Japan’s second largest city and a major metropolitan hub – Osaka is all set to lift your mood up with its livelihood. While Tokyo is quirky and Kyoto is humble, Osaka bustles with traders. Tracing back to the ancient times, the city has its roots with merchandise. Where “kuidaore” (‘eat until you drop’) is a local slang, the city was once called the “kitchen of the nation”. Food critiques and authors have entitled the city as the “food capital of the world”, it is also where fine sake (Japanese wine) is prepared. Home to the National Bunraku Theatre where bunraku (traditional Japanese puppet play) is presented, enka (Japanese Music genre) theatres can also be found in the city. Third of the top three festivals in Japan – the Tenjin festival is been celebrated here over eight hundred years. Being a merchant’s paradise, the city has vast options of shopping – departmental stores, boutique shops, traditional shops and luxury goods. Want to get the best of the city? Shop as per your taste followed by hanging out with the Osakans at an izakaya (Japanese bar) and have a delicious Japanese meal alongside some fine dose of sake – there, you’ll get your senses enriched.