Osaka - Nation’s Kitchen

Osaka is the 3rd largest metropolitan area in Japan after Tokyo. When joining one of our best Osaka tour packages, you’ll experience the best of Osaka has to offer – from exploring an important historic monument – Osaka Castle, visiting the unique architecture Umeda Sky Building with an open roof observation, partaking in one of the best Japanese Tea Ceremony Workshop to gain a glimpse of Japanese culture by discovering the oldest temple in Japan - Shitennoji Temple.

Osaka travel guide information

Osaka Quick Facts

With a population of more than 2.5 million people in a total area of around 223.00 km2 (86.10 sq mi), it is no surprise that Osaka is the 3rd largest city in Japan.

Osaka was once the capital of this country. The 1st full-scale palace of Japan – Naniwa-no-Miya Palace was constructed in 650 and now is maintained as a park which is situated south of Osaka Castle.

Also known as the “Nation’s Kitchen”, you will have many chances to enjoy the delicious foods (e.g., takoyaki, okonomiyaki and dotonbori) in Osaka.

If you travel to Osaka with kids, don’t miss an opportunity to discover the 2nd aquarium in the world – Osaka Kaiyukan Aquarium and Universal Studios.

Osaka is home to many famous Japanese comedians. Additionally, many travellers say that Osaka feels more friendly than other major Japanese cities.

Best time to visit Osaka, japan

You can travel to Osaka any time of the year thanks to its temperate climate. However, if you want to enjoy Osaka at its best, the best time to visit Osaka is in either autumn (October and November) or in spring (April and May). Especially, April is the perfect time to enjoy the beauty of cherry blossoms.

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10Days

Essential Japan

Tokyo → Kanazawa → Kyoto → Hiroshima → Osaka
Japan Japan

See Sumo-wrestlers from up close at a Sumo Stable’s morning training session in Tokyo

Explore the different facets of Tokyo, from ancient Sensoji temple and Meiji shrine to streets of trendy fashion and skyscrapers in Harajuku area

Wander around the sacred town Nikko’s attractions, including Toshogu Shrine, Lake Chuzenji, Kegon Waterfall

Travel back in time while watching a geisha’s performance in Higashi Chaya district, visiting Kanazawa Castle or Kenrokuen garden

Visit Fushimi Inari Shrine, famous for thousands of red torii gates and fox statues

Be immersed in Japanese culture in Kyoto, exploring some of its 17 World Heritage sites and awesome places

Take a pleasant walk amid the green forest of Sagano lush bamboo grove

Gain insight into tragic events of the country’s past at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum

Admire the giant floating torii-gate on the shrine island of Miyajima

Enjoy the tranquil landscapes and unique structures of Shitennoji Temple and Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

Get great panoramic views of the city from Osaka Castle and Umeda Sky Building

Taste some of the best local dishes in Osaka’s downtown and market

Tokyo → Kanazawa → Kyoto → Hiroshima → Osaka
Experiences: cultural heritage history
13Days

A Fusion of Japan

Tokyo → Matsumoto → Kiso valley → Takayama → Kyoto → Koyasan → Osaka
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Visit a Tokyo’s Sumo Stable in the morning training session to see the strongest guys practice from up close

Discover the different allures of Tokyo in Asakusa and Harajuku, from old temple of Sensoji to trendy streets of Omotesando

Find memories of the Edo era while visiting Matsumoto Castle and Nakamachi-dori district

Enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere and idyllic scene of Japanese countryside in Daio Wasabi Farm

Take a scenic hike through Kamikochi valley’s spectacular sightseeing spots and the surrounding Japan Alps

Get off the beaten path in Kiso valley with ancient nature trails surrounded by verdant forests and nicely preserved post towns

Savor your time in the beautiful old town vibes of Takayama with century-old streets, traditional ryokan, vibrant local markets and museums

Experience laid back rural lifestyle in the historic villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama

Be immersed in Japanese culture, exploring some of Kyoto’s 17 World Heritage Sites and awesome places

Head to the 8th-century capital of Nara to visit the deer park, Todaiji Temple and Kasuga Taisha shrine

Explore Koyasan, the sacred mountain of Shingon Buddhism with its holy temples, extraordinary cemetery and moving morning prayers

Uncover the foodie heaven in Osaka with ample chances of tasting local dishes

Tokyo → Matsumoto → Kiso valley → Takayama → Kyoto → Koyasan → Osaka
13Days

Japan Family Adventure

Tokyo → Hakone → Hiroshima → Osaka → Kyoto
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Take your kids to a Tokyo’s Sumo Stable to see a sumo morning practice

Discover the different allures of Tokyo in Asakusa and Harajuku areas with a stop at Akihabara, the cultural home to fans of Japanese comic and cartoon

Become a seafood gourmand exploring Tsukiji Outer Market with a fresh sashimi feast

Have a fun time in Ueno Park visiting its museums, temples, Japan’s oldest zoo, and cherry-blossom garden

Experience Japanese ryokan (traditional inn) hospitality and amazing onsen culture in Hakone

Unwind with your family in some of Hakone’s famed attractions like Lake Ashinoko, Karakuri Museum, and Sengoku Pampas Grass Field

Gain insight into tragic events of the country’s past at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum

Admire the giant floating torii-gate on the shrine island of Miyajima

Enjoy a free day exploring Osaka’s best food heavens

Explore some of Kyoto’s 17 World Heritage Sites and awesome places like Himeji Castle or Nishiki Market

Take a pleasant walk amid the green forest of Sagano lush bamboo grove

Visit Fushimi Inari Shrine, the ancient Kyoto shrine of fox statues and thousands of red torii gates

Indulge in a meandering exploration of Japanese culture as joining a unique Kyoto Calligraphy class

Head to the 8th-century capital of Nara to visit the deer park, Todaiji Temple and Kasuga Taisha shrine

Tokyo → Hakone → Hiroshima → Osaka → Kyoto
15Days

Unseen gems & sublime beauty of Japan

Kyoto → Takamatsu → Kotohira → Matsuyama → Okayama → Kumamoto → Nagasaki → Fukuoka → Osaka
Japan Japan

Visit Fushimi Inari Shrine, the ancient Kyoto shrine of fox statues and thousands of red torii gates

Learn about the life and motivation of Geisha in the Gion district as well as enjoy the vibrant nightlife there

Be immersed in Japanese culture, exploring some of Kyoto’s 17 World Heritage Sites and awesome places

Relish the pristine nature beauty of Sagano lush bamboo grove while walking through its path and Togetsukyo Bridge

Admire the outstanding Japanese style gardens and houses in Takamatsu’s Ritsurin Park and Shikoku Village

Conquer the 1368 stone steps of Mount Zozu to visit the famed Kompira-san temple

Explore the well-preserved Matsuyama Castle and unwind in Dogo Onsen Honkan, the inspriration for the setting of the Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki

Enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere of past decades in the old town Kurashiki

Discover the iconic landmarks of Okayama, including Koraku-en Garden and Okayama Castle

Take a hike up to the vantage point of Daikanbou for breathtaking views of Mount Aso

Embark on a boat trip to the historical ruins of Gunkanjima, the battleship island

Witness the sparkling nighttime cityscapes of Nagasaki from the top of Mount Inasa

Journey around Fukuoka’s most popular attractions, from shrine to market, park to shopping mall

Uncover the foodie heaven in Osaka with ample chances of tasting local dishes

Kyoto → Takamatsu → Kotohira → Matsuyama → Okayama → Kumamoto → Nagasaki → Fukuoka → Osaka

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