Culture & History in Osaka

Osaka Castle

Strolling through the restored Osaka Castle Although Osaka Castle has twice been destroyed by fire, Otemon and Sakuramon, which are Important Cultura...

Minami (Namba)

Get a taste of Osaka Dotonbori is the foremost example of commercial districts in Minami. Flour is used extensively in Osaka, which is famous for its...

Sumiyoshi-taisha Shrine

A shrine with its own original culture Sumiyoshi-taisha is the main shrine for the nation’s 2300 Sumiyoshi shrines, boasting a history of 1800...

Nanba Grand Kagetsu

Nanba Grand Kagetsu is the palace of laughter When it comes to Osakans, they just love the banter of a conversation filled with humor. There is the...

The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living

Shitenno-ji Temple

A temple built for salvation of the masses This was Japan’s first genuine Buddhist temple, built in 593, by Prince Shotoku to honor four heave...

Osaka Tenman-gu Shrine

Osaka Tenman-gu where Michizane is enshrined Losing a bid for power at the Imperial court, scholar and politician Michizane Sugawara found himself d...

Kuromon Ichiba Market

Tenjin Matsuri

A festival preserving its traditions and continuing to evolve In 951, two years after Osaka’s Tenman-gu Shrine was established, a sacred spear...

Osaka Museum of History

A historical museum which you can enjoy as a family A 5-minute walk from Osaka Castle, this is a historical museum where you can enjoyably learn abo...

Hozen-ji Yokocho

Kamigata Ukiyo-e Museum

Amerikamura

Osaka International Peace Center (Peace Osaka)

A learning center addressing the tragedy of war and appeals for peace A facility opened in 1991to tell of the horrors of war to the next generation a...

National Bunraku Theater

A traditional form of public entertainment that was selected as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Property Bunraku sits alongside Noh, Kyogen and Kabuki a...

Tsutenkaku