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
Osaka Garden Palace
Offering both Western and Japanese-style rooms, Osaka Garden Palace provides convenience with free wired internet and free 2-way shuttles from Shin-Osaka Train Station. It features massage service and buffet breakfast.
Hotel Sunroute Osaka Namba
Opened in April 2016, Hotel Sunroute Osaka Namba features free WiFi throughout the entire property and an on-site restaurant.
Osaka Corona Hotel
Osaka Corona Hotel is a 2-minute walk from JR Shin-Osaka Station (East Exit North Kaidan) and a 7-minute walk from Shin-Osaka Subway Station on Midosuji Line. Free WiFi is available in all rooms.
Toyoko Inn Osaka Umeda Nakatsu No.1
Toyoko Inn Osaka Umeda Nakatsu No.1 is a 1-minute walk from Nakatsu Subway Station and an 8-minute walk from JR Osaka Station. It offers a chargeable massage service and modern rooms with free Wi-Fi.
Hotel Chu Chu Osaka (Adult Only)
Situated in Osaka, 200 metres from Glico Man Sign, Hotel Chu Chu Osaka (Adult Only) boasts air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room.
Hotel Vista Premio Dojima
Centrally located in Osaka city and within a 10-minute walk from both the Osaka and Umeda stations, Hotel Vista Premio Dojima offers stylish accommodations with a café, a convenience store and free WiFi access in all areas.
Richmond Hotel Higashi Osaka
Conveniently located just a 2-minute walk from Nagata Subway Station, Richmond Hotel Higashi Osaka offers comfortable guestrooms, free Wi-Fi in some rooms and free-use PCs at the lobby.
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