This is the second largest metro city in Japan. It is also the economic center of the Kansai region. Just like Tokyo, Osaka was formerly known as Naniwa. In fact, before the Nara Period, Osaka is known to be the first Japanese capital city as there was a tradition of moving capitals under every new emperor. Today Osaka is busy modern city and an economic powerhouse in Japan.
Attractions: Osaka Castle, Dotonbori, Sumiyoshi Taisha, Shinsaibashi, Shitennoji Temple, Universal Studio, Umeda Sky Building.
Activities: Finding Nemo at the Kaiyukan, Eat a fried Maple leaf by the waterfall, Drin craft beer in Osaka’s Kabuki Theatre.
Food: Okonomiyaki Chitose, Kiji Umeda Sky Bldg., Matsusakagyu Yakiniku M, Hozenji Yokocho, Ajinoya
Shopping: Tempozan Market Place, Shinsaibashisuji Shopping Street, OSAKA STATION CITY, OSAKA STATION CITY.