“Wellness tourism” as envisioned by the Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau is prepared to support your journey to a healthier lifestyle through travel.
We offer a variety of plans that provide a delightful journey towards better health both inside and out.
In Kansai, people have always been picky when it comes to their food. With the people of Osaka’s relentless devotion to innovation and improvement, the long history and rich culture in Kansai has brought forth a great diversity of cuisines. They say the basic Japanese meal style of “Ichi-ju San-sai,” literally meaning “one soup and three dishes,” provides an ideal nutritional balance. Skillful use of “umami” flavors allow for a diet low in animal products, which some claim has been the secret to Japanese longevity and low obesity rates. Traditional Japanese “washoku” cuisine was added to UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list, and “Shojin-ryori,” Japanese-style vegetarian Buddhist cuisine, has been called the ultimate health food. Don’t miss out on experiencing the wide variety of cuisine that represents Kansai.
With Osaka as its gateway, Kansai is blessed with many World Heritage Sites. An extremely convenient railway network centered in Osaka means you’re no more than an hour and a half away from a number of relaxing locations.
There are hot springs to soothe the body and soul, as well as numerous ancient forests where you can experience nature’s healing influence. Find yourself during a visit to a storied old temple, and experience the soul-transforming power of Zen.
Make use of Kansai’s abundant natural blessings with sports, yoga, or visiting a spa. There are even chiropractic facilities available for you to try.
Experience quintessentially-Japanese skill and attention to detail at nail, hair, or makeup salons that look after the health and beauty of your nails and hair. We’ll help you glow from the inside out.
Kansai, Osaka in particular, has a long history as a center for medical care and medicine. That spirit lives on today in the area’s university hospitals, which played a part in the effort that won the Nobel Prize for IPS cell research and regenerative medicine.
This background in medicine means Osaka has a number of reliable, state of the art medical testing facilities. Here you can receive high quality medical care with the most advanced technology, in a relaxed, courteous environment.
Take it slow and stay at one of Osaka’s first-class hotels or fine traditional inns where you can enjoy an elegant trip that heals you in body and in soul.