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About Osaka

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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..

Ikune shrine 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..

Tenmangu Shrine Jul 24th - Jul 25th 2 Free
Yodogawa Fireworks Festival

Yodogawa Fireworks Festival

Jeannie Gan

Firework (hanabi) viewing at Yodogawa River with half a million people. One of top ten ways to spend your summer in Osaka.

Yodogawa River, Osaka Saturday - Aug 10th Free

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Where to eat in Osaka

Tako Tako King

Tako Tako King

Flavio Spezzacatena

Tako Tako King is a little chain of three shops in Shinsaibashi area. A little peace of Osaka to enjoy alone or with a good company.....

Places to stay in Osaka

Toyoko Inn Osaka Nanba

Toyoko Inn Osaka Nanba

Bonson Lam

This clean simple budget hotel has everything you need to base your stay including free internet breakfast and coin operated laundry..

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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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About Osaka

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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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