• Top sights

    Umeda Mixed Juice (梅田ミックスジュース)
    1. Umeda Mixed Juice (梅田ミックスジュース)
    2. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (ウィザーディング・ワールド・オブ・ハリー・ポッター)
    3. Universal Studios Japan (ユニバーサル・スタジオ・ジャパン (USJ))
    4. Jinrui Mina Menrui (Human Beings Everybody Noodles) (人類みな麺類)
    5. TAKAMURA Wine & Coffee Roasters
  • The best restaurants

    Jinrui Mina Menrui (Human Beings Everybody Noodles) (人類みな麺類)
    1. Jinrui Mina Menrui (Human Beings Everybody Noodles) (人類みな麺類)
    2. Kyu Yam Tetsudou (旧ヤム鐵道)
    3. Rodda Group (ロッダグループ)
    4. Ramen-so Rekishi wo Kizame (ラーメン荘 歴史を刻め)
    5. 鶏soba 座銀 にぼし店
  • Popular shopping locations

    Universal Studios Store (ユニバーサル・スタジオ・ストア)
    1. Universal Studios Store (ユニバーサル・スタジオ・ストア)
    2. 天満市場
    3. Maruzen & Junkudo (MARUZEN&ジュンク堂書店)
    4. Melonbooks (メロンブックス 大阪日本橋店)
    5. Tsutaya Books (梅田 蔦屋書店)

The capital of the prefecture of the same name is situated on the island of Honshu and can look back at a centuries-old history, visible in sights such as Osaka Castle. Some 50 kilometers away, the ancient imperial city of Kyoto offers insights into the Japanese past.

Osaka Castle
The castle was originally built in the 16th century and has been reconstructed several times in the following centuries due to numerous destructions. Today, the main tower is home to a museum and an observation deck.

Tsutenkaku
The lattice tower in the southern part of the city offers a fantastic view of the entire surroundings.

Kyoto
With its Buddhist temples, its Shinto shrines and its palaces, Kyoto has been classified a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. Until today the city is recognized as the cultural center of Japan.