Summer in Osaka
A mix of digital + film photos from my trip last summer to Osaka, Japan
I really fell in love with film during this trip. Initially, I was scared to use up the entire roll, because film is kinda expensive and I don’t want to waste a shot. But, I decided to go for it anyway. It feels so liberating to just take a photo and put the camera down. Not being able to see what it looks like right away keeps you in the moment. See how they turned out below.
We got an airbnb within walking distance to the Dobutsuen-mae station and Shinsekai for easier access. Since it was our first time to visit Osaka, we wanted to go see the popular sites. We got the Osaka Amazing Pass (2 days), which really came in handy, especially since we planned to go to a lot of different places around Osaka. It came with a lot of tourist attraction passes and subway/ bus/tram passes.
What we did 1/2 of the time there. Definitely came home with a food baby.
CREMIA – Do not miss this when you go to Japan. It is the best soft serve ice cream i’ve ever had! Hokkaido milk ice cream + langue de chat (lengua) cone. We tried to eat this everytime we spotted a stall! It’s on the pricey side, but it’s definitely worth it! Also, it has a Michelin star (!!)
MATSUSAKAGYU YAKINIKU M – Another one you can’t miss! They’re known to be one of the best in Osaka. Crazy good melt-in-your-mouth beef. Matsusaka beef is really a different kind of dining experience altogether. Don’t forget to book reservations as they are always full!
ICHIRAN – I always drop by Ichiran everytime I visit Japan or Hong Kong. My favourite ramen place!
DŌTONBORI – You can’t really say you’ve visited Osaka without visiting Dōtonbori. Since we booked an airbnb really near Dōtonbori, we were there almost every night! You’ll never run out of food options.
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS – Wizarding World of Harry Potter. That is all.
TSUTENKAKU TOWER – Great for a bird’s eye view of Osaka. Admission is also free under the Osaka Amazing Pass.
UMEDA SKY BUILDING – An even higher view than the Tsutenkaku Tower also under the pass
TSURUMI RYOKUCHI PARK – More on this below.
NAGAI PARK/ OSAKA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY – More on this below.
View from the Umeda Sky Building
This gorgeous pair of swans came to say hello while we were sitting by the lake.
Osaka has so many beautiful parks and Tsurumi Ryokuchi park has got to be one of my favourites. It also has a botanical garden inside with a massive aray of flora. There are even different areas specifically for plants that thrive in hot/cold weather! Definitely take a look at the arid plants area when you’re there! Cactus heaven!
Bag from my store, From Blank
Heading to Japan again soon, but during the opposite season–winter!
Thanks for tuning in! xx
Evrything is so dreamyyyy 🤤😍💚
Mel, you take the best photos!! I always feel inspired whenever I visit your blog.
Thank you for that! So grateful to have inspired you! <3
Lovely photos, Mel!
Thank you Arianna! <3
Hi! May i know which ones were the ones shot in film?
They’re the ones that are grainier when you zoom in! :)
This post really makes me miss Japan. I’ve been to Osaka but missed a lot of place including Shinsekai :(
Really want to visit again, soon :))
Great pics <3
You definitely have to go back! ❤️❤️❤️
Hi! What film did you use for the pictures? :)
Hi! Portra 400 ❤️
Hello. Nice shots, really. Would you mind if I ask what camera are you using here? Thank you. :)
Hi! I’m using my sony a72 and my contax t2! 😘