Osaka is one of my most favorite places I travelled to during my time in Japan. I got to see many famous places as well as a spontaneous festival that truly inspires me to this day. The culture of the city is more relaxed than the rest of Japan and the citizens here do things a little differently. While most of Japanese people ride the right side of the escalator, Osakans ride the opposite. Paired with a heavier dialect, this city is far different from the polished jewel that Tokyo maintains. This rustic 80’s-90’s quality that Osaka has is something that I wish I could find in a city on the east coast.