I'm here for one week (right now, actually). I'm going through the little guides here and there figuring out what I should see, but I thought I'd reach out to the travellr community for some advice. What should I see in/around Osaka during my 1 weeks stay? Thanks.
My strong advice: get on a train and go to Kyoto and Nara. The former has stunning temples (particularly the tiny oscure ones) and the latter is the former capital again with amazing temples. A fantastic place to visit at any time of the year. I'm hoping to head there again next year. almost 9 years ago
For something really special, head out to koya san for a day (even better, sty a night at a temple!). You will need to take the train.
Otherwise in osaka, i quite enjoy the aquarium and its surroundings.
And the obvious Ueda remains a great place to hang out! over 6 years ago