The Kishiwada danjiri (cart-pulling) matsuri is a festival of Kishiwada city in Osaka prefecture. It is said to be one of the most thrilling festivals in Japan! It's probably also the most popular festival of its kind in the country.
Okonomiyaki is a kind of pancake containing a variety of seafood and meat and shredded cabbage in the base. It is one of the famous local food born in Osaka. Eating a soul food, Okonomiyaki, will be the first step that you feel real Osaka!
Kushikatsu is another popular cuisine in Osaka. Osaka people have their own rules: don't dip your kushikatsu into a sauce more than once! Keeping that in your mind, check the following list. This page mainly focuses on Shinsekai, the place where popular kushikatsu places are.
When you're in Osaka you tend to go to more of touristy places such as Namba and Umeda, and you might find many different cafes, but not as unique as the ones below! There are lots and lots of brilliant cafes to visit in Osaka that not many people know. For more information, check the following places!
Sukiyaki, one of the popular Japanese cuisines is consisted of thin sliced beef cooked with lots of vegetables in a cast iron pan, and you dip ingredients into beaten raw egg before you eat. Interestingly, sukiyaki differs in Kanto (eastern part of Japan where Tokyo is located) and Kansai (western part of Japan where Osaka is) region. There are many restaurants that you can have delicious Kansai's sukiyaki experience in Osaka, so check the following places!