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What to do in Osaka
Osaka is the third biggest city in Japan, and it’s the country’s best place to eat, drink, and party. Osaka is filled with historical sites, authentic Japanese restaurants that serve Osaka cuisine, gorgeous scenery made by man and nature, and incredible festivals. This Japanese city is worthy to be anyone’s top travel destination, and it should be yours too.
Start your Osaka adventure by hopping on a train to Osaka Castle and learn more about Japanese culture. Enjoy a picnic at the Naniwa Palace Site Park. Visit the Osaka Science Museum and the Osaka Museum of History.
Stop by Sumiyoshi Shrine and Shitennoji Temple next. Bring your camera to Tsutenkaku and the Japan Mint. Don’t forget to visit the iconic Peace Osaka too.
After all that walking around, taste the best of Osaka and go on a food trip. To help you plan your foodie adventure, here’s an 12 things to eat in Osaka and a guide to the weird and must try foods of Osaka too.
Enjoy a fun day at one of the world’s biggest aquariums, Kaiyukan. Spend a day having endless amounts of fun at Universal Studios Japan. Then enjoy pampering yourself at Spa World.
Join Osaka’s biggest events and experience the city like a local, like the Tenjin Festival in July. Be dazzled by the Nakanoshima West Winter Tale, as well as the Terraced Paddy Fields Light-up and Harvest Festival.
Complete your Osaka trip by going to the Umeda Sky Building, where you can have access to an observatory for amazing views of Osaka.
So what are you waiting for, mate? Start planning your Osaka adventure now and check out this Osaka travel guide.
When to visit Osaka
The best time to visit Osaka is during the high season in spring (March-May), when you can enjoy pleasant weather and the bloom of Japan’s cherry blossoms. Autumn (September-November) is also a lovely time to visit Osaka, so you can see the red hues of the city. You can enjoy discounted airfare in November too, because it’s the cheapest time to fly to Osaka.
Banzai! Australians like you can fly to Japan and visit Osaka visa-free for up to 90 days as a tourist. Make sure that your passport is valid for at least six months on your return date to Australia. Visit Smartraveller for more info.
Travelling to and around Osaka
You will reach Osaka through the Kansai International Airport. From there, you can reach the city by rail, taxi, or airport limousine buses. Begin your Osaka adventures by taking the subway, train, taxi, waterbus, and ferry.
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Tokyo from Australia include:
- Japan Airlines
- Asiana Airlines
- Singapore Airlines
- Thai Airways
- China Southern Airlines
It’s time you have some fun in Japan by choosing Osaka! Go book your Osaka flights with Skiddoo today.
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