world's highest escalator
these escalators connect the east and west buildings of the Umeda Sky Building (Kuchu Teien Observatory), whose roof features a doughnut shape that provides an unobstructed 360-degree view
spotted in the umeda sky building souvie shop
pikachu, i choose you!
spotted in Pokemon Center Osaka
eating cubbies at Ichiran Ramen
dat noodle pull though
the milky broth is so good & the noodles have the perfect chewiness
yep those are lil octopus in each soon-to-be eggy pancake ball
idk what this says. snapped in the Takimikoji Underground Eat Street of Umeda Sky building
made-to-order soba at Sobanomi Yoshimaru
soba made by hand at Sobanomi Yoshimaru
spotted at Nara Park
bunches of pleasantly-smiling old ladies sell these stacks of cookies that you can feed the deer
choco-dipped waffle sticks!
hung outside near Kiyomizu-dera temple
Nakatanidou's pride and claim to fame—their speedy mochi pounding
fresh mugwort mochi
filled with red bean!
camera says hi
hello, it me! yukata (like a kimono but more lightweight) rented from Yumeyukata Gojo
it's hard to tell when 80% of the tourists who visit the hundreds of temples around kyoto rent yukatas to wear just like momma lee and me
accessories and hair are add-ons when you rent yukatas from around kyoto
the golden pavilion
Kinkakuji is a gilded temple!
aka raw horse meat—don't knock it till ya try it
noms @Kyoshinkan Terrace Shimizu Gojo Sakamoto, a hidden place that's perfect for food before hitting up kyomizudera temple