Things to know before touring Osaka, Japan

Things to know before touring Osaka, Japan

“Foggy City”, “Water City” or “Kitchen of Japan” is the nickname of Osaka – the third largest city in Japan. Located on Honshu Island, Osaka is the attractive combination between tradition and modern. If you have never visited this graceful land, take a glance at this post to attain some tips before touring.

Osaka’s Background:

This is the 3rd biggest metropolitan city of Japan with the population of 2.7 hundreds million. The reason why this city called “Water City” is its complicated rivers system. Therefore, this place is the exchange center of several countries.

In addition, Osaka is also a Japanese business, industrial center, the primary harbor, and the “heart” of metropolitan triangle Osaka – Kobe – Kyoto.

The best time to visit Osaka:


Spring appeals thousands of travelers to this place

Osaka is a tropical city, and the coldest term of it is about January and February. The comfortable atmosphere in spring lasts from March to April. Especially, this is the period of cherry blossoms season in the year. Therefore, there are hundreds of travelers come to Osaka in this time.

Osaka’s summer is between June and September with the temperature can reach 36 degree Celsius. In October and December, it is quite comfortable and snowy.

Travel in Osaka:

Which is the most convenient way to visit Osaka? These days, several airline agencies offer flights to Osaka. Then, you can explore your favorite destinations by subways of domestic flight.

Means of Transport:


Subway is popularly used to explore famous destinations in Osaka

There is a diversity of vehicles for visitors to pick up when traveling in Osaka. For example: subway, JR, Kintetsu, and so on.

Each ticket values in day. With a city’s map and guide book, you are able to explore certain places in Osaka without worry.



Furnished and comfortable accommodations will not make travelers disappointed

Thanks to the reputation of a wonderful tourism, all of tourist services in this landmark strikingly enhance. Accommodation system here is abundant in both quantity and quality. Hotel charge is basing on tourist’s finance and purpose.

You can consult the list of hotel in Osaka listed below to pick up the most suitable one.

Low-price and furnished hotels:

Sauna & Capsule Spadio Hotel: 2-1-1, Sakuragawa, Naniwa-ku, Namba, Osaka. Cover charge: from $37.90

Mimatsuso: Takamatsukita 1-4-30, Kansai Airport, Osaka. Cover charge: $49.14

Hotel Raizan South: 1-3-3 Taishi Nishinari-ku, Tennoji, Osaka. Cover charge: $50.76

Hotel Carnet: 5-15-22 Higashinaniwa-cho, Amagasaki-shi, Amagasaki, Osaka. Cover charge: $54.15

Osaka Tsurahashi Rezidensi Private Apartment: 7-Rezidensi 307, Tsuruhashi 2-10-18, Ikuno-ku, Tennoji, Osaka. Cover charge: $73.07

Luxury Hotels:

The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka: 2-5-25 Umeda Kita-ku, Umeda, Osaka. Cover charge: $410.09

Hotel Nikko Osaka: 1-3-3 Nishi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Namba, Osaka. Cover charge: $391.22

The Westin Osaka Hotel: 1-1-20 Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Umeda, Osaka. Cover charge: $372.27

Hotel Hankyu International: 19-19 Chayamachi Kita-ku, Umeda, Osaka. Cover charge: $365.50

Hotel AGORA Osaka Moriguchi: 19-19 Chayamachi Kita-ku, Umeda, Osaka Castle, Osaka. Cover charge: $328.96

Tourist Attractions in Osaka:

Visiting in Osaka, you should not ignore the list of amazing and famed spots below:

Osaka Castle:

This special castle was totally built from stone in 1585, and burned in a war in 1665. Then, it was recreated with reinforced concrete by Osaka citizens.


The castle in this spot immerses every visitor due to its sacred beauty

Kaiyukan Artificial Aquarium:

Beside well-known temples and museums, this fish tank is one of the most tremendous one in the world. It is also the pride of Osaka people. There are more than 35.000 marine living in 14 huge tanks.

Denden Town:

If you are really keen on shopping, particularly electric items, clothes, and accessories, don’t miss Denden town and other exciting places, such as: Shin-Osaka, Osaka-ko, and so on.

Universal Studio:

Have you ever been curious of where famous Hollywood movies were made? Discovering the Universal Studio in Osaka you will have the exact answer. There are many areas in this studio designed as New York City, Hollywood, San Francisco, and Jurassic which were filmed on numerous notorious movies.

Especially, you will have opportunity to take part in several means of entertainment. For instance: 4D movie, burning train technique, adventure games, and so on.

Osaka city is also the heaven of clubs, bars or coffee shops where tourist can nip a tasty drink and enjoy the beauty of night.

Osaka’s Cuisine:


Osaka has many special cakes to taste

Osaka is famous for not only nice destinations but also delicious dishes. There is a variety of food which becomes the cuisine symbol of Osaka like: Takoyaki ( grilled octopus cake ), Okonomiyaki ( Japanese pancake ), Kushikatsu, Kitsume Udon, Teppanyaki, etc.

So where can we find these foods? Don’t worry. In Dotonbori prefecture near Namba station, a wide range of famed and clean restaurants is located in every street of this place.

Travel Cost:

A package tour consisting of the trip from Osaka to Tokyo by Hikari train and one night in Tokyo hotel is about ¥22.5 per person.

The charge of flight from Tokyo to Osaka is about ¥ 19.000. However, you will pay just ¥13.000 if domestic agencies are on sale.

The cost of train from Tokyo to Osaka is about ¥13.240

Bus fee is commonly ¥5.000

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