Osaka

Osaka-jo Castle

Osaka is the third largest city in Japan and while it was once known as the capital of Japan, today it is informally known as the cuisine capital of Japan. Just about everywhere you go in and around the city you will see food, whether it be a street vendor selling the Osaka favorite, octopus balls or five star dining there is so much to choose from and it is all delicious. Osaka is renowned for its fresh seafood and is home to many of the country’s best chefs. Whether its shopping in the huge malls and arcades, dining in the thousands of restaurants and bars, or just soaking in the interesting and diverse culture, Osaka is an experience like no other and there are not enough days to fully explore the wonders of this fun and fascinating city.

Osaka-jo Castle

Kita

Kita (Japanese for north) is the northern part of central Osaka and is the location of Osaka’s central business district, the retail district of Umeda…


Osaka Universal City Walk

Bay Area

Formerly a dockside wasteland, the bay area of Osaka has been transformed into a vibrant entertainment district full of fun things to do. The bay…


Minami

Minami

Minami is the Japanese name for south and as such, the Minami ward is located in the south part of Osaka. Minami is where the…


Getting Around Osaka

Hankyu trains

Getting Around Osaka

Like Tokyo, Osaka has an extensive railway and subway network that is perfect for getting to any where the average tourist would want to go.



Only in Japan

Car Parking

Even the smallest space is maximised to fit a few extra car parks in.