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Cultural appeal near Osaka holiday homes to rent

Japan's third largest city is a vibrant hub of colourful neon lights, mouth-watering food, and a mind-boggling array of things to do and see. This dynamic metropolis bursts with a beautiful blend of Japanese history and contemporary culture, and you can't beat the nightlife on these busy streets. And it's scenic too: hundreds of bridges cross over the city's rivers and canals, and the Osaka Bay harbour houses all sorts of sights and entertainment. Whether you book Osaka vacation rentals in the city centre or its surrounding suburbs, you'll be immersed in a lively scene of interesting people, places and things.

Things to do

Attractions near your Osaka holiday rentals

The ornate Osaka Castle on the hilltop is the inevitable must-see here. One of Japan's most iconic landmarks, this impressive 16th-century palace and museum also has a moat and a park with beautiful cherry and plum trees. Got kids in your travel party? Definitely spend an exhilarating day at Universal Studios theme park, and check out one of the world's largest marine life displays at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Or head up to the observation deck at the Tsutenkaku tower to get a glimpse of the whole glimmering city. The temple Shitenno-ji, built in 563, is said to be one of Japan's first Buddhist shrines.


What to do near Osaka holiday homes

In the middle of Osaka, the Dotonbori district is a popular place to shop your heart out, and catch some live entertainment like the classic Japanese dance-drama style known as Kabuki, and, of course, enjoy Osaka's delicious food. A huge part of the city's culture is its cuisine, so while you're here, sample some okonomiyaki – savory pancake – and some kushikatsu, because who doesn't love deep-fried meat or veggies on a stick? And night owls, get ready for ragin' nights. There are tons of 'gaijin' pubs that cater to foreign travellers, as well as discos to bring your dancing shoes too.


Local weather for your stay in Osaka holiday homes

Osaka's climate offers 4 distinctive seasons, with the 'tsuyu' or rainy season happening between March and June. June is when the hot and humid summer weather starts rolling in, with August highs sometimes hitting the 30s. September and October are perfect times to book Osaka vacation rentals, as it's still hot, but the cool autumn air cuts the humidity. December and January temps fall in the upper single digits and, very rarely, snow falls and quickly dissolves.

Family friendly

Family fun near Osaka holiday homes

Osaka is filled with fun places for kids. Holiday homes are available near places like Tempozan Ferris Wheel, a massive amusement park with panoramic views and illumination shows, and Osaka Tennoji Zoo, a historic zoo with global species in varied habitats. Kids will also like Expo Commemoration Park, a park that once hosted the 1970 World’s Fair and that features a museum, stadium and the Tower of the Sun.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Osaka holiday rentals

Couples can enjoy an array of romantic places in Osaka. Holiday rentals are available near places like Dōtonbori, a popular entertainment district with restaurants and theatres, and Shinsaibashi, a district with the city’s main shops and fashion boutiques. You’ll also like Shinsekai, a busy, colourful shopping district with high-end boutiques.

Where to stay near Osaka?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,348 holiday rentals near Osaka. From 745 Condos/Apartments to 268 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Osaka for a long holiday or a weekend break 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 rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Osaka:

  • Naniwa: 524 holiday homes
  • Chuo: 650 holiday homes
  • Tennoji: 445 holiday homes
  • Minami: 767 holiday homes
  • Namba: 674 holiday homes

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

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

  • Osaka-Namba Station: 1,378 holiday rentals
  • Osaka Castle: 1,346 holiday rentals
  • Osaka Station City: 1,375 holiday rentals
  • Shin-Osaka Station: 1,374 holiday rentals
  • Universal Studios Japan: 1,361 holiday rentals

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 745 Condos/Apartments in Osaka. Our other popular types of Osaka holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 268 holiday houses
  • Studios: 734 holiday houses
  • Guest houses: 8 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Osaka?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3 holiday homes with pool available in Osaka. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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