Best Things to Do In Osaka, the Food Heaven in Japan

Japan is one of the best places to visit for a holiday in December, especially if you are looking for a winter destination! 

In particular, one city that you should take a visit in Osaka. Osaka is home to lots of delicious food and is more peaceful and tranquil than Tokyo— so you can expect to be in less crowded trains and buses. 

Here are some of the best places that you must visit in Osaka. 


Shinsekai, also known as "New World, " has a rich history. It was developed even before the war and re-developed into the current layout because of the National Industrial Exposition. 

Today, it is home to delicious food and unique bars, and you can shop till you drop there! The iconic Tsutenkaku Tower is also located there, where you can catch stunning views of Shinsekai and wider Osaka. The tower is lit up by beautiful LED lights, which change according to the seasons. 

Umeda Sky Building

The shape of this building is rather unique, and it is standing at 173 metres high. This is the place to go for a kaleidoscopic view of the city. 

Kuromon Market

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The food-hunting adventure begins at Kuromon Market. It spans over 600 metres and has over 150 shops that sell traditional Japanese food, fish, meat, and seafood. You can also try out food like yakitori, sushi, and takoyaki too. 

After all, one of the highlights of Japan in probably its wide range of food. 


In Osaka, you can also participate in crazy adventures such as going Go-Karting in cute character costumes! 

Unlike in Singapore where Go-Karting is in a rather enclosed space, you can go-kart in Japan on the streets with your squad and have the best time of your life. 

Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle is definitely one of the highlights there as it is built since 1583 and rebuilt back in the 1620s, after the death of one of their greatest samurais. 

You can see the city's stunning skyline and attractions nearby like Osaka Castle Park, Osaka Museum of History, and Naniwa-no-Miya Palace Ruins. 

Important Travel Essentials During your Trip

If you are considering travelling to Osaka, here are some travel essentials not to miss out on. 

If you travel overseas, the most important thing you will need is your phone, and most of the time, it is unlikely that it will last throughout the day, given how much you will use it to take photos. 

The AUKEY PB-N83 Mini USB C Portable Charger Black 10000mAh is a compact and lightweight charger, so it does not take up much space in your luggage. Despite the small size, it has a high-speed charging function and supports up to 20W PD. You can charge an iPhone 12 to over 50% in just 30 minutes. There is also a dual charging function that offers USB-C at one end and USB-A at the other. This means you can kill two birds with one stone and charge two devices if you have to! 

Another important thing is to take note of the time to ensure that you are on track during your trip. Get the AUKEY LS02 Smartwatch as your time management buddy, and you will also know how many steps you clocked during your trip. 

It has a large 1.4” TFT screen with a 320 x 320p resolution that synchronises data between your smartwatch and AUKEY Fit App to receive notifications. It also has 

12 Activity Modes, including running, cycling, mountain climbing, and more! You can monitor progress towards your targets and see all your performance metrics. This watch is also compatible with iPhones and Android phones. 

Lastly,  in your hotel rooms, use the AUKEY PA-R1A Minima PD 25W Nano Wall Charger, which helps to charge compatible devices faster at higher voltages efficiently. It works on iPhones, earbuds, Nintendo Switches, and more. 

The charger also has built-in safeguards that protect your devices against excessive current, overheating, and overcharging. 

Of course, do not forget to bring your winter wear and cosy clothes to Japan because it will be cold!