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Osaka Travel Guide

Osaka is the center of Japan’s Western region, known for being a hub of gourmet cooking, the nation’s water capital and the “Vice President” of Japan’s cities. A symbol of the metropolis, Osaka Castle is a must-see attraction that is representative of the continuous historical changes in the city. Universal Studios is another destination well worth a visit, with its Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Minions and Sesame Street attractions all waiting for a fun-filled family visit. If you’ve got a small child in tow, fun awaits at the mysterious underwater world at Osaka Aquarium, or the nearby Tempozan Ferris Wheel from the top of which you can get a beautiful view of Osaka Bay. In terms of shopping, Osaka Umeda District in the north, Namba in the south, along with Shinsaibashi and Midosuji offer endless stores and malls to discover. Be sure to visit a couple times in case you miss something your first time in Osaka.
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Things to do in Osaka

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Universal Studios Japan

Universal Studios Japan

10
4.8/519,917 Reviews
"Theme Parks"
Osaka Castle Park

Osaka Castle Park

8.8
4.8/56,381 Reviews
"Night Attractions"
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

8.4
4.7/52,912 Reviews
"Aquariums"
"Night Attractions"
Dotombori

Dotombori

7.9
4.7/52,226 Reviews
"Night Attractions"
Shinsaibashisuji

Shinsaibashisuji

7.7
4.6/53,199 Reviews
"Night Attractions"
Osaka Castle Main Tower (Osaka Castle Museum)

Osaka Castle Main Tower (Osaka Castle Museum)

7.6
4.6/51,446 Reviews
"Night Attractions"
Umeda

Umeda

7.5
4.6/5342 Reviews
"Featured Neighborhoods"
"Night Attractions"
Umeda Sky Building

Umeda Sky Building

7.5
4.6/5795 Reviews
"Night Attractions"
Tsutenkaku

Tsutenkaku

7.4
4.5/5592 Reviews
"Night Attractions"
Shinsekai

Shinsekai

7.4
4.5/5239 Reviews
"Featured Neighborhoods"
"Night Attractions"

Where to Stay

Discover the most popular places to stay in Osaka, complete with recommendations from fellow travelers and special hotel offers
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What to Eat

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LA CIME

LA CIME

4.5/511 Reviews
Avg. GBP153/person
"Western-style"
Matsusakagyu Yakiniku M HOZENJI YOKOCHO

Matsusakagyu Yakiniku M HOZENJI YOKOCHO

4.7/5380 Reviews
Avg. GBP59/person
"Barbeque"
"Open Late"
La Baie

La Baie

4.2/512 Reviews
Avg. GBP184/person
"Western-style"
Takoyasu

Takoyasu

4.5/550 Reviews
Avg. GBP270/person
"Japanese"
"Time-honored Brand"
HAJIME

HAJIME

4.6/541 Reviews
Avg. GBP329/person
"Fusion Cuisine"
Fujiya 1935

Fujiya 1935

4.3/531 Reviews
Avg. GBP270/person
"Western-style"
"Time-honored Brand"
Ichiran Ramen Dotonburi - Main Building

Ichiran Ramen Dotonburi - Main Building

4.7/5989 Reviews
Avg. GBP7/person
"Japanese"
Honkogetsu

Honkogetsu

4.6/554 Reviews
Avg. GBP302/person
"Japanese"
Koryu

Koryu

4.7/546 Reviews
Avg. GBP181/person
"Japanese"
Taian

Taian

4.3/525 Reviews
Avg. GBP216/person
"Japanese"
Kitamura

Kitamura

4.6/5180 Reviews
Avg. GBP68/person
"Japanese"
"Time-honored Brand"
Honke Shibato

Honke Shibato

4.6/5118 Reviews
Avg. GBP38/person
"Japanese"
"Time-honored Brand"

Osaka Moments: Through Travelers' Eyes

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