Osaka Travel Tips
Osaka is the working heart of the Kansai region, famous for its down-to-earth citizens and hearty cuisine. The city combines historical and cultural attractions with all the delights of a Japanese urban phenomenon. In fact, the city is surpassed only by Tokyo as a showcase of Japanese city life.
At night Osaka's streets and alleys come alive with flashing neon, beckoning residents and travelers alike with promises of tasty food and good times. Meanwhile, waterfront developments are restoring Osaka's image as a port town and creating new attractions for visitors.
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Osaka is an excellent location from which to explore various tourist attractions in Japan. In particular, Kyoto is widely regarded as one of the Japanese cities that are not to be missed for visitors ...
Nara, located in Japan's Kansai (Southern) region, was the country's first permanent capital city, established in the year 710 AD. Nara is easily accessible from Osaka via either high-speed train or ...
The Japanese province of Kansai has Kyoto as its temple goddess, but working-class Osaka adds the down-to-earth charm of a very modern Japanese city to the province's list of attractions. By day, the ...
With a shuttle bus too and from the Osaka airport, a central city location and just mins from the main train station did i mention english speaking staff...The Sheraton Meyako Hotel is great. What ...
Written by Lydia, October 2012
Tokyo gets all the attention for its big city feel and Kyoto for its ancient culture, but the city of Osaka shouldn’t be overlooked when planning your Japan
itinerary. Known for its ...
A few hours west of Osaka is Kaikyokan Aquarium in Shimonoseki, it's the home of the blow fish and our friend just HAD to take us here to try the blowfish. It's said that unless the blowfish is ...
This cherry blossom festival is located of course at the kintai bridge, its most famous for its hump like structure, its a small fee to cross this famous bridge to get to the beautiful gardens on the ...
Written by Sue, September 2011
Not exactly in Osaka but not too far. Fantastic and quot;Art Island and quot; Don't be put off by the reviews which say they don't speak English. It doesn't matter. It's such a great ...
Written by Emma, Australia, July 2011
Early beginnings: Osaka is centrally placed between busy river and sea routes and has therefore always been Japan’s gateway to the rest of the world.
Naniwazu Port, the predecessor to the modern ...
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Take a Stroll Through Osaka
Explore the wonders of Osaka on a full-day guided walking tour. You'll enjoy lunch and see Osaka's famous attractions including Osaka Castle, the Aerial Garden Observatory and Twin Towers.