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.
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Top activities in Osaka
Kyoto Perfect Tour: 1day bus tour
Private Full-Day Osaka Walking Tour
Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour
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Places to Visit in Osaka
There's no limit to the number of amazing things you can do when you're in a new place. So why not get your trip to Osaka off to a sensational start by perusing some of our top tips? After all – out there starts here! If you're visiting Osaka, an excursion to the Osaka Science Museum and Osaka Castle should be at the top of your must-do list. These famed attractions have helped put this city on the map, and they're certain to make a big impression. You're going to find yourself surrounded by noteworthy sights, including Universal Studios Japan® and Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade. If you're wanting to make the most of your urban adventure, be sure to take a look around the Osaka Museum of History and the Open Air Museum of Old Farmhouses. Those with a phobia of heights may wish to avert their gaze, but anyone fascinated by skyscrapers shouldn't miss Umeda Sky Building. Towering high above the ground, it's a notable fixture of the local skyline. Travellers in this destination have an abundance of choice. Leave the history journals! Allow the past to jump off the page at Mint Museum. Still have some time on your hands? Sure, dancing along to tunes on your laptop is great, but nothing compares to the atmosphere of watching a sensational live performance! So why not get front-row seats to a show at Symphony Hall?
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all, so why not plunge into some new and interesting experiences? Kick off your trip to Osaka by trying out a few of these things to do:
- Osaka Traditional Home-Cooking Class with Chef
- Calligraphy - Shodo Experience in Osaka
- Full-Day Kyoto & Nara Tour with Nara Park Entry
- Experience Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Osaka
- Small-Group Kansai Soul Tour including Japanese Snacks
- Osaka One Day Private Walking Tour
If you'd like to check out a complete list of activities, head to our Osaka things to do page.
Before you head to Osaka, lock in a cosy room on Expedia. You'll have approximately 289 accommodation to pick from — your next luxury getaway or cheap holiday awaits! Room service, pillow-top beds and top-notch furnishings are just a few of the things you can expect to find waiting for you at The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka (2-5-25 Umeda) and the InterContinental Osaka (3-60, Ofuka-cho Kita-ku). Book now for a taste of luxury! Alternatively, if you're travelling on a budget, the Guest House Social House (2-10-22 Sanno) or the Khaosan World Namba (1-2-13, Motomachi, Naniwa-ku) may hit the right note. One of the best parts of any trip to Osaka is the Osaka Science Museum. If you'd like to stay within walking distance of this famous attraction, the ANA Crowne Plaza Osaka and the Mitsui Garden Hotel Osaka Premier are both popular options.
Nearest Airports to Osaka
No one loves hanging out at the airport. But it's a small price to pay when you think of the holiday waiting on the other side! Based 7 miles northwest of Osaka, Itami Airport (ITM) is the most convenient terminal.