1:16 Oden at Kuromon Ichiba Market – One of the things I wanted to eat before leaving Osaka was oden, a Japanese winter dish of different ingredients boiled in a light dashi stock soup. I found it in the Kuromon Ichiba Market (黒門市場), and it was everything I had hoped for – warm, comforting and extremely soothing. If you’re looking to try a street food version of oden in Osaka, Kuromon Ichiba Market (黒門市場) is a great place to try it.
3:53 Oretachi No Curry Ya (俺たちのカレー家)
Oretachi No Curry Ya (俺たちのカレー家) is a Japanese curry restaurant located very close to Namba station in Osaka. I was excited to eat there next, and I’m glad they were open. I ordered a katsu curry with an egg and a pile of green onions on top. It was excellent and very comforting.
Address: 14-13 Namba Sennichimae, Chuo-ku | Kawanishi Dai3 Bldg. 1F, Osaka 542-0075, Osaka, Japan
Open hours: 11 am – 9 pm on Monday – Friday, and 11 am – 10 pm on Saturday and Sunday
How to get there: Oretachi No Curry Ya (俺たちのカレー家) is located just on the east side of Nankai Namba station
6:40 Open Air Museum of Old Japanese Farm Houses – 500 JPY ($4.15)
After a good lunch we took the train out to the Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farm Houses, a little trek from the center of Osaka, but definitely worth the ride on the train to get there. The museum showcases original farm houses from around Japan. I really enjoyed this museum, and would highly recommend it.
10:04 Torikara Stick – 240 JPY ($2) – After arriving back to Namba area of Osaka, we stopped for a quick chicken snack.
10:46 Marugame Seimen Udon (丸亀製麺 千日前店) – 640 JPY ($5.31) – We then decided to stop for a quick light early dinner and we ate at an udon chain restaurant. It was alright, not the best, but made for a good quick Japanese fast food udon meal.
12:41 Final Izakaya – and amazing sashimi platter in Osaka! – For our final meal and final bites of food in Osaka, we were just walking around the Namba area near the train station, and I wanted to find an izakaya that we could hang out for a bit to get some yakitori and sashimi. I’m not sure the name of the place we found, but they served us some more delicious yakitori, and an outstanding bowl of sashimi for our final bites in Osaka!