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Osaka

Japan

One day three ways: Osaka

Stephen Phelan See the 'floating garden observatory' on the upper floors of the Umeda Sky Building.

Essay

Essay: Thrill of the dare

Lance Richardson Is a meal of potentially toxic pufferfish a risk worth taking? Lance Richardson thinks so.

Airlines

Flight test: Jetstar business class

Jetstar business class

Flight Test As I disembark I notice one attendant singing a passenger's baby to sleep.

Japan

Hello kitty

Cat call ... patrons pay to play with cats at Cat Time cafe in Osaka.

In a crowded city, Dave Tacon discovers a cafe where people can make some feline friends.

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Travellers Tips

Tripologist

Geishas, gardens and a Minnie for minors

Tripologist We are a family travelling to Japan in April. We have accommodation in Osaka but would like some advice regarding interesting day trips.

Map of Osaka

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