Edited by Matthew Wears
When I first moved from my home city of Kobe to Osaka two years ago, the first thing I remember thinking was just how much is going on here all of the time, even when the sun begins to go down! There are many, many things to do in Osaka at night, so whatever your tastes might be there is sure to be something for you to enjoy in this exciting city. Personally, I’m not much of a bar person, but that’s ok because there’s so many other ways to enjoy the Osaka nightlife that are just as fun, you just have to have a bit of an open mind, which will definitely take you a long way in this city. Some of my favourite Osaka night activities involve spending my money in the enormous shopping malls, seeing my friends at one of the tea houses and of course eat lots and lots and lots of food! Ah yes, food, I couldn’t mention Osaka without talking about all of the incredible and delicious meals that you can find here, especially the street food that I think is the best in Japan - Osaka is known as the ‘nation’s kitchen’ after all! So here it goes, this is my locals guide that’s going to tell you exactly what to do in Osaka at night so that you can experience this crazy place exactly how it’s supposed to be.