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Osaka

Enjoy a faster pace in Kansai's capital

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Otaue Rice Planting Festival

Otaue Rice Planting Festival

Mandy Bartok

Japan reaffirms its deep connections with its staple crop at the annual Sumiyoshi Shrine rice-planting festival in Osaka on June..

Sumiyoshi Shrine Friday - Jun 14th 15 Free

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Where to eat in Osaka

Takoyaki

Takoyaki

Sleiman Azizi

Takoyaki is one of Japan's favourite street stall snacks. Battered balls of diced octopus, there are many varieties of takoyaki...

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Places to stay in Osaka

Amami Onsen Nanten-en

Amami Onsen Nanten-en

Gary Luscombe

A traditional ryokan inn hidden deep within the Osaka countryside. Immersed in history and culture and boasting natural hot-springs..

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Minoh Beer Warehouse

Minoh Beer Warehouse

Guillaume Doré

Founded in 1997, Minoh beer is managed by the three Ohshita sisters who make their original beer, winning dozens of awards since..

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Osaka Expo Commemoration Park

Osaka Expo Commemoration Park

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Less than thirty minutes from central Osaka, built on the site of the Japan World Exposition in 1970, the Expo Commemoration Park..

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About 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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