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Digital Nomad Guide to Living in Osaka, Japan in 2023

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If you’re a digital nomad dreaming of living in Japan but are unsure of where to stay, then look no further than Osaka. From its stunning architecture to its delicious cuisine and thriving nightlife, this vibrant city is the perfect place to explore while living and working abroad as a digital nomad. But, before you buy your airplane ticket, you first need to figure out the logistics of living in Osaka.

Osaka is one of my favorite cities in the entire world. Not only have I visited this thrilling city countless times as a child, but I also spent most of my year living abroad in Japan, in Osaka. It’s a great city to live in for digital nomads.

And even though the city has a reputation for being upbeat and exciting, it also offers a laid-back lifestyle that’s perfect for all the introverts out there (like me).

So today, I will outline everything that you need to know about living in Osaka. From finding accommodations and co-working spaces to exploring the city’s unique attractions, this article will help you get settled into your new and exhilarating life in Osaka and the Kansai region. This is my ultimate digital nomad guide to Osaka. Let’s begin:

About Osaka

Before we dive into the details of living in Osaka, let’s go over some basic facts about the city. Located in the Kansai Region west of Tokyo, Osaka is the third-largest city in Japan (after Tokyo and Yokohama), housing nearly 2.7 million people over 225 square kilometers.

Osaka is also a port city, located next to the sparkling Osaka Bay. With its origins spreading back to the 5th century, Osaka is filled with history. I definitely recommend visiting Shitenno-ji Temple if possible; it’s the first Buddhist temple in Japan to be built by the government.

In the 15th century, the city officially became known as Osaka, where it thrived as a transportation and military center. In 1583, the majestic Osaka Castle was built. Osaka is a bustling city filled with an interesting past and current culture.

Living in Osaka As a Digital Nomad

a river in osaka japan with a boat on it surrounded by tall buildings and billboards

Now, you may be wondering what being a digital nomad in Osaka is like. While Osaka is often overlooked compared to Tokyo, it definitely deserves more recognition.

Not only is it more affordable than Tokyo, with many budget housing options available, but it’s also located conveniently close to Nara and Kyoto; two stunning cities filled with spectacular natural and cultural sites.

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