Osaka is a large port city and
commercial centre on the Japanese island of Honshu. It's known for its modern
architecture, nightlife and hearty street food. The 16th-century shogunate
Osaka Castle, which has undergone several restorations, is its main historical
landmark. It's surrounded by a moat and park with plum, peach and
cherry-blossom trees. Sumiyoshi-taisha is among Japan’s oldest Shinto shrines.