5 days in Osaka Prefecture Itinerary

5 days in Osaka Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Osaka Prefecture trip itinerary planner

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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.
You've now added Pinpoint Traveler to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, &more) and Ibaraki City Cultural Museum (in Ibaraki). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and don't miss a visit to Ukiyokoji Street.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Osaka trip app.

Manila, Philippines to Osaka is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manila to Osaka due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Manila in December; daily highs in Osaka reach 13°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nightlife · Tours

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Osaka Prefecture travel guide

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Osaka Prefecture is a prefecture located in the Kansai region on Honshu, the main island of Japan. The capital is the city of Osaka. It is the center of Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto area. Osaka is one of the two "urban prefectures" of Japan, Kyoto being the other (Tokyo became a "metropolitan prefecture", or to, in 1941).HistoryUntil the Meiji Restoration, the area of Osaka prefecture was known as Kawachi, Izumi, and Settsu provinces.Osaka Prefecture was created on June 21, 1868, at the very beginning of the Meiji era. During the instigation of Fuhanken Sanchisei in 1868, the prefecture received its suffix fu, designating it as an urban prefecture.On September 1, 1956, the city of Osaka was promoted to a city designated by government ordinance and thereby divided into 24 wards.In 2000, Fusae Ota became Japan's first female governor when she replaced Knock Yokoyama, who resigned after prosecution for sexual harassment.

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