Japan’s second largest city, Osaka, is often unfairly overshadowed by Tokyo. It is a unique, extravagant, and warm city and an excellent location for your next holiday. Osaka offers so many things to do and see that you will have trouble deciding how to spend your time. Visit the Osaka Museum of History or Osaka Castle to get a glimpse of its past as a wealthy merchant town, or walk around Ame-Mura to discover the hippest place for trendy young Japanese shoppers. Universal Studios Japan in the attractive Osaka Bay area will excite kids of all ages, or see the largest fish tank in the world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. For more information on the most important attractions, check out our Osaka travel guide.
Where to stay
Convenient areas to find hotels in Osaka inlcude Namba, Umeda, and Osaka Castle. All three neighbourhoods are centrally located close to major attractions, shopping, and restaurants. Shin-Osaka and Osaka Bayside are also great options. You will find mostly large hotels and all major hotel chains in these areas, but don’t worry, Osaka hotels come in all price categories and levels of comfort.
Most international visitors to Osaka arrive at Kansai International Airport (KIX). Kansai Airport Line and Nankai Electric Railway are the two train links that connect you to the city. If you arrive at Osaka International (ITM), also called Itami Airport, the cheapest and most convenient way to get to the city are airport limousine buses.
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