Surrounded by Kyoto to the east and Kobe to the west, Osaka boasts a long and precious heritage. The commercial and cultural centre of western Japan, Osaka has more than 1,400 years of glorious tradition. In ancient times Osaka was Japan’s capital and its rich history can still be seen throughout the city today. Providing a blend of the old world with the new, Osaka is a tourist’s dream. No matter what your interests, Osaka has something for you. Ancient castles and palaces, temples, museums, and art galleries all make for fascinating sightseeing. While Osaka is known for its vibrant business district and historical landmarks, it also features some of Japan’s most breathtaking scenery. Cruise the city’s spectacular waterways on an open-topped flatboat followed by a relaxing afternoon stroll through Tennoji Park’s amazing Keitakuen Garden, just one of many. Other attractions not to miss include the Osaka Castle, Osaka Aquarium “Kaiyukan” (one of the largest aquariums in the world), The Tennoji Zoo (home to 1,500 animals including the native Panda) and Universal Studios Japan. Accor Hotels in Osaka provide the ideal relaxing backdrop to a vibrant city, pampering guests during their stay. Featuring spacious, comfortable rooms including a choice of restaurants and bars, our 4-star hotel is only 15 minutes from the business district so wherever guests want to go, the city of Osaka is on their doorstep.