Osaka, Japan

Osaka has a lot to offer – beautiful architecture, delicious street food and a variety of entertainment options. Here are some of the highlights from my trip…

  1. Taking a day trip to Nara
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Deer Park, Nara.

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So much fun!

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Todaiji Temple.

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Kasuga Taisha Shrine.

2. Exploring the bustling Kuromon Market

3. Visiting one of Japan’s oldest shrines – Sumiyoshi Taisha

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Sumiyoshi Tasha Shrine.

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Soribashi Bridge.

4. Checking out beautiful Osaka Castle Park & Museum

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Osaka Castle.

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Osaka Castle.

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Osaka Castle Park.

5. Getting lost on purpose in Dontonbori 

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Shinsekai (means new world in Japanese) neighbourhood.

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Kani Doraku restaurant.

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Making the famous Japanese snack – Takoyaki (fried octopus ball)

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Our turn to try!

6. Sampling some sake 

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Taking a break from sightseeing for a taste of Japan’s famous rice wine.

You can see what I got up to in Kyoto here.

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