Best Time To Visit Osaka

The peak travel months to Osaka are during the months of March, April, May.

Osaka is on the Japanese island of Honshu. It’s known for its modern architecture, nightlife and hearty street food. Its shogunate Osaka Castle has undergone several restorations. It’s surrounded by a moat and park with plum, peach and cherry-blossom trees. Sumiyoshi-taisha is among Japan’s oldest Shinto shrines.

Neon-lit Dōtonbori is Osaka’s popular dining and entertainment district. Large signs in the shape of sea creatures hang above eateries serving local specialties like takoyaki and okonomiyaki. Nearby Shinsaibashi is a covered shopping arcade with trendy fashion boutiques. Other big draws include Universal Studios Japan, the movie-themed amusement park. The top of the Umeda Sky Building has  glass elevators and an open-air observatory.

Map of Osaka