Osaka

Space Station Arcade Bar in Japan

Space Station Arcade Bar in Japan

ARCADE BAR IN JAPAN Just around the corner from my capsule hotel in Osaka, there happened to be an arcade bar!  The owner is very cool and personable.  He’s an American from Maryland and decided to go to Japan to open an arcade bar.  Crazy, […]

Round One Stadium Osaka – Fun at it’s finest

Round One Stadium Osaka – Fun at it’s finest

On every trip to Japan I’ve been on, I always block out a few hours to go to Round One Stadium.  Round One is a fun center chain throughout Japan and the Stadium version has the most activities.

The Lockup: Japan’s Prison Themed Bar

The Lockup: Japan’s Prison Themed Bar

I’m a big fan of comedy and adventure. Something lighthearted. I get anxiety and stress overthinking things in horror movies.  I also startle easily especially while I have a beverage in hand.  Watching a scary movie or going to a haunted house is way out […]

Osaka Owl Cafe – It’s a hoot!

Osaka Owl Cafe – It’s a hoot!

I’m all about new experiences and trying something different.  BUT, I also don’t like going too far to a location that would inconvenience me.  As I was looking for things to do in Osaka on TripAdvisor that was near the hotel I was staying at […]

From the Intercontinental Osaka to a Capsule Hotel

From the Intercontinental Osaka to a Capsule Hotel

The “bow game” wasn’t as good at the Grand Sauna Shinsaibashi as it was at the Intercontinental.  That’s probably because there was a 30x price difference per night.

How To Take A Failed Journey to Kinosaki Onsen

How To Take A Failed Journey to Kinosaki Onsen

I walked over from the Intercontinental Osaka to Osaka Station at 13:00 to get a ticket for 14:00 train.  There was some difficulty getting a ticket in the office since the attendant’s English was not that good (but my Japanese is worse) so I had trouble understanding […]

Getting to the Intercontinental Osaka from KIX

Getting to the Intercontinental Osaka from KIX

1/15 I arrived at Kansai International Airport (KIX) at 06:30.  I arrived at the Intercontinental Osaka at 9am.  If you know where you’re going, the trip should only take about an hour.