Osaka is located approximately 400km west of Tokyo. The total population of Tokyo is 14 million, whereas Osaka is 8.8 million. More than anything, Osaka is famous as a city where you can eat until you drop. It attracts large numbers of tourists wishing to sample the many popular street foods beloved by ordinary people, for example; Takoyaki (octopus balls), Okonomiyaki (savory pancake), Udon noodles and Kushikatsu (deep-fried skewers). Osaka is known as a “comedy town” and has produced many comedians over the years. They speak the Osaka dialect, which is comical and witty.