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Welcome to Osaka

Darren, your guide to Osaka from Escape Worldwide.


“Osaka to me is more relaxed than Tokyo and less prim  than Kyoto - the bright lights of Dotonbori are pure Japan”

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Darren in Osaka Holidays to Japan with Escape Worldwide

Getting to Osaka


Arrival airport Kansai
Transfer time approx 60 minutes

Osaka’s Kansai Airport is the major gateway to Western Honshu, and is well connected to the UK and various Asian hubs.

Time difference GMT +9
Currency Yen
Language Japanese. English is spoken in major hotels and key tourist sites, but less so elsewhere.

Entry details (for British nationals) a visa is not required. Passports need at least 6 months validity from your date of entry. While planning your holiday and before you depart check the latest travel advice at www.fco.gov.uk.

Vibrant Osaka avoids Tokyo’s frenzy and Kyoto’s primness, and remains straightforward and hard-working. A far more gentle introduction to Japan than Tokyo, Osaka has plenty of interest and some of the best food in the country, with plenty of regional delicacies.


What to do in Osaka

Osaka is an easy city to explore, and while is doesn't have the culture of Kyoto or the classic sights of Tokyo, there’s plenty of interest. The highlight for many visitors is the neon-lit Dotonbori district, which screams ‘Japan’ like nowhere else. The Umeda Sky Building offers great views across the city, but getting there is half the fun, while the Castle and riverside parks are charming and detached from the hectic pace of life elsewhere. Universal Studios Japan is close to Osaka, plus it’s also a good base for a day visit to Nara, home to the Great Buddha - along with a further 7 World Heritage sites.

Where to stay in Osaka

There are two main areas for hotels in Osaka - Umeda and the area around Osaka JR Station, and Namba which is includes the Dotonbori district and main shopping areas. Both have excellent rail links, plus the subway links the two areas in a few minutes.


Holiday ideas to Osaka

We’d suggest spending a night or two in Osaka as part of a wider itinerary to Japan, as you can take in the main highlights of the city in a fairly short time. As the city’s main Shinkansen station - Shin Osaka - is one of the main hubs of the whole JR network you’re bound to find yourself passing through once or twice! Osaka’s Kansai airport also has excellent connections to other areas within Asia, so combining Osaka with other countries is also possible.

Holidays to Osaka with Escape Worldwide - Dotonbori district




Sheraton Miyako Hotel

Osaka


The Sheraton Miyako Osaka Hotel is located on the Uemachi Plateau, a cradle of history and culture in the city, and being directly linked to the train station it’s ideal for getting around.

Holidays to the Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka Japan

3 nights

Bed & Breakfast

from £859

per person


prices include flights

and hotel (no transfers)

****





Westin Osaka

Osaka


The Westin Osaka sits at the heart of the city, next to the Umeda Sky Building, with its Floating Garden Observatory, providing an oasis of space just minutes from Osaka’s business and entertainment hub.


Holidays to the Westin Osaka Hotel Osaka Japan

3 nights

Bed & Breakfast

from £919

per person


prices include flights

and hotel (no transfers)

*****


Suggested hotels in Osaka

Holidays to Japan by train including Tokyo Kyoto Hiroshima and Osaka


Kyoto, Osaka & Tokyo by Train

Multi Centre holiday


Modern cities and ancient culture in one trip, combining zany Osaka, fascinating Kyoto and the vibrant capital Tokyo. Your week-long JR Rail pass gives you easy and convenient train travel. Highly recommended.

Holidays to Japan by train including Tokyo Kyoto Hiroshima and Osaka

8 nights

from £1429

per person


prices include flights

trains & hotels






Kyoto, Hiroshima, Osaka & Tokyo by Train

Multi Centre holiday


A superb, action-packed itinerary taking in four of Japan’s leading cities, with the comfort and convenience of a 7-day JR Rail Pass. From temples and shrines to bright lights and skyscrapers, a true cross-section of Japan.

Holidays to Japan by train including Tokyo Kyoto Hiroshima and Osaka

10 nights

from £1575

per person


prices include flights

trains & hotels





Suggested Itineraries by Train