Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Cats and Clocks in Osaka


Sometimes I like to wander.

I know I am obsessive-compulsive when it comes to my travel itineraries, but once in a while, I welcome this thing called spontaneity. 

Like this late night in Osaka.

Feeling restless in the hotel room, I grabbed my jacket, hopped on the train, and got off at the most interesting-sounding station, absolutely clueless where it will take me.

It brought me to this underpass.



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I always feel safe walking alone in Japan, even at the eeriest time of the night.



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Guessing this is a takoyaki shop



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It also brought me to this very local eatery. I wasn't able to get the name of the shop,
I don't think the shop even has a name, but if it did, it would probably be "Cats and Clocks"





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Clocks and cat photos on the wall



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More clocks and cats 



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Cat pins



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 More clocks



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Another clock!!!



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Another cat!!! 



I think the owner is obsessed!!!

They have a few vintage items on display, too.


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Old typewriter 



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Old fan



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 Old sewing machine



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EEEEEP!!!! This doll creeped me out a little.



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 This girl, too. Lol. :P



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I love discovering local independent places like this.
It's like Cafe Juanita's long lost Japanese sister. 



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People from the neighborhood come here to drink 



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I came here to eat a little midnight snack



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Gotta love the drinks menu!



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Like I said earlier, I feel totally safe in Japan, even when commuting alone at the weirdest hours.
It also helps that the metro has cars exclusively for women.



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 Caught the very last train! Whew!



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 Another thing I love about Japan - vending machines everywhere!
These were at the Namba Station.



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My favorite buys: Japanese milk and coffee


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This girl can't go to bed without having her milk


Click here to see my other Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto posts.


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