Food is a huge part of a country's culture, and Japanese cuisine is highly regarded around the world. With a focus on meticulous preparation, aesthetically-pleasing presentation, and harmonious flavors, the eats here manage to hit the trifecta of taste, texture, and visual appeal.
If you'd like a one-stop-shop where you can enjoy various types of Japanese cuisine, look no further than the Japanese Food Festival at Osaka's Hanahaku Memorial Park. The two-day event will include booths serving up favorites like ramen, karaage (fried chicken), oysters, and even locally grown fruits, so be sure to come hungry!
There is no admission fee to enjoy the atmosphere of the event, but do bring yen if you plan on doing some food sampling.
Hanahaku Memorial Park is located around 10 minutes on foot from Tsurumi-Ryokuchi Station, which is served by the Osaka Metro's Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line.
For those who opt to drive, paid on-site parking is available.