Osaka Prefecture (大阪府 Ōsaka-fu) is a prefecture located in the Kansai region on Honshu, the main island of Japan. The capital is the city of Osaka. It is the center of Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto area. Osaka is one of the two “urban prefectures” ( fu) of Japan, Kyotobeing the other (Tokyo became a “metropolitan prefecture”, or to, in 1941).

Temples and Shrines

  • Shitennō-ji
  • Kanshin-ji
  • Sumiyoshi Taisha


  • National Museum of Ethnology, Japan
  • Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farm Houses (Hattori Ryokuchi Park)
  • OSTEC (Osaka Science and Technology Center) Exhibition Hall
  • Japan Folk Crafts Museum, Osaka


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