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Osaka

Enjoy a faster pace in Kansai's capital

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Osaka Auto Messe

Osaka Auto Messe

Feb 10th - Feb 12th

The Osaka Auto Messe has been an annual event on the Kansai calendar since 1997. This auto show has a particular focus on car customization,..

4 ¥2,700
Osaka Asian Film Festival

Osaka Asian Film Festival

Early - Late 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
Japanese Paintings of Modern Osaka

Japanese Paintings of Modern Osaka

Jan 21st - Apr 2nd

A special exhibition coming to the Nakanoshima Museum of Art will explore Japanese paintings in modern Osaka from the Meiji to Showa..

¥1,700

Where to eat in Osaka

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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Hotel Mystays Otemae

Hotel Mystays Otemae

Tatiana Markina

Hotel MyStays Otemae is a perfect place for accommodation in Osaka, with subway access to Namba. It has good service, including..

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JR Kansai Wide Area Pass

JR Kansai Wide Area Pass

Bonson Lam

Sometimes we are so much in a hurry, that we forget to slow down and remember, reflect, breathe in and feel the bigger universe..

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Genmai Café

Genmai Café

Kim

Of the myriad different rice types on the market, brown rice is commonly regarded as one of the healthiest options available. ..

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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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