Published On: Tue, Feb 3rd, 2015

Things to Do in Osaka

osaka city map

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Osaka is one of the biggest cities in Japan. It is for sure that you do not want to miss the chance of visiting Osaka. What makes Osaka special? Mostly, travelers would say, it is because of the unique atmosphere plus warm and outgoing people. It is too good to be true, isn’t it? Well, when you arrive there, you are able to feel Osaka’s truly personality. Here are some things to do in Osaka. Firstly, you must try takoyaki and okonomiyaki. There are some famous restaurants of takoyaki and okonomiyaki in Dotonbori and Namba. Both the foods and the atmosphere are awesome and excellent.

takoyaki dotonbori

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mizuno okonomiyaki dotonbori

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Next, do not forget to see Tenjin Matsuri. This massive festival is worth to watch. Tenjin Matsuri is Osaka’s 1000 year old festival. It is held at the end of July. What makes it special? The festival recreates a procession of 8th century Imperial court. Moreover, there are also amazing fireworks, river boat bonfires, beautiful geisha and mikoshi. Wow, all you want to see in Japan come at once. Therefore, do not miss the chance to see and enjoy Tenjin Matsuri. This is one of the best things to do in Osaka.

Tenjin Matsuri Osaka

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Visiting Sumiyoshi-taisha Shrine is one of the best things to do in Osaka.This is one of the oldest shrines, found in the year 211. Definitely, you will be amazed with the architecture and the atmosphere of the shrine. Sumiyoshi-taisha Shrine is different compared with the shrines and temples in Kyoto. Why? It is because of the architecture design. Sumiyoshi-taisha Shrine has purely Japanese design. Meanwhile the others have Chinese architecture design. The shrine is for worshipping three gods or kami that protect the travelers, fishermen and sailors. People in Osaka usually go to this shrine to pray, especially in special occasions as New Year.

sumiyoshi taisha osaka

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Need more ideas about things to do in Osaka? Well, do not forget to visit Shinsaibashi. This is a large shopping district. You can find anything around the Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade.

shinsaibashi osaka

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Searching and choosing souvenirs are not difficult at all. The next place to visit is Osaka Castle. It has authentic exterior look with the touch of modern inside. Imagine, inside the castle, you will find modern interior design plus elevators. There are various historical attractions, gardens and food vendors in the park of the castle. The best time to visit this castle is in the spring. The experience of eating your meals while seeing the view of cherry blossom trees is unbeatable.

osaka castle

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