Osaka, Japan's laid-back second city, offers a more relaxed experience compared to Tokyo. Known for its food scene, particularly in the vibrant Dotonbori district, it's a haven for foodies. We’ll arrange an Osaka tour by locals which will allow you to taste local delicacies, such as takoyaki octopus dumplings, okonomiyaki pancakes and kushikatsu fried skewers, all washed down with a cup of sake. Or participate in a street food safari tour, where your local guide will take you off the beaten path, introducing you to the izayaka (bars and pubs) in the backstreets of the district.
Beyond food, Osaka boasts attractions like its Osaka Castle and is family-friendly with Universal Studios Japan (featuring a very popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter section). Osaka, welcoming and easy-going, provides a great entry point to Japan's diverse offerings, thanks to Japan's efficient train system. It serves as a convenient base for exploring nearby destinations like Kobe, Nara, Himeji, and the Kansai region, which includes the sacred site of Mount Koya and its vast monastery complex.
No matter who you plan to travel with, our Japan travel specialists and concierge will curate a luxury package for your family, friends, and groups.