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Osaka Is Japan’s New Tourist Hot Spot for Asian Visitors

Tourists from China and South Korea drive the boom

More Asians are holidaying in Osaka as Japan’s second city benefits from a countrywide tourism boom. Asian visitors to the regional Kansai airport now outrank those at the Narita hub near Tokyo, thanks in part to increased flights by Chinese and South Korean low-cost airlines. Osaka is trying to appeal to even more tourists -- it’s looking to host the country’s first casino resort, when they’re legalized in Japan.

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