The down-to-earth, hard-working Japanese city of Osaka is a refreshing contrast to the frenzied feel of Tokyo. Osaka holidays are much more about living like a local than sightseeing; there is far more to see in its street markets and bustling alleys. That’s not to say that there are no other attractions; Osaka Castle and the aquarium are both worth a visit. Osaka holidays are not complete without plenty of eating. This city is famous for its food; many of Japan’s delicacies originated there and it also invented conveyor-belt sushi which is now enjoyed around the world. Get out into the streets after dark to try as much as you can of what Osaka has to offer.
The best hotels to stay in Osaka are Arrow Hotel Osaka, Uehonmachi Plaza Hotel - Adult Only and Namba Oriental Hotel.