Osaka (大阪), the third largest city in Japan, is the central metropolis of the Kansai region and west Japan. The city offers vibrant atmosphere with a variety of entertainments, especially after dark with the iconic neon lights and extravaganza night life.

One of the most famous things about Osaka is its regional dishes, such as Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki. As the city used to be called “The Nation’s Kitchen”, great shopping option is offered with numbers of new shopping malls which have been built in past years.

Moreover, the city has one of world’s greatest amusement parks, Universal Studio Japan, great castle from Edo Period, Osaka Castle and many other attractions. Let’s take a look at our travel list of Osaka’s most popular areas with best highlights.

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