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Osaka

We took the train from Kyoto and spent half a day in Osaka. It is the third largest city in Japan; very different from Kyoto, and I think it’s more like a smaller version of Tokyo.

I could only do some quick research about Osaka on the train, which said that one of the places we couldn’t miss was Dōtonbori. It is a region with nice streets that are full of restaurants, shops, cafes and music.

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In the evening we went to the bay area. There Barış noticed the Tempozan Ferris Wheel, and he convinced me to take it with him. I was a bit unsure in the beginning since I have a fear of heights, but I thought it would be a good opportunity to see the city from that point of view (besides, I trust the engineering skills of Japanese people).

It was the highest Ferris wheel in the world between 1997-1999. The ride took 17 minutes, the highest point was 112 meters high. The view is definitely worth the ride, even if you are unsure at the beginning.

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