Write Up By Mark Weins
Day 3 in Osaka was all about the tuna belly!
0:19 Osaka Castle – One of the most famous places to visit in Osaka is the Osaka Castle. The castle is within a giant park. We started the day off with a trip to the castle, and though we didn’t go inside, we walked around the park, and enjoyed the great views from the outside. It’s well worth a visit when you visit Osaka.
2:57 Camp Curry – After a long morning, we were really hungry, so we did a quick search and found an interesting restaurant right in Umeda Station called Camp Curry. The restaurant specialized in Japanese curry style dishes, all of which were fully camping themed and in style. The curry was a bit on the mild side, but it did taste pretty good because we were so hungry. Overall, not the best Japanese curry, but good for a quick meal when you’re in Umeda in Osaka.
5:57 Tuna Restaurant (Chayamamchi Maguroya (梅田芝田一丁目まぐろや http://maguroya-nakatsu.jp/) – After walking around Umeda and Osaka Station and doing some shopping at a camera store, we then headed to the northern part of Umeda station where Dwight knew about a izakaya style Japanese restaurant / bar that specialized in tuna. When we arrived the place was almost completely empty, but by the time we left, it was packed out and people were waiting for tables. We started off with some oden and some tuna belly (toro). The tuna belly was one of the most amazing pieces of fish I’ve ever had in my life. It literally just melted completely into my mouth – it started to liquefy without me even chewing it. We hung out at Chayamamchi Maguroya (梅田芝田一丁目まぐろや) for a few hours, and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and especially that melt in your mouth tuna belly!
That was it for Day 3 in Osaka, another delicious day of Japanese food. The highlight of my day was by all means that tuna belly!