This Sunday was another free Sunday, so half of us stayed home while the other half went to Osaka, after being given the option the day before, after church. We got on the bus and rode the forty minute bus ride to Kyoto Station to use our newly acquired JR passes to get on a JR train for free to Osaka. The entirety of the ride took maybe an hour before we finally arrived at Osaka.
The station turned out to also be a giant, expensive shopping center, so we took a little while venturing around a bit in search of a place to get lunch for a decent price. It didn't take us long to find a conveyor belt sushi place. We stayed there for a good while to eat food before having to head back to the station to get one of Shandon's Japanese friends that had agreed to hang out with him while we were in Osaka. Once the friend and her other friend arrived, we all ventured off into the shipping center to explore a little.
Initially, we were looking for a place to go and get ice cream, but everything was so expensive. We ended up just going to a Yukata shop to look around a little bit, then up a floor to look at the Pokemon Center they had. After the Pokemon Center, we went down to the basement level to go and get dinner...but the group kind of ended up getting separated. Luckily, after about an hour of being separated, and just buying food anyways, we planned to meet up at the North gate with the green fountain bear we'd seen when we first arrived at the station.
We all got together again, the other part of our group found a J-pop boy group playing live and bought some CD's, and the Japanese friends had already left. Finally after the long day, we got on the train to ride back home to the house in Kyoto.