One of the reasons I love Osaka so much is that everywhere you go, around almost every corner, there is something new to discover. It doesn’t matter if it’s down one of the many back streets, or even in the basement of a building, there’s so many things to do in Osaka that are hidden just out of sight! Maybe you've already been to Osaka before and ticked off the main attractions; now it’s time to go off the beaten path and really get to know this. It’s the unique experiences in Osaka that have the ability to steal the heart of any visitor, things that you just can’t get in Tokyo or anywhere else in Japan, like our undying love of street food or our almost unlimited amount of super mysterious izakaya. In this guide to Osaka’s hidden gems I’m going to reveal a few of the amazing local things to do in Osaka, because that’s what makes this city so special. If you’re searching for these secret treasures in Osaka, you’ve come to the right place. If Osaka is the “Nation’s Kitchen” I’m about to reveal the top ten things that would be kept at the back of the bottom drawer; hidden and rarely visited, but once you discover them, they’re hard to say goodbye to!