I live in OSAKA prefecture. So I want to introduce OSAKA and the surrounding area first of all. We call this area KANSAI.It includes ancient capitals KYOTO, NARA, and so on.
These have many wonderful tourist attractions. If you want to see historical architectures, KYOTO and NARA are the best places.
Besides them, OSAKA is very attractive, too. There are many modern things including skyscrapers, theme parks, and so on. Of course, there are many good shops and restaurants. Especially, OSAKA station was recently redeveloped, so the atmosphere became more modern.
In addition, it takes about 30 minutes to go from OSAKA station to KYOTO station and about one hour to go to NARA station by a train – JR line is convenient. So if you stay in OSAKA, you can enjoy modern atmosphere and traditional atmosphere at the same time.
One of my recommendations is a huge electrical appliance store. It has some floors and there are some shops in the building like shopping mall. There are some huge ones near OSAKA, NAMBA, KYOTO station and so on. So if you are interested in up-to-date electrical appliances, you should stop by them!!
This is OSAKA station. The shape of roof is unique, right?
I’ve heard that this building is called the modern triumphal arch.