Sightseeing Spot Spots in Osaka Area

  • Osaka Mint Bureau Cherry Blossom Viewing
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    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.

    大阪市内の桜の名所と言えば、全国的には先ず造幣局の通り抜けが出てくるでしょう。 ソメイヨシノではなく、八重桜ですが、流石に100年以上の歴史ある桜の通り抜け、お見事です。 コロナで3年ぶりの通り抜けで、今年は事前予約制で比較的ゆったりと見ることができて良かったです。

  • 6th generation Dotonbori Glico Sign
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    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.
  • Kema Sakuranomiya Park
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    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.
  • Tower of the Sun
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    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.
  • Large Keyaki of Noma/Keyaki Museum
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    Osaka Met. Toyonogun Nosecho Nomainaji
    Located in the Nosecho district of Osaka’s Toyono-gun, the large Keyaki (Japanese zelkova tree) of Noma is a national natural monument and there is a museum nearby that mainly preserves and displays materials relating to it. The large keyaki with a height of approximately 27 meters and trunk girth of approximately 13 meters said to be about 1,000 years old is one of Japan’s foremost giant trees. The largest branch is approximately 39 meters by approximately 36 meters, and the tree is loved as a symbol of Nose’s abundance nature. From late April to July when the new leaves are out, wild brown hawk owls can be seen sitting in the branches. Entrance to the museum is free.

    大阪府最北端の能勢町にある国の天然記念物に指定されたケヤキの巨木。 観光でこの地を通過するので軽く寄ってみようと行ったのですが、想像以上に立派な木に驚きました。 マイナーな観光地だと思っていたら多くの人が訪れる人気観光地でもあり、駐車場に入るのも少し時間が掛かりました。 樹齢は1,000年以上、目通り幹回り14m、高さ30m、枝張り南北38m、東西42mと言う規格外の大きさには圧倒されます...

  • Hiraoka Park
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    20 Reviews
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    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.

    児童公園として、展望台として、あるいは生駒山麓-暗がり峠へのハイキングコースとして皆さんが思い思いに楽しんでいます。 春は梅園も桜も名所として有名です。

  • Midosuji Street
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    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.
  • Hirokawa-dera Temple
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    9 Reviews
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    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.

    紅葉がきれいでまるで京都に来ているみたいにゆっくり庭を楽しめました 西行法師ゆかりのお寺でおすすめです

  • 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.
  • Dojima Rice Exchange
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    Osaka Osaka-shi Kita-ku Dojimahama 1-3
    This historic site is located at the foot of the Nakanoshima Garden Bridge and is notable for its monument with a rice motif. This site is known as the origin of the rice exchange in Japan, where around 1730 there were Shomei-sho and Chogai-mesho, rice dealers who sold the rice paid as tribute by various clans.
  • Kinyuji Temple Plum Grove
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    Osaka Sennan-shi Shindachikinyuji 706-1 Surrounding area
    This famous destination for viewing plum blossoms is located in Shindachikin'yuji, Sennan City. Adjoining the Kin'yuji Temple grounds, this grove of plum trees was planted in the early Edo period and comes into beautiful bloom each year from late February to mid-March.
  • Chihaya Castle Ruins
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    Osaka Minamikawachi-gun Chihayaakasakamura Chihaya

    南海 河内長野駅から登り坂道をバスで揺られる事30分間、金剛登山口のバス停で降車。バス停先の左側に千早城跡に登る急な石段がある。殆どがボコボコした560段の石段を登ると四の丸跡に出る、更に先の三の丸跡を進むと千早神社のある二の丸に着く。城郭を感じる物は何も無いが往時の楠公の活躍を偲ぶ。因みに本丸跡は神社の奥に。100名城スタンプが設置されている金剛山麓まつまさに向かい下城。

  • Tenpozan
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka-shi Minato-ku Chikko 3-chome 2-ban
  • Kunijima Jousui Ba
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    8 Reviews
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    Osaka Osaka-shi Higashiyodogawa-ku Kunijima 1-chome 8

    We didn’t get to see it because it wasn’t open. This was not clear from the website which said it was open on weekends.

  • Dotomboribashi
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    Osaka Osaka-shi Chuo-ku Dotonbori 2-chome
  • Yasunaka Shindenkaisho-ato Former Ueda Family's Residence
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    Osaka Yao-shi Uematsucho 1-chome 1-25

    訪問は日曜日、お昼に近い時間帯ですが閉まっていました。説明書からですが、江戸時代後期の建物などが有るそうです。JR八尾駅から徒歩3-4分のところです。

  • Satsukiyama Observation Deck
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    Osaka Ikeda-shi Satsukigaoka 5-chome
  • Kema Komon (Okawa Side)
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    Osaka Osaka-shi Miyakojima-ku Kemacho 3-chome 2
  • Noma no O Keyaki
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    Osaka Toyono-gun Nosecho Nomainaji
  • Kamome Ohashi
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    Osaka Osaka-shi Suminoe-ku Nanko Minami 3-chome Chisaki

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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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