Osaka is Japan's second largest metropolitan and the largest city in the Kansai region. Osaka dominates as 'the nation's kitchen'; it’s home to some of the most innovative and delicious cuisines in the country, with takoyaki and okonomiyaki being at the forefront.
Osaka Castle, Dotombori, Umeda, and Namba are just some of the most popular areas to visit, but places like Shinsaibashi, Amerikamura, Universal Studios Japan, Kaiyukan Aquarium and Tsutenkaku Tower are equally as thrilling. Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping District, said to be the longest shopping street in Japan, is a great place to visit if you want to see the daily lives of the people of Osaka, while the 173-meter tall Umeda Sky Building offers stunning views of the city of Osaka and its surroundings both day and night. One of the most famous events in Osaka is the Tenjin Festival, which takes place annually in July. If you want to see a different side of city life in Japan, head to Osaka!