7 days in Osaka Itinerary

7 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Osaka Castle. Kids will enjoy Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Higashiyama (Kiyomizu-dera Temple & Sanjusangendo Temple), Kyoto (Gion, Kinkaku-ji, & more) and Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara Park, & more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Dotonbori, take in the exciting artwork at Daimaru Museum Umeda, step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, and have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. December in Osaka sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Ichizo Kobayashi Memorial Museum, Himeji Castle
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
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Kinkaku-ji

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