Osaka, Japan's third-most populous city located on the main island of Honshu, is often overlooked due to its other Japanese counterparts, despite the shrill luminescence of neon signs and billboards in Dōtonbori that perpetually demand attention. The metropolitan din of the city is effectively silenced and beautifully redeemed by the calming, bucolic scenery of its countryside, which comprises of gems like the Hattori Ryokuchi Park. More than anything else however, Osaka is most famous for its food scene, a way of living that can be traced back to its erstwhile identity as the nation's rice-trade hub. Endearingly referred to as Tenka no Daidokoro, or the country's kitchen, this city is a culinary wonderland that feeds the denizens' kuidaore (eat until you drop) ideology. Speckled within the city's modern maze are entire worlds of culture, museums and galleries, as well as distinct districts dedicated to entertainment and recreation. Osaka's unforgettable landmarks include the historic Osaka Castle, Shitennō-ji - one of Japan's oldest Buddhist temples – and the Sankō Shrine, among others.