|Love the sign - look-out Grandma, deer comin' through!|
Our hotel in Osaka was in the Namba area. Near lots of night-life, shopping and dining. The main attraction is the Dotombori - a pedestrian area full of neon - like Times Square. We went to one of the many Pachinko parlors. Really popular, but I didn't really see the point in just watching all the metal balls dropping. But the kids loved the games where you control a claw that drops down to grab a toy. Being Japan, the prizes in these games were not just stuffed toys. They were also snacks, key chains that looked like food, and appliances. Weird but interesting.
|I don't know why....|
|game prize: kushiyaki key chains|
|game prize: fake fish and mushrooms|
|game prize: carpet/floor sweeper|
|game prize: sushi keychains|
|game prize: bucket of shrimp and veg crackers|