Osaka is one of the major economic centres of Japan. It is divided into two business districts – Umeda-Kitashinchi to the north and Namba-Shinsaibashi to the south. The north kind of feels like Tokyo with a huge line up of ultra modern shops and hotels. In contrast, the south feels more down to earth. One can find lots of trendy clothes in “America village” and is very popular among young people.
Osaka is also a popular foodie destination in Japan. Popular Japanese savouries such as Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki originated here. Japan’s Universal Studios is also located here and is a very popular amusement park rivaling Tokyo Disneyland.
Among other things Osaka is known for its (in)famous Japanese accent as well as a very funky fashion sense!