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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's...
Last edited: November 12, 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: May 30, 2015
    Osaka is a big, busy, bustling city, with lots of transportation options...
Last edited: March 08, 2015
 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: August 29, 2015
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: October 12, 2014
Inside Japan: For Foreign Visitors
Japan is a cash society.  Luckily, it is the safest country in the world so...
Last edited: August 04, 2015
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: May 18, 2015
Telephone numbers in Japan consist of three parts, for example, (03...
Last edited: January 30, 2015
Tipping: General Tipping in Japan is not mandatory. It could be said that...
Last edited: June 08, 2015
A proposed itinerary for 12 days. Day 1: Tokyo: Arrive at Narita Take Narita...
Last edited: August 02, 2015
A proposed itinerary with the 7 day JR Pass for 12 days. Day 1-4 Tokyo, 3...
Last edited: September 01, 2015
A proposed itinerary for 15 days with the 14 day JR Pass Day 1-3 Tokyo, 3...
Last edited: August 27, 2015
A proposed itinerary for 7 days Day 1-3 Tokyo, 3 nights Use these maps for JR...
Last edited: August 05, 2015
A. Special Seasons to be careful to travel in Japan In Japan, there are several...
Last edited: August 25, 2015
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: September 01, 2015
Tips to Enjoy the Wonderful yet Crazy Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Season in Kyoto...
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