I went to Osaka last year in August. It was summer. Only start posting about it now!! Hahaha… Packing was easy, was traveled rather light. Just bring whatever you wear in Malaysia is good enough.
The first two nights, we stayed at Shinsekai area. Very near the Tsutenkaku Tower, Spa World Osaka, Shinsekai market and Janjan Yokocho.
Not only that, the place we stayed was not far away from Ebisucho metro station exit. Very convenient place called Osaka Ebisu Hotel(1-21-2 Ebisuhigashi Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Japan, 556-0002). You can consider this area if you come to Osaka. It’s definitely cheaper than many other areas and easy access to the metro station.
The place wasn’t packed with tourists though. Quite a contrast with other tourist spots in Osaka. It used to be a very happening place but seemed to be neglected. Then again, if you want to visit those places I mentioned above, this is the area where they located. Even the zoo too.
There are many fugu (blowfish) restaurants in Shinsekai. The most famous is Zubora. You definitely will not miss the fugu hanging up there. We didn’t try any of the eateries in this area except the convenience stores. How strange right? Hahaha… We didn’t have much plans planned out for this trip. We just went with the flow.
We just walked around the area without any aim. We came across Shinsekai Inari Shrine. Just popped in for a quick look.
Lastly, this is the night view of Shinsekai. Very colourful but without the crowd.