やった!うれしいいいいい。本当に!わたしは日本の行った事があるんですね。At last I went to Japan.

A really wonderful place with great, helpful people.
A really delicious place with lots of interesting items to see and eat.
A really tech-savvy place with amazing gadgets to use and play (haha).
Lastly a really clean beautiful place despite the lack of rubbish bin. Even the toilets in the mid of 伏見稲荷大社 (Fushimi Inari Taisha) is cleaner than our dearest neighbourhood shopping malls.

Anyway, the 2 of us managed to survive the trip despite our broken Japanese. As mentioned, the locals were a helpful lot – I had asked at least 4 ladies for directions and all were kind enough to stop and even bring me to the correct location. Hence, I will strongly encourage you to seek help if you are really lost and with no internet connection to google.

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Day 0
Flight via Cathay ¥72,524
NTUC Insurance ¥3,302
Family inn Fifty hotel – Free Breakfast. Limited wifi coverage in room. ¥2,800
Hannari Hostel – Free Bread and drinks. Wifi available. ¥7,500
Osaka Hana Hostel – Wifi available every floor. ¥16,600
3 day Kansai Thru Pass ¥5,000
Reserved seats for Sagano Torokko Train Ticket ¥600
Icoca ¥2,000
Yokoso Osaka Nankai 1 day Pass ¥1,500
Day 1
SG-HK-KIX
Rinku ¥200
Osaka dome
Aeon Mall Osaka Dome City
Day 2
Nara Park
Nara Machi
Rose Cafe ¥900
Day 3
Nijo Castle ¥600
Ginkakuji ¥500
Yasaka Shrine
Kiyomizu ¥300
Gion
Tenamachi Shopping Arcade
Day 4
Toei Eigamura ¥2,200
Arashiyama Sagano
Sagano Torokko Train
Day 5
Fushimi Inari
Umeda
Loft
Tokyuu Hands
Day 6
USJ ¥6,600
Shounen Jump Shop
Day 7
Namba
Shinsaibashi
Day 8
Rokko San (Cable car was not in operation due to weather.) ¥1,000
Sannomiya
Chinatown
Kobe Harbourland
Kobe Luminarie
Day 9
Osaka castle ¥600
NHK大阪ホール
Shinseikai
Nipponbashi DENDEN Town
Dotonbori
Namba
Shinsaibashi Shopping Street
Day 10
Osaka Museum of Housing and Living ¥600
Tenjinbashi Shopping Street
Umeda Shounen Jump shop
Umeda Hankyu Departmental Store
Namba
Shinsaibashi
Day 11
KIX-HK-SG