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Japans second-most important city, Osaka is a city unlike the ultra-modern Tokyo and the traditional Kyoto, with a character of its own. Even the locals speak a unique Japanese dialect. Its charm may seem ubiquitous at first, hidden along large buildings and business centres, but Osaka offers delights for all kinds of people- from the connoisseurs to children.
Osaka, may at first sight, seem like any other ordinary metropolis- with large concrete buildings and busy professionals, large signs and bustling traffic- but it is so much more. Osaka, in its heyday, was Japans economic centre, and has a rich history, and, it goes without saying, something for everyone. Whether it is the Universal Studios, the thousands of pachinko machines and arcades, or cultural remnants and beautiful riversides, Osaka has it all. But what Osaka is most famous for- is indeed, food. With every street dotted with traditional Japanese food and Osaka being the origin of sushi conveyor belts, one may get a wonderful taste of Japan in Osakas streets. A lot of Osakas culture revolves around food, and they take food very, very seriously- so if any tourist wishes to have the perfect gastronomical Japanese experience, Osaka is the place for it. Osaka also has a bustling nightlife, with the city coming alive at night with lights, and neon signs that simply add to its aesthetic. Osaka is best enjoyed at night, with its street life, its arcades, gaming centres and small lit up lanes and alleyways.