Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Osaka, JP that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and air conditioning. Prices start at $48 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Osaka. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

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.

Things to do

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.

Activities

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.

Weather

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.

Natural features

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…

How to get there

Transportation to and around Osaka

Fly into Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX), the closest airport, located 23.1 mi (37.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Itami Airport (ITM), which is 7.6 mi (12.2 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Yodoyabashi Station, Oebashi Station and Naniwabashi Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can see more of Osaka by jumping on the metro at Higobashi Station, Nishi-Umieda Station or Higashi-Umeda Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Osaka?

Whether you're after an intimate escape for you and your sweetheart or someplace roomy to fit all your friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Osaka. Here are a couple to get you thinking:

  • Make use of conveniences like a toaster and free toiletries at "Nearby Osaka Umeda 4min Walk To Sta". Located around 1 mile from Osaka, this unique property has 3 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • Alternatively, make a booking at "A Playful One - Family Home Rental Osaka Doshin House". Located around 1 mile from the heart of Osaka, it has 3 bedrooms and comes with coffee and tea making facilities and heating.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Osaka vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Osaka?

If you're in need of somewhere to relax and completely switch off for a couple of nights, you'll find some excellent weekend getaways in and around Osaka. Recharge your batteries at one of these popular options:

  • Book a few nights or longer at "12 Pax/walk To Dotonbori/central Osaka Location", around 1 mile to the south of Osaka, and you've got yourself the ultimate weekend escape. You'll have natural attractions like Tennoji Zoo and Izumisano History Museum on your doorstep and amenities like an elevator and WiFi at your fingertips.
  • Also look into "With Wifi / 1 House / 8 Minutes To Usj", which you'll find around 1 mile southwest of Osaka. After a day exploring nearby natural attractions like Tombo-Ike Park and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, relax in your rental and make the most of an oven, towels and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Osaka?

Typically compact, inexpensive and well located, it's not hard to fall for the appeal of a studio apartment. Escape to one of these options and get acquainted with Osaka up close:

  • Unpack your suitcase at "Netflix 55 Inch Android Tv 18 Hours Stay 16in10". Amenities including a hair dryer and internet services help make guests feel at home here.
  • Another appealing choice is "Netflix Unlimited Viewing Large Screen 43 Inch". Make the most of a fridge, heating and other conveniences during your getaway.

When you're ready to walk out of your studio apartment and sightsee, there's plenty to keep you occupied around Osaka. Enjoy cultural attractions? Pencil in a visit to Osaka Museum of Housing and Living and Yamamoto Nohgakudo Hall.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Osaka?

Just because you only have one or two days off work doesn't mean you need to spend it in a dull hotel room. Go on vacation but still have the home comforts you love at one of these short-term rentals in or around Osaka:

  • Close to the heart of Osaka, "All New Beautiful Villa. Nearu. S. Jnanba" is great for a quick getaway. While you're in the area, don't miss well-known attractions like Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and Osaka Castle.
  • Eat, sleep and explore from "Netflix Unlimited Viewing Large Screen 43 Inch", another popular option. Osaka Science Museum and Osaka Takoyaki Museum should be on your itinerary when it's time to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Osaka?

Whether spent in a log cabin or a beach house, a romantic weekend getaway is a wonderful way to add some fire to your relationship. Whisk your other half off for a couple of days at one of these popular escapes in or near Osaka:

  • Put on some love songs and chill together at "Nearby Osaka Umeda 4min Walk To Sta". Around 1 mile from Osaka, this property has all you need for a romantic weekend getaway, including shopping facilities and air conditioning.
  • Another option where you can spend a few magical days together is "A Playful One - Family Home Rental Osaka Doshin House". Located around 1 mile from Osaka, beauty services and a balcony add to the ambiance here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Osaka?

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can have, a pool promises the most fun. Take a peek at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Osaka and spend your time splashing around. Just don't forget your inflatable pizza slice:

  • Round up your crew and enjoy an unforgettable stay at "A Playful One - Family Home Rental Osaka Doshin House". There's a lot to love about this escape besides its pool, such as a nearby laundromat and childrens activities.
  • Otherwise, put your bags down and your feet up at "With Wifi / 1 House / 8 Minutes To Usj". As well as its inviting pool, make use of coffee and tea making facilities and a separate dining area.

Osaka has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging between 70 ºF and 85 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summertime to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Osaka vacation rental and plan your escape for whenever you like.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Osaka?

Whether your ideal getaway is out in the country or near the beach, you'll have so much more fun if you share it with loved ones. Choose one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Osaka and bring along the whole crew:

  • About 1 mile to the northeast of Osaka, "Nearby Osaka Umeda 4min Walk To Sta" has 3 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a microwave oven and towels.
  • Another great choice is "A Playful One - Family Home Rental Osaka Doshin House". This large rental is 1 mile east of Osaka and comes with a porch, a theme park and more. With 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 10 people, there's no need to leave anyone off your invitation list.

When you're ready to step outside your front door, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone entertained and happy. Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Universal Studios Japan and Tsutenkaku Tower should be top of your itinerary.

What are the best three-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Osaka?

Three-bedroom rentals in or near Osaka give you freedom and space to enjoy your vacation with loved ones. Take a peek at some of the options available here:

  • Offering space, privacy and comfort, you'll get the entire gang's tick of approval at "Nearby Osaka Umeda 4min Walk To Sta". This stay comes with lots of handy amenities, including a kitchen and high-speed internet services.
  • "A Playful One - Family Home Rental Osaka Doshin House" is another popular option that features three bedrooms. A kitchen and video games are just some of the things that will help make your time here more enjoyable.

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