We went lux by staying in the pleasant Swissotel in Namba and indulging in the hotel restaurant's traditional breakfast of rice porridge for our first day in Osaka. Those little pickled and savory dishes do add up and we almost had no space left in our bellies.
To walk breakfast off and get our bearings, we ambled our way a few blocks away and got drawn to a fresh seafood market. We wouldn't miss any opportunity when it comes to the freshest seafood, so we literally ate our way through the market. Sea urchin, fat belly tuna, Takoyaki and mochi and sweets our eyes landed on... I guess we've found Dotonbori.
With a couple of hours to kill before our 3pm appointment, we tried to make sense of the rail and hoped to find a spot with cherry blossoms. Off to Kema Sakuranomiya Park (Tenmabashi) we went, only to confirm the disappointing truth.