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Osaka

Osaka City

The metropolis of the Kansai region

About Osaka City

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Daigaku Festival at Ikune Shrine

Daigaku Festival at Ikune Shrine

Joe Robinson

Centering around an impressive array of almost a hundred lanterns, this is a festival worth a trek to attend. If traditional Japanese..

Osaka Jul 24th - Jul 25th 1 Free
Tenjin Matsuri

Tenjin Matsuri

Jeannie Gan

Tenjin Matsuri, which literally means festival of the Gods, is one of the most symbolic water and light festivals in Osaka, held..

Osaka, Tenmangu Shrine Jul 24th - Jul 25th 2 Free

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Where to eat in Osaka City

Owl Family Cafe

Owl Family Cafe

Fiona Yoshitake

Only in Japan - drink coffee with and play with owls. Have them sit on your arm, shoulders or even your head!

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Dining Tabi

Dining Tabi

Tad Ichimiya

Chef Tanaka is a licensed wine-sommelier who trained at the best restaurants before starting here. Consistent with the theme o..

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Places to stay in Osaka City

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Nambar 10 Sports Bar

Nambar 10 Sports Bar

Bonson Lam

Is Nambar the best bar or pub in Osaka? Well that depends on your tastes. If you are after a good family friendly spot, a place..

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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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