Japan 2.0, Arrival in Osaka.

こんにちは!

This photo doesn't do it justice but a sea of cloud covered the sky. 

This photo doesn't do it justice but a sea of cloud covered the sky. 

  Night Lights of Istanbul, Turkey.  

 Night Lights of Istanbul, Turkey.  

 View from the Hostel. All along the skirtings of the building lay Japans homeless. I was struck by the reality of this...I watched a man rummage through the bins each evening only for it all to be cleaned by morning.

Highstreets of Osaka. 

View from Shittenoji Temple. 

View from Shittenoji Temple. 

I was really drawn to the contrast between the natural and the un-natural.

Tsūtenkaku Tower, Futuristic Architecture. 

 Tsūtenkaku Tower dwarths the Osaka Skyline.

Osaka Castle, Zen Garden.

Osaka Castle, Nature is a reacouring theme.  

I watched from my hostel window as hundreds of homeless men and women lined up for the man with the great pot of soup. 

Alleyways of Osaka

Alleyways of Osaka

Osaka's towering advertisements. 

Not a bad way to end the week visiting Osaka. Universal Studios Japan.

Not a bad way to end the week visiting Osaka. Universal Studios Japan.

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To be continued...