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Sightseeing Spot Spots in Osaka Area

  • Tower of the Sun
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Met. Suitashi Senri Banpaku Park 1-1 In the Banpaku Park
    This is a 70-meter tall work of art created by artist Taro Okamoto and is a symbol of the Japan Expo held in 1970 in Osaka’s Suita City. Even now it still remains in the Expo Commemoration Park which is a cultural park created on the site of the exposition grounds and serves as a popular photo spot. With a unique design that is modeled after a crow, the tower has three faces which represent the future, present and past. The inside is hollow and has a giant monument called the Tree of Life. Currently visitors are not permitted to tour the inside of the tower due to reconstruction work, but it is scheduled to reopen in March of 2018.
  • 6th generation Dotonbori Glico Sign
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Doutombori
    The Ezaki Glico signboard is easily visible from Ebisubashi Bridge on the Dotonbori River in Chuo Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture. The sign is known nationwide as a symbol of Osaka and is a popular spot to take a photo. The first sign was established in 1935 and the current sign is the sixth one, renewed in October 2014. It lights up 30 minutes after sunset until mid-night altering the background and uses 140 thousand LED lights.
  • Midosuji Street
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda - Chuo-ku Namba
    Midosuji Boulevard is one of Osaka’s best-known and most bustling roads; it is a major road artery that extends for four kilometers, linking Umeda in the north with Naniwa in the south. Midosuji Boulevard was selected for inclusion in the “Top 100 Best Roads in Japan.” The name “Midosuji” (“Temple Street”) derives from the two temples along the route: the Kita-mido Temple and Minami-mido Temple. The Boulevard is lined with prestigious department stores and other large shops, banks, the headquarters of major companies, etc., making this area the commercial, shopping and tourist center of Osaka. The pedestrian footpaths at the side of the Boulevard are lined with rows of Gingko trees, creating a very beautiful sight; in winter, the trees are illuminated.
  • Osaka Mint Bureau Cherry Blossom Viewing
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Tenma 1-1-79
    Every year in the middle of April for about one week, an approximately 560-meter road in Kita Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture from the Japan Mint southern gate to the northern gate is opened to visitors for cherry blossom viewing. Many precious varieties of cherry blossoms line the road, including benitemari, odemari, kodemari, and Yoro blossoms. After the sun sets, the blossoms are gently illuminated, creating an almost otherworldly spectacle. Temmabashi Station and Osakajo-kitazume Station are the closest to the entrance. The premises are one-way only, and the surrounding areas have limited vehicle access, so using public transportation is recommended.
  • Kema Sakuranomiya Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka prefecture Osaka city Kita-ku - Miyakojima
    This park is a famous cherry blossom viewing spot along the banks of the Okawa River. The riverside park runs from the Owaka River's Kemaaraizeki to the downstream Tenma Bridge and has water, greenery and cherry trees. There are approx. 4,800 cherry trees that line the 4.2 kilometers of the park, and it becomes a spectacular spot to view cherry blossoms bustling with many people when they are in bloom. Along the park, besides Japan's first gas lamps and retro brick buildings such as one that houses a mint, there is also a water plaza and promenade, making it an ideal place for relaxing strolls. In addition, the park has barrier-free access.
  • Satsukiyama Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Ikedashi Ayaha 2-5-33
    This park on Mt. Satsuki approx. a 10-minute walk from Hanyu Ikeda Station. Located in the center of the city, it is famous as the Hokusetsu region's leading spot for cherry trees, azaleas and autumn leaves, and was chosen as one of Osaka's top 100 green landscapes. There are hiking courses and observatories, and also Hirado azaleas, Mochi azaleas and Kobanomitsuba azaleas, making it a place where many people come to see flowers in all seasons. A cherry blossom festival is held here in early April. In addition, you can see from Mt. Satsuki's Shubodai wonderful night views and even the lit up Big Harp, a bridge that spans the Inagawa River.
  • Hiraoka Park
    18 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Higashiosakashi Higashitoyourachou 12-12
    This vast park at the foot of mountains is approx. six minute-walk from the Kintetsu Railway Nara Line's Hiraoka Station. In the cherry blossom square, a famous cherry blossom viewing spot in Higashi Osaka City, about 100 Yoshino cherry blossoms bloom every year during the peak season, painting the entire area in pink. In addition, there are also observatories where you can watch Osaka's spectacular sunset, and a stone tablet with a haiku written by Matsuo Basho during his last trip crossing Kuragari Pass. Forest Toy Box, which reopened in June 2016, is 100-120 meters high, and uses its height and slope for a roller slide that is very popular with children.

    Nice park for a morning walk if you dont have a lot of time. Nice little waterfall. Few shrine along the way up.

  • Hirokawa-dera Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Minamikawachigunkananchou Hirokawa 43
    This temple located in the Hirokawa area of Kanan-cho is famous as the place where the monk Saigyo ended his life. A famous cherry blossom viewing spot, the famous Suya-zakura (red weeping cherry blossoms) on the grounds have thin trunks and a deep pink dainty appearance when they begin to bloom. The best time to see them is usually from the beginning to end of April. Approx. 1,500 cherry blossoms such as Yoshino cherry blossoms, yae-zakura and weeping cherry blossoms bloom nearby, and the area was chosen as one of Osaka's top 100 green landscapes. The 13th En no Gyoja's sacred site of the Saigoku Yakushi 49 Temple Pilgrimage, possesses items such as a wooden seated statue of a saint who achieved complete emptiness, a prefecture-designated tangible cultural property, and a wooden Kobo Daishi seated statue.
  • Tenpozan
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka-shi Minato-ku Chikko 3-chome 2-ban
  • Osaka Tenma Miyanohoshiaikyo
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Tenjimbashi 2-chome 1-8 Osakatenmangu within
  • Rikyunomizu
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Met. Mishimagunshimamotochou Hirose 3-chome
  • Kawaidera Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Kawachinagano-shi Kawaidera
  • Kunijima Jousui Ba
    7 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Osaka-shi Higashiyodogawa-ku Kunijima 1-chome 8

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  • Sanpo Sewage Treatment Plant
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Sakai-shi Sakai-ku Matsuyayamatogawadori 4-cho 157
  • Sanroku En
    5 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Kishiwada-shi Kawaicho 1221-2


  • Senri Aoyama Dai Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Suita-shi Aoyama Dai4-chome
  • Chabana no Sato
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Kawachinagano-shi Hino 1520
  • Nagano Park
    4 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Kawachinagano-shi Suehirocho 581-1


  • Noma no O Keyaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Toyono-gun Nosecho Nomainaji
  • Mishima Shrine Nokaorufutakusunoki
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Met. Kadomashi Mitsujima 1-chome, 15

Osaka Areas


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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