OsakaAs the second largest city in Japan, Osaka is often compared to the capital city Tokyo—both popular travelling destinations in Japan. But some would venture to say that the Osaka has a more lively urban atmosphere that is unique to Kansai.
Local delicacies and shopping are the mainstays of an Osaka tour. If you’re visiting the city for the first time, Dotonbori is an excellent place to sample Kansai’s wonderful flavors. Drop by Osaka Castle Park to see the variations of Shogunate. Also, save at least a day to enjoy the facilities at USJ Universal Studios!
The scenery in Osaka is worth exploring in the changing of seasons. In spring, Osaka Castle’s Nishinomaru Garden is one of the best choices for viewing sakura. In summer, Tenmangu is bustling with summer festivities. In autumn, Kyuanji and Osaka Expo’70 Commemorative Park are beautifully dressed in red leaves. In winter, Sumiyoshi taisha and Katsuouji are crowded with joyful people visiting the shrine in celebration of the new year.
Places to visit in Osaka
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5-star luxury hotel in Umeda,Osaka, only minutes away from Umeda Sky Building, Grand Front Osaka and Osaka Castle.
Namba Grand Kagetsu
Namba Grand Kagetsu (NGK) Theater is the headquarters of entertainment conglomerate Yoshimoto, strongly associated with manzai or Japanese stand-up comedy. Facilities include theaters, restaurants, and souvenir shops; opening hours vary according to what is s
Festival Hall is a concert hall in Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan, run by the Asahi Building Co., Ltd., a Japanese real estate company controlling properties of the Asahi Shimbun Company, and is housed in the Festival Tower, a skyscraper.
The St. Regis Osaka
The St. Regis Osaka affords proximity to such destinations as the ancient Shitennoji Temple, the Municipal Museum of Fine Art, and the city’s most exclusive shopping boulevard.
Apple Store (Shinsaibashi)
Located in downtown in the Minami district of Osaka, this branch of the Apple Store is a convenient place to browse for new computer hardware or software, charge your tools or check your email.
This sushi restaurant is located in the Central Wholesale Market, about 10 minutes from Noda Station. Endo Sushi has been serving fresh sushi since 1907 and is currently run by its 4th generation of owners. One of the most popular items on their menu is the "o
Universal Studios Japan / USJ
Located around 1 hour by bus from the Kansai International Airport, the Universal Studios Osaka is now most famous for attracting the crowds for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction area. This is the first Universal Studios theme park footprint in As
Khaosan World Namba
Open from March 2016, Khaosan World Namba Hostel is set in Osaka and offers cosy dormitory rooms with free WiFi. The shared lounge functions as a cafe during day time, and as a bar in the evening. Namba Subway Station is a 5-minut
Backpackers Hotel NOOSA JAPAN in Takatsuki Tonda
Featuring free WiFi and a terrace, Backpackers Hotel NOOSA JAPAN in Takatsuki Tonda offers accommodation in Takatsuki. The property is a 5-minute walk from JR Settsu-Tonda Station, while JR Osaka Station is a 20-minute train ride
APA Hotel Sakai Ekimae
A 1-minute walk from Sakai Train Station, APA Hotel Sakai Ekimae offers massage services, a Japanese/Western breakfast buffet and free Wi-Fi. The modern rooms include a 32-inch LCD TV and a private bath. Namba area is a mere 15-mi
Hotel Fine Garden Sakai (Adult Only)
Designed for adults only, Hotel Fine Garden is a love hotel located in Sakai, a 7-minute walk from Ishizugawa Train Station. This adults-only hotel features free parking, a 24-hour front desk and rooms with a flat-screen TV.
Air Osaka Hostel
Air Osaka Hostel is set in the Osaka Bay district in Osaka, 4.3 km from Tsutenkaku. Previously a studio, living space for artists, the hostel features many artworks on site.
Hearton Hotel Nishi Umeda
Only a 3-minute walk from Osaka Station and the nearest stop for the Kansai International Airport Limousine Bus, Hearton Hotel Nishi Umeda features air-conditioned rooms with cable TV channels.
APA Villa Hotel Yodoyabashi
APA Villa Hotel Yodoyabashi provides elegant and well-equipped rooms and free Wi-Fi, a 2-minute walk from Yodoyabashi Station. It features a restaurant, a sauna and a 24-hour front desk. A currency exchange machine is also availab
How to Enjoy the Best of Osaka in 2 Days
Osaka is the second largest metropolitan area in Japan and this city has been known as the ‘The Kitchen of The Nation’. According to the latest population survey, Osaka has reached 2.7 million in July, 2017. Obviously, Osaka has developed as a commercial town