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Osaka

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About Osaka
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Upcoming Osaka Events

Hokusai and Hiroshige Exhibition

Hokusai and Hiroshige Exhibition

Mar 2nd - Aug 29th

Aspecial exhibition taking place at the Osaka Ukiyoe Museum looks at the works of various ukiyo-e artists, with a defined focus..

2 ¥1,000
Pastel Sweets Buffet

Pastel Sweets Buffet

Jul 3rd - Aug 29th

During July and August, the Swissotel Nankai Osaka will be hosting their Pastel Sweets Buffet, which has been popular with visitors..

2 ¥5,600
Owner of a Colorful Heart Sweets Buffet

Owner of a Colorful Heart Sweets Buffet

Jun 4th - Aug 31st

From June 4th until August 31st, the Conrad Osaka will be hosting the 'Owner of a Colorful Heart' Sweets Buffet, in collaboration..

¥6,200

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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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..

5
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.

Latest Osaka Reports

Streetcars of Osaka

Streetcars of Osaka

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
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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