Osaka

Outstanding Osaka

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Here’s how to make the most of any trip to Osaka, even if you thought before arriving at this page that you would never come.

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Autumn and Our Very Life Force

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Sometimes, perhaps more often than we’d like to think, our very life force floats in a cask of death.

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Nara—Maybe for the Night

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Visit Japan’s infamous urban deer on a day trip from Osaka or Kyoto, or buck trends and stay the night.

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Road, Wing, Human

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The tourist trail is sometimes more enlightening than the philosopher’s path.

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Three Outstanding Days in Osaka

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Osaka might only be Japan’s third-largest city, but in many ways, it’s the most enjoyable.

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Japan’s Most En-deer-ing Day Trip

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Its population of wild deer notwithstanding, Nara is also home to some of the world’s oldest architecture.

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Elizabeth Gilbert Should’ve Come Here

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I felt as I’d lived through all of “Eat, Pray, Love” within Osaka’s city limits and the span of two sunsets.

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