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The 7 Most Instagrammable Spots In Osaka

Here are the Most Instagrammable Spots in Osaka

Considering Osaka is one of the largest cities on the planet, with over 19 million people calling it home, it’s no wonder that it’s such a vibrant place to visit.

The city itself is packed full of great food, exciting and unique things to do, as well as wonderful nightlife. Throw in some serious culture and fascinating history and it’s the sort of place you’ll want to spend as much time as possible.

We’ve picked the 7 most Instagrammable spots in Osaka so you can spend less time planning and more time ‘gramming.

Instagrammable spots Osaka, How do these rankings work?

1. Kuromon Ichiba Market

A huge bustling market that’s full of vendors passionately trading and making a living. Wander around as a tourist and you’ll be in awe at the range of produce and also get a perfect Osaka Instagram shot.

Kuromon Ichiba Market

2. Umeda Sky Building

This is one of the biggest buildings in the area and is actually made of two towers that have a viewing platform stretched between them. It is quite busy with tourists but it’s the perfect place to appreciate the sweeping views of the city.

Umeda Sky Building

3. Shinsekai

Explore a wonderful oasis of bright lights, neon signs and a hub for nightlife in this wonderful city. This is the place that you’ll get that busy street shot so many people visualise when they think of Japan.


4. Glico Running Man

Many locals see him as the symbol of the city – you simply can’t leave Osaka without getting your picture with this distinctive and unique billboard.

Glico Running Man

5. Osaka Castle

As pretty and ornate a building as you’ll ever see. You’ll capture a lovely Osaka Instagram shot during the day here but it’s just as – if not more – impressive at night when all lit up.

Osaka Castle

6. Shitennoji

Shitennoji is a Buddhist temple that dates back to to 593 AD and has a five story pagoda. Come early enough and you might get an iconic photograph with just yourself and the temple in the background.


7. Dōtonbori

This is the place to come if you want to experience some of the best street food and magnificent little places to eat in the city. Bustling full of activity with some outstanding photo opportunities. Take a river cruise for an extra magical view.


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