OSAKA, JAPAN — TUESDAY, APRIL 16: 8am – 8pm

In Osaka, all points of the compass take you to deep history, national treasures, and spiritual hotspots. You’ll be an hour from the ancient capitals of Kyoto and Nara, with their classic streetscapes, thousand year-old temples, and deep heritage as centers of art and literature. If you’re a brewing and distillery buff, head for nearby Fushimi, home to three dozen of Japan’s most famous sake breweries. Whether you opt for visual and cultural beauty or local food experience, one day in Osaka will leave you planning your return.

EXCURSIONS / GENERAL INFO / WIKIPEDIA

»» Holland America’s Shore Excursions for Osaka »»

»» Holland America’s Destination Guide for Osaka »»

»» Wikipedia: Japan »»

»» Wikipedia: Honshu Island »»

»» Wikipedia: Osaka »»

»» Wikipedia: Kyoto »»

»» The World Bank: Japan »»

»» WhatsInPort: Osaka »»

LOCAL TRAVEL WEBSITES

»» Cruise Port Guide of Japan: Osaka »»

»» JNTO: Osaka »»

»» JNTO: Kyoto Walks »»

»» JNTO: Museums and Art Galleries »»

»» JNTO: Ceramic Arts and Crafts »»

»» Official Site: JNTO »»

MAP

»» Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau: Downloadable Maps »»