# Scenery Images of Amazing Osaka City-Japan

Osaka is a designated city in the Kansai region of Japan as seen in beautiful scenery. In the images, it is the capital city of Osaka Prefecture and the largest component of the Keihanshin Metropolitan Area. It is the second largest metropolitan area in Japan and among the largest in the world with nearly 19 million inhabitants. Situated at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, Osaka is Japan’s third largest city by population after the Tokyo 23 wards and Yokohama, and serves as a major economic hub.

Some of the earliest signs of habitation in the area of Osaka were found at the Morinomiya remains with its shell mounds, including sea oysters and buried human skeletons from the 5th–6th centuries BC. It is believed that what is today the Uehonmachi area consisted of a peninsular land, with an inland sea in the east. During the Yayoi period, permanent habitation on the plains grew as rice farming became popular. More reading

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