Japan in Under 5 Minutes

Osaka is a large port city and commercial center on the Japanese island of Honshu. It’s known for its modern architecture, nightlife and hearty street food. The 16th-century shogunate Osaka Castle, which has undergone several restorations, is its main historical landmark. It’s surrounded by a moat and park with plum, peach and cherry-blossom trees. Sumiyoshi-taisha is among Japan’s oldest Shinto shrines.
Area86.1 mi²
Weather37°F (3°C), Wind N at 4 mph (6 km/h), 71% Humidity
Local timeSunday 4:11 AM
Population2.691 million (2015) UNdata

Osaka is a fascinating city full of things to do. Hire a bike, hit the parks, shrines and Osaka Castle. There’s even a café where you can play with owls. Yeah, I know! Check out the video!


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