Osaka is famous as “a town of kuidaore”.
“Kuidaore” means “one who ruins themselves by spending too much money on food and drink.”
This tells you how delicious the food is. What’s more, they’re all cheap! The one you especially cannot miss when you come to Osaka is…takoyaki!
Takoyaki is a snack made of wheat flour, egg, and Japanese soup stock. It is cooked in a special iron plate, on which Takoyaki is rolled to be ball-shaped. It contains minced octopus.
Hello Kitty in an octopus costume sitting on takoyaki.
▼Let’s go see the symbolic tower of Osaka, Tsuutenkaku.
What is Tsuutenkaku?
Also known as the “Eiffel Tower of Osaka”. It’s a viewing platform standing in the business district.
View from Tsuutenkaku
If you look around, there are only high-rise buildings here and no greenery.
Even in Osaka, there are a lot of places where you can enjoy some nature, though.
Kitty at the Tsuutenkaku. She has takoyaki headgear. She’s definitely an Osaka cat. For some reason, her body is a leopard-print… The reason why is below.
▼I would like to watch the pro-baseball game, Hanshin Tigers!
Osaka’s popular baseball team
It’s well-known that many people from Osaka are crazy fans of this baseball team.
Car decorated with tiger stripes.
I also found a motorcycle.
Even Hello Kitty is a fan of the Tigers!
This Hello Kitty has a takoyaki dumpling instead of a bat.
What an amazing Osaka soul!
Osaka Kitty seems to love tigers and takoyaki dumplings.