When you are staying in Kyoto anyway, I recommend you to visit Osaka (or vice versa). I love to stay near the Dotonbori/Shinsaibashi, the popular shopping destination in Osaka. They also have nice bars and restaurants in this area. My favourite hotel there is the Hotel Sunroute Osaka Namba. It is close to the street, not far away from Namba main station or the undergrounds and it is close to my favourite Udon restaurant (Tsurutontan). So what can you do in Osaka? Well, I recommend you to try the specialities like Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki, visit the beautiful Osaka castle or go shopping at Shinsaibashi or at the HEP FIVE shopping mall. If you want to have fun, you need to plan a day at the Universal Studios Japan. The Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is for young and old – after the visit, do not forget to have a look at the Tempozan Market Place, it is just next to the aquarium. When Pokémon was part of your childhood, you need to visit the Pokémon Center for sure. There are also a lot of nice gardens, temples and shrines like in all areas of Japan. It will never get boring in Osaka ^_^
Hotel Sunroute Osaka Namba
You need to try Okonomiyaki!
It is so good. Kuidaore Taro – the famous mascot of Osaka Take picture with Glico! Shinsaibashi Bodyline is my favourite shop for Cosplay or Lolita clothing DAISO My favourite Udon restaurant (Tsurutontan) Maid cafe Maidreamin Yakinikuuuu~ I actually had birthday when I was in Osaka.
I had lunch with my friend and a friend of my friend bought
me this strawberry shortcake! I will never forget this :)Birthday lunch Wearing my new pullover from Secret Honey Have a walk along the river Selfie with Sakura Osaka Castle
ice cream! after a rainy day