Local Guide

With a 1,400 year history, Osaka has grown to become one of Japan's most dynamic cities. Osaka offers an endless choice of experiences. Popular historic sites such as Kyoto, Nara, Kobe and Mount Koya (UNESCO World Heritage Site) are conveniently located within 60 min from the hotel by train. A living museum of historic temples and palaces, Kyoto is renowned for its Buddhist shrines and tranquil gardens. In Nara, you will discover the essence of ancient Japan, with many meticulously preserved temples and shrines. Kobe is a place where you can enjoy international cuisine, an exotic and fashionable ambience, and the historic residences of early foreign settlers. Mount Koya is one of the most important Buddhist sites in Japan.

Local Events

toka ebisu festival

Toka Ebisu Festival

9 Jan

This merchants' festival, during which people pray for the prosperity of their business, is held at the Imamiya Ebisu Shrine, which is within walking distance from the hotel.

9 - 11 Jan

sakura no toori nuke

Sakura no Toori Nuke (Cherry Blossom Lane)

mid-Apr

One of the most famous sights in Osaka is the cherry blossom lane of Japan Mint, with almost 128 trees and 352 varieties blooming along this sensationally colourful lane.

tenjin matsuri festival

Tenjin Matsuri Festival

24 Jul

The Tenjin Matsuri Festival is one of the three greatest festivals in Japan and is the main summer event in Osaka, “the city of water”.

24 - 25 Jul

yodogawa fireworks

Naniwa Yodogawa Fireworks Festival

Aug

Traditionally, there are many fireworks festivals throughout Japan in August, and the Naniwa Yodogawa Fireworks Festival is the main event in Osaka.

The beginning of Aug.

Kishiwada danjiri festival

Kishiwada Danjiri Festival

14 -15 Sep

A "Danjiri" is a float decorated with gorgeous carvings. The Kishiwada Danjiri Festival has a history going back more than 300 years, whose highlight is “Yarimawashi”, where over 1,000 identically dressed men pull huge four-ton floats pulled by hand as they run headlong through the street.

14 - 15 Sep

maple tree viewing

Maple Tree Viewing

Nov -

The Kansai region is famed for its beautiful locations which are perfect for viewing the fiery colours of autumn.

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