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Daruma dolls at Katsuo-ji Temple in Osaka

Katsuo-ji Temple

Tucked away in Osaka, this is where winners get their luck and the rest of us get to take in the exceptional scenery.

Tenma

A neighborhood where Osaka’s lively personality is always on full display.

Nakazakicho

A hipster haven in an Osaka neighborhood unchanged since before WWII.

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Beauty Blenda

Slay girl, slay at this hilarious monthly drag show in Osaka.

PC Bar and Retro Station

PC and Retro Bar Space Station

The dimly lit walls, illuminated only by colorful neon strips of light and the glow of television screens, are decorated with decades-old game packaging and vintage arcade boards. The bar is covered...

Shippo MAIN LGBT

Shippo

A home away from home for Osaka’s lesbian community.  

Mount Kongo

Hiking to the top of Osaka's highest mountain.

Sakia Knife Osaka

Handcrafted Knives of Sakai

Old industrial town on the outskirts of Osaka, from where famous chefs of the world source their knives.

Farplane

Kink, weirdos and wonder at Osaka’s most otherworldly bar.

Sumiyoshi bridge

Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

One of western Japan’s oldest shrines.

The Silver Ball Planet

Go Back to the Future at this retro pinball arcade in the heart of Osaka’s American village.