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Best of Osaka Guide

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Osaka
Home to nearly nine million and powering an economy that exceeds both Hong Kong's and Thailand's, Osaka packs quite a punch. The confident, stylish city is a shopping hub, with fabulous restaurants and nightlife. It's an ideal base for exploring the Kansai region; Kyoto's World Heritage Sites, Nara's temple and Koya-san's eerie graves are within 90 minutes by train. Top city attractions include the aquarium, Osaka Castle, Universal Studios Japan and the futuristic Floating Garden Observatory.

All things to do » Things to do

Dotonbori
Dotonbori
The heart of Osaka nightlife, this area is filled with theaters, restaurants, cafes, bars, arcades and nightclubs.
Attraction type: Neighborhoods; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Owner description: See the wide range of habitats that make up the Pacific Rim on a tour of this fascinating aquarium, which takes you from one environment to another and lets you feel as though... more Owner description: See the wide range of habitats that make up the Pacific Rim on a tour of this fascinating aquarium, which takes you from one environment to another and lets you feel as though you’re underwater. less
Attraction type: Aquariums
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Osaka Castle Park
Osaka Castle Park
Owner description: Formally the home of the wife of 16th-century Japanese ruler Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the 15-acre Nishinomaru Garden is one of Osaka's most beloved cherry blossom viewing spots, with... more Owner description: Formally the home of the wife of 16th-century Japanese ruler Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the 15-acre Nishinomaru Garden is one of Osaka's most beloved cherry blossom viewing spots, with the Osaka Castle Tower enhancing the backdrop. less
Attraction type: Castles
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Universal Studios Japan
Universal Studios Japan
Owner description: This extremely popular theme park is equivalent to the Universal Studios in Hollywood and Orlando, and features shows, rides and restaurants based on famous movie themes, like... more Owner description: This extremely popular theme park is equivalent to the Universal Studios in Hollywood and Orlando, and features shows, rides and restaurants based on famous movie themes, like Jaws, Back to the Future and Terminator. less
Attraction type: Amusement & Theme Parks
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Shinsaibashi
Shinsaibashi
Attraction type: Neighborhoods
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Kuma Kafe
Kuma Kafe
Ranked #1 of 19,543 Restaurants in Osaka
Price: $5 - $26
Cuisines: Pizza, American, Australian
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Matsuzakagyu Yakiniku M, Hozenji Yokocho
Matsuzakagyu Yakiniku M, Hozenji Yokocho
Ranked #2 of 19,543 Restaurants in Osaka
Price: $48 - $57
Cuisines: Japanese, Barbecue, Asian
Dining options: Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Kiji Umeda Sky Bldg.
Kiji Umeda Sky Bldg.
Ranked #3 of 19,543 Restaurants in Osaka
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Ichiran, Dotombori
Ichiran, Dotombori
Ranked #4 of 19,543 Restaurants in Osaka
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Waitstaff
L&L Bar and Restaurant
L&L Bar and Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 19,543 Restaurants in Osaka
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Hotel Kinki
2.5 of 5
Hotel Kinki
$43 - $119 (¥4,929 - ¥13,642)
Ranked #35 of 269 Hotels / Ryokan in Osaka
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Hotel Chuo Oasis Osaka
2.0 of 5
Hotel Chuo Oasis Osaka
$24 - $413
Ranked #44 of 269 Hotels / Ryokan in Osaka
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Business Hotel Mikado
Business Hotel Mikado
$16 - $56
Ranked #49 of 269 Hotels / Ryokan in Osaka
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Dotonbori Hotel
3.0 of 5
Dotonbori Hotel
$78 - $213 (¥8,942 - ¥24,418)
Ranked #10 of 269 Hotels / Ryokan in Osaka
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Daiwa Roynet Hotel Osaka Kitahama
3.5 of 5
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Osaka Kitahama
$90 - $181 (¥10,318 - ¥20,750)
Ranked #11 of 269 Hotels / Ryokan in Osaka
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Richmond Hotel Namba Daikokucho
3.0 of 5
Richmond Hotel Namba Daikokucho
$97 - $189
Ranked #12 of 269 Hotels / Ryokan in Osaka
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Intercontinental Hotel Osaka
5.0 of 5
Intercontinental Hotel Osaka
$255 - $1,498
Ranked #1 of 269 Hotels / Ryokan in Osaka
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Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel
4.5 of 5
Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel
$200 - $491 (¥22,928 - ¥56,288)
Ranked #2 of 269 Hotels / Ryokan in Osaka
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The St. Regis Osaka
5.0 of 5
The St. Regis Osaka
$234 - $1,065 (¥26,826 - ¥122,091)
Ranked #3 of 269 Hotels / Ryokan in Osaka
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