Osaka Ferry Port
Osaka is the capital city of the Osaka Prefecture, located on the south coast of Japan. It’s the second largest metropolitan city belonging to Japan, with weekly 45 hour crossings to Shanghai with Shanghai Ferries providing the gateway to China.
What is there to do in Osaka?
Osaka embodies the quintessential modern Japanese city; the skyline is littered with skyscrapers and extravagant restaurants, whilst the streets are flooded with tourists and businessman buzzing around the high tech infrastructure. The main attraction for the city is Universal Studios Japan, one of the world’s biggest and most popular theme parks. It’s perfect for a family day out, especially in the colder months when the rides are generally easier to access. To continue the family day out, it is worthwhile heading to the aquarium, showcasing an array of fascinating sea life at affordable prices.
As well as an array of entertaining activities, there is plenty of historical and cultural landmarks dotted around the city. The Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine and the Osaka Museum of Housing and Living are two of the most notable sites in the city – the former providing an interesting insight into the architectural history of Osaka. To really embrace what Osaka has to offer, there are tours available for a full immersion into Japanese culture.
How do visitors get around Osaka?
There are many forms of public transport around the city, including the subway and train systems that cater to all areas of the city. Rental bikes are also available for those that like to stay healthy, alternatively there are taxis readily available throughout the city.