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Japan's third-largest city, renowned for its modern architecture, nightlife, and hearty street food, particularly the iconic takoyaki and okonomiyaki.

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Embark on an adventure from Osaka to Tokyo with the assistance of Japan's famous high-speed bullet train, the Shinkansen. The views of the Japanese countryside and the picturesque image of Mt. Fuji passing by along the way contribute to the popularity of this iconic train line. At the station in Osaka, there are plenty of options for tasty "Bento" lunch boxes packed with tasty Japanese cuisine, bringing one for the ride is considered a traditional part of the Shinkansen experience. So make sure to pick the best-looking lunch and enjoy one of Japan's most exciting experiences.

seeker 3 years ago

While Tokyo has some truly glitzy culinary experiences, Osaka takes the cake on the best Japanese food in the world. Osaka has long been the birthplace of some of Japan’s most iconic comfort food, including Okonomiyaki and Yakiniku, as well as housing plenty of historically significant foodie destinations. Anyone who loves Japanese food, or just mouth-watering street food, in general, is sure to fall in love with this bustling, adventurous destination.

seeker 3 years ago

Osaka is one of the most popular cities in Japan, known for its bustling streets, delicious cuisine, and cultural landmarks. Visitors can explore Osaka Castle, stroll through the vibrant Dotonbori neighborhood, and indulge in local specialties like takoyaki and okonomiyaki. From traditional temples to modern shopping districts, Osaka offers a rich blend of old and new Japan.

seeker 1 year ago

Osaka, Japan is a vibrant and bustling city that offers an unparalleled experience for visitors. Known for its delectable cuisine, lively nightlife, and unique local culture, Osaka is a must-visit destination on any traveler's list. From exploring the historic Osaka Castle to wandering the vibrant streets of Dotombori, there's something for everyone in this exciting city.

seeker 1 year ago

Average flight time 4 hrs 20 mins

jeanlouise 3 years ago

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