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by Shiori Fukuoka | Mar 29, 2020

Experience 24 hours in Osaka

Osaka may not be as pretty as Kyoto or as exciting and bustling as Tokyo, but it’s still very much worth visiting.

"The foggy city, the city of water or the kitchen of Japan ..." are names when referring to Osaka - the third largest city in Japan. Located on Honshu Island, Osaka has a fascinating beauty between tradition and modernity. Especially in autumn, Osaka is a Japanese fascinating destination attracting thousands of international tourists. The city has Minoo National Park, covered with brilliant and beautiful foliage making it a romantic, picturesque scene to many couples. However, the park is just the first point of our tour, Osaka has the following great experiences waiting for you to explore.

Deep-fried maple leaves

Going to the Minoo National Park, in addition to immersing yourself to enjoy the autumn atmosphere, you will be enchanted by fancy crispy maple leaves - a unique local specialty. Also, you will realize that the leaves can be used to cook to Japanese people.

Kaiyukan Aquarium

Being one of the top aquarium parks in the world, the Kaiyukan boasts more than 30,000 animals distributed in 15 different displays. Following the tour around the aquarium, visitors have the opportunity to admire the diverse habitat of species on the Pacific rim.

Hozenji Temple

Hozenji Temple is best known for its statue of Fudo Myoo, lovingly known as Mizukake Fudo by the locals. As is tradition, find the statue of Fudo Myoo and splash it with water. This is said to bring you good luck. You'll notice the statue is covered head to toe in moss, the result of many thousands of visitors pouring water over it.

Local Osaka Cuisines

It is no coincidence that Osaka was dubbed the "Japanese kitchen". This land is famous for many classic delicacies that make everyone curious and have to try them like takoyaki, kushikatsu, okonomiyaki.

Shochikuza theater and craft beer

Shochikuza is the only kabuki theater in Osaka, specializing in performing this kind of unique traditional stage of Japan. Besides, the theater basement also serves Dotonbori craft beer - one of Osaka's first brewed beers. Here, people drink beer with tofu, a rare combination and different experience.

Shitennoji Temple

The first Buddhist temple in Japan founded by the government. Since it was built in 593, during the time when Buddhism was introduced, it was judged to be the oldest temple in the country. Despite wars and erosion from weather over the past 1,400 years, the Shitennoji Temple still remains the old architecture.

Osaka Castle

This brilliant "jewel" is one of the most important historical sites in Japan, which was built in the late 1500s by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who unified the country at that time. After many vicissitudes, the castle now become museum introducing regional history in the 16-17 century, which tourists should not miss when traveling to Osaka.

Above we have introduced you to some places that you should visit in Osaka. Exploring Osaka and Japan will become easier when you have a good Japanese travel company to design your Japan trip. Let us Asia Senses Travel be your Japan tour operator and companion.