Osaka HolidaysJapan
Heavily bombed during WWII, Osaka makes up in edibles what it lacks in architecture. An Osakan saying is kuidaore, or “eat yourself into ruin,” which you can do with okonomiyaki or self cooked food, block sushi,octopus dumplings, and much more. Nostalgic for those college dormitory days? Visit the Museum of …

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How to get to Osaka

Here's what you need to know about getting to Osaka. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Osaka takes 14 hours, 25 minutes.

When to go to Osaka

Typical Holiday Price

£968 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Osaka varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit

June

Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - June is the cheapest month to go to Osaka.

Where to stay in Osaka

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Osaka, according to other travellers.

Reviews of Osaka

Novy Victoriasary
Novy Victoriasary
07/05/2019

Very nice place to cisit, not as busy as Tokyo, but better in a very good way..

Bii Mo
Bii Mo
04/03/2019

landed at osaka but we went to kyoto and nara as well.you can always add kobe or even tokyo to ur itinerary if you habe time like more than 7 daus.had tje best n most time enjoying japan.Will sure be coming back again.

Sarah D'Antoni
Sarah D'AntoniConstanta
20/06/2018

Anyone you talk to in Japan will tell you to go to Osaka if you want to be in gastro-heaven. Naturally, I zipped out of crowded Tokyo and took the 4-hour train ride to Osaka. The train requires a few transfers, but Osaka can also be reached by either domestic or international air travel. The trip is worth it for the best sushi in Japan, octopus balls (Takoyaki), and the vintage-retro vibe that fills the streets of Osaka. I visited in August 2017 when the humidity was at an all-time high; I recommend visiting in the early summer months or spring to avoid the heat.

Keane
KeaneSan Francisco
24/05/2018

Osaka should not be left out of the itinerary if you are nearby. We stopped in for a day trip from Kyoto with the Japan Rail Pass. It's fairly easy to get around, and we made our way through the city with no problems. Osaka Castle was a highlight. Though I did not care so much for the bustle inside the castle, the surrounding area was very pleasant for a stroll.

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Kobe

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