Osaka hosted two first round matches and one
quarter final game.
2002 World Cup Match Reports.
Wednesday, 12th June:
Nigeria vs England (0:0)
Friday, 14th June:
Tunisia vs Japan (0:2)
Saturday, 22nd June:
1/4 Finals Game
Senegal vs Turkey
Getting to Nagai Stadium
Take the subway to Nagai Station (on the Midosuji Line -- direction
Nakamozu), or by JR to Nagai Station or Tsurugaoka Station (on the Hanwa Line).
The Nagai Stadium was the stage for Japan's last group match.
Osaka is Japan's third largest city with a population of around
Combined with the neighbouring cities of Kyoto and Kobe, the region is
Japan's alternative economic and cultural powerhouse; known as Kansai.
Kyoto and Kobe are only about 30 minutes away
from Osaka, by train.
Osaka Loop Line
Take time to discover Osaka by taking the Osaka Loop Line. Along this
route, you'll find many historic sites, parks, and busy shopping streets.
The Osaka Castle area is one of the must visits.
Many special foods not available in Tokyo can be found in Osaka. Among
them are boxed sushi, battera, steamed sushi, and other types of Osaka-style sushi.
Temples and Shrines
As with most of Japan, Osaka has its own fair share of temples and
shrines - to help keep you out of the bars.
Shitennoji Temple, Osaka Castle and such are historical treasures of Osaka when it was
once the center of Japan's politics and economy.
Many of the world's major airlines fly into Kansai. Connections into Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe
are very swift.
Osaka River Cruise:
Hope on the aqua-bus and tour Osaka's Okawa River; the Water Capital of Japan.
Hotels in the center of Osaka in a variety of price ranges.
Selection of hotels in Osaka with online reservations. Sometimes it's best to be sure of
having a room and then look for something else when you're in the city.
Matches in Japan.
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