Many of Japan’s foremost sightseeing spots are located in Kansai, the region surrounding Osaka.
There are plenty of ways to get to and from Osaka, so it’s just a quick trip to Kyoto, Nara, Kobe, and other popular sightseeing locations!
The first step on your trip to Osaka is a flight to Kansai International Airport.
Osaka is in almost the exact centre of Japan. Osaka is the second smallest prefecture in Japan, but has the second largest population after the capital, Tokyo. The city of Osaka is abundant in history, culture, shopping, and food. Osaka also has good access to popular tourist spots in surrounding areas. It is less than one hour by train to Kyoto, Nara and Wakayama, which have many World Heritage sites, and Kobe, a fashionable port city. You can enjoy a one-day trip to these destinations from Osaka.