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Day Thirty Seven

Umeda Sky Building - Nakanoshima Park - America-mura - Dotonbori

Today's plan centered around Osaka itself, we planned a route from north to south past a number of attractions, starting with the Umeda Sky Building, one of the more iconic buildings of Osaka. But first, lunch.

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After lunch we crossed the river towards the Umeda Sky Building.

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The structure on the right photo is a gas station.

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Umeda Sky Building consists of two 40 story towers that are joined at the top by a "floating garden".

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Below you can see another famous building in Osaka called the "Gate tower building", where a highway runs through the core.

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Back on ground level we continued south to Nakanoshima Park.

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The park itself isn't that interesting, but it gave us a chance to relax before diving into the most busy parts of Osaka.

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Spot the Statue of Liberty in America-mura, a neighborhood with lots of (niche) clothing stores and small bars.

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From America-mura we headed to Dotonbori, the main shopping area in Osaka. It's super crowded and the sensory overload is on par with the Las Vegas strip.

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We decided to not go this way.

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