Life / Living / Hospital Spots in Osaka Area

  • Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library
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    4.0
    114 Reviews
    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.

    The old European-style building is gorgeous to look at and walk through, and usually quite quiet and relaxing. The cafe inside is a bit expensive but has a very charming and classy atmosphere, and...

  • Dojima Avanza
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Doujima 1-6-20
    This office building is on Dojima Yotsubashi-suji street in Kita-ku, Osaka, and was built with great ingenuity to focus on functionality and amenity, with 60% surrounded by open space. Tucked away amongst the abundant seasonal trees you'll find the uniquely shaped Dojima Yakushido dome with a pond, waterfall, and a walkway. This blend of greenery, water, and light forms an oasis in the city, and has become a famous location in Naniwa. While the upper floors are office space from the B1F to the 3F you'll find Kansai's largest Junkudo bookstore as well as a variety of shops and restaurants.
  • Hankyu Culture Foundation Ikeda Bunko Library
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
    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.

    一般の人でも利用できますが、普通の市立図書館などの公共図書館とは蔵書の種類も雰囲気も全然ちがうので、目的とする資料がないと、気軽にフラッと利用・・・という感じではありません。敷地内には茶室や宝塚ファミリーランドにあった数々の有名灯篭を模したものが置かれているので、御覧になってはいかがでしょうか。

  • Kankou Nouen Nanrakuen
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    3.0
    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...

  • Spoonbill Tennoji
    Shopping
    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.
  • Mainichi Broadcasting System
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    Osaka Osaka-shi Kita-ku Chayamachi 17-1
    A television broadcasting station located in Chaya-machi, Kita Wad, Osaka City. The Chayamachi Plaza event space on the first floor has a stage where events such as live, public radio broadcasts; program-related events; entertainment performances; and public sports viewings are held. There's a large video monitor in the lobby and the adjoining Liyon Daily Store sells program merchandise and merchandise featuring the station's mascot Liyon-chan.
  • Osaka English Village
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    Osaka Suitashi Senribampakukouen 2-1 Within EXPOCITY
    This English language education and hands-on facility is based on America with each section split into the East Coast Zone, West Coast Zone, Nature Zone and School Zone. 23 classes are available across the floor, each one matching their zone. Guests can study English freely choosing classes based on situation and difficulty level. A wide variety of courses are available for children and adults.
  • Zara Home (Grand Front Osaka Store)
    Shopping
    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.
  • Gypsy Flower
    Shopping
    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.
  • Osaka Municipal Central Library
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    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.
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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
    Shopping
    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
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    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.

    日本が誇る食品サンプルは大阪で生まれたそうです。そのため東京の合羽橋商店街の食品サンプル屋さんよりも大阪の道具屋筋商店街のお店のほうが食品の精度が高いです。特にこの油屋髙正堂さんのサンプルは本物と間違うくらいです。キーホルダーになっている小さなサンプルも本物と見間違うくらい精巧で可愛く、私が訪れた時も修学旅行の女子高生がお土産に買うために賑わっていました。

  • Asahi Broadcasting Corporation
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    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."
  • Kinokuniya Umeda Main Store
    Shopping
    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.
  • Kadoma Driver's License Test Site
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Osaka Kadoma-shi Ichibancho 23-16
  • Hotel Mielparque Osaka
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    3.5
    191 Reviews
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Osaka Osaka-shi Yodogawa-ku Miyahara 4-chome 2-1

    The ventilation of the hotel was the big problem. The room was non smoking but still smelled with lots of dusts. The elevator was filled with smoking smell. The breakfast was not up to any...

  • IKEA Tsuruhama
    Shopping
    Osaka Osaka-shi Taisho-ku Tsurumachi 2-24-55
  • Itami Airport restroom
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Hyogo Itami-shi Osakaden

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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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