Osaka Things to Do

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  • 1. Universal Studios Japan (USJ)

    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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  • 2. 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 hill, and the surrounding area is mostly...

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  • 3. 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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  • 4. 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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  • 5. Kaiyukan (Osaka Aquarium)

    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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  • 6. 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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  • 7. 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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  • 8. 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 spa areas: The Asian Zone, which...

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  • 9. Shi'tennoji 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. It was constructed in 593 by Prince...

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  • 10. Sightseeing outside Osaka

    Japanese: 日本 民家 集落 博物館 (Nippon Minka Shuuraku Hakubutsukan) This unique open-air museum exhibits old Japanese dwellings from different...

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  • 11. Tennoji Park

    This park is mostly for young families. There are so many little kiddies running around here! What the kids love are the ankle-deep play-pools that look like rivers and waterfalls, except on a very...

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  • 12. Osaka Museum of History

    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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  • 13. Tennoji Zoo

    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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  • 14. Tsutenkaku Tower

    If you are visiting the Tsutenkaku Tower in Osaka, go up to the Observation deck on the 5th floor. You will be amazed with the breathtaking view of the city. At the centre of the deck is a statue. The...

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  • 15. 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 Mizukakefudo. Instead of donating money, worshipers...

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  • 16. Peace Osaka (International Peace Center)

    Peace Osaka is a museum dedicated to promoting peace through exhibits of war, namely WWII. It features a lot of information about Osaka city in WWII, particularly the bombings of Osaka, for locals and...

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  • 17. Hep Five

    The Hep Five Ferris Wheel rises 106m above street level and is located in the Hep Five departmental store. Entrance is from the 7th storey of the departmental store. One revolution takes 20 minutes,...

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  • 18. Street Performers

    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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  • 19. Sumiyoshi Shrine

    Most people don't think of shrines or temples when they think of Osaka, but Osaka actually does have some great historical sites, and Sumiyoshi Shrine is one of them! Osaka's Sumiyoshi Shrine is the...

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  • 20. Osaka Science Museum

    Back in Toronto where I grew up, is the Ontario Science Centre, globally recognized as perhaps the finest (and first!) facility of its kind in the world. As a kid, I was constantly fascinated by the...

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  • 21. Shinsekai

    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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  • 22. 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 boat rides, and other activities. There...

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  • 23. National Museum of Art

    The National Museum of Art is a world-class art museum with exhibits from both Japan and abroad. I went here when they were featuring modern Chinese artwork, which was spectacular! Because they change...

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  • 24. 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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  • 25. Osaka Tenmangu Shrine

    Although it is not one of the official top three tenjin shrines, Osaka Tenmangu has gained fame as the host of the Tenjin Festival, one of the biggest festivals in Japan. The current shrine dates back...

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