Souvenir shops and restaurants line the streets in the Shinsekai ('New World') district of Osaka. Developed in the early 1900s as an exposition site, the area has had quite the history, although it has a somewhat shady reputation these days. Still, today, its kushi katsu restaurants are a big tourist draw, and the Tsutenkaku tower (photo coming up soon) is a famous symbol of Osaka.
The history of Shinsekai:
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