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Osaka City

The metropolis of the Kansai region

About Osaka City
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Things to do in Osaka City

Upcoming Osaka City Events

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..

Osaka, Sukunahikona Shrine.. Free
Osaka Hikari-Renaissance Light-up

Osaka Hikari-Renaissance Light-up

Mid - Late Dec

The main attraction during Christmas in Osaka is the projection mapping light show "Shining Art Wall" at the Nakanoshima Library...

Osaka, Nakanoshima 1 Free

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Where to eat in Osaka City

Blowfish at Zuboraya

Blowfish at Zuboraya

Phillip Nelson

Fugu, a deadly poisonous fish, is hugely popular in Japan. This restaurant in Domtombori specialises in this strange cuisine.

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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 City

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.

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The Westin Osaka

The Westin Osaka

Takako Sakamoto

The Westin Osaka: Five-star American hotel near JR Osaka Station located in Shin Umeda City has heavenly beds, spacious rooms, and..

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Latest Osaka City Reports

Hotel City Plaza Osaka

Hotel City Plaza Osaka

Elena Lisina

The main attractive features of the Hotel City Plaza Osaka is the rooftop spa with a rest zone outside, and a variety of special..

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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.

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