Destination guide

Historic Osaka will entice you

Enjoy the area's history, museums and theater scene and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Osaka. Renowned for its shopping, restaurants and sightseeing, this city welcomes all visitors. Osaka Science Museum, Mint Museum and Osaka Museum of History are a few of the top cultural sights. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Osaka

Are you searching for attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Osaka a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Legoland Discovery Center (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Universal Studios Japan® (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Big Bang (14.3 mi / 23.1 km)
  • Tempozan Harbor Village Ferris Wheel (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Umeda Joypolis Sega Fun Park (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Osaka

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Osaka is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sumiyoshi Park (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Nara Park (19.6 mi / 31.6 km)
  • Nakanoshima Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Utsubo Park (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Kema Sakuranomiya Park (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Nishinomaru Garden (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)

Transportation options to and around Osaka

Fly into Osaka (ITM-Itami), the closest airport, located 6.9 mi (11.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Kobe (UKB), which is 15.8 mi (25.4 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Osaka Umeda Station, Osaka Station and Osaka Nakatsu Station are the main stations that serve the city. It's easy to get around Osaka by catching a ride on the metro at Higashi-Umeda Station, Umeda Station or Nishi-Umieda Station.

Where to stay around Osaka?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,529 holiday lettings near Osaka. From 984 Condos/Apartments to 256 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Osaka is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Osaka?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Osaka:

  • Nishinari: 402 holiday homes
  • Tennoji: 669 holiday homes
  • Konohana: 53 holiday homes
  • Higashiyodogawa Ward: 80 holiday homes
  • Minami: 961 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Osaka? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Osaka. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Osaka Kishinosato-tamade Station: 1,611 holiday lettings
  • Amerika-Mura Triangle Park: 1,807 holiday lettings
  • Osaka Nohgaku-Kaikan: 1,631 holiday lettings
  • Sumiyoshi: 142 holiday lettings
  • Bandaiike Park: 1,638 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Osaka listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Osaka?

Yes, of course. offers 984 Condos/Apartments in Osaka. Our other popular types of Osaka holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 256 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 973 self catering accommodations
  • Guest houses: 9 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Osaka?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 1,315 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Osaka. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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