Osaka is a fantastic city in the heart of the Kansai region, full of warm and friendly people. It is also known as the “Second City” of Japan, following Tokyo. It has a lot to offer for people who want to know more about its history, culture, and what to do there.
Since Osaka is a major commercial and cultural center, there are no limits to what you can do and find there. And it also has plenty of tourist attractions to keep you sightseeing for days. While its vibrant nightlife scene will make you wish you had even more time to have fun in this city.
The lovely city has a rich history, with a variety of cultural assets, museums, historical sites, and other tourist attractions. Some of the most famous ones include Osaka Castle, Tennoji Zoo, Universal Studios Japan, and Osaka Aquarium.
One of my favorite places is the Osaka Castle, built in 1583. The castle’s history spans over 400 years, and its original purpose was to protect the city from invaders and serve as a home for the rulers. Today, it serves as a tourist attraction and cultural landmark for both locals and visitors alike. Its massive walls and moats, and the beautiful keep, are a must-see.
For those who want to wander around and get in touch with the area, there are also a few great options. You can enjoy traditional Japanese culture at the Tenjin Festival or go shopping at Umeda Sky Building. There are also several amazing neighborhoods worth exploring. These are the flashy and modern Namba and the nostalgia evoking Shinsekai.
Osaka is also known for its great food. I am especially a fan of its street food scene. In my opinion, nothing beats a freshly made authentic takoyaki! In addition to this great street food scene, there are also many excellent restaurants all over the city that serve traditional Japanese dishes as well as international cuisine.
You are bound to have a lot of fun in this great city, so make sure to add it to your itinerary. Through our articles, we will show you the best Osaka has to offer and how to prepare for a trip to this great city.