Universal Studios Japan ~ Floating Garden Observatory ~ 3 Nov 2008

~ Route of the day ~

Hotel Raizan South ~ Tennoji ~ Nishikujo ~ Universal City [Universal Studios Japan] ~ Nishikujo ~ Osaka [Umeda Sky Building] ~ Namba [Dotonbori Street ~ Shinsaibashi Street] ~ Shinsaibashi ~ Dobutsuen-Mae ~ Hotel Raizan South

As we planned to go to Umeda Sky Building today. Thus, we walked from our hotel to Tennoji Station (10 mins walk) in order to get Osaka Unlimited Pass (Osaka Unlimited Pass only sold @ certain station ~ Tennoji is 1 of them).

This Osaka Unlimited 2-days Pass (¥2700) provides :

1. Unlimited ride of Osaka City Subway, New Tram and Bus for two days!
2. Free admission to 27 popular sightseeing spots in Osaka!
3. Discount at 13 popular spots
4. Special after at approximate 50 places,restaurants,shops and etc.

We bought the USJ Pass @ Tennoji station as well because we scared there will be long queue @ USJ ticket counter. USJ 1-day Pass cost us ¥5800. After we bought the Pass, We took JR from Tennoji to Universal-City Station which cost us ¥190. Universal Studios Japan is just few steps from the Universal-City Station.  Today is actually the last day for Haloween theme. yeah.. you will see everything is in Haloween mode.  😛

Expected~ Long queue @ the USJ ticket counter. (luckily we bought our ticket already) ~ Today is actually public holiday but we doesn’t know. :(. Long queue for the rides & show as well. So try not to choose public holiday or weekend when you go to theme park. 😛

We took around 6 hours explore around USJ. We stopped by @ Popcorn Papa shop when we left USJ.

Here is our Caramel & Nut Popcorn(¥480) + Ice brended Orange (¥260)

After we left USJ, we continue to our next destination of the day ~ Umeda Sky Building which located 10 mins walk from the Osaka Station. The 173 meter tall building consists of two main towers which are connected with each other by the “Floating Garden Observatory” on the 39th floor. The observatory offers a great view of the city for a ¥700 admission fee (included in Osaka Unlimited Pass).

We end our day @ Dotonbori Street which is 5 mins walk from Namba Subway station. We had our dinner @ the street.

Make sure you Don’t Forget to try the famous food @ Street when you travel to Japan.

Here is the Octopus Ball & Okonomiyaki that is very famous in Japan. We bought a set of 6 octopus ball for ¥400 and a set of Normal Okonomiyaki that cost ¥300.

Another Shopping Street is available @ the end of Dotonbori Street called Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade which spans a length of 600 meters.

This Chocolate Cream Puff look delicious right? You can get this Cream Puff @ Shinsaibashi street which cost ¥130.

We hanged around @ Shinsaibashi Street for a chile before we got back to our Hotel.