Sunny Sunday


Today Yoshi was working (as he does every Sunday) but I felt like a day out of the house, so Aiden and I took the train to Uehonmachi (about 20mins from out local station).

Near Uehonmachi Osaka station (right on top actually - if you come by subway), is the Kintetsu department store. Japan has a lot of hidden rooftop gardens and this department store is no exception. There is a beer garden, a `fresh fruit` cafe (旬のフルーツカフェもんちっち), and a dog run on the roof!

Aiden and I enjoyed a banana smoothie and he had a little run-around on the grass. It was nice to escape the hustle of the department store and station below, and there were only a handful of people up there. 



The menu at the cafe is all in Japanese, but they have soft-cream (soft-serve ice-cream), coffee, juice and a variety of desserts.

Such a nice way to spend an hour on a HOT Sunday afternoon.

On the 7th floor of the department store is the baby/kids clothing section, and they have a pretty good selection. There is a baby changing/feeding room, and a lot of toys for sale too, including some of the wooden Bornelund toys which (although are a little overpriced) are very cute! There are some toys on display so that kids can test them out. The toys are on a carpeted area, so make sure your kids take off their shoes! Aiden loved the puzzles and played with the bead looping toys too. After he destroyed a beautifully set-up wooden train track, it was time for us to leave!

A 1 minute walk from the Kintetsu department store, you will find Yufura, a relatively new shopping mall which is home to Muji, a huge Uniqlo, some cafes and restaurants, as well as other shops and boutiques.  I enjoyed a Subway (サブウェイ open 8:00~21:00)sandwich topped with extra avocado, and a small cup of frozen mango pieces! YUM!

Also in the area? The Osaka Red Cross hospital, the Sheraton Osaka and Shinkabukiza (an amazing theater where kabuki plays are performed).

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Most popular baby names in Japan for 2016

Maternity clothing in Japan

Packing your maternity hospital bag in Japan