To appreciate the many textures of Osaka, step out and discover nearby areas such as Osaka, Joto, and Miyakojima.
Those interested in exhibits and shows will find many unique cultural highlights in and around Esaka. Stroll around the exhibits and enjoy the quiet of the Osaka Science Museum and the Osaka Museum of Oriental Ceramics. Head to the Osaka National Museum of Art, to get your fix of art. Enjoy seeing established and up-and-coming artists performing live at Festival Hall, the Umeda Arts Theater and the Osaka Symphony Hall.
If the sun is shining get outdoors and enjoy the nearby green spaces. Nature lovers love to visit places like Nakanoshima Park and Utsubo Park. There is a relaxed atmosphere here as well as well-designed botanical displays.
Grab your credit card and head to HEP Five, the Osaka Central Wholesale Market and the Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Arcade to get in some retail therapy.
If you're a sports fan, you’ll love Hanshin Koshien Stadium, the stomping ground of the legendary Hanshin Tigers baseball team in summer. Sporting enthusiasts can take in the smell of liniment in the massage rooms and visit off-limits areas of Hanshin Koshien Stadium by signing up for a fascinating behind the scenes tour.
When you’re ready to put your feet up after discovering the charms of Esaka, check in to one of the area’s convenient accommodation options. The Hearton Hotel Nishiumeda, the RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka and the Hotel Monterey La Soeur Osaka are among the many great places to stay around here.