Malt whisky distillery
Subtle and yet powerful, Japanese whisky has received numerous awards both domestically and internationally, achieving great popularity worldwide.
Some wineries in the area are over 100 years old, and produce wines made exclusively from locally-harvested grapes.
More than 100 billion packages of instant ramen are consumed worldwide today. The food is said to have had its humble beginnings in Ikeda City, Osaka prefecture, in a small backyard shed behind the home of Nissin Foods’ founder Andō Momofuku.
Traditional Osaka vegetables
The Kansai region is still home to many ancient ingredients and traditional dishes that can be said to be the origin of Japanese food culture, and the most famous ingredients that originated in here are traditional Osaka vegetables.