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Bigby’s Travel Feature: Osaka, Japan

  • 01/12/2018


Let’s go to Osaka, Japan!

Here are facts about the 2nd largest city in Japan:

1. Yes, it’s the 2nd largest city after Tokyo and the capital city of the Osaka Prefecture

2. In the past, it was a merchant city and has been known as the “nation’s kitchen” (天下の台所 tenka no daidokoro) and was the center for the rice trade during the Edo period (1603–1868)

3. Do you also know, that Osaka was formerly known as Naniwa and was once Japan’s capital city

4. Osaka is just 15 minutes away from Kyoto (also a great tourist destination)

5. Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi

6. Osakans, as they call themselves, traditionally pride themselves as down-to-earth, a little less formal and a little more open than their fellow countrymen from Tokyo and Kyoto

7. Two of their famous food: Okonomiyaki, a cross between a pancake and a pizza and Takoyaki



Top 5 Recommendations by

1. Dotonbori – busiest and most popular night life

2. Osaka Castle – constructed in 1583

3. Shinsekai – meaning “new world”; try kushikatsu ” deep-fried skewered meat, veggies or even desserts

4. Osaka Station

5. Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan



For more, check TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Things to Do in Osaka and Erwan Heussaff’s travel vlog:



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