By Elgin Sum Ying, the PHD literature student and blogger who switched the lively metropolis of Kuala Lumpur for Osaka.
Edited by Holly Stark
Osaka has a lot to offer. It’s a fun, dirty, laid-back, diverse city with the most peaceful and scenic temples and grounds, spots of natural beauty, historic attractions and a great food scene with lots of charming little places to eat. There are lots of great places to explore and many things to do in Osaka in one day. One day in Osaka may not seem like long, but your Osaka one day itinerary can be packed with the best of the city, including cheerful yet inexpensive things to do in Osaka. Osaka is an enchanting place thanks to its welcoming people, outstanding culinary scene, quiet and sublime spaces and stunning shrines. Discover the neighbourhoods where there is a seamless balance between the urban and the rural and immerse yourself in Osaka’s sense of peace and connection with nature. Embedded within the culture of the city, as with most of Japan, lies a zest and respect for life; a harmonious balance of work and love for nature. Here’s your guide to the best of what to do in Osaka in one day in order to get the best out of your trip.