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Trip to Japan Day 9 – Osaka. Den Den Town and Shopping

Even Osaka can't escape Hello Kitty

We were off to Osaka today.

Originally I wanted to visit Osaka Castle early morning when there should be fewer people but my friend wanted to go off to a Virtual Reality conference back in Tokyo so we decided to skip it. It was going to be a pop culture day again because we were going to head straight to Den Den Town which was basically Osaka’s version of Akihabara – lots of Anime, games, Manga pop culture goods.

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Trip in Japan Day 1 – Senso-ji, Tokyo Skytree and Odaiba

Since our hotel was in Tokyo, I decided we would visit Senso-ji first which was in Asakusa. Always see the temple in Japan travel programmes with its giant red lanterns.

We went out the wrong exit at Shibuya Station on the night we arrived so, we didn’t really get to see the famous crossing during the night. This time we did early in the morning. Some fun structures too.

Shibuya crossing every morning

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A Stroll Around Hong Kong Part II

One of the things about Hong Kong is there are fairly much at least one single shopping plaza at each underground station. They all come with their own kind of interior decorations and most importantly, they’re not filled with the same stores everywhere such as they would be in Glasgow with Curry, WHSmith, Game etc.

And here is one of the places I wanted to visit this time round – MegaBox. A recent new plaza with an interesting orange exterior. It’s only a 10 minute walk from the Kowloon Bay station or if you don’t want to get lost and save yourself some energy, you can take the free shuttle bus from Telford Plaza too.

Looks good from the outside eh?

MegaBox Plaza

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A Stroll Around Hong Kong Part I

Been here for almost a week now and hasn’t rained at all yet. Still trying to get used to the blazing sun and the heat which is around the 27C mark.

First thing when you’re in Hong Kong is to get yourself one of these “Octopus Cards” from the MTR, train or bus stations. As the name suggests, it has plenty of uses. You can use it for all the main forms of transport and…

An Octopus Card

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