Known as Japan’s Kitchen and home to dozens of weird and wonderful sights, Osaka is the second largest metropolitan area in Japan, but often gets overlooked in favor of neighboring Kyoto.
Originally a vital trade hub with a strong reputation for Edo-period Kabuki and Bunraku theater, Osaka has become one of the most vibrant and interesting places to explore. Stereotyped from as far back as the 18th century as a city full of inhabitants who are both incredibly stingy and “devour their food until they collapse”, I cannot think of a city better suited to experiencing Japan on a budget. Obviously we can’t scratch the surface of such a ridiculous city, but here are some of the top things to do in Osaka!
1. Feast the sense
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