Edited by Emma White
Known for its modern architecture, diverse nightlife and world-class food scene, Osaka is one of Japan’s top destinations for travellers worldwide. Not as painfully cold during the winter months as other Japanese cities, Osaka is a great choice for a winter getaway. Witness the world famous Osaka castle winter illumination, celebrate the New Year like an Osakan local, sample the city’s winter delicacies and experience the magic of its winter festivals. Here’s your guide to Osaka in winter, with all the information you’ll need to make the most of Osaka’s winter season and to help you discover the best Osaka winter activities on offer.