Edited by Emma White
Famous for its fantastic food scene, vibrant nightlife, friendly locals, and bright city lights, Osaka is one of the best and most exciting places to visit in Japan. With so much to see and do in Osaka, it can be tricky to narrow down which sights to visit and how to best fill your time during your stay, especially for first-time visitors. Never been to Osaka but planning to go? Check out this Osaka travel guide for the top things to do in Osaka for first-time visitors. Discover the city’s best tourist attractions and activities as well as a few hidden gems and some local hot spots off the beaten path. See the best of Osaka with this Osaka trip itinerary and get to know the city like a local!