So things might start to get blurry. It's been more than a week since I actually was in Osaka. The only thing we really did this day was go to Osaka Castle and ride the Ferris Wheel. So we headed out on the Osaka subway line, which compared to Kyoto's subway, was a breeze to navigate. The subway to Osaka castle, exits directly to Osaka Castle Park. Cool fountain and slide at the front of the park View of the castle from beyond the outer and inner moat. We really need more moats in the United States. View from the 8th floor of Osaka castle. It really was a lovely park, so that was a really nice bonus as well https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd...._=1431178066_b9f3acd7d1f2a08a7263ef48dbe29496 We then headed for a restaurant near Osaka Aquarium for lunch. Nearby there was a huge ferris wheel. Japan loves their ferris wheels. I saw at least 6 during the trip to Fu kuoka on the bullet train and two were in pretty small towns. The Ferris Wheel was pretty awesome and gave you great views of the bay and of the city. The worst part was that as we approached the top, it started raining and hailing so it was really loud in there and nerve-racking We then headed to America Town to do some shopping - mainly at record stores for my friend, but I also got to go to the Disney store for vinylmation. The area had quite a few interesting shops, including this gem which I'm pretty sure was not officially licensed. Sweet manhole cover. After that I mainly waited for Andy to finish record store shopping, and we went to dinner at Nataraj, an Indian restaurant with vegan options. On our way to dinner, we actually got lost, but fortunately found it in time. The japanese address system is ridiculous! Also some random thoughts about Japan. - The Japan address system is crazy. It's good Andy has a phone here or we would be lost all the time for sure. - No Diet Pepsi or Diet Coke. Boo! - Lots of Kawaii stuff here. Next up: ***uoka and Sumo!