Osaka


Osaka as the third largest city in Japan located in Osaka prefecture in the Kansai area is THE place in Japan to try delicious foods such Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki and Kushiage. The city and the area around it have many places to enjoy shopping, visiting museums, historical places and other activities such as visiting the Osaka Aquarium or Universal Studios Japan. A must go to place in Osaka is Osaka Castle with its spectacular views, a beautiful park and interesting history. If you need inspiration on what places to visit in Osaka then have a look at this list for some great inspiration!

Dotonbori

A photogenic town filled with eye-catching signs
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Address Dotombori huo-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka See map
Telephone 06-6211-4542
Website http://www.dotonbori.or.jp/en/


Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

This is one of the largest public aquariums in the world where you can enjoy the underwater world from around the Pacific Rim
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Business Hours Everyday ( 10:00 AM ~ 08:00 PM )
Price Adults: 2,300 JPY
Child: 1,200 JPY
Address 1-1-10 Kaigandori Minato-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka See map
Telephone 06-6576-5501
Website http://www.kaiyukan.com/language/eng/


Universal Studios Japan

Enter to the world of movies at this theme park
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Business Hours Everyday ( 09:00 AM ~ 10:00 PM )
Price Adults: 7,200 JPY
Child: 4,980 JPY
Address Universal Studios Japan, 2-1-33 Sakurajima, Konohana-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka See map
Telephone 0570 -200-606
Website http://www.usj.co.jp/e/


Shinsaibashi

Osaka’s largest shopping area - a mix of the old and the new
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Address Shinsaibashisuji Chuo-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka See map
Telephone 06-6211-1114
Website http://www.shinsaibashi.or.jp/lang/en/


Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle is the symbol of Osaka, filled with history
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Business Hours Everyday ( 09:00 AM ~ 05:00 PM )
Price Adults: 600 JPY
Child: FREE
Address Osaka Castle, 1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka See map
Telephone 06-6941-3044
Website http://www.osakacastle.net/english/


Minami (Namba)

Experience Osaka food and life in the commercial districts of Minami
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Address Namba Chuo-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka See map
Website http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namba


Sumiyoshi-taisha Shrine

The main shrine of all Sumiyoshi shrines. It is beloved by the people of Osaka for the Taiko-bashi Bridge and the Hattatsu-san Festival
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Business Hours Everyday ( 06:30 AM ~ 05:00 PM )
Price FREE
Address 2-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka See map
Telephone 06-6672-0753
Website http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/spot/shritemp/sumiyoshitaisha.html


Abeno Harukas

Japan’s highest building with a superb view 300 m above ground!
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Business Hours Everyday ( 11:00 AM ~ 08:00 PM )
Price Adults: 1,500 JPY
Child: 700 JPY
Address あべのハルカス 〒545-8545 大阪府大阪市 阿倍野区阿倍野筋 See map
Telephone 06-6624-1111
Website http://abenoharukas.d-kintetsu.co.jp/special/foreign/index.html


Kuromon Ichiba Market

A treasure trove of umaimon (tasty goodies)! A lively and famous Osaka market
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Business Hours Depends on the establishment
Address 2-4-1, Nipponbashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka See map
Telephone 06-6631-0007
Website http://www.kuromon.com/m_en.php


Umeda Sky Building, Osaka

A 360-degree view from the unique rooftop garden connecting the 2 buildings
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Business Hours Everyday ( 10:00 AM ~ 10:30 PM )
Price Adults: 800 JPY
Child: 300 JPY
Address 1-1-88 Oyodonaka , Kita-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka See map
Telephone 06-6440-3899
Website http://www.kuchu-teien.com/english/index.html


The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living

The recreated Edo Era streets of Osaka recreated inside the building are extremely popular!
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Business Hours Open:
10am~5pm

Close:
① Tuesdays (If a holiday falls on a Tuesday, then the following day is closed)
② New Year’s holidays 12/29~1/2
*Besides the above, there are also special openings and closings
Price Adults: 600 YEN
University/high school students 300 yen
Junior high school students and younger are free
The“KIMONO” experience costs 500 yen
*Registration begins at 10:00 and is restricted to the first 300 visitors. Participants must be 110cm or higher in height
Address 6-Chome 4-20, Tenjinbashi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi See map
Telephone 06-6242-1170
Website http://brangista.j-server.com/BRAKONJYAK/ns/tl.cgi/http://konjyakukan.com/index.html?SLANG=ja&TLANG=en&XMODE=0&XCHARSET=utf-8&XJSID=0


Shitenno-ji Temple

Japan’s oldest temple, built by Prince Shotoku
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Business Hours Everyday
Price Adults: 300 JPY
Address Shitennoji, Tennoji-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka See map
Telephone 06-6771-0066
Website http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/spot/shritemp/shitennoji.html


Nanba Grand Kagetsu

It’s the home of comical culture showing off Japan’s new comedy, manzai (stand up comedy), and rakugo (comical storytelling).
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Business Hours Everyday ( 10:00 AM ~ 10:00 PM )
Address 11-6 Nanbasennichimae Chūō-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu See map
Telephone 06-6641-0888


Osaka Museum of History

A museum where you can learn about the history of Osaka
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Business Hours Monday ( 09:30 AM ~ 05:00 PM )
Wednesday ( 09:30 AM ~ 05:00 PM )
Thursday ( 09:30 AM ~ 05:00 PM )
Friday ( 09:30 AM ~ 08:00 PM )
Saturday ( 09:30 AM ~ 05:00 PM )
Sunday ( 09:30 AM ~ 05:00 PM )
Price Adults: 600 JPY
Child: FREE
Address 4-1-32 Otemae, Chuo-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka See map
Telephone 06-6946-5728
Website http://www.mus-his.city.osaka.jp/eng/index.html


Hozen-ji Yokocho

A historic cobblestone alley with a “delicious” air
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Business Hours Depend on the individual establishment
Address 1-2-16 Nanba, Chuo-ku, Osaka See map
Website http://www.osaka-info.jp/en/ofc/201103/


Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street

An arcade specializing in kitchenware that absolutely belongs in the town of “kuidaore” (eat and shop until you drop)
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Business Hours Open/Close:
Depends on the store
Price FREE
Address 14-5 Sennichimae, Nanba, Chuo-ku, Osaka See map
Website http://www.osaka-info.jp/en/shopping/speciality_stores/post_95.html


Shinsekai

Shinsekai is filled with the atmosphere of the good old days of Japan
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Business Hours Tsutenkaku 9am-9pm
Price Tsutenkaku
Adults: 700 yen Children: 300 yen
Address 1-18-6 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka See map
Telephone 06-6641-9555
Website http://www.tsutenkaku.co.jp/Guide-pdf/mishiran-guide-english.pdf


Osaka Station City

A redeveloped area, now with shops of the latest trends, directly connected to JR Osaka Station
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Business Hours Weekdays ( 09:00 AM ~ 06:00 PM )

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Differs depending on the facility
Address 大阪ステーションシティ ,Umeda, Kita-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka See map
Telephone 06-6458-0212
Website http://osakastationcity.com/en/


Grand Front Osaka

A large mall with shops filled with trendy clothing, cuisine, amusement, and even residences.
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Business Hours Everyday ( 10:00 AM ~ 09:00 PM )
Price FREE
Address Ofukacho, Kita-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka See map
Telephone 06-6372-6300
Website http://gfo-eng.com/


Kids Plaza Osaka

Delights and discoveries that are amazing! A hands-on museum for children
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Business Hours Monday ( 09:30 AM ~ 05:00 PM )
Tuesday ( 09:30 AM ~ 05:00 PM )
Wednesday ( 09:30 AM ~ 05:00 PM )
Thursday ( 09:30 AM ~ 05:00 PM )
Friday ( 09:30 AM ~ 05:00 PM )
Saturday ( 09:30 AM ~ 07:00 PM )
Sunday ( 09:30 AM ~ 07:00 PM )

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The second and thrid Monday of each month.The fourth Monday in August.New Year holidays: 12/28-1/2 (if a Monday is a national holiday, then the next day)
Price Adult 1400 YEN
Elementary and junior high school students 800 YEN
Pre-schoolers (3 years or older) 500 YEN
Address キッズプラザ大阪,2-1-7 Ogimachi Kita-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka See map
Telephone 06-6311-6601
Website http://www.kidsplaza.or.jp/en/


Tsutenkaku

A retro tower soaring about 100m over the bustling masses!
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Business Hours Everyday ( 09:00 AM ~ 09:00 PM )
Price Adults: 700 YEN
University students 500 yen
Junior high/senior high school students 400 yen
Elementary school students 300 yen
Children under 5 300 yen
Special observation platform at the top costs an extra 500 yen
Address 1-18-6 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka See map
Telephone 06-6641-9555
Website http://www.tsutenkaku.co.jp/Guide-pdf/mishiran-guide-english.pdf


Osaka Tenman-gu Shrine

With a history of 1000 years, it is a place where the god of learning and the performing arts is enshrined. It is also the heart of the merchants of Osaka.
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Business Hours Everyday ( 09:00 AM ~ 05:00 PM )
Price FREE
Address 2 -1-8 Tenjinbashi Kita-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu See map
Telephone 06-6353-0025
Website http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%8Csaka_Tenman-g%C5%AB


Amerikamura

With fashion, music and art all rolled up in one place, this is Osaka’s area for trends!
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Address 1-6 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku,Osaka See map
Website http://www.americamura.jp/en/


The Floating Garden (Umeda Sky Building)

It’s a landmark in Umeda and was chosen as one of the best 20 structures in the world
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Business Hours Everyday ( 10:00 AM ~ 10:30 PM )
Price Adults: 700 JPY
Child: 300 JPY
Address 梅田スカイビル,Oyodonaka , Kita-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka, See map
Website http://www.kuchu-teien.com/english/index.html


Osaka Bay Area

A popular area, full of fun and amusement
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