Osaka

Osaka

Osaka is located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, in the main island of Honsh?. The city is the capital of Osaka Prefecture. Often dubbed the second city of Japan, Osaka was historically the commercial capital of Japan, and to date the heart of Japan's second largest. Osaka is also known for its food, with regional cuisine like okonomiyaki (pan-fried batter cake), takoyaki (octopus dumplings), udon (a noodle dish), as well as regional sushi. It is also known for bunraku (traditional puppet theatre) and kabuki theatre, and for manzai, a more contemporary form of stand-up comedy.

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