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Things to do in Osaka
Osaka is Japan’s third biggest city, and it’s the country’s best place to eat, drink, and party. With historical sites, beautiful scenery made by man and nature, exciting festivals, and tasty Osaka cuisine, this Japanese city is worthy to be your top travel destination.
A great way for you to start your Osaka adventure is by hopping on a train to Osaka Castle. Discover and learn more about the fascinating Japanese culture. Nearby, you can enjoy a picnic at the Naniwa Palace Site Park. Up next, you should visit the Osaka Science Museum and the Osaka Museum of History too.
Catch the train again and journey on Shitennoji Temple and Sumiyoshi Shrine. Grab you camera and take as many photos of you want of the Tsutenkaku and the Japan Mint, especially during cherry blossom season. And then stop by the iconic Osaka International Peace Center.
You might be feeling hungry after all that exploring in the city. Go on a food trip next with this list of 12 things to eat in Osaka. And if you really want to get an authentic taste of this awesome city, use this foodie's guide to the weird and must try foods of Osaka.
After filling your tummy, get you fill of excitement! Enjoy a fun day at Kaiyukan, which is one of the world’s biggest aquariums. Experience the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman, and more at Universal Studios Japan. Don’t forget to relax too by pampering yourself at Spa World.
See Osaka like a true local and be part of the city’s fantastic events. There’s the magnificent Tenjin Festival or Festival of the Gods in July, the dazzling Nakanoshima West Winter Tale, and the amazing Terraced Paddy Fields Light-up and Harvest Festival from mid-October to early January.
End your Osaka trip on a high by going to the Umeda Sky Building, where you can access the observatory for stunning views of Osaka. See all the places you’ve been to and all the places you want to come back for as well.
There’s no time to lose! Go and plan your Osaka adventure and get started with this Osaka travel guide.
What you should know
The best time to visit Osaka is during high tourist season in spring (March-May), so you can enjoy pleasant weather and the gorgeous bloom of Japan’s cherry blossoms. Autumn (September-November) is also a lovely time for you to visit Osaka, when you can see the red hues of the city. But overall, Osaka is truly a year-round destination.
English is spoken in Osaka, but it’s not as common as their native language. Just pack a good Japanese or Nihongo phrasebook to help you on your trip.
Kanpai! You and other Singapore citizens can fly to Japan and visit Osaka visa-free for up to 90 days. Find out more travel info by visiting Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Japan in Singapore websites.
Travelling to and around Osaka
Your Osaka flight will be bound for Kansai International Airport. Once you’ve landed, you can get to the city by rail, taxi, or airport limousine buses. Start your Osaka adventure by riding the subway, train, taxi, waterbus, and ferry.
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