Osaka Things to Do

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  • 1. Dotombori

    The Dotonbori area centres around the Dotonbori-gawa Canal. This area is famous for food and restaurants. It is an interesting area to wander around after dark as many of the restaurants have huge...

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  • 2. Umeda Sky Building

    4 out of 5 stars

    While many of Japan's cities have some sort of building where you can view the surrounding city, not all of them are really worth the money. The Umeda Sky Building is one however that is worth it,...

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  • 3. Universal studio

    4 out of 5 stars

    in japanese that ture but still loads for fun for those who have never been to universal stuido of usa. just access the site of universal sutio and you will understand everthing , it is a very...

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  • 4. castle

    Osaka Castle is surrounded by thick defensive walls and moats. It was originally constructed by Toyotomi Hideyoshi after he unified Japan. It was completed in 1583, but was destroyed 32 years later by...

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  • 5. museums

    Nearly all the cities of Japan have thier museum of history This is one of the ones not to miss! Catch the subway to Tanamachi 4 Chrome T25 (bottom right of map) Have the tour through the Castle then...

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  • 6. Aquarium / Tempozan Harbor Village

    We had not particularly planned to visit an aquarium while in Japan but Andrew, our tour leader, enthused about this one so much that we decided to give it a try, and we were so glad that we had. It...

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  • 7. Tennoji park

    2 out of 5 stars

    Also in the park is the zoo. Entrance fee is 500 Yen / 150 Yen for children. The zoo is open from 9:30 - 17:00. closed on monday. There are some modern exhibits, like the one about africa. And we...

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  • 8. America Mura

    3 out of 5 stars

    America Mura, the "American village", came into existance in the 1970s from the growing popularity of American culture and fashion. Like nearby Dotombori, while it is mostly a shopping area, it has...

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  • 9. amusement & relaxing

    For music and collector items head to America-mura. http://www.osaka-info.jp/en/search/detail/sightseeing_2022.html There are many independent record shops here as well as larger ones. Look for Time...

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  • 10. shopping

    There is so much activity going on on the food floors of the dept stores. It really is a site to watch. Super crowded, food everywhere, vendors yelling out trying to sell the products. There is...

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  • 11. Shinsaibashi

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Where Dotonbori covered street arcade ends, Shinsaibashi starts. Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi is separated by a man-made canal with a road bridge across. You can planned to cover both these within the...

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  • 12. parks, squares &gardens

    The former grounds of Osaka Castle are now a park area enclosed in the strong, defensive castle walls and surrounded by the castle moats. Osaka Castle Park first opened as a park in 1931 and covers an...

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  • 13. culture & history

    Hoenzaka Warehouse The way I understood it is that remains of several of such houses, built in the 5th century were found, when the modern buildings in this place were constructed. The house was built...

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  • 14. Sightseeing outside Osaka

    Nara is the enriched with Japanese Sprit and has a massive Buddhist temple here one of the biggest in Japan i think and surrounded by a lovely park with Deer running around and attacking me (ha ha ha)...

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  • 15. Business Park

    2 out of 5 stars

    Osaka Business Park (OBP) is one of representative streets lined with skyscrapers in Osaka. Some major companies are based at OBP and there is a big shopping mall called IMP (International Market...

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  • 16. street entertainers

    The Silver Ball outside OCAT (Osaka City Air Terminal - where the buses leave from the city to Kansai Airport) is where, in the evenings the more energetic young people of Osaka come to practice their...

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  • 17. zero (empty tips)

    Just west of Tennoji-koen is an area called Shin-sekai (New World). At the heart of it is a tower called Tsuten-kaku tower, a 103m high structure that dates back to 1912. Shin-sekai is an...

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  • 18. Views from Osaka Castle

    Osaka Castle has a wonderful observation deck on the 8th floor (which might be the fifth floor above the entrance level. Since the tower is built on a high...

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  • 19. Hozenji Temple

    Hozenji Temple, located at the eastern end of Hozenji Yokocho, was established in 1637. The temple's main feature is the moss-covered statue called...

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  • 20. Hozenji Yokocho

    Hozenji Yokocho is a narrow cobblestone street just 80 meters long and 2.7 meters wide. While quiet and unassuming, it is a historic street with roots dating...

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  • 21. Shiennoji Temple

    Founded over 1,400 years ago as the first -- and therefore oldest -- officially established temple in Japan, ***ennoji Temple is the spiritual heart of Osaka....

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  • 22. Spa World

    Spa World is said to be the World's Largest Spa (or World's Largest Onsen) and regardless of whether or not that's true, it's definitely big!There are two main...

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  • 23. Osaka Hikari Renaissance

    The Osaka Hikari Rennaissance is Osaka's December Light-up festival. At night, the Nakanoshima area is lit up with light displays. There is a light show, river...

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  • 24. Osaka River Cruise - Aqualiner

    Easy to get to, with one of the four departure/arrival docks at the park beside Osaka castle. Good way to see a unique perspective of the city. Take it from...

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  • 25. Cherry Blossoms!

    I was lucky, in that all the blossoms were blooming when I had time in Osaka.End of March, beginning of April is the best time to see them.Great place to view...

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