Osaka Prefecture

Osaka Prefecture is the most populated prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan. The prefecture is home to nearly 9,000,000 people. Despite this, it’s ranked as the second smallest prefectures in terms of areas. Many tourists will fly into Kansai International Airport, and visit the nearby prefectures of Osaka, such as Kyoto, Nara, and Hyogo

The capital city of the prefecture, is Osaka City, which is located near the coast, and is home to many world famous attractions, such as the Aquarium which holds a whale sharks. Osaka is also the location where Universal Studios Japan is located! 

Takoyaki is a famous street food of Osaka prefecture – it’s the local specialty. For those who don’t know, Takoyaki is a type of food thats in the shape of a ball, and filled with Octopus pieces, and usually some other spices. It’s a must try dish in Osaka!

Things to do in Osaka

Dotonbori

#1 Top Sights in Osaka
Dōtonbori is one of Osaka’s most iconic sites, attracting tens of thousands international and domestic tourists daily!

Osaka Castle

#2 Sights in Osaka
Osaka Castle is one of the most iconic sites in all of Osaka. It is a prime example of Japanese Architecture and design, and creates a section of culture in the metropolitan sector of Osaka.

Abeno Harukas

The Abeno Harukas soars 300m into the sky, making it the tallest building in Japan (Not including towers). Not only does this serve as a local attraction, but it's a hotel, shopping center, offices and so much more!

Tempozan Ferris Wheel

Just outside the Osaka Aquarium, stands the enormous Tempozan Ferris Wheel (also called Osaka Ferris Wheel). It gets it’s name from where it’s situated – the Tempozan Harbour Village, home to the world famous, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan!

Umeda Sky Building

The 173m(567ft) tall building was completed in 1993, and has a total of 40 floors, making it the 9th tallest building in Osaka prefecture.

Kansai International Airport (KIX)

Kansai International Airport (KIX) , is located just south of Osaka City. It is the perfect place to fly into in you plan on visiting Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and the other cities of the Kansai region.

Kishiwada Castle

In 1334, the first Kishiwada castle was constructed in the coastal city of Kishiwada by Wada Takaie. Kishiwada Castle is also known as Chikiri Castle, and was originally built with 5 stories, it was later struck by lighting in the early 1800’s and burnt down.

Accommodation in Osaka

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