Sightseeing Spot Spots in Osaka Area

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hiraoka Park
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    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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kinyuji Temple Plum Grove
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    4 Reviews
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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.

    毎年、梅の花見に行きます。適度な坂道と見晴らしの良い場所、いろとりどりの梅、と癒しのスポットです。盆梅を庭で公開しているお家もあります。近所にこういう場所があって幸せです。

  • 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.
  • Dojima Rice Exchange
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Osaka-shi Kita-ku Dojimahama 1-3
  • Chihaya Castle Ruins
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    27 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Minamikawachi-gun Chihayaakasakamura Chihaya

    Chihaya Castle is now ruins, and in its site stands a shrine. If you climb Mt. Kongo by foot, you can pass this site on the way.

  • Tenpozan
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka-shi Minato-ku Chikko 3-chome 2-ban
  • Osaka Tachibana no Bunka Sono
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    23 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Kawachinagano Tako 2292-1

    人もあまりいてないので、ゆっくりと楽しめる。春夏秋冬、四季折々の花が魅力的で、河内長野駅からバスもあるので、ぜひいってほしい。

  • Mint
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Osaka-shi Kita-ku Tenma 1-chome 1-79
  • Kunijima Jousui Ba
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    8 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

  • Dotombori Hashi
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Met. Osakashi Chuou-ku Doutombori 2-chome
  • Nagano Park
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Kawachinagano-shi Suehirocho 581-1

    ランチで河内長野山荘を利用したので、すぐ近くのこの公園を散策しました。 かなり坂道を歩きますが、最上部の展望台から市内を一望できます。 桜やあじさいの公園がありその季節に散策するとより楽しめると思います。 子供が遊べる遊具も揃っていました。

  • Kema Komon (Okawa Side)
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Osaka-shi Miyakojima-ku Kemacho 3-chome 2
  • Satsukiyama Observation Deck
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Ikeda-shi Satsukigaoka 5-chome
  • Kamome Ohashi
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Osaka-shi Suminoe-ku Nanko Minami 3-chome Chisaki
  • Izumi Recycling Environment Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Izumi-shi Nokecho 407-15

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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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