My husband and I will be spending 2 days on vacation in Osaka: Friday, September 20 & Saturday, September 21st. We bought tickets for a 2:00pm baseball game on Saturday and I was contemplating taking a Cycle Osaka 2:00–5:30pm bike tour on Friday. The bike tour would allow us to see Nakanoshima Island, Osaka Castle Park, Shitennoji Temple, Shin Sekai, Namba, and Utsubo Park.
However, the more I read on this forum, the more I see people recommend that visitors head to Kyoto or Nara and not spend their time in Osaka. Why is this? Will I regret spending a full two days in Osaka?
Please tell me if I should head to Kyoto or Nara for a day trip on Friday and only spend Saturday looking around Osaka. If yes, we'll have to figure out how to walk around the city/travel by train and see some of the Osaka sites on our own. (The bike tour is the same time as the baseball game so we wouldn't be able to do it if we are consolidating Osaka to only one day.)