Osaka Scenes

We only spent two-and-a-half days in Osaka after Kyoto. Most of that time was spent in Kuromon-Ichiba Market, taking photos of architecture like Namba Parks and buildings like Umeda Sky Building. Of course, I did a lot of people watching too! There is much more to do in Osaka, we didn’t visit any temples or shrines of which there are plenty. Nor did we visit the Osaka Castle. Those will have to be future trip items.

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Instead we walked around Namba, Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi and Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street (the longest covered shopping arcade in Japan – 1.6 miles long!)

We walked through a little bit of Shinsekai, a strange area developed in 1912 with streets were modeled after New York and Paris. Same for America Mura or American village, an entertainment district popular with young people and foreign residents.

You can see the Statue of Liberty on top of one of the building from afar, notice the groovy light post as well:

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Photo credit Mr. Misadventures (Click for a LARGER view.)

Up close the statue with the Coca-cola billboard, ah Americana….

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Photo credit Mr. Misadventures (Click for a LARGER view.)

A lot of these area are like Times Square, I love the contrast of the river running through and the soft clouds in this photo.

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Photo credit Mr. Misadventures (Click for a LARGER view.)

Everywhere we went Mr. Misadventures took great photos of the architecture. He also did some really fun post-processing. Take a look.

Osaka Scenes - Shinsaibashi Area
Photo credit Mr. Misadventures (Click for a LARGER view.)

And this.

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Photo credit Mr. Misadventures (Click for a LARGER view.)

This one is one of my favorites and well represents Osaka to me.

Osaka Scenes
Photo credit Mr. Misadventures (Click for a LARGER view.)

I’m glad we spent a few days in Osaka, I think a few days is probably my limit, or at least I can’t have just spent a week in a zen-like place (Kyoto) ahead of time. It is large, loud, crowded, frenetic. Like Vegas, good for a few days but then I need a break!

How about you? Have you visited any cities that make you feel the same?

16 Comments

  1. Jennifer Heintz
    August 5, 2014

    Interesting to see the Statute of Liberty in Osaka.

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  2. Elizabeth
    August 5, 2014

    What gorgeous photos! I pretty much always have wanderlust and want to go everywhere I haven’t been before, but this makes me want to move Osaka a bit higher on my bucket list. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Cami
    August 5, 2014

    The scene in the last photo looks chaotic and peaceful at the same time. What an interesting place.

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  4. April Farley
    August 5, 2014

    What a wonderful adventure you had! Wonderful pics too! Ohh how much fun ! I would love to shop in the wolds longest covered outdoor selling spot! I would need a donkey to carry my haul!

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  5. olla
    August 5, 2014

    wow…… beautiful place

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  6. Alexa Cohen
    August 5, 2014

    wow this is awesome!

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  7. laurie damrose
    August 5, 2014

    I love to visit new york and philly.

    Reply
  8. Charu
    August 7, 2014

    Beautiful photos…interesting city. Not sure if I would LOVE it there but looks like what I’d expect

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  9. Julie
    August 7, 2014

    Beautiful photos! Osaka looks so chaotic but then serene with that river running through.

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  10. Nuresha Perera
    August 12, 2014

    wow such a beautiful place to visit. ๐Ÿ™‚
    love it soooo much

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  11. laurie damrose
    September 1, 2014

    I would love to visit Japan someday.

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  12. Mai Tran
    October 16, 2014

    Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is where I’d like to see most in Osaka one day! Lovely photos!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      October 16, 2014

      @Mai, I did not get there, I will have to add it to the list for our next trip!

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  13. Mish L.
    December 8, 2014

    You’re sooo lucky to goto Japan, I’ve always wanted to go there since I was young. It must really be beautiful especially during spring. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Andi Fisher
      December 13, 2014

      @Mish, I am head over heels in love with Japan!

      Reply
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