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How to Spend 2 Days in Osaka

How to Spend 2 Days in Osaka

Two days in Osaka allow you time to thoroughly explore the thrilling city, with its contrasting neon-lit center and traditional backstreets, as well as venture to nearby Nara for stunning temples and a brush with nature. Here’s how to spend 48 hours sightseeing, eating, and reveling in one of Japan’s most fun cities.

Day 1: Explore the City

Morning: Begin your stay in Osaka with a group or private tour of its top sights. Tours typically include stops at must-sees such as Osaka Castle, Shitennoji Temple, and the Dotonbori district. Alternatively, a hop-on hop-off bus and boat tour allows you to create your own itinerary and typically includes a public transit pass.

Afternoon: After seeing the sights from a vehicle, get a closer look on an afternoon walking tour that reveals gems hidden amongst the main landmarks. Walking tours often include admission to places such as Osaka Castle, as well as a river cruise around nearby Nakanoshima island.

Night: Get a taste of the culinary delights upon which the city built its reputation as a foodie hot spot on an evening street food tour of downtown Osaka. Feast on local classics including grilled seafood, meat skewers, and savory pancakes, as well as the takoyaki (battered octopus balls) for which the city is known.

Day 2: See Marine Life and Deer

Morning: Begin your second day with a visit to the world’s largest aquarium. The Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is home to an enormous variety of sea life, from seals and penguins to whale sharks and manta rays. Prebooking skip-the-line tickets saves time; some packages also include a cruise on the bay.

Afternoon: Head for the charming nearby city of Nara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to explore its temples, shrines, and reserve home to more than 1,000 free-roaming deer. Afternoon tours from Osaka typically include hotel pickup and drop-off plus round-trip train travel.

Night: Conclude your Osaka visit with an evening food and drink tour. A small-group tour takes you to some bars and restaurants missed by most visitors and introduces you to the best of local cuisine, such as kushi katsu (fried food on sticks), dote nikomi (slow-cooked meat), and tonpeiyaki (grilled pork and egg).

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Deep Osaka All-Inclusive Nighttime Foodie Cultural Experience

Deep Osaka All-Inclusive Nighttime Foodie Cultural Experience

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Go off the beaten track—and avoid tourist traps—on this nighttime walking tour of Osaka. In a small group of no more than six people head for the foodie districts of Tenma and Kyobashi to sample local dishes, enjoy a few drinks, and get to know the locals.
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Osaka Street Food Tour with a Local Foodie: Private & 100% Personalized

Osaka Street Food Tour with a Local Foodie: Private & 100% Personalized

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It can be overwhelming to figure out what to eat on your first time in Osaka. Let an English-speaking guide take you and your friends on this small group street food tour. Discover new foods and flavors, and let your guide personalize the tour to your tastes. Taste foods like oden, okonomiyaki, and takoyaki, and down a few beers if you'd like, at food stalls recommended by your guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$148.10
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Evening Street Food Hopping Tour in Downtown Osaka

Evening Street Food Hopping Tour in Downtown Osaka

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Don’t leave visiting Osaka’s most enticing eateries to chance, guarantee culinary delights on this private 3-hour food tour of downtown Osaka. Alongside a gastronome guide, you’ll visit popular bars and food stalls to feast on Japanese classics including grilled seafood, meat skewers, savory pancakes, and Asian-style pizza. Wash it down with included beer, sake, and soft drinks, and absorb the vibrant atmosphere and bright lights of downtown Osaka. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included. 
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  • 3 hours
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$175.52
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Private Osaka Custom Full-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

Private Osaka Custom Full-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

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Choose your own adventure in Osaka thanks to this fully-customizable 8-hour private tour. Travel aboard your very own chartered bus, limo or van as you explore a range of of Osaka’s most unique sights. Depending on your interests you might visit historic Osaka Castle, explore Shitennoji Temple, eat and drink your way through the Dotonbori district or take in the views from the Umeda Sky Building. A driver, chartered vehicle and round-trip transport from Central Osaka are included.
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  • 8 hours
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