Osaka is Japan’s second largest city after the capital city of Tokyo. It has been the economic powerhouse of the surrounding Kansai Region. Osaka is also a foodie’s paradise filled with many restaurants, cafes, bar and street food establishments that is a must try for every foodie traveller.

Universal Studios Japan (USJ)

USJ was the first Universal Studios theme park to be built in Asia. Founded in 2001 in the iconic Osaka Bay Area, the theme park occupies a massive land area and is the second most visited theme park in Japan after the Disney Resort in Tokyo. Universal Studios Japan’s main section is The Wizarding World of Harry Potter which appeal to travellers of all ages.


Osaka Aquarium

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is located in the Tempozan Harbor Village, and is one of Japan’s most visited attractions. It introduces various forms of marine life in the Pacific. The main tank, houses a whale shark, which is the aquarium’s main attraction.


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Osaka Castle

The construction of Osaka Castle started in 1583. The castle was to become the central icon of a unified Japan under the Toyotomi rule. During the war it somehow survived the constant air raids. Osaka Castle is one of the most iconic symbols of modern Japan and is a must visit.


Tenjin Festival

The Tenjin Festival is ranked as one of Japan’s top three festivals. The festival started in the 10th century and takes place on July 24th and 25th every year. The main celebrations are held on the festival’s second day, which has a land procession and a river procession with fireworks. The festival begins by a grand parade through the city.


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Sumiyoshi Taisha

Sumiyoshi Taisha is one of Japan’s oldest shrines. Founded in the 3rd century, it displays a unique style of shrine architecture. It is characterized by straight roofs which are decorated by two sets of forked finials and five horizontal billets. Sumiyoshi Taisha is the most famous Sumiyoshi shrine in Japan. Sumiyoshi shrines enshrine the Shinto gods who protect travelers, fishermen and sailors at sea.