Osaka Travel Guide
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- 88%Business Travelers
- 72%Local Culture
- 51%Luxury Travelers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%Nightlife Lovers
- 51%Budget Travelers
Member Reviews (69)
- OsakaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Mar 07, 2014
Osaka lacks the history of Kyoto and the style of Tokyo but as a working man's city it can be a cultural breath of fresh air. The people here are a bit more open, honest, and commercial. There is excellent food but the cultural attractions lag behind other parts of Japan making this a nice to see but not an essential.
- OsakaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsOct 22, 2013
Unfairly maligned as an ugly urban eyesore, Osaka is a little rough around the edges, but a pleasure to visit. The Osaka aquarium is lovely, the Umeda Sky Building is a wonder of hyper-modern architecture, the electronics markets of Den-Den Town are fun to get lost in, and wandering the streets snacking on piping hot takoyaki is a quintessentially Osaka experience. Many visitors to the Kansai region base themselves in Kyoto, but the sights and flavors of Osaka are more than worth a visit.
- OsakaJul 22, 2013
Osaka has a wonderful pulsating beat, incredible smells of freshly cooked food, the buzz of youngsters on a night out, excellent shopping, neon light haven and a population in downtown that seem so happy to be out amongst it! What a fabulous city that makes you wish you're stayed a lot longer!
- OsakaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Jun 22, 2013
Osaka is the second largest city in Japan by population, with over 10 million people, and is known for its excellent culinary delights, independent and entreprenurial spirit, home to the country's top comedians, and site of one of the country's most famous castles from the Samurai period, Osaka-Jo.
- OsakaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2May 08, 2013
Osaka offer a bit of everything to the traveler: temples, shopping, museums, aquarium, castle, and fascinating neighborhoods for walking. Oh, and great food too! I loved the mix up of architecture and mash up of the ancient and new.
- OsakaFeb 08, 2013
Osaka was the highlight of my Japan trip. A little younger and less stuffy feeling than Kyoto or Tokyo, the shopping and nightlife are really thriving in the downtown area and there are food delicacies you can only get here (like Okonomiyaki, seafood pancakes served on a heated table and Takoyaki Balls, deep fried octopus)
- OsakaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Nov 27, 2012
went to a hot spring hotel and would highly recommend doing so. It was a very tradition hotel when you can bath at their out door hot spring. They gave you a "kimono-ish rope" to wear with your stay there. Sleep on a tatami (on the floor, not mattress), with tradition japanese culinary done on a hot stone. IT was memorable.
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