"Yanagi Cafe is really cool. It's near Ashiharabashi station. It was built and designed by a production designer from the film industry — he worked on a film with Nicholas Cage. It's got a really cool, interesting design and layout. It's definitely worth checking out."
"There's an area called Shinsekai that I really like. It’s this mix of day-to-day Japan and deep Japan, but with tourism. It feels like you're getting a Japanese experience that you wouldn't get if you're sticking to the rails of the tourist lines."
"I tell everyone who goes to Osaka, check out a bar called Ganja Acid — but there's no Ganja or acid served at the bar. It's in this apartment building, but in the other rooms, there are also little bars. There are like four or five-person sized bars, and they've all got their own thing."
"My absolute favorite area is Kyobashi. If I want to vibe out with friends, I go there. It feels like you're in Blade Runner: it’s built up, with neon signs everywhere. It's where the Japanese go to party and get up to no good. The thing that I love most about it is it feels alien."