What to do in Osaka in one week?
Posted on Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:39 pm


vacantengaged

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My apologies if this is in the wrong section, but...

Today they had a sale on flights to Japan. I ended up walking home from work with a return ticket to Osaka; it was a wee bit cheaper than Tokyo. Anyway, I now have one week in Osaka in June. Can anyone with personal experience recommend what's good to visit ? Any great restaurants or bars hidden away which only the locals know about? And shopping! I really would love to do a bit of shopping ( more electronics, gadgets etc ). Will Scandal be playing any shows? *fingers crossed*

At the moment, I've got a small list of things to see, and I also want to hopefully make it to Kyoto and/or Hiroshima; Tokyo will have to wait until next time!

Also, can I get by on very basic knowledge of Japanese?

Whew. That was a lot.

Thanks,

Cory.

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Re: What to do in Osaka in one week?
Posted on Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:26 pm


tonymiller

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@vacantengaged
Wow, I am jealous !
I have not been there but I have friends there ( sadly not Scandal )
They say it has an extensive user friendly subway system and circular train line.
A good place to start is Osaka-eki ( Osaka station ) it has a huge underground shopping mall where you will get lost !
Visit the Umeda Sky building where you can view the city from the 41st floor.
You will not be able to miss Osaka castle which sadly is a concrete replica of the orginal, but remember Scandal used to play in Osaka castle ground !

They said don't miss Dotonbori, the cities amusement centre.
It has giant neon lit crabs and seafood that move and McDonalds and KFC of course.
Naka-za has many traditional eating places but they warned check the prices before you go in, some are very expensive !
America-mura ( American village ) has yet more shops and Japanese teenagers who like to dress American.
Don't miss Printemps ( pronounced plantam ) department store.
Like most big Japanese cities many people speak English, but it is very different out in the country where children will follow foreigners fascinated.

I am sure you will really enjoy it.


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Re: What to do in Osaka in one week?
Posted on Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:31 pm


Ran_Online

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of course im gonna watch where the Scandal is like there presscon,photoshoot and also the important part there Concert...
and Visit my Auntie there....


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Re: What to do in Osaka in one week?
Posted on Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:44 pm


HirumaKyo

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the Aquarium!! dont forget the Universal Studios too.. Wink Im going for the a sightseeing in Japan in about a few days time.. I probably can tell you the places to go after Im back.. xD


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Re: What to do in Osaka in one week?
Posted on Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:57 am


vacantengaged

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Tony, that's awesome. Thanks.

HirumaKyo, please do! Have a blast!

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Re: What to do in Osaka in one week?
Posted on Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:00 pm


NathanielG

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SCANDAL is on tour during that time period, you might want to check it out.


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Re: What to do in Osaka in one week?
Posted on Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:26 pm


jigoku79

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You can check the SCANDAL date concert, here..
And if you can read Japanese, well you might need Kansai~ben Survival Manual..
Hope it helps..


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Re: What to do in Osaka in one week?
Posted on Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:06 am


vacantengaged

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Thanks. Thanks. And more thanks. Their last show is 2 days before I get there. Bummer. Oh well, maybe next time!

So far I've got 5 nights accommdoation planned around Osaka Station, a few small day trips ( like Osaka Castle, Dotonbori etc ), and I'm thinking of a day in Kyoto.

Also got an iPhone app which augmented reality so I can see what's what by moving the phone around. Sooo can't wait.

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