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Dotonbori: Things to Do in Osaka

Dotonbori: Things to Do in Osaka

Dotonbori: Things to Do in Osaka Located in the Namba district of Chuo ward along the canal, Dotonbori is one the most popular and touristy destinations in Osaka. You’ll know when you get there by the huge neon signs, throngs of people, many shops, and restaurants with comical signs and displays on top. Tourists flock over here for the famous street food (takoyaki, okonomiyaki, oden, etc.), shopping, and of course, posing in front of the Glico Man sign. We visited…

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Grand Front Osaka/Lucua/Osaka Station: Things to Do in Osaka

Grand Front Osaka/Lucua/Osaka Station: Things to Do in Osaka

Grand Front Osaka/Lucua/Osaka Station: Things to Do in Osaka Osaka Station is one of the largest train/subway stations I have ever been to, and it serves more purposes than just as a hub for transportation. Besides shopping and dining, Osaka Station also offers a brief respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. While we were visiting, there was a free exhibit for “Flower Art Museum” where people could walk around live flower arrangements or sit on a bench…

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Tenjinbajisuji Shotengai: Things to Do in Osaka

Tenjinbajisuji Shotengai: Things to Do in Osaka

Tenjinbajisuji Shotengai: Things to Do in Osaka Located in Kita Ward, Tenjinbajisuji Shotengai is supposed to be the longest covered shopping arcade in Japan. We walked over after exploring Nakazakicho on a Wednesday afternoon, before continuing on to Toyo Sushi for our third meal out of five that day. The shopping street lived up to its fame of being the longest shopping arcade in Japan, as we could not see the end of the street lined with shops and restaurants,…

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Orange Street (Horie Tachibana): Places to Visit in Osaka

Orange Street (Horie Tachibana): Places to Visit in Osaka

Orange Street (Horie Tachibana): Places to Visit in Osaka Also known as Horie Tachibana, Orange Street is a trendy street in Kitahorie that is lined with all kinds of cafes and shops. We happened to come on the Full Moon Festival Day, so the streets seemed very quiet and empty, which I enjoyed. There was a variety of shops ranging from furniture and home décor to apparel that represent different types of fashion. The cafes and bars were also interesting,…

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Fukushima-ku: A Cute Neighborhood in Osaka

Fukushima-ku: A Cute Neighborhood in Osaka

Fukushima-ku: A Cute Neighborhood in Osaka Fukushima Ward in Osaka was only one train stop away from Osaka/Umeda Station. On a rainy day, we headed over to Fukushima-ku to get to Sobakiri Karani for lunch. When you exit the train station, take a moment to check out the Seven Lucky Gods (or Seven Deities of Good Fortune) street art by Grind Pencil on the pillars of the overpass at the intersection. As it was raining and still early in the…

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Nakazakicho: A Charming Neighborhood in Osaka

Nakazakicho: A Charming Neighborhood in Osaka

Nakazakicho: A Charming Neighborhood in Osaka While searching for things to do in Osaka, rather than the main attractions, I wanted to check out smaller, cute neighborhoods with character. Nakazakicho was one of the neighborhoods that was mentioned multiple times due to its bohemian charm with old structures and narrow alleyways. It is supposed to be home to many artists and interesting cafes and shops. We visited the Nakazakicho area on a Wednesday afternoon after eating udon at Sanuki Udon….

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Things to Do and Places to Visit in Osaka in 2 Days

Things to Do and Places to Visit in Osaka in 2 Days

Things to Do and Places to Visit in Osaka, Japan: I only had two full days to explore Osaka, and as I was more interested in all the yummy food that Osaka has to offer than her attractions, I passed over some of the main attractions, i.e. the Osaka Castle and temples. Also, I wanted to explore the small neighborhoods and their charm rather than the crowded, touristy places. Here is a list of places to visit and things to…

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