Osaka


Many of Japan’s famous sightseeing spots are located in Kansai, the regionsurrounding Osaka. There are plenty of ways to get to and from Osaka, so fromthere, it’s just a quick trip to Kyoto, Nara, Kobe, and other popularsightseeing cities!

Osakais the second smallest prefecture in Japan, but has the second largestpopulation after the capital, Tokyo. The city is abundant in history, culture,shopping, and food, Namba being its main touristy spot. Worth mentioning isalso Osaka Castle, which is one of the most famous landmarks in Japan. The cityalso has good access to popular tourist spots in the surrounding areas, such asHimeji Castle and Universal Studios Japan.

Osaka highlights
  • Osaka Castle
  • Minami (Namba)
  • Universal Studios
  • Umeda Sky building
  • Asahi Beer Suita Brewery



  • Accommodation:
    Osakahas a variety of Western style hotels to offer. Contact us for the best offer.

    Transportation:
    Servedby Kansai International Airport, Kobe Port and a main stop on the Tohoku BulletTrain line, Osaka is easily accessible by all means of transportation, makingit the perfect destination for tourists. 

    The busiest times to visit:
    Cherry Blossom, Golden week (Japanese holiday in the beginning of May), Obon (Japanese national holiday in mid-August), Momiji season (when the leaves start changing colours). During these days, the streets will be overcrowded and the hotels fully-booked. July and August are very hot and humid months.

    Local food speciality:
    Takoyaki
    Okonomiyaki
    Negiyaki
    Kitsune Udon
    Yakiniku


    Suggested itineraries:
    Hidden Japan Tour [Tokyo, Nikko, Hakone, Kyoto, Mt. Koya, Osaka]
    Koyasan Buddhist temple stay (2 days tour)

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