8 days in Osaka Itinerary

8 days in Osaka Itinerary

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Osaka

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Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi), Higashiyama (Kiyomizu-dera Temple & Sanjusangendo Temple) and Kyoto (Arashiyama, Ryoanji Temple, & more). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori, and get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Osaka road trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In January in Osaka, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto, Himeji Castle, Todai-ji Temple
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

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