Osaka Travelers Recommend

Kyoto Day Trips from Osaka

By Viator, July 2016

4.5 star rating: Recommended 70 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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 ...  Read more

Guide to Osaka's Food Culture

By Viator, March 2016

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Osaka's food culture can be summed up in one word: "Kuidaore," a Japanese word that means eat until you drop. Osakans love food, and they should; the city has some of the best of it in all ...  Read more

Cherry Blossom Season in Osaka

By Viator, March 2016

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The ephemeral cherry blossom season is fast approaching. The pink petals brighten urban and rural landscapes across Japan for a mere week or two, at most. During the famous "Sakura Matsuri" ...  Read more

Nara Tours from Osaka

By Viator, December 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 64 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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 ...  Read more

Top Museums in Osaka

By Viator, June 2015

Osaka regards its history and culture with as much pride as it does its culinary prowess and cosmopolitan appeal. Visiting Osaka's museums contextualizes the city's important role in regional and ...  Read more

Top 5 Foods to Eat in Osaka

By Viator, June 2015

Osaka's culinary scene bursts with as much variety as it does flavor and attracts food lovers from around and outside Japan. While it's possible to eat a different international cuisine at each meal ...  Read more

Temples and Shrines in Osaka

By Viator, June 2015

Osaka may pack more bars and restaurants in a few square miles than ancient historical sites, but that doesn't mean it can't compete with its UNESCO World Heritage site-laden neighbor. Osaka boasts ...  Read more

3 Days in Osaka: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, May 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 106 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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 ...  Read more

Day Trips From Osaka

By Viator, March 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 338 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Osaka is a perfect base from which to explore other parts of Japan. All of the country's major cities are accessible within a few hours by high-speed train, and a handful of desirable destinations ...  Read more

Seeing a Puppet Show in Osaka

By Viator, February 2014

On Osaka, puppet shows are much more than entertainment for children. Puppetry, or bunraku, is a traditional Japanese art form that audiences have enjoyed for centuries. Osaka is the capital of ...  Read more

Kaikyokan Aquarium in Shimonoseki

By koalakiss86, Australia, December 2010

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 ...  Read more

Osaka: A Short History

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 ...  Read more


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 ...  Read more

Experiencing Osaka

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 ...  Read more

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