The area around Osaka and Umeda Stations is great as a base for sightseeing or as a cuisine or shopping spot, but it’s so confusing that even Japanese people often get lost. This article has photographic guides to help foreign travelers find their way through the stations as well as helpful information. Please check it when you’re coming to Osaka for a smooth trip.
There are plenty of places to enjoy beautiful foliage in Osaka without having to go to Kyoto and Nara! You can relish in the sight while sightseeing or enjoying delicious food. All of these spots are popular and full of people during the season.
“Made in Japan” home phones, rice cookers, cameras, beauty appliances, digital equipment and the like are now quite popular as souvenirs for travelers from overseas. If you go to Osaka, here are some dirt cheap shops that carry a bit of everything as well as large-scale electronics shops that are also popular with the locals.
As an “Anime Street” lined with anime and character goods stores, Akihabara in Tokyo is well known among anime and manga fans, but if you’re ever in Osaka, we recommend visiting Nihombashi. Here are our ten top shops for anime fans in Nihombashi!
These are all affordable restaurants around Osaka Station and Umeda Station. There are also plenty of restaurants by Tenjin Station, close to Osaka Station! Tenjinbashisuji Shoutengai is one of Osaka’s marketplaces, so there are lots of restaurants for you to visit there too.
In Osaka, the second biggest metropolis in Japan, vegetarian restaurants are on the rise. These are restaurants where you can be completely satisfied with the deliciousness of vegetables to places that focus on being filling but healthy. All of these are carefully selected yet popular restaurants.
When you talk about Japanese spring, the first thing people think about is cherry blossoms! They all bloom at the same time as though they were longing for it. Why not be invited by the fragrance of the flowers on the wind and enjoy the beautiful sight of the pink flowers?
Plum blossoms are just as much of a characteristic Japanese spring flower as cherry blossoms and they have been loved since ancient times. Their cute image and sweet fragrance makes a beautiful sight. Why not visit a place where you can be surrounded by the fragrance of plum blossoms?
Here are some lodging establishments in Osaka where you can stay for 3000 yen or cheaper! Even though they’re so cheap, these 20 places have plenty of services and amenities to make your stay comfortable. Many of them are also in great locations near train stations, in residential areas, or in business areas!
The Glico sign in Osaka is one of famous sightseeing spots that people take photos in front of. In front of the sign, you can see many people taking photos in the middle of Ebisubashi holding their hands up, mimicking the sign. Are there other places to take the photo other than Ebisubashi? Are there other poses that one could try? These are questions that we decided to tackle.
There are hundreds of techniques offered by beauty salons in Japan, including esthetics, reflexology, shiatsu, foot massage, detox massages, and more. If you come to Osaka and want to try one of these, check out the 15 salons in this article!
There are many power spots in Japan, including those where you can be healed, where you can find wisdom, or where you can go to have your dreams granted. If you happen to be in Osaka, here are 15 power spots where you can go to get the favor of the gods.
Are you looking for perfect romantic night out in Osaka this winter? Then you should visit Harukas 300, the highest observatory in Osaka, and Kaiyukan, one of the world’s biggest aquarium in Osaka to enjoy fantastic light shows.
Fashion, accessories, cosmetics and more, we’re introducing some of Osaka’s trendies shopping spots that we recommend for you! For the luxury-oriented, we recommend the department stores however in Osaka there are many trendy shops where you can buy at a reasonable price to be sure to check them!
Takoyaki is one of Osaka’s iconic food as well as Okonomiyaki. Here’s a list of top quality restaurants for people who are after ‘must-eat delicious takoyaki’ among hundreds of takoyaki restaurants dotted around in Osaka. They are famed among locals and awarded as bib gourmand, reasonable but worth visiting, by Michelin. Don’t miss!
How can you efficiently visit the tourist destinations scattered all over Japan? In this article, we will introduce 60 tourists spots that you can visit in the day and night starting from Osaka. We will introduce ocean areas, lunch areas as well as night spots.
If you’re going to Osaka with little time, you can still buy souvenirs in the heart of the city in the area around Umeda and Osaka Station. You can find plenty of unique, Osaka-like souvenirs especially in the basement food floors of the surrounding department stores. Here are some suggestions by residents of what to check out!