With a flurry of activity surrounding summer sports in Japan for 2020, this is your go-to source for news related to Osaka and also a rolling update of hotel availabilities and featured experiences on offer to help your guests get the most out of their Japan 2020 experience.

GET UP TO SPEED
AUGUST, 2019

  • The Olympic torch is set to pass through Osaka. 

HOTEL AVAILABILITY

In anticipation of the surge in visitors to Japan in 2020, we worked hard to secure allotments with local hotels long before others did, which has helped us to provide you with a wide selection of secure and safe-to-book options your clients will love.

  • Generally these allotments are valid from 10 July through 23 August, 2020, with minor variations between properties.
  • Rates are entered as soon as they are finalised, and can be consulted on the Online Tariff section of our Agent Hub portal
  • We highly recommend only proposing services we have allotments for, as many hotels are booked out by officials, teams, etc.
  • Allotments are limited to specific room categories (see online tariff for details). All bookings have a 10% non-refundable deposit.

 

(NEW!) 4* – CROSS HOTEL

Cross Hotel Osaka is located at the entrance of the famous Dotonbori area – Osaka’s main entertainment and nightlife district. JR Namba Train Station and limousine bus stop are also within walking distance. The modern and stylish rooms are equipped with a flat screen TV, high quality amenities, and a large bathtub with a Japanese touch. Free WiFi is available in all rooms. Guests can dine at the onsite restaurant Glamourous X.

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FEATURED OSAKA EXPERIENCES

For pre, during and post-sports touring, we’ve curated some outstanding touring options to help guests see and experience the very best of Tokyo.

  • As with hotels, we have secured daily allotments with confirmed rates for our popular Tokyo Street Food Tour (both on a shared and private basis) and Cool Tokyo Cycling Tour (both on a shared and private basis).
  • For all other services we will be able to provide an estimate, which may change upon receipt of actual contract rates.
  • Tours with private guides.
  • Private car/van airport and city transfers.

OSAKA SOUL FOOD TOUR

Start the Osaka food tour in the Dotonbori area, soaking in the bright lights and fantastic smells. Visit four different venues, sampling local snacks such as okonomiyaki and takoyaki. Top off with fresh sushi and local beers with the chance to interact with an expert sushi chef. 

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ELSEWHERE IN JAPAN

ESSENTIAL JAPAN (9D / 8N)
Hakone / Nara / Kyoto / Tokyo

Get a taste of Japan’s rich culture and history on a memorable, self-guided tour. Join local worshippers at Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine and spot geishas gracefully strolling through Kyoto’s cobbled streets. Soak in an onsen while gazing at Mount Fuji and wander through Nara’s 8th-century temples.   

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ACROSS THE ROOF OF JAPAN (12D / 11N)
Shirakawa-go / Matsumoto / Takayama / Kanazawa / Hakone / Kyoto / Tokyo

Experience Tokyo like never before on this unique cycling tour. Discover the lesser known and more uncommon areas of Tokyo, and enthusiastic cyclist guide, uncover some of the favourite haunts of the locals. Evening and night rides are an excellent way to see the city in summer 2020.

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TICKETS FOR 2020

EXO Japan is not able to procure tickets for our guests. Each country has its own official ticket retailer (a list can be found on the official website). We would therefore recommend either you or the guests to procure tickets through the official channels, and for us to then create a customised itinerary based on the dates of the sporting events they managed to get tickets for. This is the same pattern we have followed, with great success, for the upcoming Rugby World Cup.