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Where to Eat Wagashi in Osaka

Where to Eat Wagashi in Osaka

Wagashi are traditional Japanese confectioneries, which evolved into an art form in Japan's ancient Imperial capital of Kyoto. Beautiful to the touch, sight, and smell, they are a feast for all the senses. The Japanese appreciation of the seaso..

Dining Tabi

Dining Tabi

Dining Tabi is an elegant addition to the chic Hiranomachi culinary scene, having opened its doors in 2014. It has a large selection of Sake which is perfectly matched with its superb Japanese inspired French dishes, masterminded by chef Tanaka since..

Meiji Chocolate Factory

Meiji Chocolate Factory

February is one of the coldest months of the year in Japan, but also the best month to enjoy chocolate. It is no coincidence that Valentine's Day is in February. Traditionally Japanese women give a treat to men for love, friendship or respect. N..

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Hotel Inter-Continental Osaka

Hotel Inter-Continental Osaka

Do you remember when you first fell in love? What can you remember? The voice? The scent? Scent can be such an evocative sense, and at the Hotel Inter-continental Osaka, they really want you to fall in love with this five star hotel. Stepping into t..

HOTEL MYSTAYS Sakaisuji-Honmachi

HOTEL MYSTAYS Sakaisuji-Honmachi

Osaka is not a small city. It requires detailed planning to see its highlights in a limited time. At the same time, a convenient and comfortable place is needed to make the most of exploring the city. The answer to this is HOTEL MYSTAYS Sakaisuji-Hon..

HOTEL MYSTAYS Otemae in Osaka

HOTEL MYSTAYS Otemae in Osaka

Osaka is an attractive destination for both businessmen and tourists. Businessmen come here for meetings and negotiations, as Osaka is the third largest city in Japan with many industrial and commercial companies, and tourists for seeing the famous p..

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Hidden Backstreets of Osaka

Hidden Backstreets of Osaka

Osaka is a city with its own unique character. A Tokyo rival, people here are proud of their city and the personality that comes with it. That's precisely why it's excellent fun just to go for a wander in the city to find their hidden secrets..

A Round the World Trip to Osaka

A Round the World Trip to Osaka

I’m sitting on the grass, listening to a coffeehouse playlist on Spotify, and watching the sunset as a plane flies across the setting sun. I’ve just travelled the world for the price of a subway ticket. Tsurumi Ryokuchi park held a world..

Tsuyunoten Shrine in Osaka

Tsuyunoten Shrine in Osaka

Close to JR Osaka station in Umeda, Tsuyunoten Jinsha is a unique, fascinating shinto shrine, famous for an event that took place here in 1703, both romantic and tragic. Ohatsu, a courtesan, and Tokubei, an assistant manager at a soy sauce shop, were..

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About osaka

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo data-display="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
RegionKansai
IslandHonshu
CapitalOsaka
Population8,865,245
Area1904.99 sq. km

The center of western Japan and the home of Japanese comedy, Osaka 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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