These days, more and more people visit to Japan. Especially, Osaka is the most popular tourist spot in Japan. Actually, 40% of foreign tourists visit Osaka, so why so popular? This article is focus on Osaka’s interesting points worth knowing before visiting there.
Over 400 years ago, Osaka is center of Japan, and center of commerce. TOYOTOMI Hideyoshi, then the most powerful shogun, built Osaka Castle in Osaka. Today, it is designated as a national important cultural property, and more than 2.5 million people visits here every year.
Osaka has been called the “Kitchen of the Japan”, so Osaka is known for delicious food. For example, Okonomiyaki, Takoyaki, and Kushikatsu are famous here.
Shinsekai is the most famous and busy street of food, so you can eat everything. There are many unique shops. You can find everything you want to eat.
Famous Kushikatsu restaurant
Osaka is 2nd largest city in Japan, so there are many skyscrapers. Especially, Abeno Harukas is the tallest building in Japan at this time. It is 300m high. It contains department stores, office, hotel, museum, and observatory. If you want to buy something, you should go there.
Osaka is the birthplace of Japanese style comedy. Namba Grand Kagetsu is the most famous comedy theater. You can enjoy Manzai, Rakugo, or comedy play.
Namba Grand Kagetsu
Osaka is full of art. When you look around the city, you can find many artistic things. They are also pleasures of travel Osaka.
OSAKA VICKI – by Roy Lichtenstein
Dotonbori Art Street
How was it?
Osaka is very fascinating city in Japan. Please visit Osaka and enjoy your travel!!
Osaka Prefectural Government HP http://www.pref.osaka.lg.jp/default.html