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Osaka City

The metropolis of the Kansai region

About Osaka City
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Yakiimo Paradise in Tenshiba

Yakiimo Paradise in Tenshiba

Feb 22nd - Feb 25th

The Yakiimo Paradise at Tenshiba is one way to get your fill of all things sweet potato, and there will be plenty of ways to enjoy..

Free Entry
Osaka Asian Film Festival

Osaka Asian Film Festival

Mid 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

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Where to eat in Osaka City

Bear Paw Cafe

Bear Paw Cafe


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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About Osaka City

Osaka city needs no introductions. As a major tourist hub in Japan, Osaka rivals Tokyo in terms of attractions and food.

Visitors will be spoilt for choice with Universal Studios Osaka, Osaka Aquarium, and Osaka Castle all vying for their attention. And that is only the tip of the iceberg for an Osaka experience. Shopaholics are in for a treat as Namba’s Shinsaibashi and Dotonburi shopping districts are filled with endless boutiques.

However, Osaka is best known as a gastronomic heaven. Hailed as the food capital of Japan (some say even the world), Osaka serves up delicious takoyaki (octopus in fried batter), okonomiyaki (pan-fried batter cake), and more. There simply is no excuse to go hungry in Osaka.

As with many cities, Osaka’s Umeda Sky Building offers a stunning view from the top – even more so at night when the entire city lights up.