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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

Animals in Abeno Harukas

Animals in Abeno Harukas

Nov 21st - Jan 17th

Atsuhiko Misawa is one of Japan's leading wood carving artists, and a number of his works will be displayed at the "Animals..

¥1,400
Focus on Contemporary Art

Focus on Contemporary Art

Nov 3rd - Jan 31st

The special exhibition "Focus on Contemporary Art" looks at postwar pieces from the US, France, Germany, and the UK. Works on ..

¥430

Osaka Top 10

Where to eat in Osaka City

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.

Hotel Mystays Otemae

Hotel Mystays Otemae

Tatiana Markina

Hotel MyStays Otemae is a perfect place for accommodation in Osaka, with subway access to Namba. It has good service, including..

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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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