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Osaka Travel Blog

Going on a quick trip to Osaka, See the top places to visit in this modern metropolis including shopping districts, cultural sites, modern attractions, and food spots.
Here’s a starter Osaka travel guide with sample itinerary, budget, places to visit & more.

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Osaka Travel Guide

Osaka is a popular tourist destination for many reasons. During my first trip to Japan, visiting Osaka was a no-brainer because I was flying via Kansai airport, and Osaka was on the way to my main destination, Kyoto.

In Osaka, I had my first taste of butterbeer, while enjoying a view of Hogwarts Castle at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Universal Studios Japan). Osaka is a must-visit for foodies! This city is often called “The Country’s Kitchen” and is well-known for its delicious street food and iconic dishes such as takoyaki (octopus tempura balls) and okonomiyaki (Japanese-style pancake).

Kansai International Aiport (KIX) is the main airport serving Osaka. Travel time from Kansai Airport to Osaka takes roughly half an hour via express train.

Osaka Essentials

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Tours & Activities


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Universal Studios Japan Admission Ticket

Kansai Thru Pass

Osaka Castle Ticket

JR Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass (5 Days)

Where to stay in Osaka

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Osaka Tours, Packages & Discounts

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Osaka Transport & Fares

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Osaka Flights

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