Activities in Osaka
Retro, quirky and bustling with life, Osaka is a city where people like to laugh and eat well. Activities to make sure you don't miss out on its good-natured atmosphere.
The best food activities in Osaka
If you're a foodie, then Osaka is the perfect city for you. Known as the "Kitchen of Japan", Osaka is famous for its top quality street food, including Takoyaki (octopus balls), Okonomiyaki (savory pancakes) or Kushikatsu (skewered and deep-fried meat and vegetables). One great way to experience Osaka's culinary scene is by taking a food stroll through the city.
Enjoy our guided food stroll that will take you to the best food spots in Osaka, such as Dotonbori, Namba and Kuromon Ichiba Market to discover the best of what Japanese food has to offer!
The best cultural experiences in Osaka
One of the things to do that should be at the top of your list when visiting Osaka is to watch a Bunraku performance. Bunraku is a traditional form of puppet theater that originated in Osaka in the 17th century. These puppets are incredibly lifelike and manipulated by several puppeteers, making for an unforgettable show. You can watch a performance at the National Bunraku Theater, which offers English audio guides to help you understand the story.
Another unforgettable experience you may want to check out when visiting Osaka is attending a Sumo tournament, one of the national sports of the country. The Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium hosts one of the six annual sumo tournaments, which take place in March. The massive wrestlers will battle it out in the ring, complete with traditional rituals and ceremonies. Book your tickets early to enjoy the tournament, as they sell out quickly!
Discover Osaka - Explore the city
Consider taking one of our tours with one of our private guide in Osaka to make the most of your day while you visit the city. All of the best attractions Osaka has to offer, such as Osaka Castle, Shitennoji Temple, and the Umeda Sky Building, can be visited in one of our tours with the assistance of a knowledgeable private guide. You'll also learn about the city's history, culture, and customs, ensuring that you have a well-rounded experience. Check-it out!
The best museum & amusement parks in Osaka
No visit to Osaka would be complete without a stop at Universal Studios Japan. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, and Spider-Man are among the thrilling rides and most fun and popular attractions at this theme park. There are plenty of dining options and souvenir shops to keep you entertained for the entire day. The latest addition to the Universal Studio park in Osaka is the Super Nintendo World. There, you can take part in a virtual Mario Kart race, go on a treasure hunt riding on Yoshi's back, visit Princess Peach's castle, or simply immerse yourself in a perfect Mario Kart recreation. It really is a park that adult and children alike will enjoy! If you consider a taking a tour at this park during your stay, be sure to book your tickets on our website to get the best price available