Everything You Need to Know About Osaka

They're known as the kitchen of Japan.

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We’ve already shared with you
how Japan is divided into four islands and its regions. If you want to know where you can explore work opportunities or where it’s best to live, we’ll give you more information about the 47 prefectures of Japan. 


In this article, we feature some unique and interesting facts about Osaka


OSAKA


Osaka can be found in this section of the map.


Osaka is located in the Kansai region. This prefecture is also known as the “kitchen of Japan” because they have a lot of delicious street food. “
Kui-daore” is a popular phrase to describe this prefecture, which means you will eat and drink until broke. 


Osaka Castle, one of its popular historic sites.


Here are some of its basic information.

Municipalities

43 cities

Area

1,905.29 sqm

Population

8,824,566 people

Population Density

4,640 ppl per sqm

Business Industries

Industry, Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery


Osaka currently has a cooperative agreement with the following foreign lands to promote both cultural and commercial ties.  

Sister Cities

Shanghai, Republic of China

East Java Province, Indonesia

Valdosta, France

Queensland, Australia

Primorye, Russia

California, United State

Lombardy, Italy

Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Jiangsu Province, Republic of China


Let’s take a closer look at prefecture’s environmental conditions.

Ave. Temperature

17.4 degrees

Annual Rainfall

1651.5mm

Foreign Residents

239,113 people

 (Philippine 8,471 people, Indonesia 3,164 people, Myanmar 797 people)

The average temperature in Osaka is 17.4 degrees, in winter the lowest temperature is around 2 degrees and in summer the highest temperature is around 33 degrees.    


These are the symbols that represent this prefecture.

Tree

Ginkgo Tree

Flower

Plum Flower, Primrose

Bird

Bull-headed Shrike



ATTRACTIONS


Whether you’re moving to Osaka or just planning to visit, here are the exciting facts that make the prefecture different from the others.

Japan's No. 1

The best winning rate at Koshien High School Baseball Tournament

The biggest blanket production in Japan

The biggest refrigerator production in Japan

The biggest cotton underwear production in Japan

The biggest toothbrush production in Japan

The biggest chocolate types production in Japan


They are also famous for the following:

Local Cuisine

Tessa (Fugu Puffer Fish's Sashimi), Okonomiyaki, Takoyaki, Hako sushi, Kitsune Udon, Udon-chiri (Hot pot dish)

Production

Senshu Mizunasu Eggplant, Senshu Onion, Senshu Cabbage, Osaka Grape, Namba Green Onion, Shirasu (Baby Anchovy), Madako (Octopus), etc.

Traditional Crafts

Osaka Transoms, Osaka Screen Carving, Fukae Sedge Handwork, Osaka Copperware, Osaka Hariko (Papier-Mache), Sakai Cutlery, Tombodama (Glass Beads), etc.

Festivals

Tenjin Matsuri, Naniwa Yodogawa Firework Festival, etc.

 

ACCESS


You can go to Osaka from Tokyo by:

 

  • Bullet Train (Shinkansen)

 

Take the Shinkansen from Tokyo station to Shin-Osaka station. The trip takes about two and a half hours and costs ¥13,870 (unreserved seat). You can use JR PASS on this route using some Shinkansen type according to its terms and conditions.    

 

  • Airplane

 

Here are the routes for the domestic flight from Tokyo to Osaka:

 

  1. From Haneda Airport to Kansai Airport, it will take 1 hour 45 minutes
  2. From Narita Airport to Itami Airport, it will take 1 hour 30 minutes.

 

The flight fares will differ from the airplane company you choose. The price range is around ¥5,000 yen to ¥30,000. 

 

  • Express Bus

 

The night bus is one of the alternative modes of transportation you can use to go to Osaka. You can depart from several bus stations in the Tokyo area such as Tokyo Station, Bus Terminal Shinjuku, Ikebukuro Sunshine City, and arrive at several places in Osaka such as Namba OCAT and Osaka Umeda. The costs ranges between ¥4,000 to ¥12,000.   

 

Source: 

Osaka Prefectural Website


 (2 December 2019)

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