Osaka is Japan’s second largest metropolitan area after Tokyo. Discover the best of Osaka’s different areas to decide where you want to explore. There’s no end to great food in Osaka, Japan’s “Capital Of Cuisine” !
Dotonbori is an entertainment district along the southern bank of the Dotonbori River in Osaka, the largest city in western Japan.
It is a popular shopping district in Osaka which has a long history as a regional center of commerce.
Silky smooth classic pork-based tonkotsu soup. Ichiran’s original red pepper sauce comprises of 3 types of spices. The sliced pork was really tender and flavorful! Indeed one of the best ramen that could be found in Japan.
Gelato Pique Cafe Creperie
A variety of Japanese sweets, snacks, souvenirs could also be found here!
Cozy and comfortable shop decorated with authentic wood and brick. Komeda Blend Coffee displays their unique domestic processing methods using selected beans from all over the world, an affordable variety of menus with a warm, homey feeling.
Fresh Assorted Sushi Platter
The signature Tonkotsu Ramen with slow-braised pork ribs which truly lived up to the hype.
Bar Country @ Soemoncho
Entering Bar Country is like walking into an Aladdin’s cave of delights with whiskey bottles crammed into every corner.
A hidden bar located in Nambanaka. A cute hidden gem with a friendly bartender! Japanese whiskey is always a must!
Umeda Sky Building
Umeda Sky Building is a strikingly unique and very shiny high-rise structure of glass and steel which stands tall and aloof in an open area to the north of Osaka Station.
Designed by Hiroshi Hara, the Japanese architect who also designed Kyoto Station, and completed in 1993, the 173 meter tall building consists of two separate towers which are joined at the top by a ring-like observation deck.
It became a symbol of pride for Osaka and people flocked to see it. Visitors were also able to take cable-car rides on an aerial ropeway that linked the tower with the Luna Park fairground.
A view from the 88-meter high observatory deck.
You can see all of Osaka fit into the palm of your hand.
There’s a great array of owls here, from the small and cute to the large and ominous.
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is located in the Tempozan Harbour Village Of Osaka’s Bay Area and is one of Japan’s most spectacular aquariums.
You’ll see not only fish, manta rays and whale sharks, but also amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals representing the beautiful and diverse natural environments of the Pacific Rim region.
The entrance ticket for this large aquarium is only 2,300 Yen.
Feel as if you’re floating along with magical beings as you follow their ethereal motions throughout the exhibition.
The rough texture of sharks and slimy rays will be a great experience for some!Osaka is definitely one of my favourite city in Japan!