19 days in Osaka Itinerary

19 days in Osaka Itinerary

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Osaka
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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dotombori District and Nishiki Market Shopping District. Get a sense of the local culture at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Himeji Castle (in Himeji), Kyoto (Sanjusangendo Temple, Kyoto Kimono Rental Sakura, &more) and Kobe (Kobe Harborland, Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), &more). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, don't miss a visit to Byodoin, and pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Osaka trip planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In December in Osaka, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Kobe, Koya-cho, Uji
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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