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Osaka

Whether you visit Osaka for a few days or a lengthy vacation, you'll find plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to keep you and the family entertained.

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This area of Osaka is inhabited by about 2,600,000 people.

It is about 250 miles west of the national capital of Tokyo. It's also 11 miles south of Minoh.

Known throughout the world, Osaka is renowned for the Osaka Science Museum and Osaka Takoyaki Museum. Osaka Castle and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan are also known throughout the world.

Reconnect with your inner-child at Universal Studios Japan® and the Tempozan Harbor Village Ferris Wheel. Want more? Umeda Joypolis Sega Fun Park and Hirakata Park are also highly recommended by parents.

Osaka Aquarium is an enlightening place where your entire family can admire aquatic creatures and learn about the importance of marine conservation.

Whether you're a fan of colorful birds or unassuming reptiles, the Tennoji Zoo and the Satsukiyama Zoo have something for all tastes.

Bright and colorful flowers, leafy trees and long, winding footpaths await you at the Nagai Botanical Gardens and the Osaka Prefecture Flower Garden. Many visitors also enjoy strolling around Daisen Park and the Sakuya Konohana Kan.

Pack a picnic basket and relax for while in the leafy surroundings of Sumiyoshi Park and Nakanoshima Park. You'll also find plenty of room to relax at Tennoji Park and Utsubo Park.

Gaze out over the still water, do some bird-watching and check for water-based activities at Takihata Dam and Yamadaike Park.

If you want to find a nice place to sit down and enjoy the fresh ocean air, head down to Nishikinohama Beach Park. You'll come across tourists and locals taking advantage of the cool refreshing water and picturesque views.

Want to escape the bustle of the city? Make your way over to Kongo-Ikoma Quasi-National Park and Mount Tempozan. Nature-loving tourists will also have an excellent time at Settsukyo Park and Shionoyu Onsen.

See the world from a different perspective with some time at one of the area's fascinating exhibition spaces. Osaka Maritime Museum and the Osaka Museum of History offer a range of collections that are sure to capture your interest. The Open Air Museum of Old Farmhouses and the Mint Museum are also worth looking at.

Broaden your knowledge with a trip to the Gas Science Museum, the Osaka Science and Technology Museum or Kaizuka Municipal Zembei Land Observatory. These stimulating institutions present visitors with the most recent innovations and discoveries in the field of science.

From the instant you walk through the doors, it's plain to see that the collections at the Osaka Prefectural Museum of Yayoi Culture and the Museum of Natural History are the product of obsession. Looking back from behind the protective glass, these fantastic specimens can't help but spark your curiosity. You should also visit the National Museum of Ethnology and the Imashirotsuka Ancient History Museum.

A haven for art connoisseurs, this area boasts a nice range of gallery spaces in which amateur and professional artists exhibit their work. Start off your tour of this creative paradise with a stop at the Osaka National Museum of Art and the Osaka Museum of Oriental Ceramics. If you want to see more, wind up the day at the Osaka City Museum of Fine Art and the Kuboso Memorial Museum of Arts, Izumi.

History buffs can explore the past at the Izumisano History Museum and the Sakai City Museum. Like the sound of those? Continue your explorations at the Shiroato History Museum or the Hirakata-Shuku Kagiya Museum.

The Shitennoji Temple and the Osaka University are certainly worth taking a look at, even if you're not that into history. You might also like to snap a few photos at the Osaka Museum of Housing and Living and Osaka City Hall.

Many travelers make a point of having a look at the area's historic castles. You may have to scamper across a drawbridge or pass beneath the turrets at Osaka Castle Museum or Kishiwada Castle.

Whether you're a spiritual person or not, you'll be sure to have a pleasant time at Tamatsukuri Inari Shrine and Sanko Shrine. You could also take a walk around Nakami Shrine and Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine.

After you've experienced all of the major points of interest in Osaka, be sure to visit some of its lesser-known sights. A couple of worthwhile places to start off with are the Osaka Public Nakanoshima Library and Hozenji-Yokocho Alley. Also, contemplate seeing Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building and the Glico Man Sign if you can squeeze it in.

Accommodation in Osaka

The Expedia Osaka hotels page features as many as 290 luxurious and affordable hotel options, so it should be easy finding somewhere comfortable in this popular destination.

Discerning travelers who delight in life's finer things will be sure to enjoy The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka, at 2-5-25 Umeda, and the InterContinental Osaka, at 3-60, Ofuka-cho Kita-ku. Alternatively, in the lower price bracket, you can also check out the Hotel Kansai and the Boarding House. The Hotel Kansai is housed at 9-15 Togano-cho, while the Boarding House is situated at 10-16 Minamikawahori.

Another good option is to stay near Osaka Science Museum by booking in at the ANA Crowne Plaza Osaka, which is just 0.5 miles away. Another popular choice is the RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka, which is 0.2 miles from Osaka Science Museum.


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Swissotel Nankai Osaka £104
Swissotel Nankai Osaka

Swissotel Nankai Osaka

5-1-60 Namba Chuo-ku, Osaka
     
    4.5
    of 5, from 3,320 reviews
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Located in Namba, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street and Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade. Tsutenkaku Tower and Shitennoji Temple are also within 2 miles (3 km).

    Dormy Inn Premium Namba Natural Hot Spring £79
    Dormy Inn Premium Namba Natural Hot Spring

    Dormy Inn Premium Namba Natural Hot Spring

    2-14-23 Shimanouchi Chuo-ku, Osaka
       
      4.4
      of 5, from 1,954 reviews
      3.5 out of 5.0

      Located in Namba, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of National Bunraku Theater and Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade. Tsutenkaku Tower and Osaka Museum of History are also within 2 miles (3 km).

      Mitsui Garden Hotel Osaka Premier £76
      Mitsui Garden Hotel Osaka Premier

      Mitsui Garden Hotel Osaka Premier

      3-4-15 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka
         
        4.5
        of 5, from 1,609 reviews
        3.5 out of 5.0

        Located in Umeda, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Osaka National Museum of Art and Osaka Science Museum. Umeda Sky Building and Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade are also within 2 miles (3 km).

        RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka £52
        RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka

        RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka

        5-3-68 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka
           
          4.2
          of 5, from 2,408 reviews
          4.0 out of 5.0

          Located in Umeda, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Osaka International Convention Center and Osaka Science Museum. Osaka Castle and Umeda Sky Building are also within 3 miles (5 km).

          Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport £83
          Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport

          Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport

          1, Senshu-kuko Kita, Izumisano
             
            4.4
            of 5, from 3,235 reviews
            3.5 out of 5.0

            Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Rinku Park, Rinku Premium Outlets and Rinku Pleasure Town Seacle. Izumisato Furusato Machiya House and Tajiri Port Sunday Morning Market are also within 6 miles (10 km).

            Hilton Osaka £136
            Hilton Osaka

            Hilton Osaka

            8-8, Umeda 1-chome, Osaka
               
              4.3
              of 5, from 830 reviews
              4.5 out of 5.0

              Located in Umeda, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Osaka Shiki Theater and Umeda Sky Building. Osaka Science Museum and Osaka Castle are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              Smile Hotel Premium Osaka Hommachi £51
              Smile Hotel Premium Osaka Hommachi

              Smile Hotel Premium Osaka Hommachi

              2-8-6 Minamisenba, Chuo-ku, Osaka
                 
                4.3
                of 5, from 42 reviews
                3.0 out of 5.0

                This hotel is located in Chuo (Namba), close to Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade, Osaka Science Museum and Osaka Castle. Also nearby are Osaka Museum of History and Mint Museum.

                Holiday Inn Osaka Namba £89
                Holiday Inn Osaka Namba

                Holiday Inn Osaka Namba

                5-15 Soemon-cho, Osaka
                   
                  4.3
                  of 5, from 2,967 reviews
                  4.0 out of 5.0

                  Located in Dotonbori, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade, Tsutenkaku Tower and Shitennoji Temple. Osaka Museum of History and Osaka Science Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

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