Namba
Neon lights of Dotonbori, Namba, Osaka
Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle in Autumn

Osaka

Osaka is Japan's second largest metropolis. Enjoy the vibrancy of the night time scene and street food in Dotonbori. Admire the reconstructed Osaka Castle glistening in the sunlight. Experience the sprawling shopping areas around Osaka Station.

 

Stay

Cross Hotel Osaka is located near the downtown Dotonbori Area. Hotel Nikko Osaka offers a high-end experience and is located near the Umeda area of Osaka.

 

Location

Kyoto - in 15-30 minutes you can travel from Osaka to Kyoto by train.

Hiroshima - direct Shinkansen (Bullet Trains) link Osaka with Hiroshima departing from Shin-Osaka Station. The journey takes approximately one and a half hours.

Tokyo - direct Shinkansen (Bullet Trains) transport you from Tokyo to Osaka in approximately three hours.

 

Events

The timing of the cherry blossoms can vary from year to year but the cherry blossoms in Osaka are usually at their peak in early April. The autumn colours in Osaka usually peak in late November.