Another slow paced day today, still getting to grips with the time difference and feeling a little fragile. In the afternoon we met with friends, who live in an apartment block just around the corner, at a nearby cafe. The cafe is very nice and serves a wide range of coffees, you can check it out here:
After the cafe we ventured further into town towards the centre of Osaka, Umeda. The weather had taken a turn for the worse at this point and had started to rain heavily, I tried to explain to our friends the meaning of the phrase 'raining cats and dogs' which was difficult considering I don't really know what it means myself! We sheltered briefly in the Breeze Tower department store, full of trendy young couples out for shopping and a meal, before we headed back home, passing many restaurants with enticing smells.