Best Cheap Hotels in Osaka

Best Cheap Hotels in Osaka

Osaka, one of Japan's largest and most populated cities is located in Osaka Bay, at the mouth of Yodo River. As part of Japan's second largest metropolitan area, it has almost 20 million inhabitants. Besides this, it is also one of the most visited cities of The Land of the Rising Sun: thousands of tourists come here every day to visit the most amazing attractions of the city. Tourists visiting Osaka need accommodation as well. Osaka has 218 hotels, and hundreds of other small institution... [ read more ]

Top 3 Things to Do in Osaka

Top 3 Things to Do in Osaka

Osaka is one of the largest and most populated cities of Japan. It is also part of the Keihanshin metropolis, which includes the three largest Japanese cities (except Tokyo): Kyoto, Kobe and Osaka. It is not a surprise that millions of tourists travel to this amazing city every year. Besides Osaka Castle, there are dozens of interesting sights and programs in Osaka as well. If you are planning to travel to Osaka and you have no idea what to do there (or rather, where to start exploring th... [ read more ]

Top 3 Museums in Osaka

Top 3 Museums in Osaka

Osaka, Japan's third largest city is one of the most visited areas of the Land of the Rising Sun. The city has dozens of amazing sights, such as the outstanding Osaka Castle, but other destinations attract tourists as well. Not only architectural, cultural and natural sights (parks, Japanese gardens), but historical and artistic attractions also enrich the beauty of the city. Officially, Osaka has 10 museums; all of them are focusing on different areas, such as art and science. The museum... [ read more ]

Shopper's Guide to Osaka

Shopper’s Guide to Osaka

Osaka is one of Japan's largest cities and it is full of malls and shopping districts. As every other urban area, Osaka is a real paradise for those who love shopping. Regardless of your financial background, I'm sure you will find a shopping place which fits you: from cheap markets and thrift shops to expensive designer and brand stores you can find everything in Osaka. The most popular shopping destinations of the city are the malls, which are usually open between 10.00 or 11.00 until... [ read more ]

Top 5 Outdoor Places in Osaka

Top 5 Outdoor Places in Osaka

The city of Osaka is located on Honshu island, in Kansai Region, Osaka Prefecture. After Tokyo and Yokohama, Osaka is the third largest city in Japan. It is also part of the Keihanshin metropolis, together with Kyoto and Kobe. Osaka is a very nice city, with many gorgeous and breathtaking sight. The most important touristic sight of the city is probably Osaka Castle, but of course, the city is full of other interesting sights as well. These sights also include many parks and traditional ... [ read more ]

The best places for cherry blossom viewing in Japan

The best places for cherry blossom viewing in Japan

In the same vein that people in New England like to watch the brilliant fall foliage in their state, in Japan watching the pink explosion of the blooming cherry trees in Spring is something that few people would miss. Hanami (literally flower viewing in Japanese) is the tradition of admiring the beauty of sakura (Japanese cherry trees) or plum trees that bloom for a few short weeks in May. Hanami doesn't merely mean taking a walk in the park and throwing a look every now and then in the dire... [ read more ]

The most beautiful castles in Japan

The most beautiful castles in Japan

Feudal Japan was definitely not the coziest, nicest place to live for most of the population, but if you happened to be a powerful feudal lord, then you lived in glory and luxury, even if you often didn't live long. As for the rest of the people, they could console themselves with the magnificent displays of wealth of the their social superiors. Japanese castles, many of which date back to the Middle Ages, are the pinnacle of Japanese architecture, style and taste. Most of them have luckily ... [ read more ]