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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

Retro Sweets Afternoon Tea

Retro Sweets Afternoon Tea

Nov 1st - Nov 30th

A special afternoon tea event at the Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka will have a menu filled with foods that are a throwback to the..

7 ¥2,500
Piece of Peace Exhibition

Piece of Peace Exhibition

Nov 20th - Dec 12th

The Piece of Peace Exhibition at Shinsaibashi PARCO explores a number of World Heritage listed destinations, made from Lego bricks...

7 ¥600
Osaka Hikari-Renaissance Light-up

Osaka Hikari-Renaissance Light-up

Dec 14th - Dec 25th

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

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Where to eat in Osaka City

Bear Paw Cafe

Bear Paw Cafe

Kim

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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Places to stay in Osaka City

Hotel La Aroma, Tennoji

Hotel La Aroma, Tennoji

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Peace and quiet is what makes the perfect hotel for some. If this is an important trait for you then opting for an adults only..

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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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