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Food Trip: Osaka Takoyaki Museum

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Located in Universal CityWalk in Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture in Japan, Osaka Takoyaki Museum is actually a collection of takoyaki shops in one themed location.

Although you won't see any fossilized takoyakis nor skeletal remains of the first takoyaki cook, the Osaka Takoyaki Museum prides itself from the different types of takoyakis that are being served in the takoyaki shops in this themed dining destination.
It is said that the takoyakis in Osaka Takoyaki Museum are actually the different varieties of takoyakis found in the different areas of Japan. Hence, if you plan to taste it all, the Osaka Takoyaki Museum is the best place for you to do it.
My wife and I got the chance to visit the "museum" after our trip to Universal Studios Japan during our 6th day of stay in the country. I was the one who insisted that we visit the place due to the fact that I am a big takoyaki fan ( I love the takoyaki of Samurai fast food in the Philippines). Luckily, my wife gave in to what I …

Osaka: Universal CityWalk Osaka

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Located near Universal Studios Japan in Osaka Prefecture in Japan, Universal CityWalk Osaka is an entertainment and retail district that serves as an entrance plaza to Universal Studios Japan.

Universal CityWalk Osaka has a shopping mall that is filled with numerous shops and restaurants. It also connects Universal Studios Japan with the nearby JR train Station. The first CityWalk originated as an expansion of Universal Studios Hollywood. Since then each park had its own CityWalk. 
We got to visit Universal CityWalk Osaka because it is just beside Hotel Keihan (our residence for our 5th day of stay in Japan.) Since its very close we got the chance to visit the Osaka Takoyaki Museum and eat dinner at the Daikisuisan Revolving Sushi restaurant and then lunch on the next day at Ra-men restaurant. Aside from that we also got the chance to watch a monkey show at the CityWalk. Lastly, the CityWalk is also the last part of Universal Studios Osaka that we got to visit before going back home to …

Osaka: Universal Studios Japan

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Located in Konohana-ku, Osaka Prefecture in Japan, Universal Studios Japan (ユニバーサル・スタジオ・ジャパン) is one of the four Universal Studios theme parks in the world. It is owned and operated by USJ Co. Ltd, with a license from NBCUniversal.

Universal Studios Japan (USJ) opened on March 31, 2001. During the opening year alone, the theme park was visited by 11 million guests, becoming the world's fastest amusement park to achieve the 10 million milestone at that time. Since then, Universal Studios Japan has had approximately 8 million visitors every year. According to 2013 Theme Index Global Attraction Attendance Report, Universal Studios Japan is ranked ninth among the top 25 amusement theme parks worldwide. 

The different themed attractions and rides of Universal Studios Japan are arranged in the eight areas of the park. These areas are:
New YorkSan FranciscoJurassic ParkAmity VillageHollywoodWaterworldUniversal WonderlandLagoonA ninth area, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened last Jul…