Jun 04

Things to do in Osaka

by in Japan

Osaka is located in the center of the Kansai Region, which is a great place to go to for those on their first or second visit to Japan, everything is nice and close to together and the best part is everything is much cheaper than if you were to visit Tokyo.

 

The Kansai region comprises of Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe, Himeji and Arima. Each one of these locations is a treasure trove of adventure and fun. There are literally hundreds of fun things to do in Osaka alone.

 

Osaka has arcades around every corner and food courts all over the place as well as having some great shopping spots. If you want to relax you should go to SpaWorld, they have a huge variety of different spas and it’s great fun scaring all the Japs with your Gaijin Chinko, Chinko smash, you’ll truly feel like Godzilla here, rawww.

 

If your not into hot baths and covering Japanese you might be more interested in going to Osaka Castle. Osaka castle is unfortunately a reproduction but it’s still great fun going there, though there’s usually a ton of school kids. Get dressed up in samurai gear and chase them around for a couple of photos, only costs 500en or about $6.

 

If you like cats and hobo’s you might want to wander around the park surrounding the castle. Now if your not into hobos you should see it all at the Umeda sky building, it’s the highest building in Osaka and has a nice large observation deck on the top floor.

 

Now if temples are you thing Kyoto is the place to go, they have literally hundreds to thousands of different temples, littered everywhere. Unfortunately a lot of the temples are quite far apart so unless you like cabs or walking you might want to skip them.

 

If your an animal guy you might want to head over to Nara to feed the deer and see more temples. I loved watching the deer knocking over all the kids, was quite funny.

 

Well that’s it for now, ja mata ne.

3 Responses to “Things to do in Osaka”

  1. From Dale:

    I’ve never been to Japan, it is much closer though, some of my Japanese Language learning schoolmates have recommended me to go,hehe

    Posted on June 4, 2012 at 3:31 pm #
    • From stingy:

      Yeah Japan’s Great fun, nice and cheap too and everything’s so close together, plus I think they have the best public transportation system in the world, trains every 5 minutes everywhere.

      Posted on June 5, 2012 at 12:53 am #
  2. From Dale:

    I admire your travelogue aha, I’m gonna start a traveling after graduation. BTW, would you be willing to have a friendly link exchange for the blog, since , I am a green hand in writing an English language based blog, got to know more guys like you

    best regard.

    Posted on June 5, 2012 at 12:31 pm #

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