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Flight Osaka

A magical destination

Japan's third largest city is bursting with invigorating energy. You will succumb to its amazing vitality at the first minute.

The essential

Background of this impressive destination

On the big wheel installed at the top of the Hep Five building you can admire the bay and the port of Osaka. A large glass bubble hides the Maritime Museum. The Yodo River takes part in this magic, crossing the city between the skyscrapers made of glass and steel, like the two futuristic towers of the Umeda Sky Building, connected by an atrium bridge. A breathtaking architecture that convinces you that Osaka is a city of the future that deserves the trip.

 

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Osaka, hyperbolic Japan
Eccentric and unexpected
Full of eccentric quirks, the third largest city in Japan is always animated. Book your flight to Osaka, Tokyo’s vivacious little sister, and get ready to discover a dynamic city with dozens of shopping malls, each more extravagant than the last. Wander towards the big red Ferris wheel which overlooks the HEP Five, an impressive shopping mall. Pass under the watchful eyes of the huge sculpted whales at the entrance and explore the nine floors of shopping and entertainment. A few minutes from here is Denden Town, a cosplay hotspot where manga and video game fans gather. And don’t miss the frenetic energy of Dotonbori street, with its multitude of adverts and screens.
Epicurean and delicious
Bubbling with energy, famous for kuidaore (meaning "to eat oneself to bankruptcy"), this megacity is also the capital of Japanese epicureanism. Booked your airfare to Osaka? Prepare to discover internationally renowned restaurants like the very chic Fujiya 1935 or the Mizuno, for unparalleled okonomiyaki, the traditional savoury pancake with vegetables and meat. Once you’ve eaten your fill, sample the region’s other speciality: shows. At the National Bunraku Theatre, actors share the stage with giant puppets, a real Japanese tradition. Not far from here, the famous Namba Grand Kagetsu offers a programme of comedy shows including rakugo (a kind of stand up) and manzai (a double act) which amuse both locals and visitors.
Playful and full of attractions
In Japan’s cultural capital, everything is about fun and leisure activities, all on a massive scale. Thanks to your great deal round trip flights to Osaka you can pay a visit to the Spa World, a four storey relaxing Japanese experience with traditional baths, a great antidote to the pace of modern life. Some 10 million film fans flock to Universal Studios Japan every year, the film studio’s theme park where you’ll find a mix of blockbusters and Japanese films. You’ll be amazed at Kaiyukan Aquarium, one of the world’s largest aquariums, where you see two rare whale sharks. With your plane ticket booked to Osaka, you are in for a delightful mix of Japanese culture and entertainment.
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Festivals & Carnivals
Food
08/09/2019
to 10/09/2019
Fiesta Mexicana Osaka 2019
Osaka
Festivals & Carnivals
Food
08/09/2019
to 10/09/2019
Fiesta Mexicana Osaka 2019
Osaka
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Enjoy three days of gourmet Mexican delicacies at the <B>Umeda Sky building</B> in <B>Osaka</B>. No fusion cuisine here - it's pure, undiluted Mexican food at the Fiesta Mexicana Osaka. You'll be transported across the planet by mariachi bands, and marimba in traditional costumes. All while tucking into delicious tacos, enchiladas, tamales and burritos. Ay, caramba!<br/>
From Sunday 8 to Tuesday 10 September 2019 :
- Saturday, Sunday from 11:00 to 19:00

Admission prices :
- Free
Adress
1-1-88 Oyodonaka Kitaku
540-0007
Osaka
Festivals
Feast
14/09/2019
to 16/09/2019
Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri 2019, ceremony
Kishiwada
Festivals
Feast
14/09/2019
to 16/09/2019
Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri 2019, ceremony
Kishiwada
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The <B>Kishiwada Festival</B> is a 300-year-old tradition in which appeals are made to the Shinto gods for abundant crops. The 34 <B>danjiri matsuri</B> shrines decorated with lanterns, carvings and sculptures, one for each neighbourhood, are paraded throughout the town. These are lively processions with young men riding perilously on the swaying floats. </BR>This is a festive occasion even before it begins, with the preparation of the costumes (the happi), the dances for the daïkugata who accompany the danjiris, and also the feasts which are organized the day before. The annual danjiri matsuri of this suburb of <B>Osaka</B> is one of the most famous in the whole of Japan.<br/>
From Saturday 14 to Monday 16 September 2019 :
- Saturday, Sunday doors open at 10:00

Admission prices :
- Free
Adress
Centre-ville
596-8510
Kishiwada
Festivals & Carnivals
Food
08/10/2019
to 08/10/2019
Osaka Kitchenware Street Festival
Osaka
Festivals & Carnivals
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08/10/2019
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Osaka Kitchenware Street Festival
Osaka
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Prepare for a sensory overload: the streets of <B>Osaka</B> will be bustling with life during <B>Osaka Kitchenware Street Festival</B>! Japanese street food will take centre stage in the shopping street <B>Toshiya Suji</B>. Osaka is well known for its street food: come and taste all the best local food and you can also see a giant <I>taiyaki</i>. A fish shaped cake made with azuki beans, it's officially in the <B>Guinness Book of Records</B> as the biggest one in the world. Enjoy a wonderful glimpse of Japanese cultural life and a taste of the local culinary tradition including plenty of unexpected flavours.<br/>
On Monday 7 October 2019 :
- Tuesday from 10:00 to 17:00

Admission prices :
- Free
Adress
Uehonmachi Tennoji-ku
540-0007
Osaka
Sporting Events
Sport
22/10/2019
to 22/10/2019
Kilo Run Osaka
Osaka
Sporting Events
Sport
22/10/2019
to 22/10/2019
Kilo Run Osaka
Osaka
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The Kilo Run is a rather unusual race. Competitors are not just concerned with distance and time, but also with how much weight they have gained! It's a running festival that's all about running, eating and having fun, all at once! Along the route of your chosen course, you can try various different local specialities. At the end of the race, runners who have successfully gained over 0.5kg, or 1kg will be awarded with the race medal. It's a good warm up for a foodie marathon throughout Japan..<br/>
On Tuesday 22 October 2019 :
- Tuesday from 10:00 to 18:00

Admission prices :
- Price category 1 (full price) : 3100 ¥
- Price category 2 (full price) : 3400 ¥
- Price category 3 (full price) : 6800 ¥
https://kilorun.com/
Adress
1 Osakajo, Chuo Ward
540-0007
Osaka
Musical Entertainment
Classical Music
31/10/2019
to 31/10/2019
BBC Proms, classical music concert
Osaka
Musical Entertainment
Classical Music
31/10/2019
to 31/10/2019
BBC Proms, classical music concert
Osaka
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The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra is an orchestra unlike any other. Directed by Thomas Dousgo, this jewel from the British Isles will leave its native land to delight audiences in Osaka. On the programme, the orchestra will accompany piano soloist Julianna Avdeeva, playing works by Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky: it's sure to be a grandiose experience. Don't miss a chance to see this great orchestra if you can. <br/>
On Thursday 31 October 2019 :
- Thursday from 19:00 to 22:00

Admission prices :
- Price category 1 (full price) : 15000 €
- Price category 2 (full price) : 12000 €
- Price category 3 (full price) : 9000 €
- Price category 4 (full price) : 1000 €
Adress
531-8501 2-chome, Oyodo-Minami, Kita-ku
540-0007
Osaka
Phone
008106 6453 6000
To do

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Hot spot Family-oriented Magical/Mystical
Kaiyukan Aquarium
Osaka
Hot spot Family-oriented Magical/Mystical
Kaiyukan Aquarium
Osaka
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With hundreds of animal species, thousands of tons of water and tens of thousands of reptiles, birds invertebrates and mammals, the Kaiyukan Aquarium is a head first plunge into the ocean. You'll be amazed as you pass through the Aqua Gate, a glass tunnel which allows you to see all the sea creatures swimming around and above you.
As well as being one of the largest aquariums in the world, the Kaiyukan Aquarium is known for its two superstars: Kai-kun and Dai-kun, two whale sharks weighing over a ton. These majestic beasts are sure to be a real highlight of your visit.
All year long :
    Every day, from 10:00 to 20:00

Admission prices :
    Full price : 2300 ¥
    Doors open at 60 years : 2000 ¥
    From 7 to 15 years : 1200 ¥
    Children from 4 to 6 years : 600 ¥
    Children up to 3 years : Free
http://www.kaiyukan.com/language/eng/
Adress
1-1-10 Kaigan-dori, Minato-ku,
540-0007
Osaka
Phone
0081 6 6576 5501
website
http://www.kaiyukan.com/language/eng/
Place of character Bucolic/Country Spiritual
Nara Park - Tobihino
Nara
Place of character Bucolic/Country Spiritual
Nara Park - Tobihino
Nara
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When the Japanese concept of kawaii (cuteness) is applied in a spiritual way, the result is Nara Park. Across the entire surface (over 650ha), deer roam freely, watching over this sacred land. They are not at all shy, in fact they will happily eat special deer crackers from your hands.
You can buy these from vending machines: you'll then be well equipped to visit the numerous temples and sanctuaries in the park. A charming collaboration between man and nature.
All year long :
    Every day, 24/7
http://nara-park.com
Adress
30 Noborioji-cho
630-8122
Nara
Phone
742 22 0375
website
http://nara-park.com
Hot spot Classic Tourist destination Spiritual
Shitenno-Ji Temple
Osaka
Hot spot Classic Tourist destination Spiritual
Shitenno-Ji Temple
Osaka
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Hiding among the skyscrapers of Osaka is one of Japan's oldest and most venerable buildings. The Shitenno-ji Temple was first built almost 1500 years ago, and has been reconstructed several times over the centuries. Step into the temple complex and you will enter a haven of tranquillity, an island of calm amid the frantic bustle of the city.
Behind the pretty red façade, you will find statues which honour the Buddhist pantheon, as well as frescos that tell the story of Buddha's life. Contemporary and ancient art come together in harmony.
Take a moment to explore the gardens, where tortoises wander under the cherry trees.
http://www.shitennoji.or.jp
Adress
1-11-18 Shitennoji, Tennoji-ku, Tennoji
540-0007
Osaka
website
http://www.shitennoji.or.jp
Hot spot Family-oriented Tourist destination Magical/Mystical
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka
Hot spot Family-oriented Tourist destination Magical/Mystical
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka
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Why not take a little trip to Hollywood during your stay in Japan? Universal Studio Japan is the American film company's theme park in Asia, (in fact the only one outside the US) and it attracts over 10 million visitors each year.
You'll find all the studio's major films represented, including Terminator, Spider-Man, Jurassic Park and Harry Potter. There are also local favourites such as One Piece, Dragon Ball or Final Fantasy with rides and attractions that are regularly updated for a fresh feel. Are you ready to be the star of this show?
All year long :
    Every day, from 08:30 to 21:00

Admission prices :
    Full price : 7315 ¥
    Doors open at 65 years : 6575 ¥
    Children from 4 to 11 years : 5000 ¥
http://www.usj.co.jp
Adress
2-1-33 Sakurajima, Konohana-ku
540-0007
Osaka
website
http://www.usj.co.jp
To leave and eat

To leave and eat

Our selection on Osaka
Luxury Trendy Gourmet spot
Fujiya 1935
Osaka
Luxury Trendy Gourmet spot
Fujiya 1935
Osaka
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Generous and delicate, the food served at Fujiya 1935 is made with love. Chef Tetsuya Fujiwara is the fourth generation of his family to take the reins of this establishment in central Osaka. Fujiya 1935 has built an international reputation for its excellent food, and the style of cooking has gradually evolved over seven decades.
The menu varies according to the seasons, offering an inventive selection of dishes inspired by Italian and Spanish flavours, combined with Japanese traditional cooking and with contemporary influences. Pure elegance on a plate.
Phone
0081 6941 2483
Adress
2-4-14 Yariyamachi, Chuo-ku,
540-0007
Osaka
All year long :
    Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 12:00 to 13:00
    From Monday to Saturday from 18:00 to 20:00
website
http://fujiya1935-osaka.com
Luxury Trendy Gourmet spot
Hajime
Osaka
Luxury Trendy Gourmet spot
Hajime
Osaka
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According to the chef, the dishes served at Hajime are an incarnation of "the equilibrium and harmony between nature, land and space". Thus, for Hajime Yoneda, food is above all a spiritual experience. Priority is given to vegetables, herbs and grains.
This philosophy also results in a considerable attention to detail: each ingredient is selected and placed on the plate with careful regard for its shape and colour, so that each dish is presented like the unveiling of a painting.
email
office@hajime-artistes.com
Phone
06 6447 6688
Adress
1-9-11-1F, Edobori, Nishi-ku
540-0007
Osaka
All year long :
    Every day, from 17:30 to 20:00
website
http://www.hajime-artistes.com
Convivial Gourmet spot
Kougaryu Takoyaki
Osaka
Convivial Gourmet spot
Kougaryu Takoyaki
Osaka
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Osaka, the foodie capital of Japan, is proud of its on-the-go snacks which it is particularly famous for. One such speciality is takoyaki, fried wheat batter balls filled with diced octopus. And if there's one place in Osaka that you should taste this, it's Kougaryu. This well known spot is very popular among the younger generation. For 40 years, Kougaryu has remained faithful to its original recipe, blanketing its takoyaki in a tasty white sauce. You can have them to take away or eat them in the shop. These takoyaki are excellent fuel for shopping or sightseeing.
Adress
2-18-4 Nishi Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku
540-0007
Osaka
All year long :
    From Sunday to Friday from 10:30 to 20:30
    Saturday from 10:30 to 21:30
website
http://www.kougaryu.jp
Great bargain Gourmet spot
Mizuno
Osaka
Great bargain Gourmet spot
Mizuno
Osaka
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If the quality of a restaurant can be ascertained by the size of the crowd it attracts, then Mizuno is top notch.
It's been going for over 70 years, and this tiny, unassuming place in the Dotonbori district welcomes an astonishing number of customers each day, both locals and tourists. It's secret lies in the unbeatable okonomiyaki. This dish, halfway between a savoury pancake and a vegetable omelette, is a local speciality of Osaka. Here it's prepared with a recipe that's been passed down and refined over three generations. If you want to try this local speciality at the most popular spot in town, don't forget to book!
Phone
06 6212 6360
Adress
1-4-15 Dotombori Chuo-ku
540-0007
Osaka
All year long :
    Every day, from 11:00 to 22:00
website
http://www.mizuno-osaka.com