After a day’s catch up with brother Jon, we thought we’d walk him to his connecting train towards the Kita part of Osaka as well as try to find the Sanrio shop to pruchase some genuine Hello Kitty stuff for the nieces.
The thing that struck me about the streetscape which we walked was how similar it was to the classier areas of Melbournes CBD. Just close your eyes, ignore the odd temple, & ignore the fastidiously clean and orderly everything and bang! You’re in Collins Street.
The Sanrio shop was utterly astounding. Four floors of Hello Kitty & friends. Sadly, no instore pictures allowed. Having just discovered the covered arcades of Shinsaibashi (bearing Hello Kitty & other things), another full day would definitely be needed to explore.