8 days in Osaka Itinerary

8 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.
Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle are in your itinerary. Head to Dotombori District and Jikko Cutlery Sakaifor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Kobe (Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum & Kobe Fashion Museum), Kyoto (Hosomi Museum, Kyoto National Museum, &more) and Himeji Castle (in Himeji). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, and find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka holiday planner.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Osaka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Kobe, Jikko Cutlery Sakai, Himeji Castle
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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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