Umeda Sky Building
A FEW days ago I booked my next flight to Japan, in May I will visit Kyushu. A perfect time to look back to my last journey to this great country in September / October 2016. I wrote about Japan in the rain already and this time I will show some (more) photos of Osaka.

Camera Equipment

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.

Osaka Castle

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.

 Other Places

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 ;).


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Pierre Aden

I'm a photographer located in Frankfurt, Germany. When I am not travelling / taking pictures I like to play Table Tennis / Squash or watch TV Series. I work in a German bank in the Anti-Money-Laundering department.

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