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Expo 70 Commemorative Park Plum Festival

Expo 70 Commemorative Park Plum Festival

Feb 10th - Mar 10th

The Expo 70 Commemorative Park Plum Festival celebrates the numerous colorful plum trees on the grounds, and the event is typically..

¥250
Osaka Asian Film Festival

Osaka Asian Film Festival

Mar 1st - Mar 10th

The Osaka Asian Film Festival is a celebration of film that operates annually under the theme of "From Osaka to all of Asia". This..

4 ¥1,500
Sennan Oyster Festival

Sennan Oyster Festival

Jan 20th - Mar 17th

Oysters are a popular food due to their distinct briny flavor and versatility, along with their aphrodisiac reputation and nutritional..

Free Entry

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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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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, boasting..

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Minoya Wagashi

Minoya Wagashi

Bonson Lam

Wagashi is as synomous to Sakai, as the first harvest of gyochoro tea is to Uji or Shizouka. While these sweets were originally..

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About 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
Population 8,865,245
Area 1904.99 km²

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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