24 Hours in Osaka
With a population of a lot more than two.six million, Osaka is Japan’s third biggest city (just after Tokyo and Yokohama). The city has come to be increasingly preferred with thanks to its’ reputation as Tokyo’s cooler cousin, supplying guests hearty (and typically fried) street meals, contemporary architecture and close proximity to Japan’s ancient capital Kyoto (reached in just 14 minutes by bullet train or one particular hour by regional train).
The Very best View: Umeda Sky Building
If you are seeking for a panoramic view of the city, appear no additional than Umeda Sky Constructing observation deck and be certain to also take a look at their well-known glass elevator. The observation deck connects the twin towers in Osaka, creating it probable to get a 360 degree view of the city beneath.
As one particular of Japan’s most well-known landmarks, Osaka Castle is a need to take a look at while in Osaka. The castle played a significant part in the unification of Japan through the sixteenth century and occupies a space of about one particular square kilometre with an impressive 3 moats surrounding the castle to when upon a time defend it from it is enemies.
Dōtonbori street meals
Dotonbori is normally regarded as a foodie’s paradise and the second you arrive, you will quickly see (or smell) why! This street is packed with a variety of street meals stalls, promoting largely takoyaki (octopus balls), okonomiyaki (savoury pancake), ramen, sushi, and a variety of sweets stalls. The street definitely comes to life just after five:00pm and effectively into the evening, so be ready to brush shoulders with locals and guests alike – this definitely feels like the heart of Osaka just after dark!
Remain: Yamatoya Ryokan
If you are only staying in Osaka for one particular evening be certain to book a central place for your hotel or ryokan. For my remain I checked in to Yamatoya Ryokan due to its close proximity to the hustle and bustle of Dōtonbori Street. I enjoyed my remain right here so considerably – the employees have been extremely hospitable and welcoming. I also enjoyed a standard breakfast and dinner through my remain with each becoming a definitely excellent neighborhood encounter.