Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels.
This week’s photo is from my time exploring Shinsekai in Osaka, Japan.
The most clean ghetto you’ll ever see, yet many Osakans are scared to even step foot in Shinsekai. What may be the closest thing Japan has to a “dangerous” neighborhood, is home for many homeless people.
While wandering around I saw a ton of pachinko parlors, cheap restaurants, as well as the homeless people pushing their carts. It gives you a bit of an eerie feeling, yes– but never a sense of “danger”. Although I guess while we were there my friend did get kissed by a stranger!
There’s really no reason to be scared of Shinsekai anymore, most the crime ended over a decade ago. It’s definitely an interesting place to visit if ever in Osaka, and the Tsutenkaku Tower gives great views of the city.