I was in Osaka two years ago, only one day day so did not see it. This time im in Osaka for probably 2/3 nights. What do i need to see and do and eat and drink restaurants sights bars etc. That goes the same for Kyoto, Tokyo and maybe a few other cites too. I fly into Osaka and out of Tokyo 10 nights in total. I will probably get another bullet train pass
Hey, I am planning a trip to Osaka in November and we have 8 full days to spend. I have seen some of the reviews and concluded the following places of interest are:
(1) Osaka - (a) business commerical city (b) nothing fantastic except Universal Studio © not much attractions
(2) Kyoto to visit (a) Kinkakuyi Gold Pavilion (b) Heian shrine © Kiyomizudera Temple (d) Nijo-Jocastle (e) Arashiyama Bamboo Forest (f) Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine
(3) Nara to visit (a) Todai-ji for the Great Buddha and wondering deer.
- Could someone please tell me what other places of interest to visit beside those stated above and also what to see in Kobe?
- Can recommend reasonable hotel to stay at easily accessible location?
- Any reasonable onsen to recommend?
- How many nights at each places? Ie, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Kobe.
Thank you in advance. :-)
Hubby & I with our 3 kids will visit Osaka for the first time this coming March 24-28. Can you help us with our itinerary. Where to go...How to go to...What to do... etc... From airport we have booked a hotel near Osaka Castle. How can we squeezed in - making our trip memorable with limited time. Thanks :-)
It's my first time to travel to Osaka with my daughter, and I have no clue how to begin this 6 day tour.
1. Which area should we get a hotel to check in to? (I already have a reservation at Hotel Shin Imamiya Address: 1-2-20 Haignochaya, Nishinari-ku 557-0004; Area/City/Country: Tennoji/Uehonmachi/Osaka/Japan) Is this a good place and is the area convenient to most parks visited by tourists?
2. We intend to visit Kyoto / Nara, should we stay 1 night in this area too? Or is it convenient to go back to our reserved hotel for the night if we will be visiting Universal Studios the next day?
3. If we stay in that said area (Nishinari-ku) which should we visit first? Universal Studios or Kyoto/Nara?
Your feedback would really help us decide a big bulk of our tour questions :) Thank you in advance!
Will be departing to Osaka/Kyoto next week. Knowing that the it will be pretty cold, what should I wear to keep my feet warm? thanks.
From Namba Subway Station how to go to Osaka Castle?
How to go to Namba Oriental Hotel (near Namba Subway Station) from Kansai Airport? What are the options? thanks much
Hi everyone, on 15.11.2014 am arriving to Osaka for a few days. Need some help with having fun and sightseeing not looking every spot by hours. Anyone give me some advices while having a dinner? Greetings from Poland. Stig
My wife and I will be coming for a vacation this December. While at the same time I will be looking to get some hobby merchandise from Japan. Can anyone please help me to locate nearby hobby shop/store around Dotonbori district? Really appreciate it. Thanks.
From Kyoto I will be taking LTD. EXP HARUKA bound for KIX, and LTD. EXP HARUKA stops at Tennoji station. Using the Icoca & Haruka ticket , could I exit at Tennoji station ?
Our friend from the Philippines will be going to Osaka for about two weeks. While in Osaka, he will need to constantly contact his Philippine office. While mobile phone and sim card would be economically more advisable to purchase and where would he need to purchase this ? Any helpful advise will be greatly appreciated. thank you.
what is the weather during november? what to wear.
Hi! Any recommended cheap but decent hotels near the train stations?
I just want to ask those locals or been to Osaka/Kyoto, how was it during mid January? I know it's still winter, but can you advised me about the expected weather when we get there... the temperature approximately, the snow fall, can we still enjoy going around during that period...
Please advise how should I go about to the two places from Kansai Airport. Should I go Asahi first then Nissin or the other way round. Planning to go upon arrival on 24/12 ( I will make online reservations first for Asahi as being told)
Please advise if the shops and the big departmental store like Takashimay, Hankyu Hands etc will be closed on 31/12/14 and 01/01/15?
hi. i am travelling with my husband to osaka on nov 6-12. we want to include tokyo, kyoto and nara to our sidetrips. can anybody here could help me on our itineary?
thanks in advance.
I wish to know wether mk taxi in osaka is really cheap and how much roughly the mk taxi fare from hotel new hankyu to shinsaibashi arcades..thank you
We will be travelling to Saka with 2 teeagers 12 and 14 ( 24/12/14-3/1/15). We have confirmed our hotel near Universal and plans for the first three days - 24 Aquarium, 25 Universal, 26 Rinku Outlet.
26-27 Stay at Wakayama ( go to watch the tuna cutting session, sample oranges, and visit amusement park, )
Stay at Ehime , cultured pearls and sample more local food like Tai ( Is it worth a visit and safe to go as KOchi just had a flood recently?)
Should we stay at Kobe, my family loves beef. My friend also recommended me to visit a Sake museum there. Or I can still revisit Kobe another day since it is a short train ride and my family will be getting the Kansai JR pass
Plan B 27/12-3/1? Just stay at a hotel Osaka Shinbashi area. Do day trips to Naran Kyoto , Kobe
Finally, where is a good place to go/hotel to stay for 31 to see the fireworks . Or should we go Ehime, to avoid the crowd?
We will be including Osaka Castle, Asahi Beer Factoy and Nissin Museum in our trip.
We place food as our first priority, we love sashimi , soba, barbecue skewers. Please advise a good okonomiyaki restaurant too.
What will the weather be like usually?
We're about to visit osaka mid-january next year, i just want to ask what's the best thing to do or visit there? and any suggestions and advise... thanks much
Hi guys, I will be travelling to Japan from 23 Nov to 10 Dec, arriving in Osaka, & departing from Nagoya.
I am thinking of travelling Osaka, Kobe, Nara, Kyoto, & lastly Nagoya.
How should I plan my 17 days, & is it too many days for these 5 places?
Hi! What is the best way to get to Tempozan cruise terminal to reach our ship. Thanks
Hi all, I will be travelling to Japan this December and will most probably be staying in Swissotel Osaka.
I would like to know if there is any way that I can get the Express Pass Booklet 7 and Admission Ticket before I head off for the trip either online or around my hotel or even in my home country of Singapore.
This is because I have children in my group and wish to prepare everything in advance. Am also worried about the express booklets being sold out on that day itself.
Interesting laces to visit in and around Osaka
Hi guys, i just want to ask if there is a specific meeting place for Filipino workers in Osaka Japan if they want to hang out with fellow Filipino friends? thanks
Staying at Brighton Hotel Osaka-Kithama and would like to visit Koyasan next week. What would be the best way to get there? Just planning on a day trip is that enough? We only have 4 days in Osaka, plan to visit nara and kyoto and was wondering if we should favor Koyasan over the other 2?
Im planning to went for my honeymoon in osaka. Is it safe from radiation? Because we're planning to baby though. Tq..
Dear my friends again, I would like to ask any recommendations on nice affordable onsen that is popular among younger people?
Thank you so much
Dear all friends, need your help to advice on the itinerary below and I would like to ask what are best train passes or bus tickets do I need to purchase for my trip? There's so many passes to choose from and I'm so confused which one would be the best to purchase. There will be 2 of us travelling from 28/5 till 1/6.
Day 1 - Osaka
Airport - Best western Joytel
Day 2 - Kyoto (Kansai pass)
Day 3 - Kyoto (Kansai pass)
Kyoto Imperial Palace
Day 4 - Nara/Osaka
Eumeda/Shinsaibashi/Dotonburi/Minami/Nanba/Grand Kagetsu etc - shopping
Day 5 - Osaka
Best Western Joytel - Airport
Thank so much! Domo Arigatou!
I'll be spending my last night in Japan in Osaka before flying back to Philippines. I want to go to Himeji castle, ride the Ferris wheel and go shopping. What other things should I do and try before leaving Osaka?