Best things to do in Osaka and sightseeing in Osaka
Asahi Beer - Osaka
Today we have an appointment with Asahi Beer at 11 o’clock. We arrive earlier than the schedule, so we have to wait for a bit outside. Asahi Beer is one of the oldest and most successful Beer Manufacturing Industry in Japan. The product is easily find in every supermarket and also in almost vending machine all around Japan. When I go inside the building, it doesn’t feel like a beer industry, because the atmosphere is really neat, calm, and clean. First, we watched a short video in English in the auditorium about the Asahi Beer history from year to year. Then, the employee of Asahi Beer guide us around the museum and explain to us the step to make beer, and also show us the leaves to make the beer. After that, the employee guide us into the factory where we can see the process of making the Asahi Beer from the beginning until the packaging. Asahi Beer produce their product mostly by machine. Inside the factory, you’ll only see few people around. Even in the packaging process, they already use machine. In the end of the tour, we gather around the hall of Asahi Beer, and we can try the Asahi Beer “Super Dry”, The black one, and also the original Asahi Beer. If you cannot drink Beer, they also provide other drinks such as apple juice, and so on. Believe me, you should try the Beer. It really tasty and good ! My favourite is the Super Dry one.
Dotonbori - Osaka
Shinsaibashisuji - Osaka
Apart from the amazing shopping, there are cultural sites, world class entertainment places and also great street food found throughout the city. Just so you know, Osaka is also known as the Kitchen of Japan. Walking along this main street was an experience to remember as the covered walkways here stretches for over four kilometers. Can you imagine the amount of shops available here? Totally surreal and truly a woman's paradise. Then again, men would be pleased to know that there are male items available here too. Taking the subway here is a breeze as the ticket machines have dual language where English is one of them. Many of the directional signs are in English too.
Shinsaibashi Station - Osaka
From Fushimi Inari Shrine, we got back again to Osaka by bus. At 5 p.m, we already reached Osaka and go to Shinsaibashi to shop ! Shinsaibashi is really crowded and it’s really alive in here! There are lots of digital advertisement around and it’s also surrounded by huge buildings. Oh my, one day is never enough to go around this place! x.x International and also local brands can be found here.
Kinryu Ramen - Osaka
Warm delicious broth with bouncy noodles on a cold, wet winter evening is truly comforting. The Japanese don't judge a ramen by its broth, but by the noodles. I love a good broth and I like my noodles just al dente. Many people argue about which is the best ramen in Osaka but I think this one is worth a visit. I added a healthy dollop of garlic and a small mountain of spring onions to my ramen so I was very happy.
Nissin Instant Ramen Museum - Osaka
Inside Nissin, we’ll be making our own cup noodles *clapped* So you can draw your own imagination on the cup noodles. After you finish drawing, then you can choose the toppings and the flavour of your cup noodle. Not only that, you can watch the process when your cup noodle is being packaged. After making our own cup noodles, we look around the museum. There are bunch of noodles hanging on the wall, and also a long wall full of the history of Nissin. I’m pretty impressed because the museum is very interesting with all the movement of the product (so in front of is the cup noodle, but if you slide it, the statue will turn back and show us the noodle). It’s kinda difficult to explain it.