At aunt’s and uncle’s house:

失敗した・・・
また明日書く・・・
今日は明日に備えて寝る。

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The next day. On the bullet train home:

結論から言うと乗るべき高速夜行バスに乗り遅れました。
ということで今はちょっと混んでいる新幹線の自由席車で立っています。
座れないんで立っています。
車両の間に立ったことはあるものの通路の真ん中では立ったことがなかったので新しい感覚です。
まあ、普通の混んだ電車ですね。

But before we missed the night bus back home, sightseeing and eating around Osaka was very nice.
(Missing the night bus wasn’t a fatal mistake since we were planning to get home Sunday morning anyway but still…)
We started off in Wakayama and took a train up to Osaka to meet a local that one of us met last time we were in Osaka.
She took us to an okonimiyaki restaurant where you get to cook it yourself.

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最初に具材の入ったものをもらって全部混ざるまでよくかき混ぜる。

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Then you place it all on the pan and cook it like you’d cook a pancake, which is what an okonomiyaki is really: a savory pancake.

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そうして数回ひっくり返した後ソースを塗ってマヨネーズかけて鰹節と青のりをまぶして完成。
個人的にはチーズ入りのがまろやかで美味しかったです。

Afterwards we went to a gaming arcade and took some pictures and also played with those internal crane games.
Except we won this time!
After looking at the cost of buying one outright though, we found we just barely broke even.

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その後従兄弟や叔父や叔母と会って通天閣まで行ってきました。
通天閣の麓には関西の裏路地があって今度はそこら辺をウロウロしてみたいと思います。
「大阪の町」感が溢れ出すようなところでした。

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It was after that that we went eating and drinking with my extended family, got lost, and missed the bus.
If only we had left a few minutes earlier…
We missed it by 5 min…
Next time, we’re leaving with an hour to find our way.