My trip to Osaka can be explained in one word: FUN. Well, maybe two words: FUN and EXCITING. The entire Bobson Japan representatives, media/bloggers and I really had an adventure. To be honest, bitin pa ako and I’m planning to go back soon! I won’t be making this blog post too wordy because I think the pictures are enough to show you guys how much fun I had during this trip, but I’d like to also share the places I’ve been so that if ever you guys plan to go to Osaka in the future, you sort of have a cheat sheet already on the places you’d like to see.
We went to Nara where are a lot of deer just roaming around the park! I was a bit scared to approach them at first but they’re pretty harmless.. unless you have food! They’ll really follow you around until you feed them. Haha.
You’ll also see the famous Toda-ji temple there. It means the Eastern Great Temple and inside the temple, you’ll see a 15 meter high bronze Buddha displayed in a wooden hall. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of the historic monuments of ancient Nara.
There’s a saying that if the kids can pass through this small hole without having a hard time, their spirit is good and will probably go to heaven.
I found this one very interesting. It’s called Binzura or Pindola and was created during the Edo period (18th century). Pindola is said to have excelled in the mastery of occult powers and it is commonly believed in Japan that when a person rubs a part of the image of Binzuru and then rubs the corresponding part of his own body, his ailment there will disappear. Too bad I couldn’t reach the heart. Haha.
Lunch time! We ate at Teppan Keyaki and they served the best teppan too! I found everything delicious, from appetiser until dessert!
Next stop: Osaka Castle. It’s one of Japan’s most famous landmarks and it played a major role in the unification of Japan during the 16th century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period. The castle grounds is around 60,000 square meters! Pretty huge if you ask me.
After the tour, we went around Dotonbori and practically ate everything (I’m not kidding). I tried several snacks like banana/strawberry custard crepe, their famous takoyaki, chicken karate and many more!
I was also able to see the famous Glico Man!
I had so much fun in Osaka. Thank you so much Bobson Japan for inviting me to this trip. I’ll also be this them in Davao this weekend. To all the Davaoeños, see you there! BMS.