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    Ōsaka-jō

Osaka Information

Population: 2.7 million in the city

Access: Direct flights in to Kansai Airport. Osaka is well-connected to Kyoto and Tokyo by bullet-train.

Highlights: The local food and drinking culture / Osaka-jo castle

Favourite hotels: The Ritz-Carlton, Ana Crowne Plaza

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.

Our advice for Osaka? Shoes like a slippers, an up-to-date guidebook, and a willingness to wander!

Of all the sights, we recommend the aquarium and castle. Osaka Aquarium is easily one of the best in the world, with a vast array of sharks, rays and fish. It’s reached in around five minutes’ walk from Osaka ko station on the Chuo subway line; and we recommend arriving early as it’s unrelentingly popular.

Osaka-jo was first built in 1583 on the command of Japan’s ‘great unifier’, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, before being razed and rebuilt again twice. The current structure is a concrete replica, but it houses an interesting museum explaining the history of the castle and of Toyotomi Hideyoshi himself. There are two entrances: one through Ote-mon park gate, a 10 minute walk from Tanimachi-yonchome Station on the Chuo and Tanimachi subway lines; and one near Osaka-jo-koen on the JR Osaka Loop line.

Osaka Information

Population: 2.7 million in the city

Access: Direct flights in to Kansai Airport. Osaka is well-connected to Kyoto and Tokyo by bullet-train.

Highlights: The local food and drinking culture / Osaka-jo castle

Favourite hotels: The Ritz-Carlton, Ana Crowne Plaza

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.