Osaka

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Tsutenkaku Tower which includes markets, a city and street scenes

Experience fast-moving modern entertainment alongside peaceful temple gardens in Osaka, a city whose culture is rich with anime, fashion and comedy shows.

Osaka not only provides access to popular destinations like Kobe, Kyoto, Sakai and Nara, but is a glitzy entertainment powerhouse itself. Shop in the city’s northern Kita area while you explore the business district, see wildlife enclosures to the south or savor a show in the glamorous Namba district.

Start in Kita, where you can learn about Japan’s post-World War II art scene at the subterranean National Museum of Art. Kids will love the Osaka Science Museum across the road. Here they can perform experiments, watch the wonders of physics and delight in daily science shows. Nearby, find the Umeda Sky Building, an iconic silver spire that offers great views from below or from its high observation deck.

Cab downtown to the Tennoji area and enjoy its family-friendly zoos and temples. See fascinating species from Japan and beyond at the city’s animal attraction, the Tennoji Zoo. Walk around the Tennoji Park and find a quiet moment among its artistic monuments. Nearby, the Shitennoji Temple features ruins from the sixth century, while the Tsūtenkaku Tower stands as a symbol of Osaka’s prosperity.

Around the bay, find the gargantuan Osaka Aquarium. With over 29,000 underwater inhabitants, including a whale shark, it is one of the world’s largest aquariums. Afterwards, jump on a 10-minute ferry to Universal Studios Japan. Here you can spot famous movie characters while you hold your stomach on wild amusement rides.

Take a moment for reflection while you admire the pretty Osaka Castle, a construction built in the 16th century. Alternatively, find a Zen moment surrounded by color in the rose garden at Nakanoshima Park.

Shoppers of all tastes will find their prized souvenir in the Minami district. This commercial suburb hosts a range of retailers, from high-end boutiques to local sweet shops. As evening falls, join the excitement at Namba Grand Kagetsu, Osaka’s favorite comedy theatre. After a show, find a bar amongst the glitzy neon lights of the Namba area and reflect on a busy day.

Where to stay in Osaka

Hotel Nikko Osaka
Hotel Nikko Osaka
4 out of 5
1-3-3 Nishi-shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
Fully refundable
The price is ¥6,347 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Located in Namba, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Dotonbori Glico Sign and Hozenji-Yokocho Alley. Namba Grand Kagetsu Theater and Tempozan Harbor Village ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,137 reviews)
"The Nikko Osaka Hotel met all of our expectations. Clean, safe and walkable area. Close to many eating and shopping options, and if you are not carrying too many bags, walkable to/from Namba train station. Friendly polite costumier service as it is the norm in lovely Japan. Definitely will stay again ..."

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Hotel Nikko Osaka
Hotel Granvia Osaka
Hotel Granvia Osaka
3.5 out of 5
3-1-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is ¥6,387 per night from Feb 22 to Feb 23
Located in Umeda, this romantic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Umeda Sky Building and Osaka Science Museum. Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade and Osaka Museum of ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (924 reviews)
"Very good food."

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2022

Hotel Granvia Osaka
Liber Hotel At Universal Studios Japan
Liber Hotel At Universal Studios Japan
3.5 out of 5
1-1-35, Sakurajima, Konohana-ku, Osaka, Osaka
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥6,364 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Located in Konohana, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Universal CityWalk Osaka, Universal Studios Japan, and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Tempozan Ferris ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (498 reviews)
"its a nice place although theres a noisy footstep of children at the upper floor but they fix it immediately transfer my family in different floor. i will surely comeback with my family."

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Liber Hotel At Universal Studios Japan
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
PG Kuromon
PG Kuromon
3 out of 5
3-3-22 Kozu, Chuo-ku, \N, Osaka, Osaka
The price is ¥3,225 per night from Feb 8 to Feb 9
Located in Namba, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Kuromon Ichiba Market and Nipponbashi. Tsutenkaku Tower and Tennoji Zoo are also within ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (148 reviews)
"Good place"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

PG Kuromon
Minn Juso
Minn Juso
3 out of 5
Jusohon-machi 1-17-20, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka, Osaka
The price is ¥4,946 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Located in Yodogawa, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Umeda Sky Building, Umeda Arts Theater, and Grand Front Osaka Mall. NU Chayamachi and LUCUA ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (424 reviews)
lean and cozy
"very nice room, big and cozy, clean"

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

Minn Juso
Universal Bay Condominium
Universal Bay Condominium
3 out of 5
2-7-33 Chikkou, Minato-ku, Osaka, Osaka
The price is ¥3,659 per night from Feb 20 to Feb 21
Located in Minato, this condo building is within a 10-minute walk of Osaka Culturarium Tempozan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Universal Studios Japan and Kyocera ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (108 reviews)
"We loved staying here! The price point was great for everything you get. It was like an apartment and had free parking. There was a washer dryer, full kitchen and multiple rooms."

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2021

Universal Bay Condominium
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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