Best things to do in Osaka Prefecture and sightseeing in Osaka Prefecture
Dotonbori - Osaka Prefecture
Shinsaibashisuji - Osaka Prefecture
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 Prefecture
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 Prefecture
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.
Miyajima - Osaka Prefecture
Floating torii: Miyajima (1 day) Miyajima’s floating torii gate is probably the most famous sight of Japan: get there at high tide to see its base getting completely submerged by water, making it look like it’s floating on the waves. Go for a hike on Mount Misen, climb the giant round rocks and take in the gorgeous views. Also, more deers casually hanging out right in the middle of town — yay!