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Top 10 Cheap Activities In Osaka

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Top 10 Cheap Activities In Osaka

Japan’s "second city," Osaka is a busy, bustling metropolis in the heart of the Kansai region. Known for its friendly atmosphere and great food, tourists have started flocking here in ever-increasing numbers in recent years. Here are some of the best activities around the city for those on a tight budget!

1. Osaka Castle

1. Osaka Castle

An impressive castle dating back to the 16th century, the surrounding park and gardens are a great place to spend a sunny afternoon. The inside of the castle has had a modern makeover, so save money by just exploring the inner keep (with its original giant stone ramparts) and people-watching inside the castle grounds.

2. Dotonbori

2. Dotonbori

Located in the heart of Osaka’s main shopping and nightlife district, Namba, the Dotonbori area centers around the Dotonbori canal and Ebisu-bashi bridge. Bright neon signs, giant crabs—the area's got it all! Take a picture in front of the Glico "running man" billboard, a famous Osaka landmark.

3. Ame-mura

Close to the shoppers’ heaven of Shinsaibashi in Osaka’s Minami district, Amerika-mura (which translates as "American village") has a youthful vibe and is full of quirky shops, foreign bars and unique fashions. Triangle Park is a good place to soak up the atmosphere, and is the place to be come Halloween.

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