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  • Kyocera Dome Osaka
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Nishi-ku Chiyozaki 3 - Medium 2 - 1
    This domed baseball stadium in Nishi Ward in Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture is commonly known by the name of its predecessor, the Osaka Dome, and is the home ground of the Orix Buffaloes. Comprised of nine floors above ground and one basement level, this massive baseball field is frequently used for concerts and events in addition to actual baseball games. The stadium’s shopping mall (entry free) includes an official shop selling Buffaloes merchandise. The stadium’s tours (fee required) are also popular and enable participants to see the insides of the dome and players practicing up close.
  • Universal Studios Japan
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Konohana-ku Sakurajima 2-1-33
    A theme park in Osaka City. Come enjoy a variety of attractions based on famous Hollywood movies including Jaws and Jurassic Park. Following the popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter, they opened the Minion Park in 2017 to great domestic and international interest. There is also the Universal Cool Japan area with limited collaboration attractions based on popular video games and anime.
  • Osakajo Hall
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Osakajou 3-1
    Situated inside Osaka Castle Park in Chuo Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, this is the largest event hall in western Japan with a capacity of 16,000 people. It was built in 1983 as the site of the “Osaka Chikujo 400-year Festival,” and the main part of the building was built underground out of consideration for the surrounding scenery. Aside from the arena, there are several halls and restaurants on the site. Popular domestic and overseas artists’ concerts and various ceremonies are held here, as well as a number of events attended by a large number of people throughout the year.
  • Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Minato-ku Kaigandori 1-1-10
    This aquarium in the Tempozan Bay Area is the world's largest aquarium. It is even more popular now as they have drastically changed how guests view the exhibits, including the Pacific Ocean Tank where you can see whale sharks leisurely swimming about. Enjoy a wide variety of Pacific-Rim themed exhibits to see and enjoy including California Sea Lions, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, and a fish tank with a tunnel from which you can observe the animals.
  • Dotonbori
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Doutombori
    Dotonbori’s famous Glico sign seems to be peering into the Dotonbori River; meanwhile, a giant crab sign moves in a perpetual dance. Crowded with restaurants and lined with giant signs, Dotonbori is a bustling entertainment district where visitors can truly experience Osaka—the city of kuidaore (extravagant eating). Have a bite at a shop selling kushiage (fried vegetable and meat skewers) or okonomiyaki (savory pancakes filled with meat and vegetables), Osaka specialties. Or spend a day visiting the various takoyaki (octopus dumplings) or butaman (steamed pork bun) restaurants. Day and night, this lively thoroughfare is frequented by great numbers of tourists.
  • Abeno Harkus
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Abeno-ku Abenosuji 1-1-43
    The Abeno Harukas building is a skyscraper in Osaka City; at a height of 300 meters, it is the tallest building in Japan (as of 2017). Since opening in 2014, Abeno Harukas has become a major new landmark in Osaka; the “Harukas 300” observation platform on the top floor, which offers marvelous views of the Osaka cityscape, is very popular with both domestic and overseas tourists. The upper floors house a hotel and offices, with the Abeno Harukas Museum (an art museum) on the 16th floor.
  • Tsutenkaku
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    3.5
    1641 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Osakashi Naniwa-ku Ebisuhigashi 1-18-6
    A viewing tower located in Naniwa Ward, Osaka City and a famous Osaka landmark. Originally erected in 1912 and modeled after the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the current 108 meter tower is actually the second Tsutenkaku. The fourth and fifth floors are a viewing floor overlooking Osaka. There are figures of the Seven Gods of Fortune on the fifth floor as well as a statue of Billiken which is said to bring good luck when the soles of its feet are rubbed. The tower is filled with other interesting things to see and do, including the Kinnikuman Museum; a café produced by Mother Farm; and showroom shops by Morinaga, Glico, and Nisshin.

    As a resident of Osaka this used to be lovely place to visit many years ago, but now it’s just a hollow Poki shop with a decent view ruined by awful inside lighting. Will never return. Don’t visit.

  • Hankyu Department Store Umeda Main Store
    Shopping
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Kakudachou 8-7
    Hankyu Umeda Main Store is one of Osaka’s longest-established department stores, having been founded as a station terminal department store in 1929 when Umeda Station was renovated. Hankyu Umeda Main Store has a total of 15 floors (13 floors above ground and two basement levels); the total floor space is larger than any other department store in Japan. With a concentration of the world’s leading brands in “International Boutiques” on the fifth floor, and another floor with a concentration of Japanese and international cosmetics brands, etc. Hankyu Umeda Main Store is renowned as the starting point for new fashion trends in the Kansai region.
  • EXPOCITY
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    299 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Suitashi Senribampakukouen 2-1
    A massive entertainment complex located inside Expo’70 Commemorative Park in Suita, Osaka which was built on the site of the Expoland amusement park and first opened in November 2015. The complex hosts eight entertainment facilities, including the large Lalaport Expocity shopping mall; the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan-produced Nifrel aquarium; the Pokemon Expo Gym, popular with children; and Orbi Osaka, a nature-oriented hands-on amusement and exploration center. This popular destination features shopping, fun, and learning, making it a fun place for families, couples, and men and women of all ages.

    If you're in Osaka, Expocity is a must see. many of the best things in the city are there. If you go during the spring, the flower gardens are especially beautiful. The tower of the sun is as amazing...

  • Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Umeda Store
    Shopping
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Ofukachou 1-1
    One of Japan’s largest consumer electronics mass retailers, Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Umeda is located right in front of the North Gate of JR Osaka Station. The store boasts an impressive range of products, from home appliances to PCs, cameras, games etc. It is the core tenant of the Yodobashi Umeda mall, and attracts large numbers of visitors, including not only Osaka locals but also foreign tourists. The fifth to seventh floors of the Yodobashi Umeda mall are occupied by popular fashion boutiques and miscellaneous goods stores, etc. The “Yodobashi the Dining” area on the eighth floor has a large number of restaurants.
  • Grand Front Osaka
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Ofukachou
    Grand Front Osaka is a multi-function commercial complex located in the Kita Ward of Osaka City, to the north of Osaka Station and Umeda Station. It comprises a North Building, South Building, and high-rise residential tower, with a hotel, shopping mall, restaurants, a theater, office space, plazas, rental space, etc. The large shopping area has over 260 individual stores, including fashionable luxury brand boutiques, interior furnishings stores, etc.; many of the stores are their brands’ first Kansai region store, or the Kansai region flagship store.
  • Namba Parks
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Naniwa-ku Nambanaka 2-10-70
    Namba Parks is an office and shopping complex in the Naniwa Ward of Osaka City, built on the site of what was formerly Osaka Stadium. It comprises Parks Tower, a 30-storey office building, and Namba Parks Shops & Diners, a shopping mall. The gradually-ascending Parks Garden rooftop garden has an abundance of plants and trees, and is a great place for urban residents to relax and enjoy being in close proximity to natural greenery. The mall has a comprehensive range of facilities, including a wide range of luxury brand boutiques, upscale restaurants, a game center, movie theatre, etc.
  • Osaka Castle
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Osakajou 1-1
    Osaka Castle was built by the Imperial Regent Toyotomi Hideyoshi between 1583 and 1598. The castle was built on a magnificent scale, but was destroyed just 17 years later after the death of Toyotomi Hideyoshi and the destruction of the Toyotomi clan in the Siege of Osaka in 1615. Thereafter, the castle was rebuilt by the Tokugawa shogunate under the command of Todo Takatora but was once again lost due to a fire caused by a lightning strike. The current castle tower is the third generation to stand here and was completed in 1931 through donations from local citizens. The interior of the castle is a history museum and visitors can enjoy information about the history of Osaka Castle and dioramas. The castle was registered as a national Tangible Cultural Property in 1997.
  • Abeno Q’s MALL
    Shopping
    Osaka Osakashi Abeno-ku Abenosuji 1-6-1
    A shopping mall connected directly to Tennoji Station opened in April 2011 and one of the largest malls in Osaka City. The facility is host to some 250 fashionable apparel stores, food shops, lifestyle goods shops, and restaurants. Major retailers such as Ito-Yokado, Bic Camera, and Tokyu Hands can be found here as well as Shibuya 109 Abeno, a shop specializing in the latest young peoples’ fashions. The restaurant area was just remodeled in 2017 and more and more interesting establishments are opening here, including brand-new businesses and companies making their first foray into the Kansai region.
  • Daimaru Shinsaibashi Store
    Shopping
    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Shinsaibashisuji 1-7-1
    The Daimaru Shinsaibashi Store is a department store that has become an iconic symbol of the Shinsaibashi district of Osaka. It is a large department store complex that comprises a Main Building, South Building, and also a North Building that was formerly the Sogo Shinsaibashi department store. Besides Japanese and international luxury goods brands, the Daimaru Shinsaibashi Store also sells high-end fashion, jewelry, household goods, etc. The Main Building is a gorgeous edifice with internal and external decoration in the Art Deco and Gothic styles; the Main Building is currently closed for refurbishment, but is scheduled to reopen in the autumn of 2019. There is direct access to the Store by an underground passage from Shinsaibashi Station.
  • Umeda Sky Building
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Oyodonaka 1-1-88
    Forming part of the “Shin Umeda City” development project in the Kita Ward of Osaka City, the Umeda Sky Building is a skyscraper that is 173 meters high. With its unique design, consisting of twin towers that are linked at roof-level by the Floating Garden Observatory, it has become a prominent landmark in Osaka’s Umeda district. From the Floating Garden Observatory, visitors can enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of the Osaka cityscape while feeling the wind on their faces; the Observatory is very popular with foreign tourists and couples.
  • Hirakata Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Hirakatashi Hirakatakouenchou 1-1
    This long-standing amusement park, located near Hirakata-koen Station, has a long history in the country. It contains a wooden rollercoaster, free fall ride, a large Ferris wheel, and several other attractions that can be enjoyed all day by adults and children alike. There’s also a small zoo and petting facility as well as restaurants, shops, and many other features. Events are held throughout the year, and there’s a pool open in the summer and an ice skating rink in the winter. Popular entertainers often serve as brand ambassadors, which has garnered the park fame.
  • Sumiyoshi Taisha (Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine)
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Osakashi Sumiyoshi-ku Sumiyoshi 2-9-89
    Known affectionately as “Sumiyossan,” the Sumiyoshi Taisha (Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine) is a Shinto Shrine located in the Sumiyoshi Ward of Osaka City, in Osaka Prefecture. It is the head shrine of all the Sumiyoshi shrines in Japan, of which there are around 2,300 in total. The Sumiyoshi Taisha is one of the most popular shrines in the Kinki region for the Hatsumode (the first visit to a shrine in the New Year), and it is thronged with worshippers every January. The founding of the Sumiyoshi Taisha is recorded in the Nihon Shoki (“Chronicles of Japan”), which notes that the Empress Jingu ordered the construction of the shrine to worship Sumiyoshi no Ohkami. Sumiyoshi no Ohkami (which is actually three Shinto deities in one) is renowned as the god of the sea and the god of exorcism. The four halls that make up the Hon-den (main hall) of the Sumiyoshi Taisha are built in the architectural style known as Sumiyoshi-zukuri; all four have been designated as National Treasures.
  • Umeda Arts Theater Main Hall
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    51 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Chayamachi 19-1
    The Umeda Arts Theater Main Hall is located inside the Chayamachi Applause in Chayamachi. It was previously known as the Umeda Koma Theater. It moved to its current location from the west of the HEP FIVE building in 1992 and in 2005 it was renamed. You can enjoy a wide variety of performances from Takarazuka Revues, plays, modern and classic musicals, opera, and ballet. The auditorium holds 1,905 seats with a large chandelier in the center. You can enter on the first and second floors with a lobby on each floor, as well as shops and restaurants.

    地下鉄の中津駅から近く人も少なく歩きやすいですが、梅田駅や大阪駅からも賑やかな街を楽しみながら歩けます。 東京の劇場で同じものを観ていても、梅田芸術劇場で観ると音が良いので遠征して良かったと思います。1階席はどこからでも観やすく、2、3階の後ろの方だと見切れることがあります。休憩中トイレが少ないのでホールが行列でいっぱいになるのが残念。オペラグラスの貸し出しが無く販売だけなのですが、かなり割安で売...

  • Rinku Premium Outlets
    Shopping
    Osaka Izumisanoshi Rinkuouraiminami 3-28
    The biggest outlet mall in Kansai, you’ll find this facility in Izumisano City, Osaka Prefecture across from the Kansai International Airport inside “Rinku Town.” It has two areas, the “Main Side” and the “Sea Side,” and each is two floors. You’ll find top-class overseas brands as well as casual brands, lifestyle goods, and more in the approximately 200 shops onsite. It feels like a beautiful resort, and there’s even a playground for kids. It’s popular as a spot where you can spend all day shopping.

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While Osaka prefecture is the country's second smallest prefecture, its capital, Osaka City, is the country’s third-largest and arguably one of the most popular in the Kansai region thanks to its vibrant nightlife, the Osaka people’s openness, and its much-loved cuisine, which has earned it the nickname “the nation’s kitchen."

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