Osaka (Japanese: 大阪市, Hepburn: Ōsaka-shi, pronounced [oːsakaɕi]; commonly just 大阪, Ōsaka [oːsaka] (listen)) is a designated city in the Kansai region of Honshu in Japan. It is the capital of and most populous city in Osaka Prefecture, and the third most populous city in Japan, following Tokyo and Yokohama. With a population of 2.7 million in the 2020 census, it is also the largest component of the Keihanshin Metropolitan Area, which is the second-largest metropolitan area in Japan and the 10th largest urban area in the world with more than 19 million inhabitants.
Osaka was traditionally considered Japan's economic hub. By the Kofun period (300–538) it had developed into an important regional port, and in the 7th and 8th centuries, it served briefly as the imperial capital. Osaka continued to flourish during the Edo period (1603–1867) and became known as a center of Japanese culture. Following the Meiji Restoration, Osaka greatly expanded in size and underwent rapid industrialization. In 1889, Osaka was officially established as a municipality. The construction boom accelerated population growth throughout the following decades, and by the 1900s, Osaka was the industrial hub in the Meiji and Taishō periods. Osaka made noted contributions to redevelopment, urban planning and zoning standards in the postwar period, the city developed rapidly as one of the major financial center in the Keihanshin Metropolitan Area.
Rabbit H | Oct 27, 2017
It’s nice. Every piece is not so big, how I can say......humble and cute. If you have chance to go,I recommend there.
Naomi Tsujioka | Mar 17, 2017
Beautifully restored building by the river. Conference rooms available to the residents for nominal fee. The restaurant "Awake" on BF1 is modern chic gem overseen by Michelin chef.
Chen Ourway | Apr 11, 2018
L. M. | Dec 28, 2016
There are lovely lights at the winter holidays and impressive image mapping on the front of city hall.
Lois F. Wu | Apr 11, 2018
S B Herath | Jun 28, 2018
Colourful Beautiful old building
Masaki Fujitani | Jul 17, 2018
This is a beautiful building!!!
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