HAHA Spot my dad's face
We visited the Kuromon Ichiba Morning Market on a Tuesday morning. Simply alight at Nippombashi station and follow the signages - you will reach the market in less than 3 minutes.
Their abalone is very hard and difficult to chill... I would not recommend this to anyone
The Kuromon Ichiba morning market has similar concept as Seoul's Noryangjin fish market - the only difference is the food is ready to be served instead of purchasing the raw seafood. Yes, they also sell raw seafood items here but most of the stalls will grill the items so that you do not have to pay for the preparation fee just like Noryangjin.
Dining area in ONE of the shops...
There is a huge restaurant situated in the middle of the market and they allow you to rest at the back area with your purchased food. Food verdict? Nah, totally not worth the money. Their food is mediocre, nothing fantastic and I would rather spend more money at Noryangjin fish market for fresher seafood and quality!
This is the boneless chicken wing (except for the pointed area) haha interesting right!
Next up, we managed to visit the Osaka Mint Bureau and this is the highlight of our trip! Please remember to check online for the public access dates as the gates to the cherry garden are specially opened to the public during a 1 week period in mid April every year. It was merely a coincidence that our trip happens to fall on that 1-week period... 😁
Alight at Temmabashi station and remember to cross the river and walk for about 10 minutes before turning right? The crowd was crazy at that point of time and there were sufficient ushers to control the traffic. Hence, you wouldn't need to refer to your google map upon alighting the station and just follow the crowd~
The cherry blossoms are extremely pretty at Osaka Mint Bureau!!! 💓
Tons of street food everywhere, right outside the Bureau
The Osaka Mint Bureau has more than 300 cherry trees standing on its premises. There is also a coin production process cum museum and I bought their japanese yen coins back home hehe.
Overall, I find that this Bureau is undoubtedly worth a visit even though it takes about 15 minutes to reach. Please note that the human traffic is never-ending even after exiting the Bureau - which leads to the stretch of street food.
Last but not least, we ended off our last night at Dotonbori street filled with our favourite Taiyaki, snow crab and beef! Look at my smudged make-up and exhausted face... 😩
That sums up my 2017 Osaka trip HAHA I know this is long overdue but nobody cares lah, as long as I document every travel itinerary here that'll do. I'm going to Seoul next week and I can't wait to update my blog with new places like EVERLAND THEME PARK! I will not blog in details but rather, I will only focus on places of interest that I have not visited 3 years back. However, I feel that I will repeat how awesome Myeongdong street is... We shall see! 😃