Osaka

Travel Guide
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 Monterey Grasmere Osaka
Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka
4 out of 5
1-2-3 Minatomachi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is NT$1,269 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
Located in Namba, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Osaka City Air Terminal, Tsutenkaku Tower, and Shitennoji Temple. Osaka Museum of History and Umeda Sky ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,596 reviews)
"Awesome luxury property for the same price as an APA hotel!! Stayed on the 31st floor with an amazing view and the staff were really accommodating even with our odd schedule. The interiors are really tasteful and elegant. Not your typical Japanese hotel chain!! Room was large, bathroom was large ..."

Reviewed on 2021/8/29

Hotel Monterey Grasmere 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 NT$1,612 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Situated in Osaka, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mount Tempozan and Universal CityWalk Osaka. Sanja Shrine and Osaka Maishima Lily Garden are also ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (367 reviews)
"朝食のビュッフェがバラエティー豊富でした。"

Reviewed on 2021/9/4

Liber Hotel At Universal Studios Japan
Hotel Granvia Osaka
Hotel Granvia Osaka
3.5 out of 5
3-1-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is NT$1,513 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
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! (938 reviews)
"location is great. Right at the station"

Reviewed on 2021/9/21

Hotel Granvia Osaka
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PG Kuromon
PG Kuromon
3 out of 5
3-3-22 Kozu, Chuo-ku, \N, Osaka, Osaka
The price is NT$773 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
Located in Namba, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Tombori River Walk and Amerikamura. Abeno Harukas and Osaka International Convention ...
4/5Very Good! (129 reviews)
"Good place"

Reviewed on 2021/8/2

PG Kuromon
Bon Condominium Umeda
Bon Condominium Umeda
3.5 out of 5
3-1-4 Nakazaki Nishi, Kita-ku, \N, Osaka, Osaka
The price is NT$2,708 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
Located in Kita, this condo building is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Tempozan Harbor Village Ferris Wheel and within 3 mi (5 km) of Amerikamura and Osaka International ...
4.3/5Excellent! (37 reviews)
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"The condominium is quite a bit far from the train station. It took the four of us for a while to find a way to the building. Even though it is far from the main station (The Centre of Osaka), I still enjoy their security when entering the building. The room is big enough for the four of us. The facility ..."

Reviewed on 2020/3/8

Bon Condominium Umeda
Minn Umeda-North
Minn Umeda-North
3 out of 5
6-12-19 Fukushima-ku, \N, Osaka, Osaka
The price is NT$1,361 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Located in Fukushima, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Umeda Sky Building and Grand Front Osaka Mall. Kyocera Dome Osaka and Osaka-jō Hall ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (115 reviews)
Good accomodation
"Although the size of room is small, the room condition and the location of the motel was very good. But, there is no parking lot."

Reviewed on 2020/3/2

Minn Umeda-North
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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