Osaka Essentials: Where to Go & What to Do

Osaka is one of the biggest and most visited cities in Japan. It is not difficult to find any travel blogs that covers tips for Osaka travel guide. However, are you sure you've seen enough, or have done the most whatever you should do while you are in the city? Since you have come to the right place, why don't you take a look and start planning your Osaka trip with us? You will get the ideas of what to do and where to go after reading this article!


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Tennoji Shopping Areas
Tennoji Shopping Areas

Shopping - Where to Shop in Osaka


There's something called Japanese Quality which makes so much sense when people are shopping crazily till they drop in Japan. Shinsaibashi-Suji Street is considered to be the no.1 shopping parades in Osaka. However, if you are looking for an alternative, somewhere that is less crowded but still perfect for shoppers, go Tennoji, or Ame-Mura aka America Town where the local teens love the boutiques there!


Kuromon Market
Kuromon Market

Eating - Where to Find the Best Local Food in Osaka


You can never go wrong if you choose Kuromon Market for your first stop for quality Japanese street food. This local indoor market parade is loved by tourists as well as locals. You will expect to find the most authentic Japanese street food here, from savoury sashimi and seafood kebab, to sweet mochi and shaved ice. This is the place you should go to try out everything at once!


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Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle

Exploring - Where to Go in Osaka


Now you've seen a bit of the new Japan; it's time to explore the ancient Japan through visiting the Osaka Castle. The castle is located uphill in a city park. It is not just a fancy castle but also a history museum and an observatory tower where you will be able to learn more about the imperial history of Japan and to enjoy 360-degree city view of Osaka.


Universal Studios Japan
Universal Studios Japan

Having fun - What to Do in Osaka


There're always some family-friendly activities to do in Osaka. So here's a good news for you if you are travelling to Osaka with kids, or if you just want to have fun. Universal Studios Japan is always a go-to for everyone, including children and every child at heart. Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan will also be a good choice for a less active but more educational fun. Enjoy!


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Japanese Traditional Yukata
Japanese Traditional Yukata

Experiencing - How to Travel Osaka like a Local


The last-but-not-least thing to do is definitely to dress like a Japanese, and wearing a yukata or a kimono is probably the quickest way of doing so. The locals do wear them for a special occasion. Pick yukata for daily occasion and kimono for a grand event. You can then explore Osaka around with a fancy traditional Japanese outfit.


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