Osaka lies along Osaka Bay at the mouth of the Yodo River. During the day, it’s Japan’s second most populated city, but at night it’s the third. Book your flight to Osaka with EVA Air today and prop up your feet in a state-of-the-art seat when you upgrade to our proud Business Class.
Discover Osaka’s history at Osaka Castle. This reconstructed castle is set amongst the towering skyscrapers of the business district. After a picnic in Osaka Castle Park, you can continue learning about the city’s past at the nearby Osaka Museum of History. Then walk across the beautiful Sorihashi Bridge and visit the Sumiyoshi Shrine, one of Japan’s oldest Shinto shrines. Known for its unique architecture, this shrine dates back to the 3rd century. Afterwards, step back in time to the Edo Period when you discover the Open-Air Museum of Old Farmhouses at Ryokuchi Park. If you visit when the cherry blossoms are in bloom, stroll along the cherry blossom tunnel road at the Japan Mint.
Start your culinary adventure in Dotonbori. Visit a sushi restaurant and sample the Battera, a rectangular sushi. You must try the Okonomiyaki. These savoury fried cabbage cakes are the ultimate Japanese comfort food. When you pass a street vendor, ask for the Takoyaki – fried dumplings with octopus.
The Osaka Subway connects destinations throughout the city. Consider getting an Osaka Unlimited Pass, a one or two-day pass that offers unlimited rides on Osaka’s buses and subways. You can also take the JR Osaka Loop Line, which runs around Osaka and stops at Osaka Castle. The city is very bike friendly. Just remember to ride on the left whenever possible and cycling on the pavement is allowed.