Welcome to Joopan, Osaka! The best place to locate yourself when planning your trip in Japan. Close to Kyoto, Okayama and not too far from Hiroshima, and just a bullet train away from Tokyo and Fukuoka. Osaka is central, cheap, has the best food and funniest locals you’ll ever meet.
Osaka is my home. I have 4 bicycles, a heated coffee table, and a bathroom that looks like it should be on an airplane. I’ve been here so long that my apartment is starting to feel spacious (it’s not) and I cook with take-away chopsticks. I wash my garbage and believe that parks don’t need grass. Backyards are for rich people and farmers. Where the dogs say “one-one”, there is 24 hr access to booze, unidentifiable meats and excessive politeness – or as I like to call it “heavily disguised love.”