• Jason Khoh

Day 45: Osaka Prefecture

The last day of week 9 has us visiting the largest prefecture of the Kansai region: Osaka. Its capital also goes by the same name and the prefecture has a population of close to 9 million people.


1. What does oo-kini (おおきに) mean in Osaka?


2. What animal is an o-toto-san (おととさん) in Osaka?


3. Osaka is the second smallest prefecture by size: true or false?


4. Two-time Grand Slam singles title winner Naomi Osaka was born in Osaka: true or false?

5. This site in Osaka, which is the third-largest tomb in the world, is the final resting place for which Japanese Emperor?

6. What is the name of this 100-metre-tall tower in Osaka that was the tallest in Asia when it was first erected in 1912?

7. What is the name of the popular theme park in Osaka where you can travel to Jurassic Park, Hogwarts Castle, and go on an adventure with Spider-Man?


8. What is name of this classic Osaka snack where ball-shaped dumplings are filled with sliced octopus?

9. What is the name of the local Osaka version of deep-fried food on sticks? (Hint: you dip them in a communal sauce container)


10. Write a haiku poem that best describes the beauty and charms of Osaka.


Answers for Day 44: (1) a bicycle (2) easy to do (3) Owari and Mikawa provinces (4) Toyota Motor Corporation (5) false (it is the fourth largest) (6) Okazaki Castle (岡崎城) (7) City of Sydney (8) Toyokawa Inari (Myogonji Temple) 豊川稲荷 (9) Korankei Valley (香嵐渓)


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