Tsurumi Ward: Osaka’s Back Garden

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Off to the north-east of Osaka City, we will find Tsurumi Ward. At a little over 8 square kilometers, it is definitely one of...

Nishi Yodogawa Ward: Osaka By the Sea

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Many of the world’s great cities are defined to some extent by the waterways that run through them. As the River Liffey is said...

Higashi-Yodogawa Ward: History, Culture and Quiet

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Ok, I’ll be honest, of all the wards in Osaka, Higashi Yodogawa is probably the one I have spent the least amount of time...

Sumiyoshi Ward: Osaka’s Spiritual Center

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Many visitors to Osaka say that the city seems to be split into two distinct parts. There are the parts of the city that are...

Osaka Kaiyukan: Asia’s Best Aquarium

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Of all the tourist attractions I sampled during my time in Osaka, none quite have the charm of the Osaka Kaiyukan. This magnificent aquarium,...

Fukushima Ward: A Caricature of Osaka

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If I were asked to sum up Fukushima Ward, in central Osaka, using just one sentence, I would probably say this: “It’s like Osaka...

Taisho Ward: Where the Old Osaka meets the New

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Most visitors to Osaka already have an idea of the places they want to go and the things they want to see. For many it’s the shopping...

Abeno Ward: The High Point of Osaka

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Here’s a question for all you Japan lovers out there: Where is the tallest commercial building in Japan? Abeno Ward Now before you all shout...

Ikuno Ward: Osaka’s Own Korea Town

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Osaka has long enjoyed a reputation as being one of Japan’s more open and welcoming cities when it comes to looking after those who, through no...

Chuo Ward: The Beating Heart of Osaka

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In Japanese, Chuo means middle, and indeed never has a city district been more appropriately named than Osaka’s own Chuo Ward. Chuo Ward Osaka...
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