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Top Attractions in Osaka

Dotonbori
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Dotonbori

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Around Osaka

Namba

Namba

Osaka is the capital of Osaka Prefecture and one of Kansai's most beautiful cities. During night time, the illuminated billbo...

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Sakai City

Sakai City

Sakai is a bustling city in Osaka prefecture brimming with scenic parks, keyhole-shaped burial mounds, and temples. Just unde...

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Osaka City

Osaka City

Osaka city needs no introductions. As a major tourist hub in Japan, Osaka rivals Tokyo in terms of attractions and food. Visi...

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Upcoming Osaka Events

Hokusai and Hiroshige Exhibition

Hokusai and Hiroshige Exhibition

Kim

Aspecial exhibition taking place at the Osaka Ukiyoe Museum looks at the works of various ukiyo-e artists, with a defined foc...

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Pastel Sweets Buffet

Pastel Sweets Buffet

Kim

During July and August, the Swissotel Nankai Osaka will be hosting their Pastel Sweets Buffet, which has been popular with vi...

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Where to eat in Osaka

Vegan in Osaka

Vegan in Osaka

Victoria Kamila

The top 3 vegan restaurants in Osaka, specialising in soy meat chicken karaage, coconut curries, and tofu cheesecakes.

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Places to stay in Osaka

Hotel La Aroma, Tennoji

Hotel La Aroma, Tennoji

John Carter

Peace and quiet is what makes the perfect hotel for some. If this is an important trait for you then opting for an adults onl...

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Amami Onsen Nanten-en

Amami Onsen Nanten-en

Gary Luscombe

Amami Onsen Nanten-en is a traditional ryokan inn hidden deep within the Osaka countryside. Immersed in history and culture, ...

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Latest Osaka Reports

Streetcars of Osaka

Streetcars of Osaka

Bonson Lam

Whether you are taking tea with the famed housewives of Sakai, or coming experiencing a sword into plowshare moment at the Bi...

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Otori Taisha

Otori Taisha

Gary Luscombe

Despite its position as one of the most important shrines in Osaka, Otori Taisha retains an air of mystery and peace. It's or...

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Sentos and Spas in Osaka

Sentos and Spas in Osaka

Bonson Lam

Osaka is the city where they work hard and play hard, but most of all, they know how to relax in one of the many local bathho...

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About Osaka

Osaka
Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Kansai
Island Honshu
Capital Osaka
Population 8,865,245
Area 1904.99 sq. km

The center of western Japan and the home of Japanese comedy, Osaka Prefecture (大阪府, Ōsaka-fu) is lively at all times, as the business district in Umeda, the shopping area of Shinsaibashi, and the neon-lit nightlife district of Dotonbori reflect the upbeat and friendly nature of the local people.

But if you’re tired of the urbanity, Osaka Castle and the Expo Commemoration Park (which contains the National Museum of Ethnology and the iconic Tower of the Sun) ensure that you won’t run out of things to do. And that’s without even mentioning Universal Studios Japan.

Walking around the streets of Osaka can be a gastronomical experience, with many food stalls selling takoyaki, okonomiyaki, and other delicious fast foods and snacks. And if you have the luxury to splurge, have dinner at Kitcho, one of the most high class Japanese restaurants. 

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