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The American mission in 1945 was to destroy Osaka. Mission accomplished: Osaka was devastated. It was then rebuilt by the Japanese over the course of the decades. With its skyscrapers and underground buildings, the new urbanism borders on anarchic but the city is more Japanese and more exhilarating than ever. A spirit of carpe diem and money are the guiding lights of Osaka, which doesn't look like much, but whose hedonism is promising. It has been a port since its origins, and cosmopolitan Osaka is full of surprises. Japan's third city has 3 million intrepid inhabitants living at the city's frantic pace.

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    Epicentre of the shambolic eyesore that is Minami, the pedestrian thoroughfare of Dotonbori and adjacent canal is the archetypal Osakan scene. The district is best visited at night, by the light of its neon signs: giant crabs with mechanical pincers,..

  • The extremely modern area around the port boasts many attractions, one of which is the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. An armada of uniformed hostesses greets you at the entrance of the aquarium, which is dedicated to the marine world of the Pacific. The co..

  • Founded in 1982, the Museum of Oriental Ceramics has one of the largest collections of ceramics in the world, with some 2 700 rare pieces exhibited in rotation. Note in particular the marvellous Song-dynasty celadons (960-1279) in the Chinese collect..

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