Destination

Osaka Holidays

The food capital of Japan

Osaka was once the capital of Japan and nowadays is the country's second city. Explore the landscaped grounds of Osaka castle park, Sumiyoshi shrine and museums before losing yourself in Osaka's vibrant food scene and shopping streets. Foodies will be spoilt for choice with over 100 Michelin-starred restaurants in the city but there are also plenty of local cafes and street food on offer too. After a good meal enjoy an evening Bunraku puppet show in the entertainment quarter to get a feel of 'old' Osaka.

A couple of nights in Osaka is ideal twinned with nearby Kyoto, only 30 minutes away by train.

Destination Highlights
  • Castles and Temples
  • Great dining scene
  • Universal Studios Japan
  • Osaka Aquarium

Top Tips from our Experts

Robert

Destination Specialist

The best place to stay in Osaka is the Shinsaibashi district, it's a lively place with a great atmosphere and loads of places to shop and eat.

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