19 days in Osaka Itinerary

19 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.
For shopping fun, head to Dotonbori or Minami (Namba). Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Kyoto (Kyoto Kimono Rental Sakura, Gion, & more), Himeji Castle (in Himeji) and Higashiyama (Sanjusangendo Temple & Toyoguni Mausoleum (Toyotomi Hideyoshi's Tomb)). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and shop like a local with Nishiki Market Shopping District.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Osaka itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Osaka are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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