AddressHyatt regency Osaka,
1 Chome-13-11 Nankokita,
Suminoe Ward, Osaka,
Osaka Prefecture 559-0034,
Osaka, meaning ‘large hill’ or ‘large slope’, is the capital city of Osaka Prefecture is about 330 miles southwest of Tokyo. It is the second largest metropolitan area in Japan with about 10.5 million people. Its west side faces the mouth of Yodo river on Osaka Bay and mountains surround other three of its sides. Historically it is a merchant city and is called as the “Tenka no Daidokoro – nation’s kitchen”. The Tokyo Peil in Tsurumi-ki is the highest point with 37.5 metres and Nishiyodogawa-ku is the lowest point at −2.2 metres.
It is well known for its advanced architecture, nightfall and various city attractions like universal studios, Osaka Aquarium, Osaka Castle, Kita, Tenjin Matsuri, Sumiyoshi Taisha, Shitennoji Temple etc. It is the commercial, shipping and the industrial centre of western Japan. The main shopping and entertainment districts are Namba, Dotonbori and Umeda and to some extent Tennoji. The underground shopping complex in Osaka’s central district, Umeda, has fossils from the Jurassic to Cretaceous periods.
It is best known for its dynamic food and drinking culture, and famously outgoing people. It refers to its reputation as a gourmand’s paradise. Okonomiyaki is Osaka’s most famous dish. In the late 1980s, civic leaders dreamed of creating a “City of Air” in Osaka in the form of four huge, interconnected towers in the Umeda area. The 173-meter Umeda Sky Building is one of the most recognizable parts of Osaka’s skyline. It’s also known as the birthplace of Kabuki and Bunraku theatrics.
Osaka has a broad system of railroad lines, like that of Greater Tokyo. It interfaces with the encompassing urban communities and rural areas by means of the JR West Urban Network and various private lines like Keihan Electric Railway, Hankyu Railway, Hanshin Electric Railway, Kintetsu Railway, and Nankai Electric Railway. It is served by two airplane terminals outside of the city, Kansai International Airport (KIX) which handles essentially universal traveller flights and Osaka International Airport (ITM) which handles residential administrations and some global payload flights.