Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Last day in Osaka....

Pretty casual day - mostly wandered round Shinsaibashi before heading to the airport.

There are tons of shops like this selling vintage clothing. Some of it is pretty cool, and cheap. Seeing some old T-shirts from the 70's and 80's really brought me back!

Man, but some vintage Levi's had crazy prices! Had to take a double take a couple of times. 88,800 yen for a pair of old jeans? Huuhhhhhh??

Nice traditional place in the heart of Shinsaibashi. This is one of the things I love about Japan. No matter where you are, how upscale, downscale, funky, or sleazy it is, you can always find spots like this (temples, shrines, houses, restaurants, parks, etc) that make you feel like you've stepped onto the set of Shogun. I peeked inside, but Richard Chamberlain was nowhere to be found...

Vending machines are everywhere. Now there are even bargain machines with cut rate prices. Another cut rate vending company is called "Cheap Bastard". Heh.
Overlooking a river. Don Quixote (blogographed (is that a word?) a couple of days ago) is down yonder a ways.

Hotel next to the bridge.

Some random store.

The next four pics are inside Shocker. I sacrificed 800 yen to the Gacha machine. Scored some nice stickers and mini Skullmen. ^_^

Check out the sign at the top of the bagel shack.

Filled to the brim!! Bought way too much stuff over the last 10 days. Even had to ask a buddy to ship a parcel to me! Dragging 5 bags through Osaka was all kinds of fun. Fortunately the check in bags weighed in at 17 kg - yes! (3 kg under the max weight.) Man but my carry on's weighed a ton.... ;-)


J.S said...

Hi there! Can I ask where is the Shocker store at Osaka? Address / googlemaps preferred! Thank you very much.

andy b said...

Haven't got those details, sorry.

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