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Osaka brings together the best of Tokyo’s dazzling city life and Kyoto’s rich culture. With a holiday to Osaka, you can get lost amidst the skyscrapers, or escape it all in the zenlike natural scenery surrounding the city. The first capital of Japan has it all.

Osaka Holidays

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The Ritz Carlton Osaka

The Ritz Carlton Osaka

Osaka is the gateway to Japanese culture and history, being just a short distance from attractions such as the fascinating cities of Kyoto and Nara. The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka hotel, located in the prestigious business and shopping...

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  • Swimming Pool
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The St. Regis Osaka

The St. Regis Osaka

Located in one of Osaka's most desirable locations and boasting a range of fantastic amenities and restaurants, St. Regis Osaka is the perfect place to spend your Japanese trip of a lifetime.

  • 2 Restaurants
  • Spa
  • Concierge Service
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The Westin Osaka

The Westin Osaka

The Shin Umeda City is Osaka’s new landmark, and The Westin Osaka is its heart, providing an oasis of space just minutes from Osaka’s business and entertainment centre. The 24-hour front desk and concierge service...

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  • Swimming Pool
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Osaka is the third largest city in Japan behind Tokyo and Yokohama. Osaka, or Naniwa as it was known at the time, is the first recorded capital city of Japan and is home to myriad attractions and incredible historical sites. Nowadays the city is a thriving hub of innovative business and metropolitan living. To get away from the bright lights, Osaka’s surrounding area is awash with areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Luxury Holidays in Osaka

No matter how you’d like to spend your time in Osaka, from visiting the incredible skyscrapers to digging a little deeper and discovering the varied history of the area, the city is bound to delight. Kenwood Travel has over 30 years of experience in travel and will provide you with the expertise and care you need to have an out of this world holiday.

5 Great Reasons to Holiday in Osaka

Visit the iconic Osaka Castle. This reconstruction of a traditional Japanese castle is jawdroppingly beautiful and houses a large range of impressive artefacts.
Experience an Okonomiyaki restaurant where you can cook your food however you wish via a hot plate.
Visit Shinsaibashi where you’ll find an impressive array of both designer outlets and boutiques selling locally made clothes and jewellery.
Check out the National Bunraku Theatre, one of the last place in the world where you can catch a traditional Japanese puppet play.
Go to Kaiyukan. This is one of the largest aquariums in the world and holds an staggering 11,000 tons of water!
Get a unique view of the city when you climb aboard the Tenpozan Ferris Wheel.


Osaka lies in a region of Japan that belongs to the humid subtropical climate zone. This means that the weather varies dramatically during the seasons. The winters can be cold with January seeing a mean average temperature of about 6˚C during the day while during the summer months the temperature can reach up to 34˚C. Due to the subtropical climate, the humidity drops below 60%.

Things to do whilst on holiday in Osaka

Osaka is located in the central metropolitan area of the Kansai region of Japan. This means that as well as Osaka itself, you get really easy access to the historically lavish Kyoto as well as the cosmopolitan port of Kobe.

Culture vultures in your group will love the National Art Museum where modern art from Japan as well as the rest of the world is exhibited.

Head down to the waterfront and you can experience Universal Studios Japan where your favourite Hollywood movies come to life before your very eyes.

Interesting Facts About Osaka

  • Osaka translates to “large hill”
  • Osaka has a population of 10.5 million people.
  • One particular quirk of Osaka is local people jumping into the Dotonbori River to celebrate sporting success. 250,000 people did this to celebrate Japan’s qualification for the 2002 World Cup following victory over Tunisia.
  • Osaka’s airport is the second biggest in Japan and is entirely built on its very own artificial island.

Osaka Holidays 2018

Book today with Kenwood Travel and avoid and missing out on preferred dates and prices for your 2018 visit to Osaka. We’re more than happy to help you find the perfect holiday package and offer a bespoke service where handpicked holidays can be designed to suit your personality and budget. No mateer what you want to do in Osaka, Kenwood Travel is always on hand to make all the bookings and arrangements for your dream holiday to Japan.

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