Looking out over Osaka from the Sky Tower
Japan Japan in Haiku Travel

Japan in Haiku 1: Toytown Osaka

Toytown Osaka

Midnight riverscape.
Flyover transformed into
night sky scalextrics.

We touchdown in Osaka for our first taste of Japan and drive right into the heart of town. Everything seems tidy, organised, ordered. There is no city chaos. The place seems to move in slow motion.

From the roof garden of the Umeda Sky Observatory we look out upon the megapolis and all I see is Toytown. Scalextric cars fly over model boats on fairy lit bridges. A bullet train shoots past on a giant train set. I wonder where it’s going. I wonder what lies ahead.

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Kirstie Pelling

Kirstie is the creative force and chief poet in residence of poetinmotion.org She is available for residencies, as a conference poet and wedding poet. She is also co-founder of The Family Adventure Project and a regular contributor to many online travel communities.

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Kirstie Pelling

Kirstie is the creative force and chief poet in residence of poetinmotion.org She is available for residencies, as a conference poet and wedding poet. She is also co-founder of The Family Adventure Project and a regular contributor to many online travel communities.

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