Located at the confluence of a vast web of busy river and sea routes, Osaka has long been a vibrant commercial hub. It's no surprise then that many of the world's most recognizable brands can trace their history back to this ancient city. Two of Japan's leading beverage companies, Asahi Bereweries and Suntory, were both founded in Osaka in the 1800s. In the 1920s, the art of making incredibly life like food models was popularized by the Osaka-based company Iwasaki. And in 1958, instant ramen was invented by Osaka resident Momofuku Ando.

Anybody interested in learning how these iconic products grew from humble beginnings to enter the world stage can tour the Asahi Brewery in Suita, the Suntory distillery in Yamazaki and the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum in Ikeda, or try their hand at making plastic food at a real working factory.

Suntory Whisky

Are you aware Osaka produces many amazing products? Things that are beyond your imagination were actually born in Osaka. We are featuring "Suntory" -one of Japan's popular beverage brands.

Let's go to the Instant Ramen Museum!

Let's go to the Instant Ramen Museum!The world's first instant noodle product originated in Osaka. Instant noodles are the perfect solution in all kinds of daily-life situations, providing quick between-meals or late-evening snacks, and overtime or emergency meals. I'm sure that we can now call instant noodles our national food!

The craftsmanship of mont-bell from the mountaineer's point of view

"The mountains are a man's world..." well, not any more.
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