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Tourists are permitted to enter, but quarantine is likely required
Moderate Entry Requirements
Tourists are permitted to enter, but quarantine is likely required

Updated on 15:26,mai 18,2022 UTC+8

Flights to Osaka (OSA)

Osaka lies in the southern-central region of Japan’s Honshu Island and is the second-largest metropolitan city in Japan. It is considered to be the gateway to Western Japan and sits conveniently near Nara and Kyoto cities (Japan’s ancient capitals). At present, it serves as the major financial spot in Japan. It houses some major electronic MNCs like Sharp and Panasonic and the Osaka Securities Exchange lies here as well. 

Osaka is known for its distinct enthusiastic embrace which sets it apart from the rest of the country. The city has broad street culture, modern architectural landmarks, and huge underground shopping malls. But the best way to know this city would be to strike a conversation with locals here. Osakans are known to be very friendly and expressive.

But above everything else, Osaka is considered to be the ‘nation’s kitchen’. It is rated as the best place to eat, drink and party in Japan. It serves as the foodie heaven because all the fresh produce from the complete country passes through Osaka as it is a major port. You will find all kinds of eateries here from posh restaurants to cheap and traditional street stalls.  

Tip: For a profitable exchange of money in Osaka, change it on the airport itself. Cash machines will charge a high transaction fee.

Back In Time 

Osaka was once the economic hub of Japan. During the Kofun period (300-538) it was an important regional port and in the 7th and 8th century it served as the imperial capital of Japan. Under the Edo period (1603-1857) it witnessed influential economic growth and flourished into a center of Japanese Culture. Under the reign of Emperor Meiji, Osaka underwent fast industrialization and expanded in size. And finally, in 1889, Osaka turned into a municipality officially.

Tip: Google Translate and Google Maps will play an important role while roaming around in Osaka.

Reaching Osaka by Air

OSA stands for the metropolitan area of Osaka. It contains two airports namely Kansai International Airport (KIX) and Osaka International Airport (ITM). Flights to Osaka leads you to which airport, depends on whether you are traveling from within Japan or outside Japan. The KIX Airport mainly handles international traffic and lies 39 kilometers from the city center while the ITM Airport handles domestic flights and few international cargo flights and lies 12 kilometers from the city center. Direct flights to Osaka are served by prestigious airlines like Thai Airways, Tianjin Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Scoot Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Garuda Indonesia Airways, Austrian Airlines, and MIAT Mongolian Airlines. 

Tip: It would be best if you travel through the city via the subway or Osaka Loop Line to avoid traffic.

Transfers Within Osaka

Osaka is known for its efficient transportation system within the city. It has an extensive network of railway lines and connects to nearby cities and suburbs through the JR West Urban Network. There are some prominent private railway lines too!

Then Osaka Metro System is yet another excellent mode of transport in Osaka. It ranks 8th worldwide by the number of passengers they carry annually. 

The Osaka subway system is the most efficient, fastest and regular mode of transport. There are 9 subway lines in total.

There is also a dense network of regular buses covering the whole city. Some prominent bus operators include Osaka City Bus, Hanshin, Kintetsu, and Hankyu.

Tip: You can roam around the whole city using just two subway lines, the Midosuji Line and the Chuo Line.

Climate Highlight

Osaka lies in the humid subtropical climate zone having four seasons. The winters are mild with January being the coldest month. Snowfall during winters is a rare sight. Spring season starts with mild heat but gets hot and humid towards the end. The rainy season lies between early June and late July. Summers are hot with August being the hottest month.

Tip: This climate information will help you plan your holiday accordingly.

Things To Do In Osaka

The city of Osaka is blessed with some exquisite historical and architectural attractions which are both ancient and modern. Some of the major destinations include:

Shitennōji Temple: This architectural beauty contains 5-storied pagoda and the body of Prince Shotoku is preserved and kept out in the Golden Hall. This temple was originally built in the year 593 and then was reconstructed many times. It is known for its impressive design.

Osaka Castle: This marvelous structure lies within Nishinomaru Garden which houses beautiful cherry blossom trees. This castle was built in 1913 but houses an Ashoka castle which stands tall since a centennial. The castle contains turrets, appealing citadels, moat gates and the views surrounding the castle are truly mindblowing.

The Museum Of History: It lies nearby Osaka Castle and houses chronicles of the city’s history. The museum houses many exhibits showcasing the city’s history from the time when Osaka used to be Japan’s capital and some other Japanese exhibits as well. 

Science Museum: It will be great to visit this museum especially if you are traveling with kids. It contains a planetarium, cinema hall and many floors holding interactive activities for kids.

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan: It displays different forms of aquatic life along with the Ferris Wheel and the Cruise Ship Santa Maria. It is the largest public aquarium in the world and is worth a visit.

Tip: The most famous festival of Osaka happens on July 24 and 25, known as the Tenjin Matsuri festival in Ikukunitama Shrine.

Shopping Spree

Osaka is famous for a large number of retail and wholesale shops. Most of the shops are concentrated in the Chuō and Kita region. The shops here vary from conventional stores to huge shopping malls. Tenjinbashi-suji is known as the longest shopping street in Japan. On this street, you can find branded showrooms, Japanese cosmetic shops, malls, boutiques, electronic stores with the latest gadgets and departmental stores.

Tip: You should complete your shopping by noon. Else the shops get over-crowded by the evening.

Eateries in Osaka

Osaka is foodie heaven. People travel here from all over the world to enjoy delectable Japanese food. And living up to the reputation the food business is taken seriously here. The sprawling city has abundant snack food places at Dontonbori Street and Oto-Road.

Some of the Japanese dishes you must taste include sushi, udon, okonomiyaki, oshizushi, takoyaki, yakitori, tempura, battera, kushikatsu, and ramen. These are available at every nook and corner of the city.  

Tip: All cafes and restaurants charge an additional service fee in the bill. Giving tips is not customary. has always been an ideal option to book your itinerary. Cheap flights to Osaka along with hotel booking can be done via this platform. It gives you great travel deals and has a 24-hour customer service to help you in the hour of need. It offers quality travel service and provides you apt information about the city of travel. Do book your holiday via the

Perguntas frequentes sobre voos para Osaka

  • Quais são as recomendações de viagem para Osaka durante a pandemia da COVID19?

    Restrições de entrada e alterações e cancelamentos de horários de voos são freqüentemente atualizados e sujeitos a alterações. Se você planeja viajar para Osaka, obtenha as informações mais atualizadas da companhia aérea com a qual você planeja fazer a reserva. Você também pode consultar COVID19 Country/Region Entry Restrictions para mais informações.
  • Quais companhias aéreas oferecem alterações de datas, sem custo, para voos para esta cidade durante a pandemia da COVID19?

    Não há companhias aéreas com voos para esta cidade que forneçam este serviço. Utilize estas informações apenas como referência e confirme com a companhia aérea antes de fazer a reserva.
  • Qual é a duração do voo até Osaka?

    • Aprox. 1 hora 7 minutos para voar de Nagasaki a Osaka.
    • Aprox. 1 hora 30 minutos para voar de Tóquio a Osaka.
    • Aprox. 44 horas 20 minutos para voar de São Paulo a Osaka.
  • Como posso reservar passagens mais baratas?

    Você pode reservar voos mais baratos das seguintes maneiras:
    • Procure por bilhetes para uma cidade ou aeroporto próximos a Osaka.
    • Localize diferentes companhias aéreas que tenham voos para Osaka.
    • Procure datas de partida diferentes no mesmo mês.
    • Filtre por diferentes horários de partida no mesmo dia.
    • Verifique informações sobre descontos em vários sites de mídia social.
    • Explore ofertas e descontos em sites de companhias aéreas.
  • Qual é o mês mais popular para visitar Osaka?

    Compreender as estações de viagem de alta e baixa temporada a Osaka pode ajudá-lo a organizar seus planos de viagem de acordo. O mês mais popular para visitar Osaka é maio. O preço médio das passagens aéreas para Osaka em maio é de R$ 549.
  • Quando as passagens aéreas para Osaka são mais baratas?

    As passagens aéreas para Osaka são as mais baratas em maio comparadas a outros meses, o preço médio é de R$ 549.
  • What are some popular attractions in Osaka?

    Osaka has many attractions to offer: Suibohi (2km from downtown) Nishinagahorikawa River and Katsuoza Remains (2km from downtown) (2km from downtown) are the most popular attractions closest to downtown.