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Koinobori Festa 1000

Koinobori Festa 1000

Apr 27 - May 5th

On May 5th, cities and villages throughout hold koinobori (carp-streamers) festivals in celebration of Children’s Day, a day t..

Akutagawa Sakurazutsumi Park.. 6 Free
Niku Fes Osaka

Niku Fes Osaka

Apr 29 - May 10th

Niku Fes Osaka is an annual event celebrating all things meat. Carnivores will be delighted with the range of eats on offer, with..

Nagai Park Free

Where to eat in Osaka

Naniwa Tomoare

Naniwa Tomoare

Tad Ichimiya

Naniwa Tomoare is a Yakitori restaurant located in Matsubara, and known for its duck ranch called Tsumura Honten. The Aigamo meat..

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Places to stay in Osaka

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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Amami Onsen Nanten-en

Amami Onsen Nanten-en

Gary Luscombe

A traditional ryokan inn hidden deep within the Osaka countryside. Immersed in history and culture and boasting natural hot-springs..

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Tako-jinja

Tako-jinja

Gary Luscombe

Tako-jinja is a small shrine in southern Osaka close to the birthplace of Takamuko-no-Kuromaro. A largely forgotten figure, he was..

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The Sights of Kishiwada

The Sights of Kishiwada

Tom Fay

An introduction to the historical and cultural attractions of Kishiwada, including the castle, danjiri (festival) hall, and places..

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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

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Kansai
Island Honshu
Capital Osaka
Population 8,865,245
Area 1904.99 sq. km

The center of western Japan and the home of Japanese comedy, Osaka Prefecture (大阪府, Ōsaka-fu) is lively at all times, as the business district in Umeda, the shopping area of Shinsaibashi, and the neon-lit nightlife district of Dotonbori reflect the upbeat and friendly nature of the local people.

But if you’re tired of the urbanity, Osaka Castle and the Expo Commemoration Park (which contains the National Museum of Ethnology and the iconic Tower of the Sun) ensure that you won’t run out of things to do. And that’s without even mentioning Universal Studios Japan.

Walking around the streets of Osaka can be a gastronomical experience, with many food stalls selling takoyaki, okonomiyaki, and other delicious fast foods and snacks. And if you have the luxury to splurge, have dinner at Kitcho, one of the most high class Japanese restaurants.

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