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Osaka

Osaka is the third largest city in Japan and the capital of Osaka Prefecture located on the island of Honshu. It is located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, about 30 kilometers from Kyoto. The city is known for its vibrant culture and nightlife, as well as its many attractions and landmarks.

Osaka has a population of over 8 million people, making it one of the most densely populated cities in the world. It is a major economic center and home to several large corporations, including Panasonic, Sharp, and Sony. Osaka is also home to many universities and research institutes, including Osaka University and the Osaka Institute of Technology.

Osaka's climate is mild and humid, and the city experiences four distinct seasons. The city is also known for its traditional cuisine, which includes dishes such as okonomiyaki and takoyaki.

Osaka has a long and rich history, dating back to the 6th century when it was a port city on the Yodo River. During the Edo period (1603-1867), it was the largest city in Japan and served as the de facto capital of the country. During this time, the city was a major center of commerce and culture, and it was the birthplace of several popular art forms, such as Kabuki and Bunraku.

In modern times, Osaka has become a major tourist destination, with attractions such as Universal Studios Japan and the Osaka Aquarium. The city is also home to several major sporting events, including the Osaka Marathon and the Osaka Grand Sumo Tournament.

Excursion tips for a day in Osaka

As a tourist in Osaka, Japan, there are many activities to do in a day. Here is a list of possible activities:

1. Visit Osaka Castle and explore the grounds, including the Osaka Castle Museum.

2. Explore the bustling Dotonbori district and take in the neon lights and unique shops.

3. Visit the Universal Studios Japan theme park and experience the thrilling rides and attractions.

4. Take a boat ride along the Okawa River and enjoy the views of the city.

5. Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony at a local tea house.

6. Visit the Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, a Shinto shrine dating back to the 3rd century.

7. Shop at the Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Arcade, the longest shopping arcade in Japan.

8. Sample some of Osaka's famous street food such as takoyaki and okonomiyaki.

9. Visit the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and explore the world of aquatic life.

10. Take a walk through the Minoo Park and admire the natural beauty of the area.

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The climate in Osaka

Osaka has a humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons. In spring, temperatures are mild and the cherry blossoms bloom. Summer is hot and humid, with occasional rain showers. Autumn brings cooler temperatures and beautiful foliage. Winter is cold with occasional snowfall. Osaka experiences a wide range of temperatures throughout the year, but overall the climate is mild and pleasant.

Cruise weather for Osaka

Our weather forecast for Osaka helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 33.4 °C
min: 26.1 °C
17.6 m/s
20.5 m/s
54.8 %
15.4 m
71.0 %
1,011 hPa
05:00:44
19:08:52
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 34.0 °C
min: 26.7 °C
19.1 m/s
19.1 m/s
5.9 %
20.8 m
69.1 %
1,011 hPa
05:01:26
19:08:15
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 33.3 °C
min: 27 °C
19.8 m/s
25.6 m/s
42.5 %
21.6 m
68.6 %
1,009 hPa
05:02:08
19:07:36
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 32.4 °C
min: 26.6 °C
17.6 m/s
27.0 m/s
99.0 %
22.5 m
69.6 %
1,008 hPa
05:02:50
19:06:56
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 33.4 °C
min: 26.6 °C
24.1 m/s
37.4 m/s
87.9 %
24.1 m
66.2 %
1,008 hPa
05:03:32
19:06:14
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 34.6 °C
min: 27.1 °C
22.7 m/s
29.9 m/s
27.7 %
24.1 m
62.8 %
1,013 hPa
05:04:15
19:05:31
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 33.9 °C
min: 27.5 °C
20.2 m/s
26.3 m/s
87.9 %
24.1 m
61.9 %
1,015 hPa
05:04:58
19:04:46
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 32.8 °C
min: 27.5 °C
24.8 m/s
32.8 m/s
87.0 %
24.1 m
65.1 %
1,013 hPa
05:05:41
19:04:00
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 28.3 °C
min: 26.8 °C
16.2 m/s
28.8 m/s
99.1 %
24.1 m
79.8 %
1,009 hPa
05:06:25
19:03:12
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 31.5 °C
min: 25.8 °C
8.3 m/s
13.7 m/s
94.9 %
23.0 m
75.3 %
1,008 hPa
05:07:09
19:02:23
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 34.8 °C
min: 26.7 °C
13.3 m/s
10.8 m/s
99.6 %
24.1 m
59.2 %
1,007 hPa
05:07:53
19:01:33
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 33.8 °C
min: 27.7 °C
16.9 m/s
16.6 m/s
70.8 %
22.0 m
64.5 %
1,006 hPa
05:08:37
19:00:41
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 34.1 °C
min: 27.9 °C
11.9 m/s
15.8 m/s
96.5 %
19.5 m
68.8 %
1,004 hPa
05:09:21
18:59:48
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 26.7 °C
15.8 m/s
22.0 m/s
99.9 %
24.0 m
78.4 %
1,003 hPa
05:10:06
18:58:54
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 30.4 °C
min: 26 °C
10.1 m/s
16.6 m/s
97.7 %
23.9 m
73.7 %
1,004 hPa
05:10:50
18:57:58

Cruises to Osaka

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Scheduled ship calls in Osaka, Japan
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Sep. 6th 2024 Friday, 6th of Sep. 2024 Diamond Princess 09:00 am 09:00 pm
Sep. 24th 2024 Tuesday, 24th of Sep. 2024 MS Westerdam 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Sep. 29th 2024 Sunday, 29th of Sep. 2024 Norwegian Spirit 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 3rd 2024 Thursday, 3rd of Oct. 2024 Silver Nova 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Oct. 5th 2024 Saturday, 5th of Oct. 2024 Norwegian Spirit 08:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 6th 2024 Sunday, 6th of Oct. 2024 Norwegian Spirit 12:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 11th 2024 Friday, 11th of Oct. 2024 MSC Bellissima 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Oct. 19th 2024 Saturday, 19th of Oct. 2024 Norwegian Spirit 11:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 20th 2024 Sunday, 20th of Oct. 2024 Norwegian Spirit 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 25th 2024 Friday, 25th of Oct. 2024 MS Noordam 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Oct. 28th 2024 Monday, 28th of Oct. 2024 MS Noordam 04:00 pm 12:00 am
Oct. 29th 2024 Tuesday, 29th of Oct. 2024 MS Noordam 12:00 am 04:00 pm
Oct. 30th 2024 Wednesday, 30th of Oct. 2024 Coral Princess 07:00 am 10:00 pm
Nov. 2nd 2024 Saturday, 2nd of Nov. 2024 Norwegian Spirit 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Nov. 7th 2024 Thursday, 7th of Nov. 2024 Norwegian Spirit 08:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 8th 2024 Friday, 8th of Nov. 2024 Norwegian Spirit 12:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 20th 2024 Wednesday, 20th of Nov. 2024 Norwegian Spirit 11:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 21st 2024 Thursday, 21st of Nov. 2024 Norwegian Spirit 12:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 28th 2024 Thursday, 28th of Nov. 2024 Norwegian Spirit 08:00 am 11:59 pm
Nov. 29th 2024 Friday, 29th of Nov. 2024 Norwegian Spirit 06:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 15th 2025 Wednesday, 15th of Jan. 2025 Silver Dawn 08:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 16th 2025 Thursday, 16th of Jan. 2025 Silver Dawn 12:00 am 11:00 pm
Feb. 28th 2025 Friday, 28th of Feb. 2025 MS Noordam 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Mar. 2nd 2025 Sunday, 2nd of Mar. 2025 Seven Seas Explorer 08:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 3rd 2025 Monday, 3rd of Mar. 2025 Seven Seas Explorer 12:00 am 03:00 pm
Mar. 5th 2025 Wednesday, 5th of Mar. 2025 Norwegian Spirit 07:00 am 11:59 pm
Mar. 6th 2025 Thursday, 6th of Mar. 2025 Norwegian Sky 08:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 6th 2025 Thursday, 6th of Mar. 2025 Norwegian Spirit 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Mar. 7th 2025 Friday, 7th of Mar. 2025 Norwegian Sky 12:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 13th 2025 Thursday, 13th of Mar. 2025 MS Europa 2 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 20th 2025 Thursday, 20th of Mar. 2025 Norwegian Spirit 07:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 21st 2025 Friday, 21st of Mar. 2025 Norwegian Spirit 12:00 am 04:00 pm
Mar. 22nd 2025 Saturday, 22nd of Mar. 2025 Silver Nova 08:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 23rd 2025 Sunday, 23rd of Mar. 2025 Silver Nova 12:00 am 11:00 pm
Mar. 24th 2025 Monday, 24th of Mar. 2025 Silver Muse 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Mar. 25th 2025 Tuesday, 25th of Mar. 2025 Silver Whisper 08:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 26th 2025 Wednesday, 26th of Mar. 2025 Silver Whisper 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 28th 2025 Friday, 28th of Mar. 2025 MS Riviera 10:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 28th 2025 Friday, 28th of Mar. 2025 Silver Nova 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Mar. 29th 2025 Saturday, 29th of Mar. 2025 AIDAstella 08:00 am 08:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Mar. 29th 2025 Saturday, 29th of Mar. 2025 MS Riviera 12:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 5th 2025 Saturday, 5th of Apr. 2025 LE SOLEAL 12:00 am 10:00 pm
Apr. 7th 2025 Monday, 7th of Apr. 2025 Silver Muse 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Apr. 10th 2025 Thursday, 10th of Apr. 2025 LE JACQUES CARTIER 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 11th 2025 Friday, 11th of Apr. 2025 Norwegian Spirit 10:00 am 11:59 pm
Apr. 11th 2025 Friday, 11th of Apr. 2025 Silver Nova 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Apr. 23rd 2025 Wednesday, 23rd of Apr. 2025 Norwegian Spirit 12:00 pm 12:00 am
Apr. 23rd 2025 Wednesday, 23rd of Apr. 2025 Queen Elizabeth 08:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 24th 2025 Thursday, 24th of Apr. 2025 Norwegian Spirit 12:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 24th 2025 Thursday, 24th of Apr. 2025 Queen Elizabeth 12:00 am 05:00 pm

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