2nd day! We went on separate ways. Samantha, my mom and I went to Rinku Town(Osaka Factory Outlet), and my sister and her family will go to Legoland. Shop like crazy! Didn’t really take photo over at the outlets as I was busy shopping. Hahaha.
It’s not a very big Premium outlet, comparing with USA one, so you will be able to finish window shopping within 1 day. Unless you are somebody who every store you go in, you will stay for 2 hours kind. hahaha. Below are the brands of the Premium Outlet.
The total train ticket to Rinku Town is Yen3400 per person. But you are entitled to a Yen2000 shopping voucher when you collect the tickets from the train counter. Sooooooo… MORE DISCOUNT! Hahaha. I went Rinku town, not hoping to buy anything other than shoes, because Japanese guys are mostly small size people. So there is no reason for them to produce more XXL sizes items.
But, I WAS WRONG! THEY HAVE MY SIZES! Hahaha. I shop like siao! Hahaha. Shoes, shorts, clothes, socks. Hahaha. Quite a lot. Hahaha. And guess what…. Their price is just abit more expensive than the USA Premium outlet! Like the Ralph Lauren t-shirt, it costs about $10 in USA. In Osaka, it’s $18. And Europe, $35. WoOOOooOO! I’ve been to all 3 Ralph Lauren Outlet, so I’m quite correct in the pricing! Hahaha. Total expenses in Rinku Town for Samantha, my mom and I is $1000. So it’s still reasonable. hahahaha. But we really bought super a lot of things. The pram was useful that day. Everything load on the pram and we just carry Mikaela. Shopping bags are much heavier than Mikaela. Hahaha.
After shopping, we went to Coco Curry Restaurant to eat before going back to our apartment. When Samantha and I went to Tokyo, we ate Coco Curry nearly everyday because it was so damn good! But…… Osaka one, wasn’t so good. And the waiter was always in a black face when serving us. Maybe he thought that we were PRC, so not really interested in serving us. So after finishing our food, we left the restaurant. It started to rain quite heavily. We quickly went into a shopping mall near Rinku Town. Then suddenly, I felt a person tap my shoulder, turned around, I saw the waiter who serve us from Coco Curry, he came to return us our under armor purchases! The bag contains about $200plus under armor stuffs that we just bought! He was so honest! What really impressed me was that he came running to find us through the heavy rain. We said thank you and without asking for tips, he went off back to work. We felt that how can we don’t tip him!?! So my mom went back to the restaurant, gave him Yen1000. At first he kept refusing it, but we insisted then he took it. Smiling widely. =)
After shopping, we went back to our apartment. Waited for my sister they all to be back before going out for dinner. We went to Dotonbori Street to get our dinner. There were lots of restaurant over there. That place look like Taipei Xi Men Ding. Crowded with lots of young people. And……. Taiwanese and China people as well! They were shouting in chinese, “大减价，进来买哦！！！” I didn’t acknowledge them because I can’t stand their 撒娇 voice! Ewwwww…..!!! Think of it also hair stand… Hahahah.
So we walked around and when the kids started to say they are hungry, we just anyhow choose a restaurant. WORST MEAL IN OSAKA!!!! Hahaha. At the first floor, there will a person approaching you and ask you to come and dine at their restaurant. As it looks like an traditional Japanese restaurant, decided to go ahead there. The restaurant was at the 4th floor. We ordered some of their recommended food shown on the menu. And when the food came. It’s not super bad. But it’s just normal. Not like it’s super nice. Ok… Im choosy, but I really love Jap food. My past experience at Japan, the food are damn awesome! So much better than Singapore Jap restaurant! They food is at most, Sakae Sushi standard. Hahaha. Then came the bill. It was Yen9480!! So expensive and not super impressive. We left and didn’t want to come back here again. Hahaha. I didn’t manage to take a photo of the entrance of the restaurant. But trust me, it’s really normal… Don’t waste time and money there.
This actually their signature dish. I don’t know why… Hahaha.
As my sister and her family wants to walk around first. Samantha, my mom and I went back first to let Mikaela sleep first.
My sis they all came back about 9plus, Mikaela couldn’t sleep once they are back because she wants to play with her cousins. Hahaha. Knowing that the apartment does not a TV, I used my laptop for them to watch movies. 4 of them gather together to watch Zootopia! Hahaha! It was such a sweet sight, so I quickly took photo of that.
The following day :
Separated day as well. Hahaha. My mom went with my sis to Nara Park to feed the deers. Hahaha. Heard from sister that my mom was being chased by the deers as her was holding on to their food. Hahaha. There’s a video and photo of my mom running away but it’s with me. The photo is quite a funny photo. Hahaha!
Samantha and I went to Universal Studios Japan instead. The reviews from my friends are that it’s awesome! Must not miss it! It’s damn fun! Hahaha. So yeah… We decided to go ahead. Highly recommended from Eileen that we need to buy the express ticket into to enter into Hogwarts area. Eileen and Samantha is hardcore Harry Potter fan! Hahaha. As the online service is removed from their website, we can only purchase the tickets at the Park itself. WEIRD RIGHT? Hahaha. Anyway, we reached about 11plus in the morning, spoke to the counter person. She showed the amount we need to pay for express tickets, it’s $200(SGD)plus per person!!! WHAT THE SHIT! SO DAMN EXPENSIVE SIA!!!! Then I saw a brochure indicating that people can buy annual pass for $300(SGD). I just top up $100 more I can go USJ for the next 1 year! Hahaha. In the end, we did’t get the express tickets as we went to Orlando Universal Studios before and it’s the main Universal Studios, so I guess we won’t need the express tickets, and Im not daring enough to take the rides on my own. I will die…..
Went in, first impression was… Wwwwwww… That’s big. Hahaha. The entrance looks like the Singapore but much wider.
We had our lunch at 3 Broom sticks. The menu all is the same as USA universal studios. No Sushi or curry. Hahaha.
After lunch, we left, as the park is quite the same as the Orlando one, just that it’s smaller. But I got to admit, Japan one got more space. Hahaha. Orlando US is quite cramped up together, as they will want to cover more universal movies.
On our way back to the apartment, we went to BIC Camera to purchase some camera stuff.
After a whole day of walking and walking. We decided to take a cab back to our apartment. We were at Namba, so the cab fare should be still affordable. CAB Starting Fare : Yen680.
Its like nearly $8plus once you board the cab. Its way more expensive than Singapore cabs. We were damn tired, went into the cab at the taxi stand. No queue. WOoOOo! Shiok! Went in, showed the address of our apartment from our itinerary. He said, “ok ok”, came out of this cab, and open our door and say something like, “you can walk, it’s very near.” Then he kept pointing to a direction. Then he went back into his cab. WOW! First time too rejected by cab because it’s near! I thought nearer will be better? Save petrol more? No? Hahaha. Anyway, in the end we walked, and luckily we didn’t follow his instructions, we used google map and the direction he pointed to us was wrong… Hahaha.. Heng ah! Never get into his cab, if not sure damn expensive.
To be Continued…..