I bought a Fuji X-T2, this camera was unavailable in Germany at that time so I was happy to be able to purchase one in Japan. It was a good decision, I made about 80% of my photos with this camera and the 23mm F1.4 lens. The remaining photos were made using the Olympus OM-D E-M10 II and the Panasonic Leica Nocticron / the M.Zuiko 8mm Fisheye PRO.
Shopping And Food
Most people associate Osaka with the Dotonbori district. It’s a great place for shopping, food and nightlife – the most popular place of the city for sure. If people stay just for one day they will visit this place for sure. Here are some impressions from this really crowded place.
Of course you want to see some historic buildings in Osaka – in this case the Osaka Castle is the most popular place to go. This castle is really impressive and the large amounts of young pupils are cute ;).
Umeda Sky Building
Visit this place for an impressive view over Osaka. Making your way up to the top is exciting, especially if you are afraid of hights like I am. The glas escalator and elevator are a special experience but it’s worth it when you reach the top.
Another place for a good view is the Tsūtenkaku Tower. Besides the tower itself there are some nice temple complexes around the corner so I can recommend a visit.
Here some further impressions from Osaka from the streets. Lots of people use the city as a hub to visit destinations like Kyoto but I can highly recommend spending some days and nights in Osaka. Nightlife in Osaka is interesting but as a Gaijin you might be able to see the hidden treasures ;).