Travel to Osaka, a 10 000 years old city known for its tasty food
Osaka is a major city in Japan which, over the years has been known mostly as a merchant city while today it’s an excellent shopping destination that has a diverse range of other attractions too. Shopping is definitely something that Osaka has embraced, and one of the most popular retail spots is Den Den Town which is a hub for fans of electronics and manga/anime. If your taste in shopping is more mainstream then you may want to head to the Umeda district of the city which is home to Hankyu Sanbangai shopping mall and a wide range of stores to suit every taste. Another major shopping venue in the city is Yodobashi Camera where you can find a huge selection of electrical goods on sale.
Osaka may not have a reputation for being an especially beautiful city but its highlights are outstanding. It’s certainly a city of culture and its architecture is not all concrete and pachinko halls. That being said, there’s actually something quite quirky about some of the modern box like building designs. There’s also an energy that you’ll feel if you visit Osaka, and an openness about the people who live there. When you visit Osaka you’ll find that the people are very down to earth; it’s a very straightforward city that doesn’t set out to be cool and trendy in the same way that Tokyo does. This makes for a more laid back atmosphere that you can enjoy at your own pace.