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Osaka

  • Osaka, Japan
skyline of Osaka from the observation deck of Osaka Castle
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Osaka is the second largest city in Japan and economy centre of the Kansai region and is also known for its good food.

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Wikipedia - Osaka

Kansai International Airport, Osaka
Kansai International Airport

Osaka (大阪) is a city in the Kansai region of Japan's main island of Honshū, the designated city under the Local Autonomy Law, the capital city of Osaka Prefecture and also the heart of Greater Osaka Area. Located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay. Osaka is the third largest city by population after Tokyo and Yokohama.
For reference, Greater Osaka Area is the second largest area in Japan by population and one of largest metropolitan areas highly ranked in the world, with nearly 18 million people, and by GDP, the second largest area in Japan and the seventh largest area in the world. ... read more

Wikitravel - Osaka

Osaka Castle, Osaka Business Park, Kyōbashi
Osaka Castle and the skyscrapers of Osaka Business Park, Kyōbashi

Ōsaka (大阪) is the second largest city in Japan, with a population of over 17 million people in its greater metropolitan area. It is the central metropolis of the Kansai region and the largest of the Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto trio. f Tokyo is Japan's capital, one might call Osaka its anti-capital. With what you will call it so, however, is left much open to your own findings upon the visit to the city. Veiled much with a commercial-centric city touch, you may as well start from picking up the lively intonation of Osaka dialect, heard from the people as you ride on the escalators standing on the right, instead of the left in Tokyo; then discovering the contrast of popular food to eastern Japan, as you look for places to lunch. The deeper you get inside, and at the end of your stay, it is not completely impossible that you may have compiled your own original list of reasons covering from history, culture, sports, to business. ... read more

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