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The Pioneers: Masters of Edo Painting

The Pioneers: Masters of Edo Painting

Sep 12th - Nov 8th

A special exhibition titled "The Pioneers: Masters of Edo Painting" is taking place until November 8th at Osaka's Abeno Harukas..

Abeno Harukas ¥1,400
Shinno-sai Festival

Shinno-sai Festival

Nov 22nd - Nov 23rd

Held annually on 22nd to 23rd November, Shinno-sai is the last festival to be held in Osaka, thus also known as the Tome-no-ma..

Sukunahikona Shrine
Masterpieces of Calligraphy

Masterpieces of Calligraphy

Oct 3rd - Nov 29th

A special exhibit taking place at the Kuboso Memorial Museum of Arts is titled "Masterpieces of Calligraphy: Sutras, Bokuseki, and..

Kuboso Memorial Museum of.. 5 ¥600

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.

Toyoko Inn Juso Osaka

Toyoko Inn Juso Osaka

Bonson Lam

Juso is working man’s Osaka. Close enough to the business district in Umeda, but far enough not to pay premium tariffs for hot..

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Mount Kongo

Mount Kongo

Gary Luscombe

Mount Kongo is the highest mountain in Osaka and from its summit, you can view the whole of the prefecture at once. It is also a..

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Kanii Jinja

Kanii Jinja

Gary Luscombe

Kanii jinja is a tiny shrine in rural Osaka linked to the very first Emperor of Japan. Sadly, like many countryside shrines, its..

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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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