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Osaka City

The metropolis of the Kansai region

About Osaka City
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Good Coffee Fest @ Hanshin 2024

Good Coffee Fest @ Hanshin 2024

Kim

The Good Coffee Fest is an event that introduces some of Japan's best coffee shops in person, with a variety of brews on offe...

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Tenjin Matsuri 2024

Tenjin Matsuri 2024

Jeannie Gan

Tenjin Matsuri, which literally means festival of the Gods, is one of the most symbolic water and light festivals in Osaka, h...

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Where to eat in Osaka City

Donburi Grand Prix 2025

Donburi Grand Prix 2025

Kim

The Donburi Grand Prix will offer up a variety rice bowls piled high with toppings for visitors to choose from.

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Places to stay in Osaka City

HOTEL MYSTAYS Shinsaibashi

HOTEL MYSTAYS Shinsaibashi

Lester Goh

HOTEL MYSTAYS Shinsaibashi makes for an excellent accomodation for tourists visiting Osaka. Combining chic, comfort and conve...

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About Osaka City

Osaka city needs no introductions. As a major tourist hub in Japan, Osaka rivals Tokyo in terms of attractions and food.

Visitors will be spoilt for choice with Universal Studios Osaka, Osaka Aquarium, and Osaka Castle all vying for their attention. And that is only the tip of the iceberg for an Osaka experience. Shopaholics are in for a treat as Namba’s Shinsaibashi and Dotonburi shopping districts are filled with endless boutiques.

However, Osaka is best known as a gastronomic heaven. Hailed as the food capital of Japan (some say even the world), Osaka serves up delicious takoyaki (octopus in fried batter), okonomiyaki (pan-fried batter cake), and more. There simply is no excuse to go hungry in Osaka.

As with many cities, Osaka’s Umeda Sky Building offers a stunning view from the top – even more so at night when the entire city lights up.

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