The Pavement tour continues with a travel day to Osaka. One of my favorite things on tour in Japan is getting to take the Shinkansen between cities. What I wouldn’t give for such a wonderful way to travel in the States! Three hours to Osaka, Japan’s second-biggest city. It’s totally different than Tokyo, much less “hip” in both the positive and negative connotations of the word; if Tokyo is the LA of Japan, Osaka is its Chicago. Osaka is famous for a few things: its octopus balls, okonomiyaki, and the Hanshin Tigers!

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