Jul 11, 2018

Osaka; Another Japanese Capital

    Hi, my name is Jeffery, and I'm schooling at yokohama national univeristy, Japan. I came to japan last year with an intention of exploring and understanding japanese customs, culture, and affairs. Ever since I came to japan i have had a lot of culture shocks and other amazing experiences. I have visited only three states in Japan ever since i have arrived here; Osaka, tokyo, and yokohama. 

    When I came to Japan I arrived at Tokyo and I was fascinated about this indigenous capital and I kept wondering with the history relating to how some of the states in Japan were created and also the fact that Tokyo wasn't the first capital of Japan. 

    After walking around and seeing the massive skyscrapers and big companies around, I noticed the different individualities present at that time. There were a lot of foreigners that I cited around the place I resided. I took notes of everything I noticed and came to a conclusion that Tokyo was made the capital because of the fact there were many companies and it was a famous attractive place for tourists to visit when arriving in Japan.

    "IF" that's the case then there are many things not right about my conclusion because there are many famous attractions outside Tokyo and attract a lot of tourists also. Henceforth, the fact that many capitals around the world are famous and have a lot of famous scenery will not be the case in every situation.

      Osaka is a city in the Kansai region of Japan. It is the capital city of Osaka Prefecture and the second largest metropolitan area in Japan and among the largest in the world with over 19 million inhabitants. When I went to Osaka there wasn't any huge difference between Osaka and Tokyo. Osaka is just as big in land mass and population like Tokyo and has a lot of tourist attractions like; Universal Studios, Osaka castle, Osaka Bay, Miyajima shrine.

See pictures below

Osaka; Another Japanese Capital photo Osaka Castle

Osaka; Another Japanese Capital photo Miyajima Shrine

Osaka; Another Japanese Capital photo Universal studio, Osaka

     After summing up my experience being both in Tokyo and Osaka I can conclude in my opinion Osaka can be called another capital of Japan or maybe in the future there's every possibility for it to become the capital of Japan.