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Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri

Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri

Saskia Gilmour

The Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri is the largest, if not greatest, danjiri matsuri (float festival) in Japan. Celebrating 300 year..

Kishiwada Sep 14th - Sep 15th 5 Free
Oedo Kakki Parade

Oedo Kakki Parade

Sherilyn Siy

The very first Oedo Kakki Parade took place in 1972 to commemorate the completion of the National Highway. This year, a grand parade..

Main street of the Nihonbashi.. Sunday - Oct 27th Free

Where to eat in Osaka

Tako Tako King

Tako Tako King

Flavio Spezzacatena

Tako Tako King is a little chain of three shops in Shinsaibashi area. A little piece of Osaka to enjoy alone or with good company...

Places to stay in Osaka

Toyoko Inn Osaka Nanba

Toyoko Inn Osaka Nanba

Bonson Lam

This clean simple budget hotel has everything you need to base your stay including free internet breakfast and coin operated laundry..

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About Osaka

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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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