The rest of golden week and the weekend after

Just riding back home on the local train, it gives me plenty of time to blog 🙂 the rice paddies have been flooded this week. They look really beautiful!

Tuesday of Golden Week, Dani and I enjoyed epic fail day. We started our day with a trip to the Boston museum to see the Icons of Style exhibition… It was closed. So we moved on to our next activity, a visit to a puppy cafe. A puppy cafe is where you can go if you don’t own a pet (dogs and cats are very expensive in Japan!) to play with one for an hour and have a coffee. It took us a very long time to find the puppy cafe in Shin-Sakae and when we finally did it was byo puppy! It was a grooming cafe 😦 so we decided to walk to the next suburb over to meet Josh for lunch, only a fifteen minute walk. Unless of course you are Caitlan and Dani, in which case you get lost and it takes an hour. But we were determined to spend time with a cute little pet, so when we finally met Josh we went in search of a kitten cafe and after an hour we found it:

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But of course it was closed!!!! So feeling very disheartened we jumped on a train and headed for Osu Kanon and finally some success! We might not have found any pets, but we got to take these lovelies home:

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Our winnings from the UFO catchers 🙂 a maid cafe outfit from Osu Kanon and some of the decorations in the mall:

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Wednesday we had a quiet day, crafting and studying 🙂 I can’t wait to post photos of what I made but it’s for the fox and owl swap, so no photos until my partner receives 🙂 it’s been such a super fun swap though 🙂

On Thursday we went to Osaka to visit Mayuko. She is moving to Germany next month to start her new job as a flight attendant with Lufthansa. She is going to be amazing!

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I tried sushi for the first time, there were lots of seafood free options 🙂

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The Umeda Sky building, the scariest escalators I’ve ever been on!

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Can you see our reflection?

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A refreshing drink at the top

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And what trip to Osaka would be complete without a trip to the Hello Kitty store? Super cute Tuxedo Sam bag that held my new Hello Kitty travel sewing kit 🙂

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Strawberry milk bath bomb, so wonderful!

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Mayuko and I got lucky dip bags at a jewellery and hair accessory store for 300 yen, cute things inside!

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We spent a lovely day with Josh’s host family. This is some mochi wrapped in bamboo they gave us, it was really delicious and sweet! We spent the day chatting and playing games!

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And a very happy moment! I won my favourite character from a UFO catcher! A Nyampire!

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What a way to finish the week, Omu soba made by Josh 🙂

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