Osaka’s Namba district contained many wonderful little cafes which we happened upon. We’d decided to try as many different varieties of food as we could, and of course the only way to eat when travelling is to eat what the locals eat. Many cafes and shops played jazz (which was a nice difference to blaring advertising) and the proprietor of this noodle shop had his alto sax proudly displayed.
I wandered into many game parlours, but not comprehending video games made in the last decade, I pretty much wandered out. The giant Taito space invader was not an indication of any historic games I might be familiar with. And only go into pachinko parlours if you’ve got hearing protection (or are desperate to use the facilities…)