Where to stay around Osaka?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 455 vacation rentals near Osaka. From 342 apartments to 96 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Osaka for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Osaka?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Osaka. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Osaka Station City: 456 vacation rentals
  • Osaka Namba Station: 448 vacation rentals
  • Dotonbori Konamon Museum: 456 vacation rentals
  • Namba Parks: 456 vacation rentals
  • Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade: 455 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent apartments in Osaka?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 342 apartments in Osaka. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Osaka include:

  • Houses: 96 rentals available
  • Villas: 5 rentals available
  • Condos: 3 rentals available

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

Can I rent downtown rentals in Osaka?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 233 downtown rentals in Osaka. You have also many other possibilities in Osaka area, including:

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    Can I find a vacation rental with hot tub in Osaka?

    Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with hot tub among our 321 vacation rentals with hot tub available in Osaka. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

      Osaka – lived-in, lively Japan

      Osaka is a dose of the real Japan. Gritty blocks that flicker with neon signs and thrum to the rhythm of thousands of humans moving in and out of manga emporiums and ramen stands make up the happening Minami district – a fine place for Osaka vacation rentals if you really want to be in the thick of things. Chic fashion malls converge on beeping gaming arcades in the Kita area, while industrial relics loom atop Tennoji, hiding temples and kitschy restaurants between its blocks. Then comes Osaka Castle, the old home of great shoguns, with wide-gabled terraces and gold-glimmering statues.

      Taste your way through Osaka

      Don't underestimate Osaka's ability to set the taste buds a-tingling. There are plenty of reasons why the metropolis is hailed as Japan's culinary capital. It's got a cornucopia of delights to offer, with mackerel-packed sushi rolls and butter-fried cabbage cakes topped with cheese, panko-crusted meat skewers charred in street stalls and griddled octopuses wedged into dumplings. You can join guided food tours to explore the bustling food markets. Or, go for gold – try your hand at the celebrated Osakan kitchen with a cooking class run by locals.

      Shoguns and blossoms in Osaka

      If you've come to Japan for enrapturing tales of shogun battles and great empires, you certainly won't be disappointed by the exhibits that await at Osaka Castle. This handsome reconstruction of a centuries-old citadel is now home to collections that chronicle wars and sieges and the lives of Osaka's historic leaders. It's also an amazing place for hanami – viewing the cherry blossom in spring. And there's a prestigious shrine to see, dedicated to the revered unifier of Japan, Toyotomi Hideyoshi.

      Spring blooms and fall weather in Osaka

      Springtime reigns supreme in this part of Japan. Months like March, April and May are perfect for sightseeing expeditions and shopping sprees. They have pleasant daily temperatures and oodles of sunshine, not to mention the iconic cherry blossom – you should be certain to book early and seek out Osaka vacation rentals close to Osaka Castle for that. Fall is another popular time to visit. Months like September and October also have mild weather that's great for urban exploration.

      Escaping the metropolis of Osaka

      The vast cityscape of Osaka is surrounded by yet more cityscapes. They cluster around the edges of town to the north, east and south, creating a maze of urban streets where the only taste of nature comes courtesy of blossoming parks like the one encircling Osaka Castle. Alternatively, book your Osaka vacation rental close to the rising peaks of Mino. That's where locals go for an escape to the wilds. It's clad in beautiful maple forests, carved by ribbon-like waterfalls and spotted with mystical woodland shrines. Just beware of the monkeys…