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Geography and Climate in Osaka

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Osaka is one of the symbols of modern Japan, as well as one of its largest metropolitan areas, and at the same time a city with a thousand-year history and special traditions. Once upon a time in its place was Naniwa - one of the first residences of the emperor, and not far from Osaka is Nara, the cradle of Japanese civilization, as well as an important center of Buddhist religion.

Osaka is a city of ancient temples, majestic castles of samurai as well as the site of the annual grandiose festivals and the birthplace of the Bunraku theater. Osaka's pace of life is unusually high and active, with a slight slowdown at night when there are a variety of international restaurants, nightclubs, discos, bars and other establishments to choose from. The city has all the opportunities for great shopping and family holidays, there are many shops and amusement parks with attractions.

Osaka is the third largest city in the country, with a population of over 2.5 million. The city is located at the mouth of the Yedo River, which flows into Osaka Bay, on a plain surrounded by low mountain ranges on the east and north sides. The historic city center, where the main monuments of culture and architecture are located, is located in the southern part of Osaka, there is also the Dotonobori quarter with various eateries, cafes, restaurants and even cinemas. The north side of Osaka is the local business district, home to the stock exchange, municipality and offices of major banks and companies. The business district of the city is separated from the local historical district by the picturesque Midosuji Boulevard, which is very beautiful.

Osaka is served by two international airports - Osaka International Airport and Kansai International Airport. You can get to Osaka from the capital of Japan - Tokyo - by plane, it will take no more than an hour, or by high-speed train Shinkansen in 2.5 hours.

Osaka has a subtropical, rather humid climate. Here, as in many other areas of Honshu Island, there is a clear framework for all four seasons. Winter is chilly but warm, while summer is hot and humid. The average temperature in the summer season reaches + 35 ° C, in winter it sometimes drops to -9 ° C.
Osaka time is 5 hours ahead of Moscow time. Image

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