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Like a ’90s boy band, each of Japan’s cities has a distinct personality that complements the whole. If Kyoto is the Romantic One and Tokyo is the Hot One, Osaka is probably the Strong Silent Type.
Yep, Osaka holidays are pretty great—they just don’t need to brag about it. You’ll need to look deep into Osaka’s eyes to uncover its mysteries: food, parks and road trips are just the start.
Osaka isn’t called tenka no daidokoro (the nation's kitchen) for nothing. Put your Osaka car rental to good use: Carting you around after a day spent stuffing your face. First up, okonomiyaki, aka “have it your way”. That’s not its literal meaning, but this pancake-like dish can pretty much have anything in it.
Before you fall into a food coma, take to the streets to find takoyaki, or octopus balls (no, not that kind. They’re just fried, ball-shaped octopus fritters). The northern neighbourhood of Kita Ward has what you’re looking for.
Time to chill out? Go north across the Yodo River to Toyonaka’s Hattori Ryokuchi Park. Do your best Last Samurai re-enactment at the Open Air Museum of Old Japanese Farmhouses (pretty self-explanatory), or just kick back. There are tons of Osaka hotels this side of the river too, if you’re suddenly overtaken by that food coma.
A trip to Japan without visiting the onsens (hot springs) is hardly a trip at all, at least by the locals’ standards. Get in that car hire in Osaka in head 40km west to Arima Onsen, one of the country’s oldest. Don’t be scared of the brown—sorry, “gold”—water. It’s just iron deposits, and it cures muscle pain!* (*Not proven.)
This city is ready for some late-night soul-searching; it promises to keep your secrets as long as you keep Osaka’s. One thing that’s not a secret: lastminute.com.au’s awesome Osaka car hire deals. Motor around with one of these, and there will be no stone left unturned.
At lastminute.com.au, we offer a wide range of car rentals in Osaka—whether you’ve got your heart set on a sporty coupe or a minivan to haul all your gear. Looking to shrink your carbon footprint while you trot the globe? Check our inventory for hybrids too! Whatever you plan to do and wherever your adventures take you, we’ll make sure you get there in style while we save you loads of holiday dollarydoos. Cruise through colourful neighbourhoods, fill the backseat with new treasures and stop along the scenic route to soak up some fun.
All our Osaka car hire options have up-to-date safety features and heaps of added amenities to choose from, so you can pimp your ride as much or as little as you want—but we’re thinking “much”. Take care of your holiday-making plans right here at lastminute.com.au, from flights to four wheels. We’ve got awesome travel deals at the ready so you can book ’em and roll—or fly—with just a few clicks!