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Osaka Prefecture

Osaka is Japan’s third largest and second most important city. Popular attractions include Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Aquarium, Namba, Osaka Castle, Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, Shitennoji Temple, Minoo Park, Bunraku Theater and the Museum of History. The Tenjin Festival or Tenjin Matsuri is one of Japan’s top three festivals and it kicks off with a ritual held at Tenmangu Shrine. It is also common to hear people using Kansai dialect in Osaka.