Osaka, Japan (Recap at 154 Days)

Osaka, Japan (Recap at 154 Days)

On Sunday, October 9, we finished our time in the north of Japan and headed down to the second largest city in Japan, Osaka. We spent some of our time there relaxing, working on the blog at the time and seeing what the city has to offer. Overall, we really liked it, and we were really impressed how much the restaurants there really like animatronic animals and food. We didn’t do too much touristing around town, other than a brief trip to Nara on Tuesday, October 11, a town where deer wander free around the public parks, and a trip to the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum on Wednesday, October 12. Check out the pictures and videos below!


This happy fellow was announcing fried octopus inside this particular establishment.

OLD PICTURE FROM OUR ARCHIVES: Charley visiting Nara on October 11, 2008


Charley visiting Nara on October 11, 2016


Public parks in Nara are so pretty, and also overrun with deer.


Designing our own ramen cups at the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum


School field trip workbooks seem to be the same the world over

Craig Chu

Craig Chu

Craig is a credentialed pension actuary who worked most recently as a software developer with Winklevoss Technologies, in Greenwich, CT USA, where he worked to maintain and develop ProVal, the world’s leading software product for pension valuation and forecasting analytics. A proud graduate of Caltech, he is a big fan of all things science-related, as well as (in no particular order of preference) beer, New York City, choral singing, and cats. He can be reached at


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