This suggested itinerary connects Osaka's most important historical sites, including its oldest temple and shrine, and famous castle, as well as some outstanding museums. It allows you to soak up the history of Osaka, using a mixture of walking and subways to get between spots.

Start
Start at Tenjinbashi Rokuchome Station on the Tanimachi subway line
Walk
1 minute
Osaka Museum of Housing and Living
History museum focused on housing 60 minutes
The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living offers visitors a unique glimpse of the streets of Osaka during the Edo Period (1603-1868) through a small recreated town street which visitors can enter.
Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street
One of Japan's longest shopping streets 20 minutes
From the Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, walk south along the covered Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street which claims to be Japan's longest shopping arcade with a length of 2.6 kilometers.
Tenma Station
JR Osaka Loop Line
5 minutes
Osakajokoen Station
Osaka Castle
Reconstruction of the large feudal castle 90 minutes
The vast park around Osaka Castle contains lots of green space and impressive fortifications and moats. The castle keep is a reconstruction from the 1930s and contains a museum and observation deck.
Walk
5 minutes
Osaka Museum of History
Good museum about Osaka's history 45 minutes
The Osaka Museum of History museum boasts various impressive exhibits that chronicle Osaka's history, from ancient times up to the modern era. Great views can be had of the nearby castle from the museum's top floors.
Tanimachi Yonchome Station
Tanimachi Subway Line
5 minutes
Shitennoji-mae-Yuhigaoka Station
Shitennoji Temple
One of the oldest temples in Japan 60 minutes
Established in 593, Shitennoji Temple is free to enter but contains multiple areas for which admission must be paid, including an inner precinct with the main hall and a five-storied pagoda, a traditional garden and a treasure house showcasing various important artifacts.
Shitennoji-mae-Yuhigaoka Station
Tanimachi Subway Line
5 minutes
Tennoji Station
Hankai Tramway
15 minutes
Sumiyoshitorii-mae tram stop
Sumiyoshi Taisha
Head shrine of all Sumiyoshi shrines 50 minutes
Founded in the 3rd century before the introduction of Buddhism to Japan, Sumiyoshi Taisha displays one of the oldest styles of shrine architecture, called Sumiyoshi-zukuri, that shows little influence from the Asian mainland.
Finish

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Hotels around Osaka

    • Kaneyoshi Ryokan
      A modern Japanese inn in Dotombori. the center of Osaka. 2 subway stations nearby. Close to many shops and Osaka Castle.
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    • Guesthouse Ten-roku - Female Only
      Budget-friendly
      Guesthouse Ten-roku - Female Only features accommodation within 2.5 km of the centre of Osaka, with free WiFi, and a kitchen with an oven, a microwave and a toaster. The air-conditioned accommodation is 1.1 km from Toyosaki Shrine. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen and luggage storage for guests. All units are fitted with a fridge, stovetop, a coffee machine, a kitchenware and kettle. All units have a shared bathroom, slippers and bed linen. Guests can also relax in the shared lounge area. Popular points of interest near the guest house include Catholic Osaka Umeda Church, Tsunashikiten Shrine Otabisha and Hankyu Men's Osaka. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 20 km from Guesthouse Ten-roku - Female Only.
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    • Hotel 88 Shinsaibashi
      Mid-range
      Hotel 88 Shinsaibashi is an 8-minute walk from OCAT (Osaka City Air Terminal) and a 10-minute walk from Namba Station. Glico Man Sign is a 4-minute walk from the property. Free WiFi is available in all rooms. Featuring modern d?cor, all rooms come with air conditioning and heating facilities, a flat-screen TV and pajamas. Private bathroom includes a bath, walk-in shower, hairdryer, toilet with an electronic bidet and free toiletries. Free luggage storage is available at the 24-hour front desk. Guests can enjoy billiards at the property. There is a drinks vending machine, and laundry service can be arranged. Tsutenkaku and Shinsekai shopping street are a 16-minute train ride away. Osaka Itami Airport is a 45-minute drive from Hotel 88 Shinsaibashi.
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    • Guest House Yadomaru
      Budget-friendly
      Featuring 1-star accommodation, Guest House Yadomaru is set in Osaka, 500 metres from Tempozan Ferris Wheel and 3.1 km from Isoji Central Park. The air-conditioned accommodation is 3.2 km from Minato Kumin Centre. Hirao Park is 5.8 km from the guest house and Aeon Mall Osaka Dome City is 5.8 km away. Featuring a shared bathroom, units at the guest house also feature free WiFi. Guests can also relax in the shared lounge area. Universal Studios Japan is 6.4 km from the guest house, while Chishima Park is 6.4 km from the property. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 27 km from Guest House Yadomaru.
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    • HOTEL THE FLAG Shinsaibashi
      Mid-range
      3-star accommodation, HOTEL THE FLAG Shinsaibashi is located in central Osaka, 600 metres from Dotonbori River and the Ebisu Tower Ferris Wheel, 700 metres from popular music and shopping district America Village. Conveniently located in the Chuo Ward, the hotel is situated 2.4 km from Shinsekai. The hotel offers a 24-hour front desk with multi-lingual staff. Free WiFi is available at the hotel. Each air-conditioned room is equipped with a flat-screen TV and desk. Free toiletries and rain shower are provided in all rooms, while certain rooms feature a bathtub. A buffet breakfast is available daily at the hotel. Traditional locations such as Shitennoji Temple and Kuromon Ichiba Market are within 2.5 km from the hotel. Osaka Itami Airport and Kansai International Airport are both less than a one-hour train ride from HOTEL THE FLAG Shinsaibashi.
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    • Citadines Namba Osaka
      Luxury
      Citadines Namba Osaka has a fitness centre, shared lounge, a restaurant and bar in Osaka. With free WiFi, this 4-star hotel offers a shared kitchen and a 24-hour front desk. The property is 700 metres from the city centre and 300 metres from Nipponbashi Catholic Church. All rooms at the hotel come with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. Each room is fitted with a kettle, while some rooms are fitted with a kitchen with a stovetop. At Citadines Namba Osaka the rooms include bed linen and towels. A buffet breakfast is available each morning at the accommodation. Popular points of interest near Citadines Namba Osaka include Nipponbashi Park, Komyo-ji Temple and Shinko-ji Temple. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 22 km from the hotel.
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    • Hotel Royal Classic Osaka
      Luxury
      Boasting a bar, Hotel Royal Classic Osaka is set in the centre of Osaka, 400 metres from Motomachinaka Park. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, room service and a 24-hour front desk, along with free WiFi. Private parking is available on site. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a coffee machine, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. All guest rooms will provide guests with a wardrobe and a kettle. A buffet breakfast is available every morning at Hotel Royal Classic Osaka. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Orange Street, Glico Man Sign and Naniwa Park. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 21 km from Hotel Royal Classic Osaka.
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    • MIMARU OSAKA SHINSAIBASHI WEST
      Luxury
      Attractively situated in the Nishi Ward district of Osaka, MIMARU OSAKA SHINSAIBASHI WEST is situated 600 metres from Namba Shrine, less than 1 km from Samuhara Shrine and a 7-minute walk from Manpuku-ji Temple. This 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage space and free WiFi. The property is 400 metres from Kokoni Sunaba Ariki Monument, and within 1.9 km of the city centre. The rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a fridge, a microwave, a kettle, a bidet, a hairdryer and a wardrobe. All guest rooms at the hotel are equipped with a private bathroom and bed linen. Popular points of interest near MIMARU OSAKA SHINSAIBASHI WEST include Wakoji Temple, Orange Street and Amida Pond. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 20 km from the accommodation.
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    • Conrad Osaka
      Luxury
      Boasting stunning views of Osaka city, 4 dining options and a heated indoor pool, Conrad Osaka offers luxurious rooms in modern decor. Higobashi Station is just a 5-minute walk and JR Osaka Station is a 7-minute train ride away. Spacious guest rooms include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and minibar. An en suite bathrooms has a bath, bathrobes and free toiletries. There are coffee machine and electric kettle for guestsf comfort. Featuring various spa and wellness facilities on site, the hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and concierge service. Guests enjoy free access to a 24-hour fitness centre and indoor heated pool is available throughout the year. Atmos Dining serves a wide range of European and Asian fusion cuisine, while Japanese food can be enjoyed at KURA - Teppanyaki & Sushi. C:Grill provides freshly grilled seafood and guests can enjoy a variety of cocktails at the stylish 40 Sky Bar and Lounge. Billboard Live Osaka is a 10-minute walk from Conrad Osaka, while Osaka Castle is a 20-minute car ride away.
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    • LIBER HOTEL Osaka
      Luxury
      LIBER HOTEL Osaka features air-conditioned rooms with satellite flat-screen TV in the Osaka Bay district of Osaka. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and ticket service, along with free WiFi. The hotel has a garden and provides a terrace. Guest rooms in the hotel are equipped with a kettle. All units will provide guests with a fridge. A continental breakfast is available daily at LIBER HOTEL Osaka. Theme park is 3.1 km from the accommodation, while Tempozan Ferris Wheel is 6 km away. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 22 km from LIBER HOTEL Osaka.
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    • Miyako City Osaka Hommachi
      Luxury
      Well set in the centre of Osaka, Miyako City Osaka Hommachi provides buffet breakfast and free WiFi throughout the property. Featuring a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with a restaurant. The property is non-smoking and is located 300 metres from Stage Ku. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a wardrobe, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a terrace and a private bathroom with a bidet. Miyako City Osaka Hommachi features certain units with city views, and rooms include a balcony. At the accommodation every room is fitted with bed linen and towels. Popular points of interest near Miyako City Osaka Hommachi include Nanba Betsuin Temple, Namba Shrine and Shinsaibashi Station. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 20 km from the hotel.
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