Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Osaka, a considerable city and treaty port of Japan, is situate upon the island of Hondo, in the estuary of the Yeddo-Gawd, 28 miles S.W. of Kioto. No less than 15 canals pass through the city, and communication is kept up by numerous wooden bridges. A railway leads from Osaka to Yeddo, but most of the trade is carried on at Hiogo on the other side of the river. A strong citadel protects the city, and the river banks are lined with fine country-houses.