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About Osaka

Osaka is a bustling city full of vibrant lights, delicious food and plenty of unique attractions. A thriving metropolis with a pleasant easy-going vibe and an excellent choice of restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues Osaka is the place to be for late nights and unforgettable memories. Osaka is a brilliant food destination, home to local delicacies including okonomiyaki and Takoyaki. Foodies will want to head to Dotonbori for great restaurants with huge 3D signs in the shape of octopus, gyoza and more.

If you're looking to get away from the bright sights and sounds of Osaka’s lively city center there are plenty of historic sites waiting for you in Osaka. Visit the Osaka Castle a stunning building surrounded by a series of moats. Or for a more family fun style day why not explore Super Nintendo World and indulge in a bit of nostalgia. With so much to do there is no shortage of memories to be made in Osaka.

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We offer a range of Osaka Japan tours catering to every kind of visitor. Weather you want to indulge in delicious local food, explore the ancient history of Japan or dive into the bright nightlife and fun filled attractions. You’re bound to find the perfect tour for you from our selection of Osaka Tours.

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What to expect when visiting Osaka Japan

The city of Osaka is famous for its street food, often called the ‘Kitchen of Japan’ you can expect to find delicious food including takoyaki (octopus balls) and okonomiyaki (savory pancakes). In the bustling heart of the city, you can expect to find towering buildings housing neon lit shops selling everything from cosmetics to anime themed goods, large animatronic signs advertising delicious restaurants and vibrant bars full of excitement. Heading further afield to the Norther Osaka Prefecture and you will find traditional Japanese farmhouses in an open-air museum, parks, waterfalls and even an instant ramen museum.

What to do in Osaka Japan

Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle

Visit Osaka Castle

This iconic landmark, with its majestic architecture and expansive grounds, is must-see in Osaka. Explore the richly decorated main tower, which houses a museum showcasing artifacts from the castle’s past. Enjoy panoramic views of the city from the observation deck, and stroll through the surrounding Nishinomaru Garden, which is especially beautiful during cherry blossom season. Whether you're a history enthusiast or simply seeking stunning sights, Osaka Castle promises an enriching and memorable experience.

a group of people dressed up as Mario characters
Tourists dressed as Mario characters

Super Nintendo World

Experience the magic of Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka. Step into the vibrant world of Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach, and immerse yourself in interactive attractions, thrilling rides, and themed dining experiences. From the exhilarating Mario Kart ride to the whimsical Yoshi’s Adventure, this park offers fun for all ages. Collect virtual coins, explore iconic landscapes, and enjoy exclusive merchandise in this uniquely immersive environment. Perfect for families and gaming enthusiasts, a visit to Super Nintendo World is a must for anyone looking to relive their favorite Nintendo moments in an exciting and dynamic setting.

a selection of sushi

Visit Dotonbori

Visiting Dotonbori in Osaka is a sensory delight, offering a mix of vibrant lights, bustling streets, and mouthwatering street food. This iconic district is famous for its neon billboards, including the renowned Glico Running Man, and its lively atmosphere. Stroll along the Dotonbori Canal, savor local delicacies like takoyaki and okonomiyaki from numerous food stalls and immerse yourself in the energetic nightlife. Whether you're shopping for unique souvenirs or simply enjoying the electric ambiance, Dotonbori promises an unforgettable experience that captures the essence of Osaka's spirited culture.

When is the best time to visit Osaka?

The best time to visit Osaka is during the spring and fall seasons. Spring offers mild weather and the chance to see cherry blossoms in full bloom, particularly in popular spots like Osaka Castle Park. fall is equally pleasant with cooler temperatures and stunning fall foliage, making it ideal for exploring outdoor attractions and enjoying seasonal festivals. Both seasons provide a comfortable climate for sightseeing, outdoor activities, and experiencing Osaka's vibrant culture and cuisine.


Our tours in Osaka Japan are the perfect way to explore the city. Join our knowledgeable tour guides on an unforgettable adventure though this electric city. Experience the delicious street food in Dotonbori, wander through beautiful gardens, visit museums and theme parks and create memories that will last a lifetime on a tour to Osaka with us at On The Go Tours.

Frequently asked questions

How far Osaka to Tokyo?

The distance between Tokyo and Osaka is around 515km but only takes around 2.5 hours from one city to the other on the bullet train.

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Japan tours: Discover the highlights of Japan

Whilst Japan is full of unforgettable highlights, these are the places that you really can't miss on your trip. From the heaving metropolis of Tokyo to the peaceful, rural tranquility of Miyajima Island and Kyoto - steeped in ancient history. Japan is a land of beautiful contrasts just waiting to be explored.


Japan's cultural capital is home to a plethora of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including some of the country's most famous temples and shrines. It's also the best place in the country to catch a glimpse of the famous geisha, especially the gion district.


A stunning national park, home to Japan's most iconic view. Mount Fuji sits atop striking scenes of green woodland, crystal clear lakes, and inviting hot springs. Hike in this scenic region, and spend the night at a traditional ryokan.


Ever-evolving skylines, cosmopolitan corners, and neon-lit streets. Tokyo is a city headed for the future. But look closely for kabuki, sumo, tea, and sushi - tradition is everywhere. Tokyo is huge, so our Signature package tours spend four nights here, allowing you to take it all in.


An idyllic contrast to the chaotic capital, Miyajima is an enchanting island of rural charm, just off the coast of Hiroshima. Home to the floating torii gate of the Itsukushima Shrine, and stunning views of Mount Misen and the Inland Sea.


Traveling by bullet train to Himeji, our travelers will get to explore the elegant "White Egret" castle here. It's the best known and most complete example of Japan's traditional tiered castles and even survived heavy bombing during the Second World War.


A city made famous by all the wrong reasons, a trip to Hiroshima is sobering and emotional, but it's an important and fascinating stop for travelers to Japan. Reflect at the Peace Park and see the A-Bomb Dome, one of just a handful of buildings to survive the atomic bomb.

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