Although the main purpose of our trip was to check out the cherry blossoms in Kyoto, we were actually staying in Osaka (if you want to go to Kyoto and Osaka for the cherry blossoms, book your accommodation WAAAY in advance!), which turned out to be really nice.

Griff got to play 3 games at Sega World. He had to sit on my lap for Mario Kart because his legs could reach the pedals as well as the steering wheel.

This one was the best because Griff got to smack the crocodile heads as they poked out.

Rainy Dotonbori

Dotonbori selfie

Back streets around Dotonbori.

Bright lights of Dotonbori

That's our Shinkansen

Breakfast on my last day

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  1. We totally bypassed Osaka when we visited Kyoto last year, but now I have met a few people that have gone and I really want to go!! Your breakfast looks delish!