Ōsaka Prefecture

Ōsaka, one of the most popular sightseeing destinations in Japan.

Known as the city of delicious gourmet varieties, Ōsaka is famous for specialties such as takoyaki, okonomiyaki and kushiage (deep-fried skewered meat and vegetables).

It is also well-known as a dynamic city. For instance, the Dōtonbori area stands out through its original and flashy signboards and is full of people at any time of the year.

In the Shinsekai area one can admire the old townscape of Ōsaka against the background with the symbol of the city, the Tsūtenkaku Tower, from which one can view the whole city from above.

In this MATCHA special feature we will also introduce the popular aquarium Kaiyūkan, the Umeda Sky Building – famous for its excellent design, the great Ferris wheels of HEP FIVE and Tempozan, which stand out from afar, “The Tower of the Sun” from the World Exhibition Memorial Park, the EXPO CITY from its proximity, as well as the recently opened NIFREL.

For the readers who would like to go to Osaka, we especially recommend the articles on the two airports – the Kansai International Airport and the Itami Airport, as well as the ones on how to reach Ōsaka and Umeda stations.

Please follow our special feature on Ōsaka and see all what this great city has to offer.