7. Tuna Time

HK Magazine - - TRAVEL -

It goes with­out say­ing that raw fish is plen­ti­ful in Osaka, and you won’t have to look far to lo­cate the most mouth­wa­ter­ing cut of them all—tuna belly, or otoro sushi. This prized cut from the low­est part of the belly is a blush­ing pink color and highly mar­bled in fat. Seek it out at Shin­saibashi’s

which de­liv­ers pris­tine slices of otoro, along with fresh sal­mon, eel, squid, yel­low­tail and more at an av­er­age of $20 for two pieces of ni­giri—an ab­so­lute steal for the qual­ity and por­tion-size.

2-7-3 Shin­saibashi, Chuo-Ku, Osaka, (+81) 6-6211-9070.

With rooms start­ing at just $662 a night,

Ho­tel Kei­han Ten­mabashi is one of the best bud­get op­tions you’ll find in cen­tral Osaka. It boasts clean and com­fort­able sur­rounds and is less than a 10-minute walk from the train sta­tion, with a friendly concierge avail­able to help with trans­port and sight-see­ing rec­om­men­da­tions. As a bonus, the fa­mous Osaka Palace is right at your doorstep, which makes it easy to cross off at least one at­trac­tion on your list.

From $662 per night. 1-2-10 Tan­i­machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, (+81) 6-6945-0321, hotelkei­han.co.jp

Ichibazushi,

Be­low $1,000

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