21 days in Osaka Itinerary

21 days in Osaka Itinerary

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Osaka
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Osaka

Osaka ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Nara (Nara Park, Kasuga Grand Shrine, & more), Kyoto (Fushimi Inari Taisha, Monkey Park Iwatayama, & more) and Koya-cho (Okunoin & Mount Koyasan). Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring nature at Akashi Kaikyo National Gorvernment Park. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, explore the striking landscape at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, wander the streets of Chinatown (Nankinmachi), and see the interesting displays at Museum of Oriental Ceramics.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Osaka trip generator.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In August in Osaka, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trips

Kyoto, Kobe, Nara, Koya-cho, Awaji
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo-jo Castle ©
Nijo-jo Castle

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