I’ve been here for 32 years from birth.
I moved to Tokyo last summer for the job.
So I miss food, TV show, street, dialect, people, and everything in Osaka.
People in Osaka are strange and funny. They’re always trying to make someone laugh with jokes or something like that.
Foods are so delicious, Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki are two representative.
When you are here, try it.
Osaka aka: 大阪Osaka Castle, Universal Studios Japan, and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Osaka is featured on the lists 2006 Quality of Living Survey Most Livable Cities, The World's Largest Metropolitan Areas, and Best Cities in Japan. Places in Osaka have been tagged shopping, ward, and osaka.
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I’ve been here for 32 years from birth.
It’s a beautiful city. I especially loved all the museums and the Osaka Castle. The night scene is standard Japanese. It is quite interesting, but those who aren’t used to that sort of thing (bar-girls pulling at you to their bars or whatnot, or if you are a lady, bar-boys pulling at you to etc…) might take offense. Just like any Asian city the way they look at foreigners might not be so kind, but then I’ve run across plenty of people willing to go out of their way to help me, it’s life I guess.
Oh, and the city is so clean! Years of living in New York city made me insensitive to what a infestated mess cities can be, but those Japanese cities certainly put my home to shame, at least in terms of cleanliness! (and Osaka’s not even a clean city by Japanese standards!)
One of the more culturally interesting sight was Osaka’s rush hour. People everywhere, and everyone, men, women, and children (but not the old folks :)) dressed in semi-identical black suits. Even during the night time it’s not hard to see dozens after dozens of ladies wearing the same thing that happen to be the fashion of the times. Well, at least most of them are dressed nicely.
If I have one complaint, it would be about the eateries in the city. While there are quite a few decent places in the city, try to avoid tourist attractions and surrounding restaurants. They are usually overpriced and generally not worth it. Be prepared to spend a fortune if you plan on dining out everynight. Though even corner convenience stores sell sushies in Osaka, for incredibly cheap price. (and don’t worry. They are safe. Just not as good as masterful hand-made sushies that cost a fortune!)over 5 years ago
Osaka is a really interesting place. I stayed in possibly the worst neighborhood for a day and walked around through parts of Osaka the rest of the day. It has many interesting things to do, and I saw a lot of interesting people and things. If you’re in Japan, go to Osaka.over 6 years ago
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Enjoy seeing the main sights of both Kyoto and Nara in one day. This day tour takes you to Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion), Kyoto Imperial Palace and the Kyoto Handicraft Center in Kyoto, then the Todaiji Temple, Deer Park and Kasuga Sh... $182.58
See the sights of Kyoto on this 3.5-hour morning tour. Kyoto was Japan's capital and the Emperor's residence from 794 until 1868. Included in this tour is a visit to Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion), Kyoto Imperial Palace and the Kyoto H... $98.40
See all the sights of Kyoto in a day. Travelling from Osaka, visit Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion), Kyoto Imperial Palace, the Kyoto Handicraft Center, Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo Hall and the Kiyomizu Temple.Kyoto was Japan's capital a... $170.73
Go for a stroll and see Osaka's highlights on this guided walking tour. You'll enjoy lunch and see Osaka's famous attractions including Osaka Castle, the Aerial Garden Observatory and Twin Towers. $157.68
Enjoy the afternoon visiting Nara. Due to its past as the first permanent capital of Japan, it remains full of historic treasures, including some of Japan's oldest Buddhist temples. On this tour visit the Todaiji Temple, Deer Park and Kasuga Shrine. $110.26See All Activities »