|Imported beer at restaurant||$4.91|
|Pack of cigarettes||$4.32|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||$1.47|
|Loaf of white bread||$1.65|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.25|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$491.04|
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to roam in a certain place that you have never been to before? Well, in Japan, there is a place that is worth your wondering, a place that is worth the money that you have earned with all your effort and a place that is absolutely worth your time.
Osaka is the third largest city in Japan. With its rich culture and history, a lot of travelers really get attracted to visit this city. Just by looking at the photographs of this place and of the tourist spots that you can go to, you would already see how breath-taking Osaka is.
If you are interested in the history of the places you visit, the first place you should go to once you start wandering in Osaka is the Shitennoji Temple which is one of the oldest temples in Japan. If you want to know more about this place and discover its relevance to Japan, you should definitely visit Osaka and find out. Osaka also has shrines where you can learn more about their religious beliefs such as the Sumiyoshi Taisha.
Japan is very famous for the pretty cherry blossom trees. So if you are already in Osaka and you want to be surrounded by these beautiful trees, you should visit the Osaka Castle, the Osaka Mint Bureau or the Expo 70 Commemorative Park. Just make sure that you schedule your trip to these cherry blossom-filled places in mid-April or early April to see them at their finest state.
If you want to go shopping in Osaka but only have a limited budget, go to Amerikamura to acquire the most inexpensive items. Also, if you are going to spend your money in Osaka, spend more on food. You can go to places such as Dotonbori and Shinsekai to experience cheap local Japanese cuisines like Takoyaki, Teppanyaki and a lot more.
There are so many other tourist destinations in Osaka that you can pay a visit to. However, if you only have limited budget in your hands, you should make sure that you use your money wisely and visit the places that will really make you know Osaka more. So, what are you waiting for? Stop wondering about Osaka and start wandering in Osaka!
What do seafaring, song and peace have in common? Well, if you go and visit one of Osaka's famous shrines, you will see that these three qualities are encapsulated in the Sumiyoshi Taishi Shrine, which is dedicated to the patrons of the sea. Fishermen, sailors and travelers venerate this shrine and fervently pray for safe travel and protection for their vessels. Legend has it that the empress Jingo had the shrine built in 211 as an expression of thanksgiving for a safe journey to Korea.Source