Get authentic and taste of Osaka’s local specialties such as Takoyaki (octopus dumplings) or Okonomiyaki (which is a Japanese style pancake)..both are a popular local dish here and a speciality, found almost everywhere!
Go shopping at Shinsaibashi – It’s a great spot for shopping in Osaka and combines loads of designer stores, clothing and jewellery boutiques and chain stores all in one.
Check out Universal Studios (easy to get to via train). If you are a thrill seeker, you will for sure be in your element there.
Enjoy amazing panarama views of Osaka city at Umeda Sky Building, where you can take an elevator to the top.
Visit Sumiyoshi Taisha – one of the Japans oldest shrines!
Osaka Aquarium, located in Tempozan Harbor Village is pretty spectacular with lots to see. It’s theme is the Pacific Ring of Fire.
Take a peak at Osaka Castle and admire it’s pure beauty. Pack a little picnic to take to the park right nearby and enjoy the surrounding atmosphere – cherry blossoms season is particularly awesome!
Walk through Namba at night – it’s Japans main entertainment district and also Dotonbori which runs alongside Namba. It’s known for its bright neon lights and lively atmosphere.
Shinsekai, one of Osaka’s oldest neighbourhoods is definitely worth a visit if you have the time to spare. Expect some cheap restaurants, unique souvenir and trinket stores and rich Japanese architectural culture here.
About 30 mins from the city is Minoo Park; a forested valley with hiking trails and a 33m high waterfall. The park is renowned for looking spectacular during Autumn, showcasing some brilliant natural Autumn colours.
If you visit Spa World, you will experience traditional Japanese onsens plus loads of other services to relax and rejuvenate you. You can even book a room and stay here, and they also have a sports gym to train at and an amusement pool!
Experience some of Osaka’s crazy nightlife! It can be eccentric, vibrant and extremely diverse. From clubbing to bar, live music and theatre shows – Osaka has it.
Nipponbashi Denden is Osaka’s electronics district and also features all things anime!