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    Osaka Castle , Osaka
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    Built and rebuilt numerous times since 1653, Osaka Castle looms over its surrounding gardens, moats, imposing stone walls, gates, and turrets
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    For ages, the three enshrined Shinto gods at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine have protected the nation, people on sea voyages, and patrons of waka po
    Tours from $295
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    Shitennoji Temple , Tennoji
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    Visit Japan’s oldest Buddhist temple, Shitennoji Temple, and enjoy a relaxing walk through its scenic grounds. Constructed in 593 CE, the tem
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    Dotonbori , Osaka
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    Whether the lights, the entertainment, or the food draws you to Dotonbori, visit this lively, colorful street to see downtown Osaka. Running
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    At Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, see how the city's lifestyle and housing developed during different time periods. The museum draws sco
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    Where to stay in Osaka

    The majority of Osaka's moderate and expensive accommodations concentrate in the districts of Umeda, Kyobashi, Namba, and Shin-Osaka. Base your stay in or near Minami neighborhood for proximity to a wide selection of shopping and dining options. For quick access to long-distance transportation to other cities and areas, look for hotels in Kita district. Many backpackers prefer the budget options in the Tennoji area, where the quality of rooms and prices vary wildly--call or check websites of specific establishments before you make reservations.
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