Coming to you a little later than planned, but here nonetheless!
Last time you checked in with me, I was in the snowy, sleepy town of Sapporo. Time to take a total 180 and talk about Osaka! As you can tell by the title of this post, I really enjoyed it over there. We spent about five days in the city, and each day was more exciting than the last.
Our first night was dedicated to just walking around and taking in the sights. We lived really close to Dotonbori, which is kind of the hip and happening place.
Osaka reminds me a lot of Tokyo with the bright lights and busy streets. Except, there’s something very different about Osaka that I can’t quite put my finger on. It’s blinding and loud and crowded and perfect. The city has a magnetism of it’s own and made me feel the way you’re supposed to feel when you experience a city for the first time.
Osaka is just as beautiful in the morning as it is at night.
We spent a day at Universal Studios too. Fun fact: I love a good theme park. I’m usually a Disneyland kind of girl but Universal Studios was such a pleasant surprise. The park was huge and there weren’t many people to have to share it with, which was a plus. All the rides and attractions were in superb condition and just really freaking fun. They have all the staples like Jaws and Jurassic Park, and some unique Japanese ones based on popular Anime shows.
Also, Harry Potter world was pretty dope. Hands down, so worth it just to even be in the world of Harry Potter and just hang out and breathe in the magic. The Butterbeer is tasty too, just don’t get the hot kind if you don’t want to OD on sugar.
The next day we hit up Nara, which spoke straight to my damn soul. I’m a huge animal lover so I’ve always wanted to see the deer park and it did not disappoint. There are so many deer just walking around and they’re so used to being around people, it’s crazy. You buy crackers and feed it to them to make some deer friends. They’ll even bow to you after eating a cracker, like they’re more polite than most human beings.
Honestly, I could spend my whole life hanging out with deer.
It’s been real, Osaka.