As you’d expect from the third largest city in Japan, there’s a huge range of hotels in Osaka to choose, whether you’re visiting for a business trip or a family holiday. From low-cost hostels and capsule rooms to traditional Japanese-style accommodation and luxury international brands, you’ll find a place to stay in Osaka that suits your taste and budget.
Visit Japan’s Buzzing Third City
Located more or less in the middle of Japan on the main island of Honshu, Osaka has a relatively bold and laid-back vibe that sets it apart from nearby Kyoto or Tokyo. You might also be able to hear the difference on the streets in the animated sounds of the area’s distinctive spoken dialect. Osaka is a vast commercial hub for the economic powerhouse that is the region of Kansai, and the city is home to all the nightlife, entertainment, shopping and spending opportunities you’d expect.
What to See and Do in Osaka
Osaka and its surrounding areas offer a great variety of attractions, ranging from the traditional to the ultra-modern. There’s full-on fun in the Bay Area, history and tranquil green spaces around Osaka Castle, shrines and temples in Tennoji, and bustling shopping streets, arcades and malls in Namba.
Get Up High for Superb City Views
No matter where you decide to stay in Osaka, it’s worth taking one of the many opportunities to get up high and admire the impressive skyline. It’s particularly spectacular at night when the neon signs flick on and the city really comes to life.
Osaka: Japan’s City of Food
Osaka has long been known as the ‘kitchen of Japan’ and it has an ever-growing reputation as a city with food at its heart. It’s the birthplace of many food traditions and inventions, including udon, okonomiyaki savoury pancakes, conveyor-belt sushi and instant ramen noodles. So, wherever your Osaka hotel is situated, you’ll have a mind-boggling array of delicacies within easy reach. You could easily spend your whole stay in Osaka sampling different foods, from delicious street food to high-end Michelin-starred cuisine in uber-chic surroundings.
Discover Japanese Culture in Osaka
Osaka isn’t all about indulging in entertainment and food. There are also sights and attractions connected to the area’s rich history and culture. If you’re in search of memorable landmarks, choose accommodation close to Osaka Castle or Shitennoji Temple – the oldest Buddhist temple of its kind in Japan, dating back to 593. You can also find out all about Osaka’s past at the Osaka Museum of History and Osaka Maritime Museum.
Catch Live Sports in Osaka
Or if sport’s more up your street, why not book your Osaka hotel within easy reach of the home of the ORIX Buffaloes baseball team at the Osaka Dome or the Kincho Stadium where the CEREZO Osaka football team play their home games.
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