Sitting in the heart of the Kansai region, Osaka is its third largest city of Japan. It could be the closeness to Korea, China and the coast that has made it to become known as the “Kitchen of Japan”. Osaka’s people have a true zest for life. They promote a casual air and ease and are slightly, unconventionally boisterous. Osaka is regenerating, now recognising its past beauty and working hard to re-establish it. This stimulating city that works to live, is now more than ever a must-see.
Osaka is predominantly divided into wards. Kita, located in the north is primarily the business and commercial area, and Minami, in the south, is principally the shopping and entertainment hub of the city.
Architecturally this is a futuristic city, dynamic in spirit. However, more recently, it has been looking to its past – now restoring beautiful parks and public areas.
Osaka devours life, but in a leisurely way. Its people are often called “kuidaore,” meaning that they become poor because of their extravagance in eating and drinking. Shopping and eating are certainly preferred activities here.Read More