Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Osaka
1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Osaka with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Osaka area
This Osaka map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
City tours, excursions and tickets in Osaka and surroundings
Japan - moving around the country
A taxi can be an alternative to renting a car. Billing here is not per kilometer, but per every 280 meters. The minimum cost of this lap is 82 cents. Furthermore, for every additional 2 minutes and 15 seconds of the journey, you will need to pay another 80 cents. If you need to get from one region of the country to another in the shortest possible time, you can take advantage of domestic air travel, represented by airplanes, as well as helicopters. Sea transport is used to travel between the islands of Japan, which are located in the southern part of the country. You can also get to the neighboring states on ferries and on cruise liners to undertake an unforgettable adventure.
Overview of festivals and celebrations in Japan
Most of the Japanese islands are located in a temperate climate zone, characterized by a clear division of seasons. This feature gives residents and guests of Japan an excellent opportunity to observe the change of seasons in the conditions of original landscapes and enjoy the changes occurring in nature. Many festivals organized in the country are devoted to natural phenomena. They are held throughout the year in different parts of Japan. Among the official festivals, one can single out the Emperor’s birthday. During the festivity, the Emperor, Empress and Crown Prince appear on the veranda of the Palace to meet with the people. At the end of the solemn part, everyone can come to the Palace and leave congratulatory messages for the emperor in a special book.