MUSIC & FILM
Osaka’s music scene will leave you treble-ing with excitement at the choice and quality on offer. Classical music lovers can choose from the new, 2700 seat Festival Hall in Kita-ku, to the comparatively cozy 335-seat Phoenix Hall. For a visual feast, the stunning shoebox style Izumi Hall, modeled after the Wiener Musikverein in Vienna, hits all the right notes. There’s also a host of clubs and bars, which cover every other genre of music: Billboard Live OSAKA boasts a bevy of quality J-pop and international performers; the Namba Hatch covers jazz, blues and hip-hop; and Fandango embraces the indie and alternative. There’s too much to list, so find out more with our search function.