Japanese Geishas

Osaka

Whether you’ve got an appetite for adventure, delicious dining or culture, Osaka is a vivacious city brimming with good times. With exclusive streetwear sitting seamlessly alongside stellar street food and curated record stores squeezed in next to quaint cafes and ceramic shops. See the cool and confident side of Japan with our Osaka travel guide. 

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Places to stay

The modern metropolis of Osaka hosts a sprawling mixture of accommodation. For those that love to eat as much as the residence of ‘the nation’s kitchen’, find a hidden hideaway near Ura-Namba or Hozenji-Yokocho Alley that you can roll back to after a big night of eating. If you’re looking to hop around the city or jump on the train for day trips to Kyoto or Kobe, Umeda is a convenient location with transport options that make seeing the sights a breeze.

To be within walking distance of the city’s main tourist attraction, Shinsaibashi, and the boutique-lined Orange Street, the Horie District is a trendy spot with plenty of Airbnbs and boutique hotels. Turn back time in the bohemian neighbourhood of Nakazakicho which is full of alleys with retro-charm and new-age artists.

The business hub of Kita is also home to some of the city’s most luxurious stays with the likes of the Intercontinental and Ritz-Carlton in the area. If you’re intrigued by all things anime, Nipponbashi is home to an area anime and manga fans love called Den Den Town. With so many areas to choose from, this is a city where you’re spoilt for choice.

Things to do

Dine on all the many different delights Osaka has on offer. For coffee combined with flowers, fashion and delicious food, BioTop is a cool spot to devote your morning to. A steamy way to spend your day is at Spa World, an 8-floor water theme park filled with pools, baths and saunas, or for a more traditional experience take a day trip by train to Kinosaki Onsen which is a town built around relaxing in one of seven hot springs.

Despite being one of the country’s most modern cities, traditional Japenese puppet theatre is a rare art form you’re lucky enough to still be able to witness at Osaka’s National Bunraku Theater. Walked up an appetite? While Dontonburi is Osaka’s most famous spot for foodies, the area of Fukushima is teeming with tiny gastronomic delights, like Hanakujira, Moeyo Mensuke and Ketobashiya Champion, for you to tour during a night out. If it’s fine dining you’re after, Fujiya 1935 is a three Michelin star restaurant serving up Kobe beef Spanish-style or try the marvellous multi-course ‘kaiseki’ at Yonemasu which holds one Michelin star

Behind Tenma Station, you’ll find plenty of bars and small bites along the lantern-lit Chochin-dori street. With infinite options, why not open up to the endless possibilities of Osaka?

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Disclaimer: ^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions

Disclaimer: ^ Qantas Frequent Flyer members will earn 3 Qantas Points per A$1 value unless otherwise specified, for hotel stays booked through qantas.com/hotels, except Classic Hotel Rewards and Airbnb bookings. Points Club members will earn 25% more Qantas Points, and Points Club Plus members will earn 50% more Qantas Points. Qantas Points will be credited to your account at least 8 weeks after check-out. Qantas Points may be earned by the member in whose name the booking is made. Members will not be able to earn points on additional charges paid to the accommodation provider for extras (including cots, breakfasts and other incidentals) on check-in or check-out (as applicable).  

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Disclaimer: # You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions