Wednesday, Satoshi had the day off, but I had an early evening lesson.
Still, it was the perfect chance to check out the Midosuji Illuminations in Osaka.
After my lesson, we met down the street at the Hard Rock Cafe for dinner. It had been awhile since we had eaten here, but talk about expensive!
I had my first mojito 800 yen (about US$8), this drink was really refreshing, loved the lime.
Satoshi had the large serving of the Heineken on tap, two times...1960 yen (about US$19.60, I think we could've bought a case of something in Hawaii...)
We ordered the small nachos with guacamole 1450 yen (about US$14.50). This is Satoshi's favorite, whenever we eat at American fast food places especially like HRC, this is what he orders.
We also got their jumbo combo, a plate full of appetizers 3360 yen (about US$33.60). Potato skins, buffalo wings, honey mustard chicken fingers, onion rings & taquitos.
Overly priced but a great way to fill a junk food need...total damage 8327 yen (about US$83.27...this is when you are glad that Japan does not do tipping!)
From the Hard Rock Cafe, we walked straight up Midosuji (a main thoroughfare) towards Umeda, taking in lots of lights.
I think this was the first year for this event. Since this is the business district, I think they appreciated the foot traffic.
Some gingko biloba trees still had their leaves which made them seem brighter with the illuminations.
It was a great way to walk off all that junk food and a great way to get into the Christmas spirit.
Hope you have a great weekend!