8 days in Osaka Itinerary

8 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nijo Castle and Osaka Castle. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kyoto National Museum and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi), Kyoto (Hosomi Museum, Gion, & more) and Himeji Castle (in Himeji). There's lots more to do: stroll around Nara Park, examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Todai-ji Temple, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

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If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Kobe, Himeji Castle, Jikko Cutlery Sakai
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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