Life / Living / Hospital Spots in Osaka Area

  • Kinokuniya Umeda Main Store
    Osaka Osaka-shi Kita-ku Shibata 1-1-3 Hankyu 3 Bangai
    This bookstore is one of a chain established in 1927. This large, well-known chain has 81 book centers and 68 stores in major cities across Japan. In addition to Japanese books, electronic books, Western books, used books, domestic and international magazines, and CDs and DVDs, the store also carries an abundance of stationary, knickknacks, and other choice items. Further, the store holds a variety of events.
  • Osaka Municipal Central Library
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Osaka Osaka-shi Nishi-ku Kitahorie 4-3-2
    This library is situated on Shinnaniwa-suji Street in 4-Chome Kitahorie, Nishi Ward, Osaka City. One of the largest municipal libraries in the country, the facility's vast collection includes literature, magazines, newspapers, technical texts, maps, and more. There's also an audio-video area and recreation space. In addition, the library holds themed book exhibitions, reading groups, children's book readings, and other events.
  • Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Osaka Osaka-shi Chuo-ku Shiromi 1-3-50
    "This television station is located in the south block of the Osaka Business Park in 1-Chome Shiomi, Chuo Ward, Osaka City. Established in 1958, the station is also known by the nickname ""YTV."" The current head office building was relocated here and built in 2019. In the 10plaza entrance lobby on the first floor open to the general public, you can see announcements of the time on a giant LED screen featuring characters from ""Case Closed,"" a hit animated television series created by Yomiuri Telecasting. There are also statues depicting the main character, Conan, and his friends in the Junior Detective Club."
  • Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Nakanoshima 1-2-10
    A prefectural museum opened in 1904 located in Nakanoshima, Osaka, an area dotted with retro and old fashioned buildings. The solemn stone New-Baroque building is a nationally designated Important Cultural Property. The library’s collection is primarily dedicated to books and materials on Osaka; classical Japanese, Chinese, and Korean books; and business-related materials, and is frequently made use of by researchers. The library also has rentable spaces, a library shop, and a café serving Denmark home-style cuisine. The closest station is Yodoyabashi Station.
  • Asahi Broadcasting Corporation
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Osaka Osaka-shi Fukushima-ku Fukushima 1-1-30
    "This authorized broadcasting company was established in 1951. Founded as a radio station, the company later expanded into television broadcasting as well. The company also holds events for listeners and viewers, and is famous for sponsoring golf championships; an art aquarium; and Food Sonic 2019 in Nakanoshima, one of the largest food festivals in the Kansai region. In addition, the company holds tours for elementary and junior high school students; and conducts the ""ABC Classroom ABC In-House Lessons"" program which allows students to view studio areas and learn about what's involved in television and radio broadcasting."
  • Kankou Nouen Nanrakuen
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Sakaishi Minami-ku Bessho 1457
    Take the Nankai bus to Yokoyama High School from the Nankai Koya Line's Toga-Mikita Station. The park is approximately 700 meters walk from the Bessho Minami bus stop. The park covers an area about three times the size of the Koshien Stadium, and visitors to the park can enjoy harvesting various fruits and vegetables depending on the season, such as strawberries, oranges, pears, grapes and sweet potatoes. The fruits and vegetables are grown using organic fertilizer, with as little pesticide as possible. The park is also home to a famous cafe, Cave Cafe Kagashi, which makes use of a war-time cave that was used by the army to store medicines. Direct buses are available on Sundays and national holidays from September to November.

    夏休みに家族連れでぶどう狩りに行きました。食べ頃のぶどうを切ってその場で食べるのはとてもよい経験になります。ぶどうを冷やして食べるための冷水とお椀を用意しておくと便利かと思います。駐車場完備です。 釣り池もあり、大きめの金魚がたくさんいるのですが、うどんのような餌と釣竿での金魚つりは、子供に大人気!餌がよいのか、どの子も10匹くらい軽く連れて大はしゃぎ。1匹100円と袋代50円で持ち帰れます。長め...

  • Children Hon no Mori Nakanoshima
    2 Reviews
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Osaka Osaka-shi Kita-ku Nakanoshima 1-1-28

    大阪中之島、堂島川沿いに建つ図書館です。読書により子供たちの創造力や好奇心を育みたいとの趣旨により、建築家安藤忠雄氏が提案をした施設です。名誉館長は山中伸弥氏です。 入館には、事前予約が必要です。 鉄筋コンクリート造の建築物で、コンクリート打ち放しの外壁が美しいです。

  • Spoonbill Tennoji
    5 Reviews
    Osaka Osakashi Tennouji-ku Chausuyamachou 5-55 Temple inside
    This is a flower and botanical shop that originated in Tokyo's Minami Aoyama district. Tenshiba, an area of Tennoji Park filled with greenery, outside and even inside the store. There is a specialty organic cafe adjoining the shop, so you can relax while enjoying the flowers. The cafe can be rented out, and you can have an all-garden wedding produced by the flower shop by collaborating with facilities in Tenshiba.

    ランチ1200円のカレー、パスタを食べました。 作る人が塩分を取れないのか、コンソメスープに味がない。冷たい。これは冷製スープなのか?これで1200円。場所代? フェルメール展の半券で一割引とからだからいってみれば、『ランチメニューは適用されません』だと。何人もそれ言われてました。一種の詐欺ぽいなあ。 まあそれでも美味しければいいのだけれど…。 座った場所が悪いのか、背の高い男性が落ち着きなく何回...

  • Umeda Tsutaya Books
    Osaka Osaka-shi Kita-ku Umeda 3-1-3
  • Zara Home (Grand Front Osaka Store)
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Ofukachou 3-1 Grand Front Osaka North Building 1F
    This store on the first floor of the north building in Grand Front Osaka features goods from European apparel maker Inditex. As ZARA's first store in western Japan they sell everything from bed linens to bath, kitchen, and dining room goods. Well known for always having the latest big trend they always put new goods on display twice weekly, ensuring every time you visit you'll find something new. While they focus on textiles they also have plenty of other items, including perfumes and kids goods, so you're always sure to find the perfect present.
  • Ame no Toyoshita
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    Osaka Osakashi Abeno-ku Bishouen 2-13-3
    Ame no Toyoshita is located a five-minute walk from both JR Bishoen Station and Koboreguchi Station on the Kintetsu Minami Osaka Line. Founded in 1872, this venerable shop in Abeno Wardsells traditional hard candy and has won numerous prizes over the years. The shop uses carefully selected ingredients, especially domestic fruit, and Naniwa vegetables grown in Osaka. They manufacture and sell varieties of hard candy that are found nowhere else, including Tennoji TurnipCandy and Tanabe Daikon RadishCandy. The Naniwa's Traditional Vegetable Candy, the various flavors of candies in cute vegetable shapes are also recommended for Osaka souvenirs. Tachibana Orange Candy and Mt. Kumano Honey Candy are available only in the shop.
  • Ikoma Building
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Osaka Osaka-shi Chuo-ku Hiranomachi 2-2-12
  • Gypsy Flower
    Osaka Kaizuka-shi Ishizai 495-1
    This select interior decorations boutique is located in Ishizai, Kaizuka City. The shop sells antique and vintage interior items purchased from France and other countries in Europe. The shop also carries modern interior decorations and fashion items by both domestic and international brands.
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    Style / Fashion
    Osaka Osaka-shi Chuo-ku Nishishinsaibashi 2-12-22 Asahi Plaza Shinsaibashi 103-go
    This vintage shop has been in business for over 22 years and is aimed at adults. The shop imports and sells high quality items almost never seen in Japan, such as antique knickknacks, accessories, furniture, and vintage clothing discovered in little-known spots across America.
  • ANTIQUEMIKE America-mura Store
    Osaka Osaka-shi Chuo-ku Nishishinsaibashi 2-18-16
    This huge store carries American knickknacks and toys. The spacious establishment is packed with toys and vintage items gathered from the United States and other locations around the world. In addition, it is the flagship store operated by the Mike International company and accordingly serves up the latest trends. The company has also concluded a licensing deal for the Lee Jeans mascot Buddy Lee and makes its own original regular and hooded sweatshirts and other clothing featuring the character.
  • Aburatani Koseido
    Style / Fashion
    Osaka Osaka-shi Chuo-ku Nanbasennichimae 14-26
    This Japanese restaurant food model and paper lantern shop is located in the Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shotengai (Kitchenware Street). The shop's highly realistic food models, which shine with the skills of Japanese craftspeople, are extremely popular with visiting tourists from across Japan and the world. The shop's mini food models and food model magnets also make delightful souvenirs. In addition, the shop offers a food model-making activity; interested persons should contact the shop.
  • Asian Library
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    Osaka Osaka-shi Higashi-yodogawa-ku Awaji 5-2-17
    This library aims not just to provide information about Asia outside Japan but also to cultivate interest in the lives of non-Japanese international Asian students and residents living in Japan and bring about friendship, exchange, and coexistence. In order to promote an appropriate understanding of Asian cultures, the facility holds music events, lectures, and language school classes weekly. All are welcome to come inside and, if you register as a member, you can also read and borrow the library's materials. The library can even be used for just a day, so feel free to stop on by!
  • Hankyu Culture Foundation Ikeda Bunko Library
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Osaka Ikeda-shi Sakaehonmachi 12-1
    This library was established in 1915 and opened to the general public in 1949. The collection of the Takarazuka Arts Library was transferred to this facility and the library contains a comprehensive selection of works concerning the Hankyu Railyway and the Takarazuka Revue. Materials concerning folk entertainment were added to this unique specialty library in 2003.
  • IKEA Tsuruhama
    67 Reviews
    Osaka Osaka-shi Taisho-ku Tsurumachi 2-24-55


  • Kadoma Driver's License Test Site
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Osaka Kadoma-shi Ichibancho 23-16

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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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