Wa-Oh! JAPAN

Osaka

Osaka is a city for gourmands. In ancient times it was called Japan's kitchen, and it's famous throughout Japan for being an area where you can enjoy cheap yet delicious meals.There are Osaka specialties like okonomiyaki, takoyaki, kushikatsu, oden, and blowfish dishes, as well as meals like yakiniku, udon, and sushi. It's also famous as a city for shopping; it's broken up into the Umeda area, called "kita," and the Nanba area, called "minami." Both of those areas have major stations are surrounded by shopping buildings, shopping arcades, shops selling electronics, miscellaneous goods, fashion, souvenirs, and a lot more. For sightseeing, there's the unique signs and illuminations of Dotonbori; Kuromon Ichiba Market, where you can eat and walk; Shin-Sekai, which is home to Tsutenkaku; Tenouji, which has Japan's tallest building, Abeno Harukas; and more. Other recomendations are the Kaiyukan, which is one of the world's biggest aquariums with indoor tanks; Universal Studios Japan; and the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum where you can make your own original cup noodles.
Please enjoy your stay in Osaka, often said to be one of the friendliest cities in Japan.

Topics

Osaka×Sightseeing

  1. 1. Kishiwada Castle

    Recommended by the Locals! Top 5 Special Sightseeing Spots in Osaka

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    2017.04.27

  2. Osaka Specialty Dishes and Nightview! One of the World's Top 20 Works of Architecture, Umeda Sky Building

    Osaka Specialty Dishes and Nightview! One of the World's Top 20 Works of Architecture, Umeda Sky Building

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    2017.04.20

  3. Be Amazed by the Power of Whale Sharks at One of the World's Largest Aquariums, Kaiyukan!

    Be Amazed by the Power of Whale Sharks at One of the World's Largest Aquariums, Kaiyukan!

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    2017.04.20

Osaka×Food

  1. 1. Sweets Paradise Umeda Branch

    5 Restaurants in Osaka and Kobe with Excellent All-You-Can-Eat Dessert

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    2017.04.27

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

  2. 1. NIHONSYUTOWAINKAPPOUHASSAI SHIN'OOSAKATEN

    Check Them Out Now! 5 Trendy Food Joints in Osaka

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    2017.04.27

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

  3. Takoya Dotonbori Kukuru

    [Osaka Sightseeing] Celebrities Go Here Too! 5 Carefully Selected Popular Takoyaki Shops in Namba, Dotonbori, and Umeda

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    2017.04.27

Osaka×Shopping

  1. Now With Dessert Flavoring! Grand Calbee's Spring and Summer Potato Chips Evolve Towards a Lighter Texture

    Now With Dessert Flavoring! Grand Calbee's Spring and Summer Potato Chips Evolve Towards a Lighter Texture

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    2017.04.27

  2. Perfect for Professionals! How to Enjoy Osaka’s Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shotengai

    Perfect for Professionals! How to Enjoy Osaka’s Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shotengai

    2017.04.13

  3. 1. Osaka Station City

    Recommended 5 Shopping Arcades around Osaka and Umeda Stations

    2017.02.23

Osaka×Hotels

  1. 1. One Bedroom Central Osaka

    Affordable and Convenient! 5 Apartment-Style Hotels in Minami, Osaka

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    2017.04.20

    Booking.com

  2. 1. Hotel Nikko Osaka

    5 Recommended Business Hotels in Osaka’s Minami Neighborhood

    2017.04.06

    Booking.com

  3. 1. Remm Shin-Osaka

    Convenient for local travels! 5 Recommended Hotels Around Shin-Osaka

    2017.03.27

Osaka×Tips & Manners

  1. 1. Tourist Service Center

    Convenient to Know! Five Select Facilities and Services around Osaka and Umeda Stations

    2017.02.16

  2. How Convenient! Five Discount Transportation Tickets in Osaka

    How Convenient! Five Discount Transportation Tickets in Osaka

    2017.01.19

  3. Eat these 5 traditional vegetables in Osaka!

    Eat these 5 traditional vegetables in Osaka!

    2016.04.28

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