Osaka Travel Facts

The Basics

City Name: Osaka

Where is it located?: Osaka is central Japan on the Yodo-gawa and the Tasbori-gawa rivers.

Why do people go there?: Travelers describe Osaka as a place that makes you feel as though you’re stuck inside a pinball machine.

How do travelers get there?: Not only does Osaka have an international airport, but also the main train through Japan. Many travelers arrive this way.

Currency: Yen

City Code: 81

Population: 3million

Languages: Japanese 99%, others 1%

Travel Information

Neighborhoods: Umeda, Minami

Attractions: Dotombori, Amerika-Mura

Accommodations: Osaka Hostels

Tourist Office: Japan Tourist_Office

Off-the-beaten-path: Kobe

Health Issues: No major Health_Issues for Japan.

Tips for Visiting

When to go: Go to Japan when you’re rich! Kidding aside, you can visit most of the year, althought the summer can be hot.

Common Phrases: Hello=Konnichiwa; Goodbye=Sayonara; Yes=Hai; No=Iie; Please=Onegai shimasu; Thank You=Arigatoo gozaimasu; Do you speak English?=Eigo o hanashimasuka?

City Specific Events: Hanami: March/April, Osaka’s Tenjin Matsuri: July, Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri, September

How to get around?: Subways are the best way to get around Osaka.

Good to know: Although it doesn’t look like much in the day, the vibrancy of Osaka comes to life at night.

Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airports to fly into Osaka are Kansai International Airport and Osaka International Airport. Choose the airport that is near your trip destination to obtain a cheaper fight.

Need more information?: Check out the Osaka travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.

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