From the 17th to the 20th of March we visited Osaka, one of the biggest cities in Japan that is famous for its delicious street food. It’s a short shinkansen (bullet train) ride of 2 and a half hours from Tokyo.
We stayed in an AirBNB in the Namba area which was conveniently located, not too far away from the interesting spots!
What to see:
- The Osaka castle, a beautiful reconstruction of the original one that got destroyed in WWII.
- Dotonbori, the central area full of restaurants, shops and people.
- AMERIKAMURA, Osaka’s version of Harajuku.
- Universal Studios, if you can/want to afford the money and time it costs. ? I will soon write about it on a separate entry.
What to eat:
- Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki. Delicious and inexpensive fried food. Takoyaki are octopus croquettes and okonomiyaki are savory cabbage pancakes made with many other ingredients that you can choose.
- Bunnytokyo recommends: Floresta doughnuts AKA the cutest doughnuts you will ever have – in the shape of adorable and colorful animals.
We met some friends, ate a lot and had enjoyed wandering around Osaka. Not the prettiest town in Japan but definitely a great weekend getaway!
Have you ever been in Osaka? ✨