Osaka is Japan’s third largest city by population and the central metropolis of the Kansai region. Nicknamed tenka no daidokoro or “the nation’s kitchen”, it’s a food lover’s paradise that remains one of our favorite cities to visit in Japan.
Nagoya is a major port and transportation hub in Japan’s Chubu region. It’s an important industrial center that’s home to several Toyota-related museums, a railway park, and a science museum that houses one of the world’s biggest planetariums.
We love Kyoto. It’s our favorite city in Japan. Tokyo and Osaka are incredible cities but Kyoto has everything we love most about this country – culture, atmosphere, history, and of course, great Japanese food.
Sushi is my absolute favorite Japanese food in the world so I welcomed the opportunity to have sushi as much as I could in Kanazawa. It was fresh, available everywhere, and relatively cheap compared to other cities in Japan.
There’s so much you can do in Kyoto and Osaka. But if you’re staying long enough, then you may want to spend a few of those days making day trips. Listed in this article are 16 of the best day trips you can make from Kyoto or Osaka.
Before my first visit to Hiroshima, I associated the city with three things – the Peace Memorial Museum, okonomiyaki, and oysters. As expected, okonomiyaki and oysters were two of the best experiences I had in Hiroshima while the Peace Memorial Museum was the most impactful.
Osaka is known for having some of the best food in Japan and it offers plenty to do for first-time visitors. Whether you’re staying for three days or a week, you won’t run out of fun and interesting things to do in Osaka.
There are plenty of reasons to visit Takayama. It’s a small city compared to Tokyo and Osaka but it’s a destination that oozes with character. When you’re in Takayama, you’ll feel like you’re in old Japan.
With delicious dishes like Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki, anago meshi, and the juiciest and plumpest oysters tempting you at every turn, it isn’t hard to see why Hiroshima is a favorite food destination for many Japanese.
As much as we love Fukuoka’s food, there’s more to do in this city than fill your belly. If you’re visiting Fukuoka for the first time, then listed in this article are eight of the best things you can do in Kyushu’s biggest city.