8 days in Osaka Itinerary

8 days in Osaka Itinerary

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Osaka
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Osaka

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Higashiyama (Kiyomizu-dera Temple & Sanjusangendo Temple), Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi) and Kyoto (Arashiyama, Gion, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and make a trip to Kuchu Teien Observatory.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip planner .

If you are flying in from Philippines, the closest major airports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

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Kyoto, Nara, Himeji Castle, Mt. Koya
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
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Nara Park
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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