Osaka

Osaka Castle

Things to do in Osaka | Travel Guide

An Osaka travel guide that answers all your questions as a first time visitor. How to get to the city, the diversity of things to do in Osaka plus where to eat, play and stay.  We’ll share the most popular places that should not be…

Osaka Amazing Pass | Is it good value?

We often don’t find city passes or discount passes to be great deals for us because we’re slow travellers.  We like to have a good look around, spend some downtime in a local cafe or tea shop, take time out to eat and wander off…

Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle – Ume blooms and a Samurai past

I was drawn to Osaka castle for the ume, a stunning display of 1,250 plum blossom trees that offers one of the best collections within a major city.  Ume have a less dedicated following than the sakura (cherry blossoms) that burst into their dramatic bloom a…