Saturday, June 13, 2015

Day 10 - Universal Studio Japan (USJ)

Our last full day in Japan was spent in Universal Studio Japan, Osaka (USJ). The highlight for this theme park was the 'The Wizarding World of Harry Potter'! Entrance to this very popular park is limited during peak periods! A timend entry ticket is necessary.

My tic to USJ

Early morning crowd

Waiting time for the popular rides

The new Spider-Man 4K3D ride


Terminator Ride

Long queue to take a pic with Spidey


Bah nah nah!







Forbidden Forest
The magical flying car


Entrance to Harry Potter Park! The girls (me too..lol) were excited.
Hogwarts Express



Owl poo!

Gryyfindor graduate with the Nimbus 5000!



Take your pick of magic wands!

Hogwartd School of Witchcraft and Wizardry



Some of the pictures as in the story, moves




The Waterworld set


Dumbledore's magic wand
After a day of fun & excitement
Day 11 - Last and final day in Osaka, Japan

Upon checkout from the AirBnB apartment, we went for last minute shopping at Rinku Premium Shopping Outlet near Kanzai airport before our flight hope to Malaysia after 11 fun filled days of adventure, sightseeing and the cold cold weather. 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Day 9 - Osaka

We are at our final leg of our holiday in Japan. This morning we had to go to Shin Yokohama station to take the slowest of the Shinkanzen on a two hour journey to Shin Osaka, stopping at every station. This is the Kodomo Platt ticket.


Our train 641 9.16 am sharp to Osaka

The Shinkanzen at the background.

Business class, comfy, spacious and comes with a free drink

My one and only glimpse of Mt Fuji during the entire stay in Japan
Our first AirBnB experience. An apartment with 4 beds and one small bathroom. And Eddie is joining us tonight!

View of downtown Osaka


The famous Osaka Castle






Ya right..attitude



The moat runs round the castle

More cherry blossoms




Guess who's the cheeky one?
The lovebirds meet up in Osaka, Japan!


Eddie is with us on the 2nd last night in Japan
Dotonbori. One of Osaka's most popular tourist destinations, this street runs parallel to the Dotonbori canal. At night it is lit by hundreds of neon light. 

Dotonbori canal
Brightly lit neon lights


Must do! Take a pic with the famous Glico neon sign as a backdrop


Enjoying their street food

The long queue to the ramen restaurant, bottom right hand corner.