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.
I always feel safe walking alone in Japan, even at the eeriest time of the night.
Guessing this is a takoyaki shop
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"
Clocks and cat photos on the wall
More clocks and cats
I think the owner is obsessed!!!
They have a few vintage items on display, too.
Old sewing machine
EEEEEP!!!! This doll creeped me out a little.
This girl, too. Lol. :P
I love discovering local independent places like this.
It's like Cafe Juanita's long lost Japanese sister.
People from the neighborhood come here to drink
I came here to eat a little midnight snack
Gotta love the drinks menu!
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.
Caught the very last train! Whew!
Another thing I love about Japan - vending machines everywhere!
These were at the Namba Station.
My favorite buys: Japanese milk and coffee
This girl can't go to bed without having her milk
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