Tag: Osaka

I'm Seoul excited!

And I just can't hide it... Sorry for the terrible pun, but it couldn't be avoided. As of this morning, our trip to Japan has been updated and we're including a visit to Seoul, South Korea as well! We've never been, despite discussing it quite a few times in the past. So why the late ...

Memories of Japan: Dotonbori, Osaka

We last visited Osaka in the Autumn of 2014 and one of my standout memories of the trip is the nightlife around Dotonbori. This compact neighbourhood is just buzzing and characterised by its brightly lit and fairly eccentric restaurant frontages. Many indicate was the restaurant is famous for, but some are harder to decipher if ...

Japan: Day one

So, as predicted, I was absolutely wrecked by the time we got on our flight from Tokyo to Osaka. Despite the energy drinks consumed in the JAL lounge, I fell asleep on the plane almost as soon as we took off. Then woke up feeling like I'd had a one-hour Vulcan neck pinch. I must ...

Post-holiday blues

We flew back from Tokyo yesterday and I’m really feeling it today. Not the jetlag - I managed to stay awake until a reasonable time last night, then slept right through to 6am. So I’m feeling pretty awake and ‘switched on’. No. It’s more of a psychological post-holiday come down. I’m missing Japan…big time. But ...

Japanese air travel

Our flight between Osaka and Tokyo yesterday afternoon highlighted one more difference between the UK and Japan... Japan Airlines staff managed to board our plane with all of its 260 passengers in just 15 minutes with no missing passengers, no arguments over who is sitting where and no passengers attempting to insert luggage the size ...