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Guide to Osaka

Osaka is Japan’s third largest city, and was historically the country’s dominant economic power, though this has waned a little, with Tokyo taking that mantle over recent years. However there is still a great deal of power held here, with many major corporations still using Osaka as their base.

The city has a fantastic reputation for it’s restaurants, with the choice and quality being considered the best in the country, an accolade Osaka is rightly proud of. For anyone visiting Japan, Osaka should certainly be on the list of places to see, especially if also visiting Tokyo since the two cities seem to be up against each other constantly, each trying to outdo the other. Seeing them both at first-hand will enable a fair comparison to be made.

Guide to Osaka Attractions

Make time in Osaka and see some of the sights Osaka attractions include the Kaiyukan Aquarium is one of the best. Other popular sights like the Osaka tower are definitely worth exploring! Osaka’s culture guarantees plenty to see. Why not book a Osaka city tour before you travel and allow our expert Osaka based guides to show you some of Osaka’s hidden treasures.

Osaka Sporting Guide

It often seems as though Osaka’s population are avid fans of Baseball, which is played by the Hanshin Tigers who play at Koshien Stadium. The biggest event in the Osaka sporting calendar is undoubtedly the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Nagai Stadium and is quite a spectacle!

Guide to Osaka Attractions

Make time in Osaka and see some of the sights Osaka attractions include the Kaiyukan Aquarium is one of the best. Other popular sights like the Osaka tower are definitely worth exploring! Osaka’s culture guarantees plenty to see. Why not book a Osaka city tour before you travel and allow our expert Osaka based guides to show you some of Osaka’s hidden treasures.

Weather in Osaka

Easily pinpoint the best time for going to Osaka with our guide to the climate of Osaka. The table below shows the average temperatures in Osaka over the course of a year in Osaka.

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Osaka Driving Tips

If you are planning to drive during your visit to Osaka, you need an IDP (international driving permit) for Japan. You can book them with the AA, before going to Osaka. In Osaka, as with the rest of Japan, you should always keep to the left side of the road. Even though you cannot book car hire in Osaka online, there is still plenty to enjoy in Osaka, so take some time to explore!

Your Guide to Osaka Airport

Kansai International Airport is approximately 31 miles to the southwest of Osaka. The airport's IATA code is KIX - flights take 15 hours flight from London. Regular buses operate into Osaka, and taxis are also available. Kansai International Airport has many shops to browse before you fly, offering souvenirs from your time in Osaka if you want something to remember your visit.

British Embassy in Osaka

If you get into trouble in Osaka, or just need some advice, the Osaka British Consulate is the place to go.

British Consulate General
Epson Osaka Building
19F
3-5-1 Bakuro-Machi
Chuo-Ku
Osaka 541-0059

Telephone: (81) (6) 6120-5600

The Facts About Osaka

City Name: Osaka
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Currency: Japanese Yen
Time Difference: GMT + 9
Electricity Supply: 100V AC 60Hz

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