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Where to stay in Osaka
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With thrilling amusement arcades, underground bars, neon billboards and second-hand shopping, this dynamic district never ceases to surprise.
Experience a shopper’s paradise and symbol of downtown Osaka as you explore the bustling arcade where brightly colored storefronts display the latest fashion trends.
Experience the colorful neon heart of Osaka along this canal, where travelers, couples and entertainment seekers throng the streets.
This Osaka neighborhood, with a name that translates to New World, is a historic entertainment district with cultural, shopping and gastronomic attractions.
History buffs will enjoy exploring Osaka, and visitors give high marks for the shopping, top-notch restaurants, and sightseeing tours. This city also attracts tourists with its museums, theaters, and aquarium. Top sights in the city include Osaka Science Museum, Osaka Castle, and Legoland Discovery Center.
- There are 977 hotels and other accommodations in Osaka
- The closest major airport is in Osaka (ITM-Itami) 11.2 from the city center
- The next closest is in Kobe (UKB) 25.4 away
Sightseeing and Staying in Osaka
The city is well known for its museums and theaters, and cultural venues include Osaka Science Museum, Mint Museum, and Osaka Museum of History. Attractions like Legoland Discovery Center, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and Universal Studios Japan® are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Osaka Castle, Umeda Sky Building, and Shitennoji Temple.
In Osaka, you'll be able to select from 977 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have a variety of choices for your holiday retreat. These are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:
- The St Regis Osaka - This 5-star hotel in Umeda features a full-service spa, 2 restaurants, and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its bar and clean, comfortable rooms.
- InterContinental Osaka - Our customers like the breakfast and helpful staff at this hotel. Guests who stay at this 5-star hotel in Umeda can enjoy access to a full-service spa and 2 restaurants, along with free WiFi.
- Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel - This 4.5-star hotel features 2 restaurants, free WiFi, and a 24-hour fitness center. Expedia customers like its family-friendly amenities and overall value.
Other favorite sights in Osaka include Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade, Tsutenkaku Tower, and Open Air Museum of Old Farmhouses. Top places to see outside the city include Todaiji Temple, located 19.4 mi (31.3 from the city center, and Nijo Castle, which is 25.8 mi (41.6 away.
Getting Around Osaka
With so many ways to get around, seeing Osaka is simple. You can take advantage of metro transit at Higashi-Umeda Station, Umeda Station, and Nishi-Umieda Station. If you'd like to explore more of the area, ride aboard a train from Osaka Umeda Station, Osaka Station, or Osaka Nakatsu Station.
Dressing for Osaka
- Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 60°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 30°F
- From April to June, the average is 82°F during the day and 43°F at night
- July through September sees average temperatures of 89°F during the day and 62°F at night
- In October-December, you can expect 77°F as the daytime average and 33°F as the nighttime average
- About 62.09 inches of rain falls on Osaka each year
- August and July are usually the hottest months averaging 86°F, while January and February are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 32°F
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