Osaka has always been close to my heart as it’s the first city I did my first ever solo trip. Yes, first solo trip in a country I’ve never been where I dont speak a word of the language? Quite an adventure, I must say. Also, Osaka is known as Japan’s food city and the (highly debated) birthplace of okonomiyaki (savory cabbage pancake) and takoyaki (savoury octopus balls pastry?/buns?) – but more on that later.
I’m writing a multiple part breakdown of my trip to Osaka. Hopefully I can break it down with enough information that will be useful for you! :)
- Part 1: Accommodation in Osaka (this post!)
- Part 2 : Day 1 – Umeda Sky Building, Dotonbori (upcoming)
- Part 3 : (Upcoming)
In both my trips to Osaka, I have opted for hostels. The hostel I stayed at this trip was “Ark Hostel & Cafe Dining” which was a relatively new hostel that has an attached café. The hostel is not difficult to find and is in a good location. The cafe is also very cute, I had lunch there on my first day.