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Inside Background
Osaka has always been a merchant city, and known for its good food, especially...
Last edited: February 18, 2008
Since September 11, 2001, safety concerns of Americans (and others) traveling...
Last edited: July 17, 2006
 Osaka is the third largest city in Japan, with a population of about 2.7...
Last edited: November 30, 2006
A map is one of the best publications you can have when visiting Osaka, Japan...
Last edited: January 21, 2007
Here's a link to the official Osaka tourist information website: Osaka Tourist...
Last edited: January 29, 2014
Basically, spring and fall are the nice seasons in the Osaka area, with quite...
Last edited: June 23, 2007
Very nice place. A lot of friendly people and the atmosphere is amazing. You'll...
Last edited: January 04, 2011
Inside Transportation
By Air There are two airports in Osaka:     1) The Osaka (Itami) International...
Last edited: October 12, 2008
    Osaka is a big, busy, bustling city, with lots of transportation options...
Last edited: May 09, 2014
 Public transportation within Osaka is mostly by rail, particularly subway and...
Last edited: April 04, 2014
Kintetsu Railways offers a Rail Pass that can be purchased on arrival at Kansai...
Last edited: December 06, 2011
Inside Things to Do
  Here is a quick list of things to do in Osaka, in no particular order within...
Last edited: April 04, 2009
The National Museum of Japanese History is a good place to attain a...
Last edited: December 01, 2006
Osaka's nightlife is available every night, and will basically be one of 2...
Last edited: May 21, 2013
Shrines, shrines, and more shrines are to be found in and around Osaka...
Last edited: December 02, 2006
The performing arts in Osaka were born in the 17th century during an era of...
Last edited: June 14, 2010
  The shopping epicenter of Osaka is without a doubt the Dotombori &...
Last edited: October 21, 2008
Osaka is not that great of a sightseeing city, so a visitor can easily get a...
Last edited: April 09, 2012
 Here's a bit of advice when you stray out of your hotel to familiarize...
Last edited: September 18, 2008
  Osaka has various seasonal events, holidays, and festivals for visitors and...
Last edited: June 24, 2007
Magic Building which you enter from the street at level three. The Sky garden...
Last edited: May 27, 2009
Naniwagu is an ancient capital of Japan after the coup of taika in 645 before...
Last edited: June 13, 2010
Inside Dining Scene
Osaka is considered the culinary capital of Japan, and although it is an...
Last edited: February 20, 2010
La Perse offers a unique combination of Persian food and culture in a Japenese...
Last edited: October 08, 2008
Inside Japan: For Foreign Visitors
Japan is a cash society.  Luckily, it is the safest country in the world so...
Last edited: July 03, 2014
Police: dial 110 Fire / Ambulance: dial 119 Japan Helpline: 0120 461 997 toll...
Last edited: June 15, 2006
Hello: Kon-nichi-wa(stan... Japanese) or Maido(=My-dough) (Osaka dialect...
Last edited: December 27, 2013
Telephone numbers in Japan consist of three parts, for example, (03...
Last edited: February 16, 2011
Tipping at ryokan (Japanese-style inn) Tipping is rarely seen in...
Last edited: May 20, 2012
Random Observations from a Estatic First Time Traveller to Japan in October...
Last edited: October 27, 2013
Just so you'll know and won't be disconcerted when you first come to Japan...
Last edited: July 31, 2007
Onsens are public baths with water sourced from the hot springs that can be...
Last edited: July 22, 2008
Rail travel in Japan is daunting. The stations can be hectic places with...
Last edited: April 04, 2014
MOBILE INTERNET  Osaka Tourist Guide now provides FREE WI-FI for Osaka's...
Last edited: July 21, 2014