In a crowded city, Dave Tacon discovers a cafe where people can make some feline friends.
Dave Tacon 'Welcome home, master!' is the typical greeting at Maidolce cafe in Osaka, Japan.
From street-stall delicacies to Michelin-starred restaurants, Joanna Hall discovers Japan's cuisine capital.
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Tripologist We are a family travelling to Japan in April. We have accommodation in Osaka but would like some advice regarding interesting day trips.