Osaka Travel Guide, Japan
Osaka is the third biggest city in Japan. It is also called Japan's gourmet food capital. This cosmopolitan city is packed with warm people that will surely make tourist feel most comfortable with the place.
Osaka has two airports. One is the Kansai International Airport which serves both international and domestics flights. The airport information counters here give free maps and touring information. They also help in hotel booking. There are also foreign exchange booths within the airport so it would be more convenient for tourists to change their money right away.
The other airport in Osaka is the Itami Airport. Unlike Kansai, this airport serves domestic flights only. Flights from different cities in Japan mostly arrive here. You can ride a limousine bus from the airport when touring into the main city.
When touring around the city, several means of transportation are available. You can either ride a bus, train, taxi or subway. But be sure to keep your maps or travel guides within reach because getting around the city can be very confusing.
You may wonder what time of the year you should visit Osaka. Well, you can visit Osaka anytime because it offers different kinds of beauty with each passing season. The weather in Osaka is considered mild and it has four seasons. Spring is from March to May. This is the time when the famous cherry blossoms bloom. This is specifically seen in April. Summer season is from June until August. The weather by this time is humid and hot making it best to go swimming. Autumn is from September to November. This is another great time to be in Osaka to witness the beauty of the surroundings covered in yellow, orange and red colors. Lastly, the winter season is from December until February. Snow seldom falls in Osaka but the weather can be icy.
One of the most sought-after events in Osaka happens when the Cherry Blossoms flourish. Aside from this, the city offers a lot of other colorful festivities. In March, you should check out the Ume Plum Blossoms when plum flowers bloom. This is not as fascinating as the Cherry Blossoms but it is a sight to catch. Another favorite is the Fireworks Festival. This is done during the first week of August. In November, tourists will surely love the Fall Colors Viewing from different parks in Osaka.
There are lots of places that you can go to when visiting Osaka. Here are the key places that you should not miss out on. First is the Osaka Castle Park which is most beautiful during spring and autumn. Other parks that you could pay a visit to are the Tennoji Park, Shirokita Park, Nagai Park and Yodogawa Riverside Park. Osaka also has a lot of museums wherein you can learn its history and culture.
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