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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

Pokémon Colors Osaka

Pokémon Colors Osaka

Kim

Following on from the success of the Tokyo event of the same name, Pokémon Colors makes its way to Osaka from September 30th ...

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Where to eat in Osaka

Naniwa Tomoare

Naniwa Tomoare

Tad Ichimiya

Naniwa Tomoare is known for its duck ranch called Tsumura Honten. The Aigamo meat is tender and tasty, and was given a brand...

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Places to stay in Osaka

Hotel Mystays Otemae

Hotel Mystays Otemae

Tatiana Markina

Hotel MyStays Otemae is a perfect place for accommodation in Osaka, with subway access to Namba. It has good service, includi...

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Latest Osaka Reports

Tako-jinja

Tako-jinja

Gary Luscombe

Tako-jinja is a small shrine in southern Osaka close to the birthplace of Takamuko-no-Kuromaro. A largely forgotten figure, h...

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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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