When staying at Tomato Hostel, Osaka it’d be foolish not to enjoy the Yodogawa River. Its banks are just a few metres from the hostel and there’s surprisingly a lot to do. Whether you enjoy long walks of perhaps relaxing in the sun the area can be enjoyed in many ways. With incredible views over the Umeda area I chose to take a stroll at sunset. Walking west along the banks you can watch the Umeda sky building light up. Viewing the city from a high vantage point isn’t the only way to enjoy the neon glow. Though a beautiful area all year round a visit in August will be most rewarding. During the first Saturday of the month is the Yodogawa Hanabi Takai (firework display). Kansai’s largest display, I’m sure it’s a magnificent sight to behold.
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