Osaka Nightlife: 5 Best Clubs, Bars & Japanese Izakaya

Firmly established as the epicurean capital of Japan, Osaka naturally extends its nightlife to after-meal hours. Osakans love to stay out late in the many izakaya, bars and nightclubs that permeate the city. The highly-walkable layout of the popular Namba and Shinsaibashi districts, with recently evolved craft beer and coffee scenes, add variety to Osaka nightlife and encourage venue-hopping among locals and tourists alike.

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Osaka Day Tour: Best Amagasaki Onsen, Nightlife & Shopping

Travelers looking for an authentic taste of Japanese life like to stay in Amagasaki. The district, nicknamed “Ama” by locals, lies just northwest of Osaka in Hyogo Prefecture and is a popular getaway for Osakans who enjoy izakaya (local bars) and onsen (public baths). Amagasaki is only a 10-minute train ride from Osaka, making a stay in this historic neighborhood even more appealing!

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Osaka Travel: Japan’s Bullet Train & Hotels Near Shin-Osaka Station

Passengers can board Japan’s world-famous bullet train at Shin-Osaka Station, making it a great home base for day-trippers wanting to explore Osaka and other popular tourists destinations, like Kyoto and Hiroshima. Shin-Osaka Station isn’t surrounded by historic landmarks and attractions, but it’s a busy enough area to find things to do between day trips.

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