Japan’s 3rd largest city of Osaka is a marvelous mix of ancient and modern. Here you’ll find Sumiyoshi Shrine, one of the country’s oldest Shinto shrines, with a history stretching back 1800 years. Its park-like surroundings make it a restful stop hidden in the busy city. Osaka is also home to one of Japan’s oldest Buddhist temples, Shitennoji, founded in 593. Return to the present with a visit to Universal Studios Japan, tourist attractions by the bay, or the energetic and fashionable Minami district.