Kobe waterfront © Sean Pavone / Shutterstock.com
About a half an hour by commuter train from Osaka, the city of Kobe makes a very pleasant excursion from Osaka.
Midosuji Boulevard in fall foliage season © Pond Thananat / Shutterstock.com
Few people associate Osaka with fall foliage but the city has some great foliage spots, including the main street of Osaka: Midosuji Boulevard, which runs right through the heart of the Minami district. Check out our Osaka Fall Foliage page for more details
Okonomiyaki, a real Osaka treat © Pasu Chakajpan / Shutterstock.com
Osaka is known for its approachable and plebian food. One of the city’s most famous specialties is okonomiyaki, which are batter and cabbage-based “pancakes” filled with all kinds of delights. Check out our Osaka’s Best Restaurants page for some recommended places to eat in the city.