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Osaka— 32 nights
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.Get some cultural insight at Dotombori District and Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum. You'll explore and learn at Namban Culture Center and Osaka Museum of Housing and Living. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory, wander the streets of Minami (Namba), and get a taste of the local shopping with Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.
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Bangkok, Thailand to Osaka is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Osaka is 2 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in February; daily highs in Osaka reach °C and lows reach °C. On the 6th (Wed), you'll travel back home.
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