Modern and Traditional Osaka

A one-day visit to the city

By Elena Lisina    - 2 min read

Osaka is one of the biggest cities of Japan and I could spend a month there exploring the city and learning its history and modern life, but I had only one day at my disposal. So I decided to see something modern and something traditional that is very typical for Japanese cities.

My first place was the modern skyscraper, Umeda Sky Building with the Floating Garden Observatory. The building inspired by futuristic projects of the past and looked quite futuristic and unlike any other buildings. The view of the city was breathtaking and the impression was enhanced by the wind as the observation desk was roofless.

Looking for something traditional I made my way to the Shinto shrine, Sumiyoshi Taisha by tram. In the shrine I was fortunate to watch a few wedding ceremonies, a ceremony featuring babies and photo sessions of people dressed in beautiful kimono. I had lunch in a public park near Sumiyoshi Taisha with many people relaxing around me.

The last place I visited during this one-day trip was the Osaka Aquarium. Visiting aquariums is a must for me. I love them! SInce it was the weekend, it was crowded with happy kids, parents and couples. That day ended with a beautiful sunset reflected in the water and with Osaka okonomiyaki for dinner.

It was one enjoyable and happy day!

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Elena Lisina

Elena Lisina @shiroi.tenshi

I love Japan very much! I like small towns of Japan where I can watch people doing their business and talk to them carefully. They're always friendly. I like Japanese gardens where I can just sit or walk and take my time. Also I like Shinto Jinja as being there I feel in peace. I like to watch sunsets and then to dine in some small local places. I like to soak into onsen after a long day of wandering. I like Japanese crafts very much as all items are made with great taste and skill. Nihon wo daisuki desuyo! My photos from Japan I also place here: https://gurushots.com/f10384/photos Matane!