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Osaka

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About Osaka
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Mucha and America

Mucha and America

Nov 14th - Mar 3rd

A special exhibition at the Sakai City Cultural Center looks at the works of Czech artist Alphonse Mucha, particularly in relation..

¥510
Floral Tea Utensils Exhibitions

Floral Tea Utensils Exhibitions

Jan 16th - Mar 14th

A special exhibition at Osaka's Itsuo Museum looks specifically at tea utensils which incorporate flowers into their designs...

¥700
Osaka Asian Film Festival

Osaka Asian Film Festival

Early - Mid Mar

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

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 name..

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Yakitori Ayamuya

Yakitori Ayamuya

Barry Louie

Away from the neon lights of Namba and just moments from the office towers of Umeda, on a quiet street in Osaka’s Fukushima Di..

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Places to stay in Osaka

Fraser Residences

Fraser Residences

Bonson Lam

Clean, comfortable beds, elegant décor, close to public transport, helpful staff - The Fraser Residence has them all in spades.

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Journey Into Sakai

Journey Into Sakai

Bonson Lam

Whether you are taking tea with the famed housewives of Sakai, or coming experiencing a sword into plowshare moment at the Bicycle..

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Otori Taisha

Otori Taisha

Gary Luscombe

Despite its position as one of the most important shrines in Osaka, Otori Taisha retains an air of mystery and peace. It's origins..

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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
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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