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
Hotel Sobial Osaka
Open from October 21, 2016, Hotel Sobial Osaka is situated right in front of Taisho Station. Kyocera Dome Osaka is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Free WiFi is provided throughout the hotel.
Hotel IL Monte
Hotel IL Monte is a 6-minute walk from Umeda Station and a 10-minute walk from Osaka Station. It offers modern rooms with a 20-inch flat-screen TV. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.
Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka
Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka is directly connected to JR Namba Train Station, a 10-minute walk from Dotonbori Shopping Street. It features an art museum, rooms with Wi-Fi and 4 dining options with panoramic city views.
Hotel Fine Garden Senboku (Adult Only)
Designed for adults only, this love hotel boasts spacious guest rooms with a massage chair, a spa bath and karaoke facilities. Free Wi-Fi is also provided. Sakai Interchange on Hanwa Expressway is a 10-minute drive away.
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.
Conveniently located a 5-minute walk from either Nankai Namba or JR Namba stations, Casa Lapichu provides a colourful guesthouse featuring a shared kitchen and free Wi-Fi. Coin launderette and a free-use internet PC are available
Osaka Guesthouse Nest
Located a minute's walk from JR Teradacho Station on the Osaka Loop Line, Osaka Guesthouse Nest features simple guestrooms and free WiFi in public areas.
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