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Between March 15 and September 13, 1970, a world's fair was held in Osaka as the Expo '70 and was the first world's fair held in Japan. The theme of the expo was all about "Progress and Harmony for Mankind" and was represented by a symbol called the "Tower...

Universal Cool Japan is an event by Universal Studio Japan (USJ) which aims at themes based on elements of Japanese culture such as manga, anime, pop culture, and games. Thus, they are unlike the other attractions in USJ which are usually based on Hollywood films. The event has five...

In partnership with the government's movement to promote the tourism industry in Japan under the slogan "Cool Japan," Universal Studios Japan (USJ) has also come up with "Universal Cool Japan" to attract more tourists with the hottest pop culture trends in the country. The campaign has been running for...

According to TripAdvisor, the Osaka Aquarium (known as Kaiyukan) is the 4th best aquarium in the country. One of the largest public aquariums in the world, Kaiyukan sees a huge number of tourists flocking to it every year to enjoy the aquatic experiences it has to offer. If you...

Finding a cheap place to stay in a major city is never easy, especially if you want somewhere with a central, convenient location. Osaka is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan and as such there are plenty of hotels to choose from. If you want somewhere...

A kofun is an ancient grave constructed by emperors and wealthy elites during the early 3rd century in Japan. They actually resemble the Egyptian Pyramids in size yet they are unknown to many people around the world. One eye-catching feature is the key-hole shape of the burial mounds which...

St. Regis Osaka is one exclusively luxurious hotel where you can experience elegance at its finest. It is situated in the most coveted location, Midosuji, the Champs Elysées of Osaka. It also provides proximity to popular cultural landmarks such as Shitennoji Temple, the Municipal Museum of Fine Art, and...

Osaka, the biggest city in Kansai and 3rd biggest in the whole of Japan, has undoubtedly some of the best street foods to offer. Right by the Glico man on the bustling side of Dotonbori, is a street chock full of local specialties. The atmosphere is lively and vibrant,...

PL Peace Tower is a unique architectural structure standing in Tondabayashi, Japan. It is about 600 feet high and is owned by the Church of Perfect Liberty, a new religious movement founded by Tokuharu Miki in 1924. It is a cenotaph tower built in August 1970 for world war...

The Osaka Loop Line is by far one of the easiest ways to travel around Osaka for a beginner, and you can use your JR Travel Pass to board the trains! It links a lot of the best tourist spots in the city, with access to slightly further out...

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