Osaka Off The Beaten Path

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  • 1. Sightseeing outside Osaka

    Osaka is just two hours from Hiroshima by bullet train, making this a practical option for a day trip – especially if you have a JR Pass as we did and can travel “for free”. So on our second day here...

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  • 2. temples & shrines

    We came accidentally to this small garden with a shrine and a cemetery inside and had a look around: Shinko-in Temple A ceremony had started shortly after we came and we were invited to participate....

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  • 3. shopping

    This almost went in as a "warning" tip, but I think seeing things like this are essential if you want to get a good sense of a foreign country. On Sundays there is a flea market west of the pedestrian...

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  • 4. culture & history

    This little gem hides in a sub-urban area of Osaka. Located in the heart of Hattori-Ryoukuchi Park. It contains a collection of 11 old Japanese Farmhouses from all over Japan. Most of them are...

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  • 6. Explore!

    Not too off the beaten path, but fun nevertheless...If you have time to kill, wander around in the areas/alleyways off of Shinsaebashi street.Many are small and...

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  • 7. take a walk in the port-area

    I took a little walk in the port-area of Osaka, its just a quiet neigbourhood but for european tourists it might be interesting to take a little walk there...

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  • 8. Fruit Picking in Osaka

    If you are there in Autumn season, this farm is a great place to go.Yamabikoen is located in the southern part of Osaka in Tondabayashi.Mikan (mandarin orange)...

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  • 9. When you need a breather in the city

    If you ever feel you need to get some space and greenery for a while when you're in the city of Osaka, go to Namba parks shopping mall. Take the glass lift to...

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  • 10. Liberty Osaka

    After two aborted attempts to visit this musuem on earlier Osaka trips I finally made it. It admirably attempts to publicise the many human rights abuses that...

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  • 11. celebrating new year

    every year for the past three years people in osaka will hold and outdoor stage perfprmance , lights and sound show you can see them every night ,at the asian...

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  • 12. Asashiobashi Park

    This is a cool place in the west of the city (between Tempozan and Bentencho) that offers that rarest of Osakan commodities - greenery!We've had some good...

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  • 13. Minato Machi Boardwalk

    Come see local kids putting on special displays of falling off BMXs with style! Potentially tricky, well, tricks are played out badly to music by teenagers who...

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  • 14. SUMO GRAND TOURNAMENT!

    There are 6 Grand Sumo Tournaments a year. 3 in Tokyo, and one in Osaka, Nagoya, and Kyushu. I wasn't sure if I'd like it or not, but I found it very...

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  • 15. Suminoekoen Park

    This is a pleasant wooded park with a shrine, baseball pitch and open-air swimming pool South West of the city centre.Though not a must see sight in Osaka, it...

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  • 16. Suburban Osaka

    This is what `off the beaten path` Osaka generally looks like. Block after block of random, medium-rise, residential, commercial and industrial...

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  • 17. Morinomiya

    Stop at Morinomiya JR instead and make your way to Osakajo through the park. You're likely to get that much needed shade from the terrible summer sun as well as...

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  • 18. Explore the Kuromon Market.

    We stumbled into the Kuromon market by accident and were thoroughly absorbed by it. The market is interesting for the fact that once you get pass the section of...

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  • 19. Stroll through Nakanoshima Park.

    Nakanoshima Park is at the eastern tip of Nakanoshima Island, in the centre of Osaka. There are a number of municipal buildings on the island, including the...

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  • 20. Roots coffee blend soft drink, okay - Brad Pitt???

    I am aware of the Japanese 'yen' for popular American pop culture icons to sell everything under the sun, but it still looks odd on a billboard.Do you think...

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  • 21. Using well developed public...

    Using well developed public transportation, you can easily get across in Osaka. There are One-Day Pass and 'No-My-Car-Day' Pass (only for every Friday and the...

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  • 22. Well, our contest was very...

    Well, our contest was very much off the beaten path, ironic, considering that it was staged on the man-made Olympic Island built for the Japanese bid - still,...

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  • 23. Water World

    Love to see the Whale Shark and Sun Fish there. I miss it when I was in Similan last time. I can see as long as I wish this time. Hee.

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  • 24. Water World

    Love to see the Whale Shark and Sun Fish there. I miss it when I was in Similan last time. I can see as long as I wish this time. Hee.

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  • 25. rowing down a building?

    While walking through Osaka we encountered this building. A boat seems to be rowing down from it.Don´t exactly know where it is, but we were on our way to Osaka...

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