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Osaka is famous for its food culture and castle, but there are many more Osaka attractions including Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, the first Buddhist temple in Japan and Umeda Sky Building. Osaka is Japan‘s second largest city and is a major industrial, port and economic center. Osaka is in Kansai region on the main island of Honshu.

Osaka Castle is the most popular tourist attraction in Osaka and for good reason. Osaka Castle still features its original imposing walls, moats and many auxiliary buildings, which is all surrounded by substantial parkland featuring cherry blossom trees. At night the donjon (main tower) is lit up making an impressive sight.

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    Osaka Castle

    Osaka Castle is Osaka’s most popular attraction and famous landmark. Osaka Castle sets an imposing sight by day or night from its hill top vantage point surrounded by imposing walls and moats. Osaka Castle is a flat land style Japanese Castle which features thirteen structures which are designated Important Cultural Properties, an observation deck on the top read more

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    Umeda

    Umeda is a commercial and business district in central Osaka. Umeda is best known as the city’s main northern railway terminus (Osaka Station, Umeda Station), but also contains many skyscrapers including the Umeda Sky Building.

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    Dotonbori

    Dotonbori is a very colorful, popular and famous street which runs parallel to Dotonbori-gawa Canal in the downtown area of Namba, in the center of Osaka. Both sides of the canal are always busy day and night. The north side of the canal is called Soemon-cho, where there are many restaurants and bars. The south read more

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    Ebisubashi-suji Shopping Arcade

    With a history of 380 years, Ebisubashi-suji Shopping Arcade was already an established shopping area in the Edo Period. Shops of all kinds and for all ages line the street, a roofed arcade 600 meters long.

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    Osaka Aquarium

    Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan) is one of the largest aquariums in the world. Osaka Aquarium features the display of two whale sharks. Osaka Aquarium obtains its Japanese name from the Japanese word Kaiyukan literally means ‘Playing in the Sea Pavilion’. In this aquarium, visitors can enjoy creatures as if they are playing together in the sea. read more

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