Osaka

  • The Osaka town, formerly known as Naniwa lies in the heart of Japan. It is crisscrossed by several streams and rivers, with the main one called Yodo. Its castle deserves a visit. Lying on the heights of the town, its view is simply breathtaking. The surrounding park is magnificent, especially in spring when the cherry trees blossom. Do not also miss the Shitennoji temple. Built in 593, it is the oldest ...
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  • The Shitennoji temple was built in 593! A truly ancient tourist attraction.
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  • Burnt down and rebuilt many times, Osaka Castle rises in the middle of a large 15 acre park that is especially beautiful in the spring when the cherry trees are in bloom.
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  • Little restaurants, bars and theatres are lined up one after the other along the Dotombori river, creating a festive and colourful ambiance.
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  • Despite its modern architecture, Osaka has preserved a traditional lifestyle that is very much its own through its restaurants, its nightlife and its dialect: Osaka-ben.
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  • Umeda is mainly comprised of large shopping centres, skyscrapers, banks, offices and hotels.
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  • Among the extravagant signs and neon lights of the bars and restaurants in Dotombori, you will come across comedians, actors and artists both day and night.
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Japan

The Osaka town, formerly known as Naniwa lies in the heart of Japan. It is crisscrossed by several streams and rivers, with the main one called Yodo. Its castle deserves a visit. Lying on the heights of the town, its view is simply breathtaking. The surrounding park is magnificent, especially in spring when the cherry trees blossom. Do not also miss the Shitennoji temple. Built in 593, it is the oldest in Japan.

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