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Osaka Holiday Packages

Since its days as the humble rice capital of Japan, Osaka has grown into Japan's second-largest city. Its location at the mouth of the Yodo River helped the city evolve into a merchant centre, a status it has enjoyed for centuries. Today, Osaka welcomes visitors with its unique mix of bright lights, pop culture and peaceful sanctuaries—and yes, you can still devour a mean bowl of rice while you’re visiting.

Things to Do in Osaka

Osaka is a city of extremes, and if you aren't afraid of heights, check out Abeno Harukas, Japan's tallest skyscraper. The observation deck is one of Osaka's most popular destinations, and it offers a great view of the city. It's not for the faint-hearted though; its glass floors welcome only the daring! Osaka Castle is a "modern" replica of the original 1580s structure, as the main tower was rebuilt in 1931. The grounds are a good location for a nice walk, or to simply take a moment to let the bustling city fade away.

The Osaka Museum of History is located just outside of Osaka Castle, and it offers visitors an interpretive history of the city with historical periods separated by floor. Originally constructed in 593 A.D., the Shitennoji Temple site is one of the most revered in Japan. A five-story pagoda, turtle sanctuary and the Golden Hall welcome tourists and visitors, while a landscaped garden with small streams and waterfalls surrounds the temple complex. The temple is an essential tourist destination, and presents a serene place to reconnect with yourself. Osaka holiday packages are a great way to see all of the major destinations, but if you’re looking to get out of town and experience the surrounding area, check out the car hire opportunities in Osaka.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

Looking for a perfect souvenir? The Namba district has everything you might need. In the Amerikamura ("Amemura" to locals) shopping area, you can find cutting-edge Japanese fashion and thrift stores. Looking for international brand names and traditional department stores? The Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade is located less than a kilometre from Amerikamura. With such options, you’re bound to find the right souvenir or gift for your mother-in-law.

Osaka is the place to visit if you’re up late and hungry. The neon lights of Dotonbori Street are a remnant of this area's days as an entertainment district. The atmosphere is energetic, and many restaurants are open 24 hours a day. It’s the ideal location to tuck into some local food like takoyaki and okonomiyaki. If you're out partying, why not make a fool of yourself and sing some karaoke late into the night? Stay in Dotonbori if you want to dance the night away at a nightclub, sing ’80s hits with complete strangers or take a walk along the nearby canal. With Wotif’s Osaka packages, you can book accommodation right near the best shopping, dining and nightlife options around.

What's Next?

With an Osaka holiday package from Wotif, you can find the best hotel and flight options at the same time. Want to really get to know this booming city? Then book one of our Namba holiday packages and enjoy life in one of Osaka’s biggest, most vibrant districts.. Wherever you end up staying, there's no reason to delay—ancient temples and the best karaoke of your life await!

Things to do in Osaka

What's a holiday without trying some new things? Take a step out of your comfort zone and into a world full of amazing adventures.

Pack your bags and get set for some amazing experiences in Osaka. Searching for things to do? We can suggest the following:


Guide to Exploring Osaka

Top Osaka Hotels

RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka

RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka

5-3-68 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
    4.5 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.3 out of 5 (11 reviews)

    This family-friendly Osaka hotel is located on the riverwalk, within a 10-minute walk of Osaka International Convention Center and Osaka Science Museum. Festival ...

    from NZ$161

    Swissotel Nankai Osaka

    Swissotel Nankai Osaka

    5-1-60 Namba Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
      5.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.6 out of 5 (14 reviews)

      Located in Namba, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Namba Grand Kagetsu Theater and Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium. Kuromon Ichiba Market and Nipponbashi ...

      from NZ$310

      Nest Hotel Osaka Umeda

      Nest Hotel Osaka Umeda

      2-15 Tsurunocho, Osaka, Osaka
        2.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

        Located in Kita, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Umeda Arts Theater and Grand Front Osaka Mall. Osaka Station City and Umeda Sky Building are also within ...

        from NZ$78

        Oriental Suites Airport Osaka Rinku

        Oriental Suites Airport Osaka Rinku

        1 Ouraikita Rinkuu, Izumisano, Osaka
          3.0 out of 5.0
           
           

          Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rinku Pleasure Town Seacle and Rinku Park. Rinku Premium Outlets is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) away. ...

          from NZ$90

          HATAGO INN Kansai Airport

          HATAGO INN Kansai Airport

          2-85 Rinkuoraikita, Izumisano, Osaka
            3.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

            Situated in Izumisano, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Rinku Pleasure Town Seacle and Rinku Park. Rinku Premium Outlets is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) away. Izumisano ...

            from NZ$97

            ibis Osaka Umeda

            ibis Osaka Umeda

            1-5 Komatsubara, Kita, Osaka, Osaka
              3.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.6 out of 5 (7 reviews)

              Located in Kita, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of HEP Five Shopping Mall, Osaka Station City and Herbis Plaza. Grand Front Osaka Mall and Umeda Sky Building ...

              from NZ$96

              ibis Styles Osaka Namba

              ibis Styles Osaka Namba

              2-13 Soemon-cho, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
                3.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.2 out of 5 (6 reviews)

                Located in Namba, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Doton Plaza, Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade and Dotonbori Glico Sign. Amerikamura and Kuromon Ichiba ...

                from NZ$85

                APA Hotel Namba-Ekihigashi

                APA Hotel Namba-Ekihigashi

                4-29 Sennichimae, Namba, Osaka, Osaka
                  3.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.8 out of 5 (4 reviews)

                  Located in Namba, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Namba Grand Kagetsu Theater and Kuromon Ichiba Market. Tsutenkaku Tower and Abeno Harukas are also ...

                  from NZ$67

                  Sanrriott Kitahama

                  Sanrriott Kitahama

                  3-34 Higashikoraibashi, Osaka, Osaka
                    3.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     

                    Located in Chuo, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Tenjimbashi-Suji Shopping Street, Osaka Castle and Festival Hall. Osaka-jō Hall and Shinsaibashi Shopping ...

                    from NZ$114

                    The Wall Hotel

                    The Wall Hotel

                    2-17-9 Nishishinsaibashi Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
                      3.5 out of 5.0
                       
                       

                      Located in Namba, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Amerikamura and Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade. Dotonbori Glico Sign and Osaka City Air Terminal are ...

                      from NZ$52

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