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. Neko no Jikan

    Five Cafes in Osaka Where Adorable Animals Will Heal You!

    2017.03.09

  2. 1. Nipponbashi Information Center

    If you want to enjoy otaku culture in Osaka, this is the place to be! 5 Recommended Spots in Nipponbashi

    2017.03.02

  3. 1. Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

    A must-see for couples! 6 Sightseeing Spots in Osaka for Couples

    2017.03.02

Osaka×Food

  1. The Must Try Osaka Specialty,

    Check Them Out Before Going to Osaka! Eight Popular Okonomiyaki Restaurants

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    2017.03.16

  2.  Authentic Meat Dishes Heroically Cooked on Hibachi Grills at TEPPAN 29BAR BARUMICHE

    Seven Select Meatfest Bars in the Food Capital of Osaka

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    2017.03.16

  3. 1. Grill Hokutosei

    5 Recommended Yoshoku Restaurants in Osaka

    2017.03.09

Osaka×Shopping

  1. 1. Osaka Station City

    Recommended 5 Shopping Arcades around Osaka and Umeda Stations

    2017.02.23

  2. 1. Abeno Harukas Kintetsu Main Branch

    The perfect place to buy souvenirs! 5 Recommended Depachika in Osaka

    2017.02.09

  3. 1. Citrus Sprayer (spritzer inserted directly into fruit)

    Five Select Souvenirs to Buy at LOFT Umeda in Osaka

    2017.01.05

Osaka×Hotels

  1. One night is just 3500 - 5000 yen! A Live House with Lodging Opened in Umeda

    One night is just 3500 - 5000 yen! A Live House with Lodging Opened in Umeda

    2017.02.28

  2. 1. Hotel Daiki

    Five Select Accommodations in Central Osaka Starting at 2,000 JPY a Night

    2017.02.16

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  3. 1. Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport

    A must for those with early flights! 5 Recommended Hotels Near Kansai International Airport

    2017.02.09

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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