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Published on : Monday, September 4, 2017
Osaka, a city in Kansai region of Japan is popular for the nightlife, street food and the modern architecture, receives the highest number of tourist’s gathering than the other important cities of Japan.
According to the published data by Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), there are more than 9.4 million of foreign tourists, who are travelling from the countries like China, Korea and Taiwan, has visited Osaka in 2016.
Osaka alone received almost 40 percent of the total number of foreign tourists who visited Japan in 2016. Japan received 24.04 million foreign tourists — a record high— in 2016.
This city of modern and vibrant Japanese culture is located on the main island of Honshu or in the region of Kansai. Previously, it was known as Naniwa. It is also the previous capital of Japan, before Tokyo and a historical city.
This year, Osaka receives the most tourist’s gathering in the month of July, as it is the peak time of the vacations.
Some of the popular tourist attractions of Osaka are Universal Studios Japan, Shitennoji Buddhist temple, Osaka Tenmangu Shrine,National Museum of Art, Osaka Science Museum, Umeda Sky Building, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and Tempozan Ferris Wheel.
Why Osaka is famous for is only for the gastronomic presence. The street food of Osaka has its popularity in the South Asian and the European tourism market. Here the accommodations are also fully developed for the overnight stays. The tourists of the different countries used to have city walk in Osaka for its urban hipster culture.
As there is historic rivalry of the culture, there are millions of South Asian tourists from China, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand have been flocking to Japanese cities in recent years, out of which Osaka receives the most number of congregation and hence earned the name “the jewel of Japan’s tourism”.