Osaka

Tempozan Giant Ferris Wheel

Is Tempozan Ferris Wheel worth a ride? Read our West Osaka Itinerary (Day 2 – Part 2)

Let’s continue with our Osaka Day 2 itinerary and have a ride on Tempozan Ferris Wheel, as well as visit a mall next to it, known as Tempozan Market Place. I’ll also share other attractions you can visit in the western part of Osaka.  For better story flow, you may want to read about what we did earlier in the …

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Endo Sushi Menu Osaka

Osaka City Tour – Cute Yasaka Shrine & Best Sushi Meal at Endo Sushi (Day 2 – Part 1)

It’s Day 2 in Osaka and we would dedicate the whole day to an Osaka City Tour. Specifically, we would visit places that are reachable via the subway. The morning started with a visit to Namba Yasaka Shrine which happens to be the cutest shrine I’ve been to in Japan. We would then make our way to what turned out …

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Dotonbori Osaka

Dotonbori on a Weekday Night was no less happening! (Osaka Day 1 – Part 2)

Dotonbori is probably the most popular tourist attraction in South Osaka (Minami). I was there on a Monday night and was surprised at how happening the place was even after 9pm. Let me walk you through my experience wandering around Dotonbori (also known as Dotombori). For better continuity, you may want to check out what we did earlier, including how we …

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Kansai Airport Train Station

Day 1 Osaka Travelogue: From Singapore to Osaka (Plus First Night in Osaka)

Welcome to a new travelogue! This post will kick-start our 2-Week Osaka Trip where we spent Day 1 making our way from Singapore to Osaka, and then spent the rest of the night checking out Dotonbori. Enjoy our Japan story which will include lots of tips! If you just like a quick glimpse of our 15-day Osaka itinerary, check out the …

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Best Kobe Beef Travel Blog

How we spent 5 Days in Kobe, Osaka and Kyoto (Itinerary Part 3)

Have you been waiting? Here’s Part 3 of my Osaka Itinerary where I spent the last 5 days of my two-week trip exploring Kobe, Kyoto and Osaka.   In this post, you’ll read about how we traveled from Tottori prefecture to Kobe City, did a Kobe City Walking Tour and then moved on to Osaka. At Osaka, we would do a …

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What to buy in Japan

25 Things to Buy in Japan that are Affordable & Loved by Locals

What do we buy in Japan? Today, I’m going to share 25 things to buy in Japan that appeal to both locals and tourists alike. Yes, we are going to skip the touristy souvenirs – those that are so steeply marked-up that locals would shun. So, come take a look and check out the practical and functional stuff that I …

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Tottori Sand Dunes

20 Places near Osaka that are off the Tourists Map (Osaka Itinerary Part 2)

Hey there, ready for Part 2 of my 2-Week Osaka Itinerary where I share unique ideas on what to do around Osaka? This post will bring you to fascinating places such as Tottori Sand Dunes, Uradome Coast and even “spooky” and cute manga-theme towns. I’m confident that by the time you finish reading this post, you’ll be thinking about venturing beyond …

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Ookini Osaka Hotel

7 Budget-Friendly Hotels in Osaka & Around That I’ve Stayed In (Review & Favorites)

Need ideas on where to stay in Osaka? Today, I’ll show you 7 budget-friendly hotels in Osaka (& around). These are hotels I’ve personally stayed in and are priced between S$80 to S$130 nett per night for 2 pax* (as at time of my booking). Hotels in Japan are known to be small and expensive. Hence, this price range is …

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Ki Castle Japan

2 Weeks Osaka Itinerary (Part 1): Self-drive to Kobe, Okayama, Tottori & More

Hey, check out my 2 Weeks Osaka Itinerary which will offer you inspirations on places to visit in and around Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto. With the help of a rental car, you’ll see us venture out to cute manga-theme towns, dipped in public hot spring and made a dangerous attempt up a mountain. I also visited the best castle I’ve …

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Osaka Kansai Airport Limousine

Why Choose Osaka Airport Limousine Bus Over a Train for Osaka Airport Transfer?

How do you get between Osaka Kansai Airport and Osaka City Centre? One way is to take the Osaka Airport Limousine Bus. Today, we’ll share how we made use of the bus to bring ourselves and our multiple pieces of heavy luggage from Osaka Station to Kansai Airport. Now, although we use this Osaka Airport Limousine Bus on our return …

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