Osaka-fu Things to Do

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Osaka-fu Things to Do

  • Dotombori

    Osaka Things to Do

    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 flashing or moving neon signs. The Hozen-ji Temple which dates from the 17th century can also be found in this area.

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  • Universal studio

    4 out of 5 stars

    Osaka Things to Do

    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 elaborative site. go exatcly 9, when it starts opening and run for the famous rides to finish it early. i loved spider man , back to the future , jurasic...

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  • Umeda Sky Building

    4 out of 5 stars

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    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, especially at night! The city is beautiful and with it all lit up with the bridges over the river, it's a great way to end a day of...

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  • castle

    Osaka Things to Do

    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 the armies of Tokugawa Ieyasu. The castle has been destroyed and rebuilt several times during its turbulent past.The present castle is a...

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  • museums

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    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 cross the road to the NHK studios - Top right hand corner of the map The building connected to the foyer of NHK is the Museum. Go to the top and work...

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  • Aquarium / Tempozan Harbor Village

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    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 presents the marine life of the Pacific Rim in a really effective way. At its heart is a huge tank with whale sharks, smaller hammerheads, rays and...

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  • Tennoji park

    2 out of 5 stars

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    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 think it is a nice place to visit with children. Some 360° pictures can be seen on this website:...

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  • America Mura

    3 out of 5 stars

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    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 become an attraction. Amerika-mura is a hip and trendy place for Kansai's fashion-foreward to roam, shop, and be seen! Looking at the other shoppers and...

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  • amusement & relaxing

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    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 Bomb Records or Night Beat Records, depending on your taste. In Kyoto look for Jet Set Records (one of my global favorite). I have been steadily...

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  • shopping

    Osaka Things to Do

    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 non-stop energy & if you stop for a moment & take in everything, you might even get dizzy! The best dept store to visit is Hanshin Dept Store in Umeda. The...

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  • Shinsaibashi

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    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 same day. Best time to visit the place would be between 10:00am to 8:00pm for shopping and dinning after 8:00pm would be fine.

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  • parks, squares &gardens

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    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 area of 106.7 hectares. As we visited in spring, the castle park area was filled with beautiful flowering cherry trees, but it will, of course, look...

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  • culture & history

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    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 on stilts and it is covered by straw. So this building is a replica of such an old house and makes a perfect contrast to the modern buildings...

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  • Sightseeing outside Osaka

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    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) these little buggars got hold of everything including nearly ripping my new t-shirt, a great experience all in all

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  • Business Park

    2 out of 5 stars

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    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 Place). Some buildings have sky restaurants and you can have a dinner with a beautiful night view of Osaka. The landscape of OBP is also wonderful. It’s...

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  • street entertainers

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    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 dance steps. It's not unusual to see helmet wearing boys spinning around, just on their heads. Whilst very quiet in the winter, this place is packed...

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  • zero (empty tips)

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    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 entertainment area with pachinko parlours, theaters, restaurants and bars. There is also Spa World, the world's largest spa with two floors of baths, one Asian...

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  • Guidelines

    If you are new to Japan, its recomended to learn its guideline in dealing in an specific subject or things, sense Japan is so high standard in each services and products, very refine culture, and strict implementing rules and laws.,from finding a place to stay and knowing some entiresting things to do and places to go... Every cities in Japan has...

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  • Onsen: Sun Hill Hannan

    Senshu (southern Osaka-fu) is home to numerous onsen (natural hot springs). Sun Hill Hannan is a hotel in southern Senshu, midway between Osaka and Wakayama. The baths feature a view of Osaka bay, Awaji island, and Kansai airport. The water is reputed to be high thoron, which is in turn reputed to cure whatever ails you.I was a bit disappointed...

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  • Nishikinohama Beach

    This is actually in Kaizuka city, but it`s still in Osaka prefecture. It is only four stops from the airport, which is quite a bit south of the city. You can take the Nankai line (maybe about Y600 from Namba). It`s a nice beach, but like all beaches in Japan, it shuts down at the end of the `season`, even if it is still hot (so be prepared for...

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  • checking the place out

    after making rest, ask the hotel information the direction of the city hall. its a walking distance. , with in the city hall premises there is always a tourist info center where you can rent a bicycle to roam around. bike is so significant going nearby historical and interesting places with out so much fear with violation compared to renting car....

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  • Amerika Mura, means American Village

    Ameruka Mura means “American Village” that is the trend setting Mecca for youth representing Minami, where fashion, gourmet, music, art are all mixed into one.Mainly centered in Sankaku-koen Park, many vintage clothing shops, general merchandise store, and CD stores line up the street.

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  • Universal Studio Japan

    Universal Studios Japan is one of three Universal Studio theme parks, located in Osaka.[Back to Home of Osaka]

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  • Kishiwada Castle

    Kishiwada Castle located in southern part of Osaka, was built by Hidemasa Koide in 1597.Nobukatsu, ruler of Okabe Mino, took possession of the castle in 1640 from Takatsuki. The Okabe family maintained its position for 13 generations up to the Meiji Restoration.

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  • Nintoku-ryo Tumulus

    Nintoku-ryo Tumulus located southern part of Osaka is one of the largest Keyhole shaped tumuli in Japan, and one of the world’s three largest burial mounds alongside the Pyramids of Egypt and the Tomb of Qin.It is believed to have been built in the 5th century.Outline of the Tumulus is that 486m in length, 305m across and approx 464,000m2 in area.

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  • Japan's oldest temple, Shi tenno-ji

    Shi tenno-ji is a Buddhist temple in Japan.The prince Shotoku constructed this temple in 593.It is the oldest officially administered temple in Japan, although the temple buildings have been rebuilt over the centuries.[Back to Osaka-fu]

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  • God on the Tutenkaku, Billiken

    On the fifth floor observation deck of Tutenkaku is enshrined Billiken, the God of Happiness or things as they ought to be Billiken, a popular America charm doll that came to Japan in about 1910, was enshrined within Luna Park when it opened. When the park was closed in 1923, the wooden statue of Billiken went missing.As a part of an effort to...

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  • Landmark tower, Tutenkaku

    Tsutenkaku means Tower Reaching Heaven, is a well-known landmark tower of Osaka.Its total height is 103 m, the main observation deck is at a height of 91 m.The current tower is actually the second to occupy the site. The original tower, patterned after the Eiffel Tower, was built in 1912, and was connected to the adjacent amusement park, Luna Park,...

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  • Amusement district, Dotonbori

    Dotonbori is Osaka's famous amusement district.It is a single shopping/restaurant street, running alongside the Dotonbori-gawa (canal), and stretches between the Dotonboribashi Bridge and the Nihonbashi Bridge. Dotonbori is officially a part of the Namba district of Osaka, south of Shinsaibashi.[Back to Osaka-fu]

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  • Osaka Castle

    Osaka Castle is located in Chuo-ku Osaka. Originally called Ozakajo, it is one of Japan's most famous castles, and played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi Momoyama period.The castle is situated on a plot of land roughly one kilometer square. It is built on two raised platforms of landfill supported...

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  • Electoric Town

    If you want to buy "Electric things like a small radio and personal computer"Nipon-bashi"meaning Japanese bridge" make you happy. Denden-Town "Den "means Denki=electoricAlso You can find Restaurants here.

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  • Onsen: Inunakiyama

    Sen-shu (southern Osaka-fu) is home to numerous onsens. Inunakiyama is famed as a sacred mountain retreat, but the numerous ryokan (inns) make it feel more like a tourist destination - albeit an uncrowded, out of the way one. It is deep in the mountains, surrounded by woods, and altogether a pleasant experience.Each ryokan has its own baths. Guests...

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  • Onsen: Honoji no Sato

    Osaka-fu is home to numerous onsen (natural hotsprings). Honoji no Sato, in the mountains above Kaizuka, is in a former elementary school. Facilities include a meeting center, restaurant, playground, gymnasium, miniature golf, and hiking course. The onsen itself features both regular bath and a ro-ten-buro (outdoor tub). Bathing in the garden, amid...

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  • Asa-ichi (Morning Market)

    In Tajiri, the small town where I live, every Sunday from 6:00am to noon is the Asa-ichi, or morning market. Tajiri is a fishing town, and fresh fish and shellfish of all description are available. There are also fresh vegetables and prepared foods of various sorts. I highly recommend it, not only for reasonably priced and unbeatably fresh food,...

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  • Dotonbori

    The Dontonbori area has a huge neon sign which all Japanese tourists want a photo in front of. It wont mean much to foreigners, but there are always lots of weird people to look at on the bridge, especially at night.

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  • If you are here in autumn,take...

    If you are here in autumn,take a walk to Minoh Waterfall!In autumn(around November-),Japanese maple leaves turn yellow and red! A lot of Japanese also go there every weekend.

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