Osaka Itinerary 1 Day
Best Places to Visit in Osaka in 1 day
We are trying to help you in making the best of your 1 day in Osaka. These are the most preferred places to visit in Osaka in 1 day by fellow travelers and experts. Even though one day in Osaka may not prove to be sufficient, one can still explore the highlights of Osaka.
- Kuromon Market
- Tonbori River Cruise
- Ken's House
- 一蘭拉麵 Ichiran Dotonbori Shop
- Best Western Hotel Fino Osaka Shinsaibashi
- Dormy Inn Umeda Higashi
- Sweets Paradise
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A Day in Osaka - Perfect 24 Hours Guide
Located in the Kansai region of Japan, Osaka is the second largest metropolitan city after Tokyo. This stylish city is marked by its huge commercial center, exciting nightlife, and state-of-the-art museums. Osaka is a perfect blend of rich history and modern architecture. Whether it is Osaka’s iconic castle or the famous Universal Studio of Japan, Osaka has a plethora of attractions and activities for the tourists. Although 1 day in Osaka is not enough to explore all the wonderful sights, this 1-day Osaka itinerary will help you see some of the most famous places of Osaka.
How to spend 1 day in Osaka?
Your first-morning visit should be at the most popular and iconic Osaka Castle. Located at the top of the hill, the Osaka Castle symbolizes the city of Osaka. Built in the 16th century, this marvelous castle features many beautiful gardens and a museum showcasing its history. You will need an hour to take a tour of the castle closely. Walk on the manicured lawns of Nishinomaru Garden and visit the Hōkoku Shrine. Close to the castle, there is Osaka Museum of History. Here you will know the ancient to the present history of Osaka thoroughly.
Lunch And Afternoon Discovery:
It’s time for lunch and you can taste the best of Japanese cuisine at Dōtonbori. Covering an area between Dōtonboribashi bridge and Nipponbashi bridge, Dōtonbori is the place where you must stop during your 24 hours in Osaka. It is famous an entertainment district and is known for its exclusive shopping arena and stylish restaurants. You can easily spend 2 hours or more enjoying the Japanese cuisine and shopping a large variety of products from here. While roaming on its streets, you will come across the billboard of Dotonbori Glico Sign. Get the beautiful views of the location from the Ebisu Bridge. There is a museum and Buddhist temple nearby to stop at.
Other fun activities in Osaka include the Universal Studios of Japan. This is the place where you can spend a whole day, but since you’ve got a small time in Osaka, come here in the evening. Home to 4 theme parks, famous movie characters, and entertainment venues, the Universal Studio of Japan in Osaka requires 3-4 hours of your evening to have a great time. Later in the evening, you can also visit Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, one of the largest aquariums in the world. Have dinner at one of the Japanese restaurants by the Osaka Bay.
This 1-day itinerary of Osaka has covered some of the most visited places in the city. However, you can add something else on the basis of your convenience and interest.
Sightseeing Tours and Activities for 1-Day in Osaka
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Best Hotels in Osaka for 1 Day Trip
Below are some of the frequently included hotels by fellow travelers to their itineraries for 1 day trip to London. Check out the hotels that suit you and add them to your trip plan.
With More Days in Hand
If you have more than a day in hand, look out for travel ideas for 2 days in Osaka or 3 days in Osaka. You can plan to spend more time at the attractions you find interesting. Enjoy the local restaurants, nightlife, treks, other adventure activites and more. Check the list of top things to do in Osaka.
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