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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

Osaka Auto Messe

Osaka Auto Messe

Kim

The Osaka Auto Messe has been an annual event on the Kansai calendar since 1997. This auto show has a particular focus on car...

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Oedo Kakki Parade

Oedo Kakki Parade

Sherilyn Siy

The very first Oedo Kakki Parade took place in 1972 to commemorate the completion of the National Highway. This year, a grand...

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Where to eat in Osaka

Bear Paw Cafe

Bear Paw Cafe

Kim

On first glances, Osaka's newly-opened Bear Paw Cafe may seem like a cute gimmick, but it's much more than that.

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Places to stay in Osaka

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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Tennoji Miyako Hotel Osaka

Tennoji Miyako Hotel Osaka

Bonson Lam

In the midst of the modern face of Tennoji is Miyako Hotel, part of the Miyako group which has sister hotels in the parklands...

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Mount Iwawaki

Mount Iwawaki

Gary Luscombe

A simple hike on the southern border of Osaka Prefecture. Mount Iwawaki is a great place to escape to escape the city, especi...

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Bear Paw Cafe

Bear Paw Cafe

Kim

On first glances, Osaka's newly-opened Bear Paw Cafe may seem like a cute gimmick, but it's much more than that.

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About Osaka

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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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