The country’s second city is a smaller, calmer version of Tokyo, so it’s easier to navigate than the capital when your travel crew’s made up of mini adventurers. But it still packs in the sights: there are thrilling theme parks, exotic aquariums and lush parks to explore. Streets strewn with neon signs, dancing anime characters and brightly lit amusement halls provide free entertainment – ideal for getting little ones tired out enough to sleep soundly.
Our top picks of Osaka hotels for families have cartoon-themed rooms, splash-worthy swimming pools and interactive soft play areas to keep tiny globetrotters busy. And for mum and dad? We’ve got spas and private spaces just waiting for ‘me’ time.