Tokyo is the capital of Japan, but Osaka is where the comedy buffs and foodies flock for an alternative experience in this fantastic country. Located close to Kyoto and the third-largest city in Japan, Osaka is a must-visit for those looking for a friendly atmosphere, trendy and unique neighborhoods, and unique festivals and events. But since Osaka is such a popular city to visit, it’s easy to be swept up in the crowds in Namba or Umeda, especially during the weekend or holidays. There’s much more to Osaka, however, than Dotonbori and Osaka Castle! Many places in this exciting town are often overlooked by tourists. Check out these five hidden gems in Osaka.