The city of Osaka has been chosen as the host city for the 2025 International Expo (Expo). It will be Osaka's second World Expo in 55 years since 1970.
After the Tokyo Olympics in 1964, Osaka hosted the World Expo in 1970. An unprecedented number of 64.22 million people attended the event, setting a new historical record. It was a time of rapid economic growth in Japan. Osaka's streets were bustling with life, not only because of the World Expo but also due to the renewal of the railway and highway networks.
In an unexpected pattern, the second Osaka World Expo will take place five years after the second Tokyo Olympics. While people expect Japan will return to the vitality of the past, there are significant differences from more than half a century ago: Japan in 1970 was in a "growth period" and Japan in 2025 will be in a "mature period." This is the proposed sub-theme of the 2025 World Expo. It has symbolic significance. It is also the first World Expo after the pandemic.
In 2025, 28 million people are expected to attend the Osaka Expo. Showing the charm of the World Expo and letting people move here is also a significant issue. When traveling abroad during the 1970 Expo was a luxury, visiting the Expo pavilions was an excellent chance to learn about the cultures and technologies of nations worldwide. Using the Internet, people can learn about distant countries in real time while traveling abroad in today's era. A similar competition to the Expo is the constant construction of theme parks and other facilities worldwide.
The city of Osaka is located roughly 400km west of Tokyo. From Tokyo, it takes about an hour and a half by Shinkansen bullet train.
The history of Osaka, as a big city today, dates back 500 years. The Japanese swordsman (samurai) Toyotomi Hideyoshi built a castle here, and Osaka developed into a major city second only to Tokyo (Edo). In particular, the food culture has flourished, earning it the name "Tianxia Kitchen". In addition to takoyaki, Osaka, and teppanyaki cuisine, Osaka Castle and Dotonbori are popular pilgrimage sites for foreign tourists.
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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.