Sponsored post in partnership with InterContinental Hotels Group.
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If you’re looking for a truly unique luxury getaway, consider a trip to Osaka, Japan. This stunning port city offers the perfect balance of high-end amenities and natural beauty. The first step to planning the perfect getaway to Osaka is choosing the right hotel. If it’s luxury you seek, the InterContinental Osaka has you covered. The staff at this high-end hotel are standing by to meet your needs 24 hours a day. Once you’ve booked your hotel, take a look at these recommendations for getting the most out of your stay in Osaka.
Book a Spa Treatment
There’s no better way to unwind than spending a day at the spa. The in-house spa at the InterContinental Osaka is the perfect place for treating yourself to some deep relaxation. Here, you’ll find a long list of luxury treatments to choose from, including massages, body scrubs, and wraps. Beauty treatments like waxing and facials are also available. Before your treatment, get yourself in a relaxing frame of mind with a dip in one of the spa’s steam baths or a sauna session.
Have a Meal to Remember
After a day of relaxation, head to the 20th floor treat yourself to dinner at Pierre, the hotel’s in-house restaurant. From your table, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the city, thanks to the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows. After dinner, make your way to Stressed, where the InterContinental’s pastry chefs will wow you with desserts you won’t find anywhere else. Finally, when it’s time for a nightcap, enjoy a cocktail at 3-60, where you’ll find unique drinks paired with more amazing views of the city.
Explore the City in Style
With so many amazing amenities available, you may be tempted never to leave your hotel. However, there are many sights and experiences that you can’t miss in Osaka. If you’d like to explore the city in style, the InterContinental has limousines for hire. If you’re fortunate enough to be in town when the cherry blossoms are in bloom, then a scenic drive is a must. Also, be sure to check out some of the city’s popular landmarks, such as the Namba Yasaka Shrine and Osaka Castle. Afterwards, head to the Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum to take in the impressive collections of traditional Japanese art.
Osaka is also a foodie’s paradise, which means you’ll find plenty of dishes to sample. Many of the hotels and high-end restaurants in the city are set up to cater to tourists, but for a truly authentic experience, you’ll want to eat like a local. Head down to one of the city’s many markets and ask the locals about their favorite spots. There’s an endless number of family-run restaurants serving up handmade noodles and some of the freshest seafood you’ve ever tasted in Osaka, creating a culinary experience that you won’t soon forget.
Osaka truly is a remarkable destination that’s unlike any other. Book your trip today and experience this seaside beauty for yourself. You won’t regret it!