Osaka

Universal Studios Japan's 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter' now open

Universal Studios Japan's 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter' now open

Built at a cost of $442.2 million, Universal Studios Japan hopes its magical new attraction will bring in the big bucks
Japan's most sacred site rebuilt, for the 62nd time

Japan's most sacred site rebuilt, for the 62nd time

As Shinto tradition dictates, every 20 years Ise Jingu's Naiku shrine needs a new home
Visiting the archrival alchemists of Japanese whiskey

Visiting the archrival alchemists of Japanese whiskey

By competing with each other, Japanese whiskey makers have climbed into the ranks of the world's elite
Forget Ginza: Osaka is Japan's real class retail act

Forget Ginza: Osaka is Japan's real class retail act

Japan's second city ditches its grimy, industrial past and takes on the capital’s shopping havens
10 reasons to visit awesome Osaka

10 reasons to visit awesome Osaka

Japan's third city may be far from Tokyo in every sense, but here's why it's a must-see destination
CNNGo TV in Osaka and Kyoto: the historic heart of Japan

CNNGo TV in Osaka and Kyoto: the historic heart of Japan

A 500-year-old noodle shop, a coffee shop that sells antiques and a watery fortune are just a few of the things we explore in this episode
New Michelin rankings boost Kansai past Tokyo

New Michelin rankings boost Kansai past Tokyo

West Japan now officially the world’s three-star gourmet paradise
The best okonomiyaki in Osaka

The best okonomiyaki in Osaka

Family traditions are delicious at these old-school savory pancake restaurants in Osaka
72 hours in Osaka

72 hours in Osaka

Mixing the alternative with the traditional in this guide to Japan's third-largest city
Rock 'n' roll damnation in Osaka's rock bars

Rock 'n' roll damnation in Osaka's rock bars

Grab a drink and an earful at these heavy-metal hangouts, also patronized by KISS, Motley Crue and other famous rockers in the past
'Star festival' spectacular lights up Osaka

'Star festival' spectacular lights up Osaka

Osaka's Yodogawa River was lit up for a high-tech LED telling of the centuries-old tale of Tanabata
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Destination Berlin

World War II bunker and former margarine factory among cutting edge venues in ever-changing city