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Taizo Kuroda Exhibition

Taizo Kuroda Exhibition

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Taizo Kuroda was born in 1946, and is seen as one of the most important figures in modern Japanese ceramics. A special exhibi...

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Shinno-sai Festival

Shinno-sai Festival

Jeannie Gan

Held annually on 22nd to 23rd November, Shinno-sai is the last festival to be held in Osaka, thus also known as the Tome-no-m...

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Where to eat in Osaka

Vegan in Osaka

Vegan in Osaka

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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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The Sights of Kishiwada

The Sights of Kishiwada

Tom Fay

An introduction to the historical and cultural attractions of Kishiwada, including the castle, danjiri (festival) hall, and p...

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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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