Exploring the City
The city — Japan’s second largest after Tokyo — has so much to offer any visitor: centuries-old sites, stunning waterfront vistas (it’s known as “the Water Capital” for a reason) and a vibrant culinary scene. Bring a few essentials to be ready for anything.
- Pack a comfortable pair of shoes — even with an extensive railway system, be prepared to do a lot of walking. One of the best ways to experience the city is by foot.
- Bring along a lightweight backpack and your shopping list if you plan on going to Tenjinbashisuji Shotengai, where you can explore Japan’s longest arcade or visit the popular Kuromon Ichiba Market for a variety of street food. Another popular destination is “Dotonbori” where you can enjoy an abundance of restaurants and shops.
- Surprisingly, not many areas in Osaka have Wi-Fi. If you plan on conducting business on the go, it is strongly recommended to purchase a SIM card or rent a portable modem at the airport.