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Osaka— 59 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.Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Uji (Byodoin & Uji City Botanical Park), Katsuragi Highlands (in Gose) and Kyoto (Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, Kiyomizu-dera, & more). Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Akashi Kaikyo National Gorvernment Park. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory, and explore the striking landscape at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution.
For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Osaka custom trip planner.
If you are flying in from Indonesia, the closest major airports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. October in Osaka sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Osaka
Kyoto, Kobe, Nara, Suita, Awaji
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