The third-largest city in Japan, Osaka is awash in color and adorned in neon. Brash and in-your-face, Osaka is famous for its concrete jungle that emanates developing modernity, hearty street food culture, and vibrant nightlife. Mix with the locals and gulp down a glass of sake or two in an izakaya, chow down on local delicacies, or take in the retina-burning sights of the city. Osaka also gently introduces the quintessential Japanese traits of pretty cherry blossom trees, elegant Shinto shrines and a placid river that bisects the city in two. With its world-famous culinary scene, Osaka guaranteed to offer a good meal and bound to give a good time.