Solo Backpacking in Japan: Osaka – Last day

Solo Backpacking in Japan

Back to Osaka

After 8 hours of travel in bus, I’m finally in Umeda Sky Building.
While I’m walking, I remember I need to put my netbook to my luggage.
Wait, I can’t find it! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

I just realized that I left my handbag in the bus, OMG. I hope the bus didn’t left yet.
All of my valuable items are there. Passport, phone, wallet…my gosh!!!!
I ran really fast, hauling my luggage with me.
I’m out of breath. I really hope that the bus has not departed yet. ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Thank God! And the bus is still there.
I informed the staff that I left my handbag, and she let me in.
After that, the bus left. (Can you imagine, I almost missed it. And this happened in my birthday๐Ÿ˜Œ)

Ok…inhale, exhale..Need to relax now.
Umeda Sky building was not yet open, so I just took a photo of it.

Umeda Sky Building

I need to find the train station to Osaka station.Hmm…where should I go?
I asked for the direction, got lost, and followed a girl going to the subway too.

There are stairs again, and I need to carry my luggage ๐Ÿ˜ซ. So tired.Then walk again, I asked again, and a man told me that the train station is in the mall.
When I got in the mall, I look for a locker to leave my luggage…but the available lockers are too small. So I went to the luggage storage room instead. It cost ยฅ500 for 6 hours.

Breakfast time

Solo Backpacking in Osaka

Time to go to Osaka Castle, and because the subway line is not included in Kansai thru pass, I bought a separate one way ticket to Osaka Castle.
The closest JR station to Osaka Castle is Osakajokoen Station on the JR Loop Line, a 10 minute, ยฅ160 ride from JR Osaka Station.

From the station, I didn’t bother to look at my map, and just follow the people. It seems they are all going to the Osaka Castle.

While walking…

Solo Backpacking in Osaka

Solo Backpacking in Osaka

It’s a long walk….but I can see it…

Solo Backpacking in Osaka

Osaka Castle
Finally!

Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle

I didn’t go inside, I might not be able to appreciate it. They have audio for English, but it has a schedule. When I got there it’s in Japanese language. And I’m not into history, just for photo ops.๐Ÿ˜…

I went back to Namba
Just to buy some snacks๐Ÿ˜‹
I found an ice cream vending machine. It’s so cute! so I tried even though it’s really cold(brain freeze)๐Ÿ˜ฃ

Namba

Namba

After buying some stuff, I need to go back to Osaka station, to get my luggage then to airport.
I forgot the place where I left my luggage. I got off to a different exit, and don’t know which way to go ๐Ÿ˜ญ
So I went back, to Umeda station, since that’s the only landmark I can remember. But it’s too far (my legs really gave up, haha)
Well, at least I was able to see the storage place.๐Ÿ˜…

I went early to the airport. I have a lot of time to spare.
I don’t want to be late too, ’cause the travel time to Kansai airport from Osaka station is 70 minutes.

Solo Backpacking in Osaka
I miss this!

Time to go Home…See you again Japan ๐Ÿ˜Š

12 thoughts on “Solo Backpacking in Japan: Osaka – Last day

  1. I love how everything in Japan looks so manicured and polished. Their attention to detail makes everything so beautiful.

    I read a blog the other day about a person who tries McDonalds in every place they travel.. I’m not sure I could do that. But that ice cream vending machine tickles my fancy.

    Thanks for sharing. Keep traveling blogging. Adventure is better when shared with friends!

  2. Oh wow, this looks like such a fun adventure! I’ve still yet to visit Japan, but I’m definitely coming to Osaka! A really nice post.

  3. I can imagine the panic of leaving your valuables on the bus!!! It can happen to anyone, especially when you are not in a routine, and find yourself hustling on and off various forms of transportation. We love how different regions of the world have various types of vending machines for what is popular. We’ve even experienced fresh milk vending machines on the side of the road where you can get a bottle of milk, fresh from the farmer’s cow that morrning. Would love to experience the ice cream vending machine! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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