Osaka Travel Guide
After Tokyo and Yokohama is Osaka the third biggest city in Japan.
Osaka is a charming, relaxed city best know for its food.
How to travel to Osaka
Kansai International Airport is one of Japan’s most important international airports. Located on a man made island, about 40 kilometers south of central Osaka.
Take the Kansai Airport Express Line “HARUKA” from Kansai to Central Osaka.
This trainride will takes 1hour to the city centre.
Take the Kansai Airport Express Line “HARUKA” from Kansai to Shin-Osaka will takes 50minutes..
Things to do in Osaka
Kita area is also know as Umeda Area, it’s a bustling commercial district with a skyline of futuristic office towers.
Also the mainstation of Osaka is based in this area. There are plenty of restaurants and attractions.
Umeda Sky Building
One of the main landmarks of Osaka. At the 39th floor, is a obsevatory desk.
Take a skyline view over Osaka in the Umeda Sky Building.
Shopping at Yodobashi Umeda
Electronic devices haven!
Take a walk in the Kitashinchi district
A place with high concentration bars, clubs, restaurants.
Osaka’s hippest district, near by busy Umeda station.
A lot of vintage stores, cafés.
a relaxing zone filled with history, greeny and water.
National Museum of Art
Based on Nakanoshima Island and might be located underground. The Collection of NMAO includes famous work of Picasso, Yayoi Kusama.
Osaka City Central Hall
Central Osaka Area
Office district of Osaka located between Kita and Minami area.
Popular area for tourist, who loves shopping, entertainment, good food and nightlife.
Hozenji Yokocho is the symbol of Namba. Walk trough the Midosuji mainstreet for international luxury shopping. Included Dior to Chanel to Louis Vuitton..
Namba Area – Dōtonbori
One of the most iconic streets of Osaka. Dōtonbori canal runs through the middle of the city.
Best in the night, the giant illuminated Glico running man, the gigantic moving crab and the massive shops.
Dotonbori never truly closes with some restaurants open 24 hours. It’s popular shopping and entertainement district.
Namba Area – America Mura
Most trendy district of Osaka. Most compared with Harajuku in Tokyo.
The streets are crammed with used clothing stores, café, galleries and more.
Namba Area – Horie
Upmarket, refinded sense of fashion and retail culture, this district is a home to a wide range of desinger retail stores and treny hotspots.
Located near by Osaka Namba Station, Dogayasuji Shotengai is a shopping street that’s almost enity filled with kitchen-related shops.
Tennoji Area – Shinsekai and the Tsutenkaku Tower
Old downtown colorful area filled with good food, features the Tsutenkaku tower and a big fugu.
Fugu means blowfish in Japanese. Know of the best district to try Kushikatsu.
It’s a dish, composed of various skewerd, battered and deep fried foods.
This 300m rising building is the tallest of Osaka.
The building features a museum, department store and offers a free view over Osaka, includes a rooftop garden.
Oldest tepmle of Osaka. Five-sotry pagoda and a japanese style garden.
Osaka Castle Area
Osaka Castle and Osaka Castle Park form the most attractive part of the city to experience history.
Osaka Castle is a popular tourist spot and a striking historical landmark in the middle of a modern urban cityscape of high-rise concrete blocks.
The castle stands in an expansive lawn covered park and consists of a complex network of moats, turrets, and walls surrounding a massive central tower.