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Planning a trip to Osaka, Japan

13th Feb to 18th Feb, 2024Budget Friendly Flight
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Things to do in Osaka in February

Day 1 - Wednesday 14th, Feb
afternoon -

Arrive in Osaka and check into a cozy homestay like Hostel Jin or Guesthouse Suna no Shiro in the Namba area.

Day 2 - Thursday 15th, Feb
morning -

Visit Kuromon Ichiba Market for a breakfast of fresh seafood and local delicacies.

afternoon -

Explore the vibrant streets of Shinsaibashi and take a leisurely stroll along Dotonbori Canal, known for its iconic neon signs and street food stalls.

evening -

Dine at Zuboraya for an authentic experience of Osaka's famous dish, fugu (blowfish), in the lively Dotonbori area.

Day 3 - Friday 16th, Feb
morning -

Visit Osaka Castle and explore its beautiful gardens and the historical museum inside the castle.

afternoon -

Head to Umeda Sky Building for panoramic views of the city from the Floating Garden Observatory.

evening -

Indulge in the local street food at Tsuruhashi Market, known for its yakiniku (grilled meat) stalls and traditional izakayas.

Day 4 - Saturday 17th, Feb
morning -

Take a day trip to Nara and visit the iconic Todai-ji Temple, home to the Great Buddha of Nara, and stroll through Nara Park to see the friendly roaming deer.

afternoon -

Try some local Nara specialties like kakinoha sushi (persimmon leaf sushi) at a traditional eatery near Nara Park.

evening -

Return to Osaka and relax with a visit to Spa World, a unique onsen theme park with various hot spring baths from around the world.

Day 5 - Sunday 18th, Feb
morning -

Embark on a self-guided walking tour around the Tennoji area to discover hidden street art and murals, including the famous artwork by local and international artists.

afternoon -

Experience wearing a traditional kimono at Kimono Rental Wargo and take the opportunity to explore the area around Shitennoji Temple in your elegant attire.

evening -

Enjoy a budget-friendly dinner at Kushikatsu Daruma, a local favorite for delicious deep-fried skewers in Shinsekai area.

Day 6 - Monday 19th, Feb
morning -

Spend the morning at the tranquil Sumiyoshi Taisha, one of Japan's oldest shrines, to soak in the peaceful atmosphere and admire the unique architecture.

afternoon -

Shop for souvenirs and unique finds at Doguyasuji Arcade, a covered shopping street specializing in kitchenware, cookware, and food-related items.

evening -

Departure from Osaka and head back to Mumbai with unforgettable memories of your backpacking adventure in the vibrant city of Osaka.

Weather in Osaka in Invalid date
Avg Temp3°C to 12°C
Chance of Rain30%
Chance of Snow10%
Seasonwinter

February in Osaka is generally cold and dry, with average temperatures ranging from 3 to 12 degrees Celsius. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

Travel eSims for Japan

*Travel eSims are a great way to stay connected while travelling. They are easy to set up online, no need to visit a store, and can be used in multiple countries. They are a data saver compared to international roaming and are compatible with most phones.

Things to Carry on your trip to Osaka

Clothing & Apparel

Warm jacket -

Osaka in February can be cold, so pack a warm, waterproof jacket to keep you comfortable during your outdoor explorations.

Comfortable walking shoes -

You'll be doing a lot of walking in Osaka, so make sure to pack comfortable shoes that support your feet.

Layering clothing -

The weather in Osaka can be unpredictable, so it's a good idea to pack layers of clothing that you can adjust to the changing temperatures.

Scarf and hat -

To keep your head and neck warm in the cold weather.

Accessories

Travel documents -

Make sure to have your passport, visa (if required), and other important travel documents organized and easily accessible.

Travel wallet -

A travel wallet will help you keep your money, credit cards, and other valuables organized and secure.

Sunglasses -

To protect your eyes from the sun's glare.

Reusable water bottle -

Staying hydrated is important, especially when you're exploring a new city. Bring a reusable water bottle to fill up throughout the day.

Essentials & Must Haves

First-aid kit -

A basic first-aid kit can come in handy for treating minor injuries.

Toiletries -

Pack travel-sized toiletries to keep your essentials organized and within TSA regulations.

Medications -

Bring any prescription medications you need, along with a small supply of over-the-counter pain relievers and antihistamines.

Travel adapter -

A travel adapter will allow you to plug in your electronics in Japan.

Good to have

Small umbrella -

Osaka can experience unpredictable weather, so a small umbrella can be useful for staying dry.

Travel pillow -

A travel pillow can help you get some rest on the long flight to Osaka.

Travel guidebook -

A travel guidebook can help you plan your itinerary and learn more about Osaka's history and culture.

Camera -

To capture all the amazing memories you'll make in Osaka.

Electronics

Smartphone -

Your smartphone will be your essential travel companion, helping you navigate, communicate, and capture memories.

Portable charger -

To keep your electronics powered up on the go.

Headphones -

For listening to music, podcasts, or audiobooks while you travel.

Travel router -

A travel router can help you stay connected to the internet while you're on the go.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Cash is still widely accepted in Osaka, but credit cards and debit cards are also commonly accepted, especially in larger establishments and tourist areas.

Food Delivery Apps in Osaka

Local Experiences in Osaka, Japan

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