Experience the energy of Osaka, one of the world's largest metropolises and Japan's second-largest city. With countless shopping opportunities and fascinating history to explore, be sure to plan a multi-day stay in order to fully immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of this captivating city.
The best way to get around in Osaka is by public transportation, though many sights can be reached on foot.
Travelers can also opt to buy the following passes to get around easily:
The nearest and most convenient airport is Kansai international airport.
We recommend staying here between three and four days.
Ogawa Air: click here for the most up-to-date information.
Aqualiner Cruise: click here for the most up-to-date information.
Santamaria Ferry: click here for the most up-to-date information.
Nakanoshima River Cruise: click here for the most up-to-date information.
Osaka Duck Tour: click here for the most up-to-date information.
The best time to see cherry blossoms in Japan is usually between late March and early April. Although the blooming period can vary slightly from year to year.
There are several festivals here throughout the year. Please be advised that the following list is based upon previous entries of those festivals and that the dates might have changed slightly in the following year. It is also possible that the entire festival is cancelled in the case of heavy rainfall or a natural disaster. Please check with the official organisers' website for the most up-to-date information.
For the exact location of any of the festivals listed here, you can consult our map above by clicking on the icon in the upper most corner of the map to open the map legend. Festivals are hidden by default but can be made visible by clicking on the "Festivals" checkbox in the map legend.
Umeda Yukata Festival
Date: July 13th until August 12th
Time: 13:00 - 20:00
Date: July 23rd
Time: 12:00 - 17:00
Ikune Shrine Summer Festival Daigaku Festival
Date: July 24th and 25th
Date: July 30th until August 1st
Shinnouji Sennichiki Festival
Date: August 9th and 10th
Time: 09:00 - 21:00
Tennouji Urabone Mantokuyo Festival
Date: August 9th until 16th
Time: 08:00 - 21:00
Naniwa Yodogawa Fireworks Festival
Date: August 10th
Time: 19:40 - 20:40
Hozenji Yokocho Festival
Date: August 10th and 11th
Time: 14:00 - 21:00
Toyokuni Shrine Taiko Festival
Date: August 18th
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Tenjin Tenma Awa Dance Festival
Date: August 18th
Time: 14:30 - 17:00
Shorenji no Kaseki Festival
Date: August 26th
Date: September 7th and 8th
Time: 10:00 - 20:00
TV Osaka Yatai Festival
Date: September 13th until September 16th
Time: 10:00 - 20:00
Date: November 4th until December 31st
Time: 17:00 - 23:00
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