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OsakaJapan

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.

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Where to stay in Osaka

Top hotels in Osaka

Hotel Granvia Osaka
Hotel Granvia Osaka
3.5 out of 5
3-1-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is SG$141 per night from 15 Feb to 16 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees

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 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,002 reviews)

"Although the staff was helpful, it was surprising that no hand sanitizer was present in the common areas- especially since Osaka had the third highest COVID19 infections in Japan. All the other hotels I had visited in Chiba, Nara & Kyoto had sanitizer at all entrances & in the lobby"…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar,2020

Hotel Granvia Osaka
Nest Hotel Osaka Umeda
Nest Hotel Osaka Umeda
2.5 out of 5
2-15 Tsurunocho, Osaka, Osaka
The price is SG$52 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Kita, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Umeda Arts Theater, Hankyu Umeda Main Store and Grand Front Osaka Mall. Umeda Sky Building and Osaka ...

4.3/5Excellent! (693 reviews)
Great value for the 4200 yen price

"I was wanting to just get out of my apartment after so many months of coronavirus isolation, just a change of scene. I saw the amazing rate and decided it would be nice just to go for it. I bought a lot of Taco Bell, since we do not have one in Nara Prefecture, and pretty much just camped out in ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Aug,2020

Nest Hotel Osaka Umeda
The OneFive Osaka Midosuji
The OneFive Osaka Midosuji
3 out of 5
3-2-6 Azuchi-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is SG$31 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Chuo, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Osaka Science and Technology Museum and Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade. Amerikamura and Orix Theater ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (751 reviews)

"Very cute and quiet little hotel. Staff is very friendly and helpful! Only complaint was the beds are very hard but if you prefer that then it won’t bother you."…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar,2020

The OneFive Osaka Midosuji
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.

Holiday Rentals in Osaka

Yukinoyado
Yukinoyado
3 out of 5
1-4-12 Shiokusa, Naniwa, Osaka, Osaka

Located in Namba, this holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Namba Yasaka Shrine, Nipponbashi and Namba Parks. Amerikamura and Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade ...

3/5 (1 review)

"建物は広く、内装や小物にこだわったようでおしゃれなイメージでしたが、、、、。 前の使用者がリビングで焼肉でもしたのか、きつい焼肉のようなにおい。フローリングも油でべたべた。 管理人に連絡したところ、「清掃担当者はにおいを感じなかった」と回答。このにおい感じないとかあり得ない。 滞在期間が長かったので自費で消臭剤を買い、フローリングも清掃した。 それでもカーテンや壁に染み付いたにおいはまだ少し残っています。 テーブルの奥のほう、椅子の下を触ると手がべたべたする。 何かが付着しているようです。 ここまでは気持ちが悪いので清掃していません。 風呂場も清掃が行き届いていなく、カビが多かったのでこれまた自費でカビハイターを買って清掃しました。 ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 May,2020

Yukinoyado
The Wonder At Stay-Maris Kyobashi ARMS-
The Wonder At Stay-Maris Kyobashi ARMS-
3 out of 5
3-7-5 Higashinodamachi Miyakojima-ku, Osaka, Osaka
The price is SG$64 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Kyobashi, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Taiko En and Osaka-jō Hall. Osaka Castle and Osaka Castle Park are also within 2 miles ...

4.2/5Very Good! (56 reviews)

"It’s clean. Everything just perfect. Shops nearby , 200m to train station, perfect stay!"…"

Reviewed on 15 Nov,2018

The Wonder At Stay-Maris Kyobashi ARMS-
The Base Sakaihigashi Apartment Hotel
The Base Sakaihigashi Apartment Hotel
3 out of 5
Minamihanadaguchi-cho 1-1-4, Sakai, Osaka
The price is SG$105 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Sakai Ward, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Sakai City Hall and Hochigai Shrine. Emperor Nintoku's Tomb and Daisen Park are also within ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (64 reviews)

"The hotel was two blocks away from the nearest station for public transportation. Their staff was extremely helpful."…"

Reviewed on 19 Nov,2019

The Base Sakaihigashi Apartment Hotel
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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Reviews of Osaka

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

16 Feb 2020

Nice food nice weather nice shopping

4/5 - Good

Tora

10 Feb 2020

Good for travel but rush hour bad to walk

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

9 Feb 2020

I’m really happy to be there. Everything is good.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

6 Feb 2020

good

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

2 Feb 2020

Love, Want to come back again and again

5/5 - Excellent

M

2 Feb 2020

Good hotel