Where to stay in Osaka: Best areas for travelers
- Minami: Be within a stone's throw of some of the leading attractions in Osaka when you stay on this side of town. Tsutenkaku Tower is definitely one of them! The Hotel IL Cuore Namba is a terrific place to rest your head here. The Hotel Ichiei and the Swissotel Nankai Osaka are other great options.
- Shinsaibashi: With Namba Station (Nankai) at hand, you won't have to worry about renting a vehicle or spending money on cabs if you base yourself in this neighborhood. For service with a smile, we recommend the HOTEL S-PRESSO -the North-, the Hotel IL Cuore Namba and the Hotel Ichiei.
- Namba: If Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade is on your itinerary, this is where you need to be. Get comfortable at the Cross Hotel Osaka, the Welina Hotel Shinsaibashi NAGOMI or the Welina Hotel Premier Shinsaibashi. Then, get out and see this awesome attraction.
- Chuo: If you'd like to tick off some of the city's biggest attractions, this neighborhood has so much for you to discover. Osaka Castle is a wonderful place to kick things off. You can easily visit this sight (and many others) from the Toyoko Inn Osaka Semba Higashi, the Super Hotel Osaka Tanimachi 4-chome or the APA Villa Hotel Osaka-Tanimachi 4 Chome-Ekimae.
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Osaka, Japan, is known as the "nation's kitchen," and you'll certainly not go hungry in this city! Whether it's food, history, or culture you crave, there are so many ways to indulge yourself with a package to Osaka. Japan's third largest city is packed with museums, castles, restaurants, parks, and much more.
Osaka's most famous, and most-visited, attraction is Osaka Castle, a reconstruction of a historic tower castle that now functions as a museum. The surrounding park is a great place to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a while. One of the city's landmarks in the Umeda Sky Building, twin towers connected at the top by an observatory bridge known as the Floating Garden, where you'll have panoramic city views. Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is one of the largest in the world, holding thousands of fish and other marine animals. Osaka vacations are as much about eating the sea life as seeing it, so head to the Dotonbori area to sample the best sushi in town.
Festivals and Events
The biggest festival of the year, Tenjin Matsuri, takes place on July 24 and 25, and honors the deity of scholarship. The entire city celebrates, with people dressing in traditional costumes and taking part in parades through the streets and along the river in boats. Another huge festival, Gion Matsuri, takes place in July in the nearby city of Kyoto, so have a look into Osaka car rentals if you're visiting at this time of year, and make the 40-mile drive between the cities. While you have the wheels, take a trip to Kobe, 20 miles west of Osaka, to sample some world-famous Kobe beef.
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Tours and Activities in Osaka
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