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A must-see on all holidays to Osaka, the castle was built in the 16th Century and features heavily in the history of the country. Osaka Castle became the seat of power for Japan when the country was unified from different warring state into a single country.
Reconstructed several times over the centuries, the castle houses a museum on Japanese history, particularly the Azuchi-Momoyama and Edo periods, and is surrounded by beautiful parkland. Containing examples of samurai armour, historical clothing, art, and household items, the power and fortune of its original owner, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, is evident in the 3rd floor of the main tower his fascination with gold went to extremes!
Insider’s Tip: The park surrounding the castle is one of the best places to view the cherry blossoms in March and April!
If you want to know what a country that was locked away from the world for centuries looked like, head to the Osaka Museum of Housing and Living. With recreated life-size houses, streets, and scenes from the Edo period to the post World War I Showa period, the museum gives an amazing insight into the time that Japan was undergoing artistic and scientific enlightenment.
The main restaurant and shopping district of Osaka, Dotonbori is adorned with bright neon lights and elaborate store displays that rival Tokyo’s best! Formally a theatre district, it is now the heart of the city’s famous food scene with restaurants offering must-try local dishes such as takoyaki and okonomiyaki.
Just two street south of the bright lights of Dotonbori lies the small alleyway of Hozenji Yokocho. Preserved in the style of 17th–19th Century Imperial Japan, walking this lane transports visitors back in time as they are surrounded by traditional restaurants and izakayas (traditional Japanese bars) adorned with soft glowing lanterns.
One of the franchise theme parks of Universal Studios, the Japanese incarnation in Osaka has one very big difference to the rest… the Japanese people! As with other theme parks in the country, the enthusiasm and happy nature of the visitors make every ride and attraction just a little bit better, a little bit more fun, and a little bit more memorable.
With 9 areas including Minion Park, Jurassic Park, New York, Waterworld, and the perennial favourite The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the attractions are themed around movies of the Universal Studios. A full family day out, this place is a fun escape for young and old alike!
No doubt that as soon as you land in Japan you will notice the country’s version of fast food, ramen. The dish was revolutionised in the late 1950’s when the invention of instant ramen, or instant noodles, was made in Osaka and became a global phenomenon.
The Instant Ramen Museum celebrates the humble packaged good with a history of the instant noodle, a showcase of the different types, and also has fun and interactive activities and workshops such as designing your own cup of noodles by choosing ingredients and flavours, or making chicken ramen by hand.
Bunraku is a traditional Japanese puppet theatre and what better place to experience this cultural performance than the National Bunraku Theatre. With puppets up to 1.2 metres tall and being controlled by three puppeteers at the same time, the skills to present these performances need to be honed over decades.
After long business flights to Osaka, being well connected near Osaka JR Train Station as well as several underground stations is important. The Hilton Hotel is perfectly situated and has versatile business spaces to suit all your needs.
Centrally located and within walking distance of Dotonbori, the Swissotel Nankai offers businesses excellent facilities for everything from meetings through to conferences.
The nearby city of Kobe, made famous by the 1995 earthquake that devastated the city, lies less than an hour to the west. The city has now been restored and has several attractions for visitors to view. Nara, to the east of Osaka, is a historic city filled with temples and art dating back to when it was Japan’s capital in the 8th Century.
Further afield, Kyoto is the cultural capital of the country and offers visitors fantastic temples and even the chance to see a geisha. The capital city of Tokyo is approximately a 2 ½ hour Shinkansen (Bullet Train) away making Osaka the perfect city to begin or end a Japanese adventure!
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