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Guide to Japan cover by Pierre Margueritte
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Guide to Japan cover by Jantine de Jong
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Guide to Japan cover by Gonneke Arts
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I did not plan at all to go to Osaka but I finished visiting Nara too early so I decided to spend my extra time doing a quick visit in a nearby city. I chose Osaka because I wanted to see a big Japanese castle (I was told Himeji castle was being renovated so I did not go, unfortunately). From what I've seen the city is not exceptional but the castle is really cool. Also, I think it's a nice city to do some shopping.
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You know, when you try to think of what a huge city is, with many people, cars, skyscrapers, activity... well, that's exactly how Osaka could be defined. It is the epitome of the vibrant agglomeration, being one of the global economy's leading cities with the headquarters of world-renowned Japanese companies. It is a perfect place to taste the (expensive though) delicious Kobe beef.
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Osaka is the base of the economy in Japan. During World War II it was bombed a lot, having to rebuild itself afterwards. Therefore there are not many historical sites to be found here. I didn't stay here long and I don't know much about the city. It was our final stop and we had a few things we needed to visit.

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