Journals Osaka

Nesting at the Hilton, Osaka Japan

Created by samepenny on July 8, 2005 Best of IgoUgo

6 Reviews

I adore Japan and respect the customs and culture, but after a long, long flight across the Pacific Ocean, I was pleased to check into the Hilton Osaka and begin my pleasures in that fine city.

Osaka, a city firmly rooted in Japan

Created by david on January 27, 2004 Best of IgoUgo

6 Reviews
9 Stories

Osaka, Japan's second largest city, has long been the culinary and cultural rival of much larger Tokyo. While it isn't quite as vast a spectacle as Tokyo, it is certainly less cosmopolitan, in some ways it is more rooted in its culture of business, food, and Kansai dialect/humor.

Down-to-earth Osaka

Created by Composthp on June 2, 2003 Best of IgoUgo

4 Reviews
1 Story

Osaka is a cosmopolitan city with its own identity and culture. This is the city of the working class, down-to-earth, but nevertheless, colorful. The city really comes alive at night. Osaka was our gateway to Honshu, Japan. We arrived at Kansai International airport on an overnight flight and was immediately struck by the similiarities between Kansai and Hong Kong's airport. We followed the signs and was soon on our way to the city center of Namba via the subway. It took about 50 minutes and costs 890 yen or US$7.50.

On Osaka

Created by michaelhudson on September 11, 2002 Best of IgoUgo

6 Reviews

To many, Osaka is but a poor relation to the glitter of Tokyo or the culture of nearby Kyoto and Nara. But there is more to this city than meets the eye.

Kansai (Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto) atmosphere

Created by david on June 26, 2000 Best of IgoUgo

1 Review
7 Stories

A list of places in Kobe, Osaka, Akashi, and Kyoto thick with Kansai culture.

Osaka - Part 2

Created by statesidecruiser on May 12, 2008

1 Review

Osaka Castle is one of Japan's most famous castles, and played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century.

Osaka - Part 1

Created by statesidecruiser on May 12, 2008

1 Review

The first visual image seen as the ship glided into its berth was a gigantic Ferris wheel.

Tattoos and Spa World

Created by cathy1955 on December 10, 2006

1 Story

How to deal with stigma of tattoos at Spa World...

Osaka - Are You Making Any Money?

Created by retirejapan on September 13, 2006

1 Review

Osaka is a great city, and it really does not get enough good press. It is as impressive as Tokyo!

Omoshiroi Osaka (Interesting Osaka)

Created by sanukseeker on December 27, 2005

1 Review

Hmm, I didn't manage to visit Osaka Castle, arguably Japan's premier tourist attraction. So, how did I spend my time in Osaka? I hope these entries give you an inkling of how there are other interesting things to do in Osaka.

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