Osaka Guide – Japan

Osaka - Dotonbori

Ah! Osaka! I must admit, I had never thought much about it. I don’t know why… probably because I have always been more attracted to the traditional side of Japan and I thought Tokyo would be enough to experience modernity. We were so uninterested that we had even skipped it all together in the first itinerary drafts for our Japan holiday. In the end, we decided to spend one night there, only because it would make getting to and from Koyasan easier.
Ohhhh how glad I am we did visit it!! Osaka is actually a beautiful city! Very modern for sure, but nonetheless a beautiful place and I highly recommend you visit it!  That’s why I wrote this little Osaka guide….

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