Osaka – Admire Architectural Wonders & Visit Captivating Cultural Centres
Osaka is a charming Japanese city and metropolis which is home to plenty of mega shopping malls, authentic local markets, world-class museums and ancient shrines and temples. Osaka is renowned as the food capital of Japan with an incredible array of dining options, including Michelin starred restaurants, street food vendors and cafes serving signature Osaka dishes such as okonomiyaki pancakes and Kushikatsu skewers.
Osaka is best known for its shrines, palaces and temples which are symbolic to the city. Shitenno-Ji is a highlight, which is one of Japan’s oldest temples that was founded in the 6th century, as is the Sumiyoshi Taisha shrine which features traditional sumiyoshi-zukuri styles and the stunning Osaka Castle. Osaka also boasts captivating museums which allow an interesting and educational insight into the city’s cultural heritage, including the Open Air Museum of Old Japanese Farmhouses.
Other than historic and religious sites, there are plenty of other fun-filled things to get up to in Osaka. You could visit the Osaka Aquarium which is home to around 30,000 marine creatures and spend the evening at Dotonbori, which is the city’s main entertainment hub with neon signs galore. Book a holiday to Osaka with Brightsun and prepare for a unique and charming Japanese city break.