10 Best Things to Do in Osaka in July 2024

What to see and do in Osaka in July

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It’s summer in Japan! One of the best peaks of summer in Japan is in July when you can experience hot and humid weather. However, still, many local and foreign tourists are love to visit Japan during summer and Osaka is one of the popular tourist destinations in Japan that offers endless and unique activities.

If you are planning to visit Osaka this summer this article is for you. Here I will share some best things to do in Osaka in July. Osaka offers various activities to enjoy and make your visit worth it and memorable.

July in Osaka

Every season is the best time to visit Osaka because it has many activities to offer no matter what the season it is. July in Osaka has hot and humid weather with an average temperature of around 28-32°C with highly humidity levels so be sure to bring sun protection and water before going out. And this summer various things to do in Osaka in July.

The Tenjin Festival is one of the most anticipated big events in Osaka where you can enjoy many activities. In addition, many events are held in different parts of Osaka related to the summer and you can also explore the famous tourist destination and try popular foods from Osaka many restaurants offer seasonal menus for a limited time only.

Even the weather is hot, there are many cultural and traditional events and festivals held throughout Osaka such as Marine Day and Tanabata held in July. There are indoor activities that can enjoyed such as malls, amusement parks, museums, and more. Here are some travel tips and activities to do when you are planning to visit Osaka in July.

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1. Experience Traditional Summer Festival

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One of the most famous events in Osaka in July is the Tenjin Festival held on the 24th and 25th, one of the three major festivals in Osaka which is celebrated to honor the deity of learning and features fireworks displays, large and colorful floats, and activities to enjoy. This season you can also experience many Bon Odori (Bon Dance) events the major celebration of the summer festival in Japan which contains cultural dance, music, and activities.

For more information about this event, Check out the following article.

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2. Celebrate Star Festival (Tanabata) at Okawa River

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Tanabata also known as a Star Festival is one of the major festivals in Japan held annually in July, based on the history of two people who fell in love and were punished to meet only once a year and it was every 7th of July.
Currently, there are different types of Tanabata festival celebrations such as the famous hanging of colorful pieces of paper on bamboo branches. The celebration along the Okawa River is unique with bright lanterns and illuminations that create a magical Milky Way something that tourists admire.

Website: https://www.osaka-amanogawa.com/

For more information about this event, Check out the following article.

▶︎Tanabata: Japanese Summer Star Festival

3. Visit Umeda Sky Building

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The Umeda Sky Building offers a variety of attractions and fun activities for the whole family and friends. Each floor of the building has things to enjoy, and many events and exhibitions are held. At the top of the building, you can enjoy panoramic views of Osaka City. In celebration of Tanabata, the bamboo decorations on the Umeda Sky Building will be displayed until August 8, 2024. You can celebrate the Tanabata Festival here and enjoy some activities at the event.

Website: https://www.skybldg.co.jp/

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▶︎5 Best Observatories in Osaka

4. Discover Marine life at Osaka Kaiyukan Aquarium

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This summer visiting aquariums is one of the best things to do. The Kaiyukan Aquarium in Osaka one of the largest aquariums in the world is a must-visit attraction in Osaka that the whole family can enjoy. It offers a unique experience about marine species, fun, and learning activities.

For more information about Kaiyukan Aquarium in Osaka, Check out the following article.

▶︎Kaiyukan Aquarium

5. Have fun at Universal Studio No Limit Summer Splash

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Offers summer activities starting from July a must-visit when you go to Osaka, especially if you have kids, surely the whole family will enjoy it. Lots of exciting rides and activities featuring popular anime manga series in Japan.

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6. Beat the Heat and Celebrate Marine Day (Umi no Hi)

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Marine Day or “Umi no Hi” in Japanese is one of the major celebrations and national holidays in Japan held annually on the third Monday of July. During this period people traditionally go to the beaches to honor the gifts of the ocean including several activities such as boat parades, programs, and water sports activities. You can also enjoy dishes related to the ocean. In Osaka, there are many beautiful beaches that you can visit.

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▶︎Umi no Hi: Marine Day in Japan

7. Chill out and relax at Minoh Park

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Minoh Park in Osaka is a must-visit destination in Osaka It is easy to get to from the city because there is a train station near the place, and it is less than 30 minutes from Osaka station to Mino-o-station. It offers a variety of relaxing and stunning views. Experience the beauty of nature with refreshing waterfalls and enjoy walking around and sightseeing.

For more information about this event, Check out the following article.

▶︎Minoo Park: Vast Nature Near Central Osaka

8. Explore Shin-Sekai (New World)

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Shin-Sekai or New World is a historic district in Japan known for having colorful banners and huge signboards around it is really fun to walk around and discover a lot of things. You can try their local delicacy and visit well-known places nearby such as Spa World a massive onsen theme park and Tennoji Zoo one of the oldest zoos in Japan.

For more information about Shin-Sekai (New World) in Osaka, Check out the following article.

▶Shinsekai: Best Things to Do

9. Visit and Amaze Osaka Castle

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Osaka Castle is one of the well-known tourist destinations in Osaka and offers a variety of things to do. You can explore the museum and learn more about Osaka, visit the gardens, and be amazed by the beautiful flowers and plants of Japan. You can also enjoy various events, exhibitions, and festivals held here.

For more information about this event, Check out the following article.

▶︎Osaka Castle: the Symbol of Warring States Period

10. Explore Dotonbori

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Dotonbori offers a lot of things to do and memorable experiences day and night. Visiting Osaka is not complete without visiting Dotonbori many events and festivals are held here. Many shops offer local delicacies from Osaka and some activities even at night.

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▶︎10 Best Things to Do in Osaka at Night

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Greetings to all mommies I am a supermom from Philippines. Previously, I worked and lived in Dubai for seven years, until 2015 the year I  moved in Japan. Currently, I am happily settled here with my Japanese husband and our 7 months old baby. I could only describe my almost 6 years of living here as a roller coaster ride more so, after I gave birth to my son. Japan had changed me in ways unimaginable. It has influence my lifestyle, my perceptions and beliefs. I was able to witness firsthand the pros and cons of living in the country. From their  language, culture and ethnicity, the people, place and in work. Those years were enough to give me quite personal and memorable experiences which I would be more than delighted to share with you.