Swissôtel Nankai Osaka - Luxury hotel - Day Trip Ideas

Day Trip Ideas

Situated right in the heart of Namba, staying at the Swissôtel Nankai Osaka affords our guests to enjoy easy access to various spots not just within but around Osaka. Located on top of Nankai Railway’s Namba station and with subway lines, bus stops and the Osaka City Air Terminal (OCAT) just a few steps away, experience what Japan has to offer with Osaka as your base.


A UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Wakayama Prefecture, south of Osaka, the temple town considered the center of Shingon Buddhism is regarded as a sacred site. Have a glimpse of a monk’s lifestyle, trying their shojin ryori cuisine and attending their morning prayers, or walk along 200,000 tombstones and commemorative monuments at Okuno-in, the holiest location on the mountain.

By train: 1 hour 50 minutes

By taxi: 2 hours

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There’s more to Nara Park than just feeding the deers! Enter the Todaiji Temple to view the 15-metre Buddha, head to Kohfukuji National Treasure Hall to see the collection of Buddhist carvings, or walk to Isuien to enjoy a traditional Japanese garden setting and get away from the crowds. Visit the Kasugataisha Shrine in winter and summer to witness the shrine buildings decked with lanterns.

By train: 43 minutes

By taxi: 45 minutes

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Matcha lover? Visit the birthplace of this world-renowned tea and make your way to the famous Byodo-in Temple, the iconic Buddhist structure found in the 10 yen coin.

By train: 1 hour 30 minutes

By taxi: 50 minutes

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Enjoy the beautiful walk around Kyoto’s natural bamboo forest. After strolling on foot, relieve your tired muscles by riding the Sagano Romantic Train, a 25-minute ride featuring scenic beauty of cherry blossoms in spring or yellowish orange foliage in autumn.

By train: 1 hour 20 minutes

By taxi: 1hour 45 minutes

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Soothe your tired muscles in the hot spring town located in the northern part of Hyogo Prefecture. A favourite among the locals with Gold and Silver hot spring options, its ease of access makes it an ideal day trip option for tourists.

By train & bus: 1 hour 20 minutes (Midosuji Line; Namba Station- Umeda Station, Hankyu Bus大阪~有馬温泉:阪急Arima (Hankyu Umeda Station-Arima)

By taxi: 45 minutes

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Swissôtel Nankai Osaka ☆☆☆☆☆
5-1-60 Namba Chuo-ku, 542-0076 Osaka
Tel: 06-6646-1111 | +81 6 6646 1111
Fax: 06-6648-0331 | +81 6 6648 0331

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