15 days in Osaka Itinerary

15 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Otsuka Museum of Art and Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Gion. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Koyasan Okunoin (in Koya-cho), Nakagyo (Nijo Castle & Pontocho) and Ise (Ise Shrine Geku & Sarutahiko Shrine). There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe, have fun and explore at Kids Plaza Osaka, contemplate the long history of Tofuku-ji Temple, and wander the streets of Minami (Namba).

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If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Ise, Uji, Hikone Castle
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Ise Shrine Geku ©
Ise Shrine Geku
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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