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Enjoy a faster pace in Kansai's capital

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Pokémon Colors Osaka

Pokémon Colors Osaka

Sep 30th - Oct 20th

Following on from the success of the Tokyo event of the same name, Pokémon Colors makes its way to Osaka from September 30th u..

2 ¥1,200
Toyono Cosmos Festival

Toyono Cosmos Festival

Sep 1st - Oct 31st

Each year in autumn, Osaka's Toyono Cosmos Park comes alive with around a million colorful flowers in bloom for visitors to..

¥500
BTS Japan Exhibition

BTS Japan Exhibition

Oct 5th - Oct 31st

A special exhibition taking place at Osaka's Asia-Pacific Trade Center until October 31st explores the trajectory of K-Pop icons..

¥2,200

Where to eat in Osaka

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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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..

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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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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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