. All serve great beers and are super welcoming. If in Osaka you definitely need to find Beer Belly Tenma (there's another more accessible location, but you have to experience the nightlife in the Tenma district).

I mean, definitely go see the Castle and Dotonburi and America-mura and all the temples/shrines, but also drink plenty of beer in Osaka.

I've never been to Western/Southern Japan despite having lived in Japan. The only exception is that I lived on Okinawa for 5 yrs when I was a young 'un. My old man was in the military so we moved around a lot. My mom lives in northern Japan in the middle of nowhere, so it's hard for me to justify a visit when there's nothing to do. One of these days it'd be nice to hop on the shinkansen and take a trip south.
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Re: Osaka (JP)
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2017, 01:12:43 pm »
@Madame Buttonfly - Now I need to go back and hunt for beer.....
@Giles you wouldn't need to twist my arm too hard...  :)
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Re: Osaka (JP)
« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2017, 11:19:31 am »
Maddy's ex-husband owns an American rock n' roll themed craft beer bar in Namba, called "Cherry Bomb"... Very gaijin friendly (He's American).

Idk why I just now thought to mention this.....
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Re: Osaka (JP)
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2017, 11:15:23 pm »
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