Osaka has a temperate climate, where summers are relatively hot and accompanied with showers. Spring and autumn seasons are the preferred time to visit this city. Events such as Cheery Blossom, Mino Autumn Leaves Photo Competition and Autumn Leaves Festival, are organized at this time.
Places to visit in Osaka include:
- Osaka Aquarium: There are 14 exhibits in the aquarium on the theme of the volcanic perimeter surrounding the Pacific. Apart from this, there are over 300 species of marine life on display.
Umeda Sky Building: This 170-meter-high majestic building offers a stunning view of Osaka city. The Sky Garden is another interesting feature of the building.
- National Bunraku Theater: This is a traditional puppet and kabuki theater.
- Nakanoshima Park: This public park features a rose garden and over 4000 tress, and is the perfect place to enjoy the city's greenery.
Transportation in Osaka
The international, domestic and cargo flights operate from the two airports in the city: Kansai International Airport and Osaka International Airport. It being a port city, ferry and shipping services are also available extensively. Miyazaki, Kitakyushu, Kagoshima, and Okinawa are some of the ports in Osaka.
Rail network coverage in the city is wide-ranging and the major terminals are: Yodoyabashi, Umeda, Tennoji, Namba and Kyobashi. High-speed rail and commuter rail are the two types which operate in the city. Osaka Municipal Subway is another important part of the city's extensive rapid transit system.
The Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau operates regular bus service along with other companies in the city. The flat fare rate for regular buses can be 100 yen or 200 yen, based on the distance.
Hotels in Osaka
For a luxurious stay, you can book rooms at:
- The Ritz-Carlton
- Imperial Hotel Osaka
- Swissotel Nankai Osaka
- Lutheran Hotel
- Hotel Sun Route Umeda
- Flexstay Shinsaibashi Inn
- Hotel Minoh Osaka
- Chisun Inn Esaka
- Hotel New Archaic
Osaka tourist guides provide comprehensive information about the several travel attractions that Osaka has. A tourist guide technically offers some information of the below mentioned travel destinations in Osaka :-
- Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
- Osaka Aquarium
- Osaka Castle
- Minami market city center
- Umeda Sky Building
- A number of nice museums and parks
- Osaka Castle and many more.
Bus service is also available to the travelers and the common people and there are several discounts also. Osaka also has many railway stations like the Umeda station, Namba station, JR Osaka station and many other subway stations also. Some of the subway lines in Osaka are, Nankai railways, Hankyu railways, Kintetsu railways, Hanshin railways and so on.
There are several hotels in Osaka that offers very good accommodation to the travelers . Some of these are, Hilton Osaka, Imperial Osaka , The Westin Osaka, Miyako Hotel Tinnoji and so on. There are several travel and tour packages available also for a nice trip to Osaka. Some of these travel packages offer good discounts also.