238. Osaka, Japan

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Why

Osaka, is Japan’s third largest city. It is quite different than the other cities in Japan as it has more of a commercial feel. It also has the Yodo River running through it which adds a certain charm and serves well during some of the city’s festivals. So check it out on your next visit to Japan.

Osaka, Japan - Tower

Osaka, Japan – Tower

Where

Osaka is located in the Osaka Prefecture in Japan. It is a coastal city just east of Kobe. It’s just southwest of Nagoya.

How To Get Here

By Train

The Shenkansen has service to this city; the Nozomi is the fastest line.

By Plane

Osaka is served by two airports Itami (ITM), the domestic airport and Osaka International Airport (KIX).

The following airlines has service to Osaka International Airport (KIX):

Air Asia X (D7), Air Caledonie International (SB), Air Canada (AC), Air China (CA), Air France (AF), Air India (AI), Air Macau (NX), Air New Zealand (NZ), Air Peach (MM), All Nippon Airlines (NH), Asiana Airlines (OZ), Beijing Capital Airlines (JD), BK, BL, BX, Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), Cebu Pacific Air (5J), China Airlines (CI), China Eastern Airlines (MU), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Delta Air Lines (DL), Eastar Jet (ZE), EVA Airways (BR), Emirates (EK), Finnair (AY), GS, Garuda Indonesia (GA), HO, HX, Hawaiian Airlines (HA), JW, Hong Kong Express (UO), Japan Airlines (JL), Japan Transocean Air (NU), Jeju Air (7C),  Jetstar Airways (JQ), Jetstar Asia (3K), Jetstar Japan (GK), Jin Air (LJ), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Korean Airlines (KE), Lucky Air (8L), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Malaysia Airlines (MH), Philippine Airlines (PR), Qantas (QF), RS, S7 Airlines (S7), Shandong Airlines (SC), Shanghai Airlines (FM), Shenzhen Airlines (ZH), Sichuan Airlines (3U), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Spring Airlines (9C), Star Flyer (7G), T’way Airlines (TW), Thai AirAsia X (XJ), Thai Airways (TG), Tiger Airways (TR), United Airlines (UA), Uzbekistan Airways (HY), Vietnam Airlines (VN), West Air (PN) and Xiamen Air (MF).

The domestic airport is the Osaka-Itami Airport (ITM) which is served by All Nippon Airlines (NH), Ibex Airlines (FW) and Japan Airlines (JL).

Osaka, Japan - Osaka Airport-Itami (ITM)

Osaka, Japan – Osaka Airport-Itami (ITM)

By Bus

There are a few bus lines with service such as The Japan Bus Lines and Willer Express.

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

By Ferry

There is ferry service from Busan, South Korea on Direct Ferries. There is also ferry service to other Japanese cities.

 

Where To Stay

As Osaka is a large city, you will have a wide choice of places to stay here.

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

Where To Eat

Lots of places to enjoy local cuisine.


==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

What To Do

In Osaka, you can visit the Osaka Castle and the Osaka Aquarium among other attractions. There is also a considerable amount of shopping in the area as well.

Osaka, Japan

Osaka, Japan

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.

==>> Lonely Planet has some additional information.

==>> Trip.com has some additional information.

 

Additional Information

Language: Japanese

Currency: Japanese Yen (YEN)

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Osaka, Japan - Architecture

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