Osaka was elected as the host city of the 2025 International Expo (Expo). This will be Osaka’s second World Expo in 55 years since 1970.
Six years after the Tokyo Olympics in 1964, Osaka hosted the World Expo in 1970. A total of 64.22 million visitors gathered here, setting a new historical record, and it was an unprecedented grand occasion. At that time, it was a period of rapid economic growth in Japan. In addition to the World Expo, the railway network and highways were renewed, and the streets of Osaka were full of life.
The second Osaka World Expo will be held five years after the second Tokyo Olympics. People’s expectations for “returning to the vitality of the past” are high, but compared with more than half a century ago, there are huge differences: Japan in 1970 was still in a “growth period”, and 2025 would be in a “mature period”. "Sustainable socio-economic system" is a sub-theme proposed by the 2025 World Expo. It has symbolic significance. It is asking how to continue the prosperity gained from economic growth.
The Osaka Expo in 2025 is expected to welcome 28 million visitors. Although the number of people is less than half of the 1970 World Expo, judging from the actual holdings in recent years, this is still a very exciting number. In that era when traveling abroad is really a luxury, visiting the Expo pavilions is a valuable opportunity for people to get in touch with the culture and technology of various countries in the world. In today's era, not only can anyone easily travel abroad, but people can also learn about a remote country in real time through the Internet. The theme parks and other facilities constantly being built around the world are also competitors of the Expo. How to show the charm of the World Expo and let people move here is also a major issue.
Osaka is a large city located about 400km west of Tokyo. It takes about an hour and a half by Shinkansen from Tokyo to reach it. It can be said to be a representative city in the Kansai region.
As a big city today, Osaka has to go back to its history 500 years ago. At that time, the Japanese swordsman (samurai) Toyotomi Hideyoshi built a castle here, and the transportation and culture based in Osaka developed and became a metropolis second only to Tokyo (Edo). In particular, the food culture is well-developed, and it has the reputation of "Tianxia Kitchen". It is a place where gluttons from all over Japan gather for registration.
In addition to the popular takoyaki, Osaka, and teppanyaki cuisines in Osaka, Osaka Castle and Dotonbori attract many tourists from abroad to make pilgrimages.
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Osaka Castle is one of the city’s most iconic sites and draws numerous visitors to its spacious park and imposing keep every year. Osaka Castle was built in 1931 as a symbol of power during the Toyotomi Hideyoshi era. Since the construction of the castle, it has been an important stage of war in Japanese history.
The castle tower is the symbol of the castle, the most magnificent building in the city, and provides a viewing booth. Standing on the booth, you can have a panoramic view of Osaka Castle Park.
Tsutenkaku was originally built during World War II and was destroyed by a fire. The remaining parts were also used during the war. The current Tsutenkaku was rebuilt in 1956. Tsutenkaku is also nicknamed "Eiffel Tower in Osaka". , This steel-reinforced building is famous for having the world’s first circular elevator and the largest clock in Japan.
The Tsutenkaku Tower is not high, but it has an excellent view. It can enjoy the scenery of Osaka. It also has a skywalk to overlook the landscape of Osaka in another bold and exciting way. It can be extended in summer and can be appreciated. night view.
Don't underestimate this Aquarium Aquarium in Tempozan, it is the largest aquarium in the world! The appearance of the Haiyou Pavilion is also quite interesting. If you look carefully, it is designed to look like a large aquarium. There is a four-story super-large water tank in the pavilion. Visitors can follow the designed route to visit from bottom to top. There is also an 11-meter undersea tunnel, allowing visitors to shuttle among colorful tropical fish and experience the excitement of the underwater world up close!
Kuromon Market can be said to be a gathering place for authentic food, not only seafood and sashimi with super CP value, but also Japanese Wagyu beef that is grilled by someone to help you! Japanese Wagyu really melts in your mouth. If you are a traveler who loves to look for food, don't miss it!
There are about 180 shops in Kuromon Market, and fresh fish shops account for about half. Not only is the transportation convenient, the business hours are also from about 10 am to 6 pm, for tourists, the time is very flexible, and it is one of the must-have itineraries. One.
New Umeda City Sky Garden is a building connected by two super-high buildings up to 173 meters high. A circular 360º panoramic observatory is built on the high floors. It is a landmark spot for enjoying the night view of Osaka, with a 360-degree view. Looking around the entire Umeda, sunset, night view, and couple dating are all suitable. The entire sky garden is designed to be modern and at the same time full of starry sky.
It is very lively at night, and there are boats passing by from time to time in the river. The neon lights are shining, and people go shopping. Department stores, food, specialty, entertainment, various shops, and advertising billboards and shop decoration are also very distinctive, even if you are not going to go shopping, just take a leisurely walk or check in and take pictures, it is worth visiting repeatedly
Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street is the longest shopping street in Japan, with a total length of 2.6 kilometers. It is divided into 1 chome to 7 chome. It is recommended that you locate the place you want to visit first, otherwise it will take enough physical strength to finish shopping. In terms of strength, this side is not as lively as Kuromon Market and Dotonbori, and it is a street with more people.