Experience / Training / Vehicle Spots in Osaka Area

  • Tombori River Cruise
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    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Souemonchou 7-13 Taehwaemon Bridge Pier
    Tonbori River Cruise is a sightseeing cruise boat which tours the Dotonbori River, one of the famous attractions in Osaka. It departs from Tazaemonbashi Wharf in front of the Don Quijote Dotonbori branch and goes under nine bridges while you see the sights of the Minami area of Osaka. During the tour, there are many good places for commemorative photos such as a gigantic octopus sign as well as a Glico man sign. The light-hearted talk by the guide is also one of the enjoyments. As the short trip requires only about 20 minutes, you can easily board when you have time to spare while sightseeing or on a date. The closest station is Namba Station.

    Without question the highlight of this 20 minute boat ride up and down a short stretch of the river in Osaka in the brightly lit Dotonburi area was our tour guide. She was great fun - singing and...

  • Santa Maria Sailing Model Ship of Osaka Bay
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    Osaka Osakashi Minato-ku Kaigandori 1-1-10
    A tour cruise ship operating in the bay area in Minato Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture. The ship’s dock is located near the Tempozan Harbor Village mall and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Modeled after the Santa Maria, Columbus’ flagship when he set sail to journey around the world, this sailing vessel, popular with children, is about two times the size of the original. During their journey, riders can enjoy views of bay area sights like Maishima and Universal Studios Japan. The twilight cruise (reservation required), which sets off with the setting sun, is particularly popular.

    We took the sunset cruise and had a great experience and view of the Osaka har our during sunset. It’s free with Osaka Pass.

  • NHK Osaka Tour Course BK Plaza
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    4-1-20 Otemachi Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
    This tour allows a glimpse behind the scenes of TV production. There are a number of activities to try. You can enter the world of TV using an actual Chroma key (visual effects backdrop technique/green screen) used in broadcasts at Wakuwaku Studio, or make a DVD recording of yourself reading the news or weather to take home in Narikiri Studio. You can also see how recording is done with Studiovision, or watch old broadcasts in the NHK Archives.

    On the 9th floor, there is a space where the visitors monitor 4K image. There is also a section where they can take a look of a location site. However, the sight is very limited. Taking pictures is...

  • HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Kakudachou 5-15
    This Ferris wheel is located on the 7th floor of HEP FIVE, a four-minute walk from JR Osaka Station. The red Ferris wheel is a symbol of HEP FIVE and when the weather is fine visitors are able to see the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge and Mt. Ikoma. It takes about 15 minutes to go around and the 360 degrees panoramic view is a must-see. At night the view of the twinkling neon lights of high-rise buildings creates a romantic atmosphere. The Ferris wheel cars are air conditioned and recommended scenic spots are in the inside the car, making it fun to look for from about 106 meters high in the sky. Visitors can also save their memories with a photo service for a fee.
  • Savor Farm, Tondabayashi City Agricultural Park
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    Osaka Tondabayashishi Kannabi 2300
    This public agricultural farm park is in Tondabayashi City and there is a free shuttle bus from Tondabayashi Station that takes about 20 minutes. The park is surrounded by flowers and herbs that change with the season and with so much produce to choose from including grape picking, strawberry picking, and sweet potato digging you can enjoy harvesting as much as you like all year-round. Along with the hilltop strawberry greenhouse, mud land, and the fruit orchards, check out the unique play areas like the adventure fort and field, As well as the rose garden and hands on experience learning hall. After all that, grab a bite to eat at the BBQ house or restaurant or maybe relax on the large field with a bento lunch box. You can also buy local vegetables and fruits from Savor Farm at Niconico Ichiba.

    Thanks to fellow traveller for introducing this farm, we had an enjoyable day trip at the Savor Farm. The farm is about an hour ride from the city and upon reaching Tondabayashi Station, you need to...

  • World Ranch
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    Osaka Minamikawachigunkananchou Shiraki 1456-2
    This theme park in the hills of Kanan-cho is a ten-minute walk from Sakurazaka 1-Chome bus stop on the Kongo Bus. It brings together people, nature and animals in a spacious park with 1,500 animals of 140 different species, with a corner where small children can meet and pet some of them. There is also a dolphin and whale interaction pool with experienced trainers. Besides the animals there are area barbeques that guests are free to use and even cottages where guests can stay the night.

    There arent many foreigners that make it out to this one. It is old and run down a bit but a fun thing for kids and adults alike. I enjoyed milking my first cow there. They had a ton of small...

  • Osaka City Abeno Life Safety Learning Center
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    Osaka Osakashi Abeno-ku Abenosuji 3-13-23 Abeno Forsa 3F
    Osaka City Abeno Life Safety Learning Center (Abeno Tasukaru) is a disaster prevention learning center in Abeno Ward, Osaka City. Through experiential learning, visitors go through scenarios to learn about the series of actions they should take beginning when an earthquake occurs and ending when they flee to safety. The Earthquake Damage Experience Zone reproduces in real time damaged buildings collapsing after an earthquake, and visitors learn safety and survival measures such as using a fire extinguisher to quickly stop fires at an early stage, helping people who are trapped under furniture, stopping bleeding, and stabilizing broken bones, and other series of actions, decisions, and techniques that people should know about when an earthquake strikes.

    Although the tour is in Japanese (you don’t need to know Japanese to understand what they are talking about), the entire experience is excellent and interactive, kids (and adults) can learn about...

  • Mino Visitor Center
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    Osaka Minoshi Mino 1576
    This is the base facility for Meiji no Mori Mino Quasi-National Park. The site is comprised of an exhibition room filled with everything about the geology and highlights of Mino to models of animals and plants and specimens, a lecture room that doubles as a library, and a management building. Many people visit it as a base when using the park, and use of the facility is free. Besides nature workshops that children enjoy, it also holds various nature experience events such as nature observation meetings regularly. In addition, you can spread out lunch boxes in Momiji Plaza, and the walking path is popular with parents and their children.

    この箕面ビジターセンターは、箕面の滝から少し上がったところにある、ハイキングの途中に休憩できる場所ですが、山小屋的な建物はありますが、それ以外特に何もなかったです。

  • Osaka Duck Tour
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    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Kitahamahigashi 1-2 River station Hokkaido
    This is an amphibious bus sightseeing tour that goes around the rivers and city center of the water metropolis, Osaka. It departs from “River Station Hachikenya” near Temmabashi Station and travels overland around famous spots such as the Osaka City Hall, Midosuji, Osaka Prefectural Office, Osaka Castle, and Osaka Mint Bureau. At Sakuranomiya Park, famous as a cherry blossoming spot, the bus driver quickly turns into a boat captain. The moment the bus dynamically plunges into the Okawa River using a slope is impressive. The guide’s entertaining talk introducing the city of Osaka is also enjoyable.

    We were the only ones on the bus and it was like our own personal tour. It was great fun and our guide was very entertaining and spoke excellent English. We had great fun on the bus and saw lots of...

  • Design Pocket (Osaka Main Store)
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    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Nambasennichimae 10-11
    Food sample factory where you can experience making them yourself. Located just five-minutes from Namba station on the Midosuji line near the Namba Grand Kagetsu Theater. In just an hour you can make food samples such as keychain takoyaki (fried octopus dumplings) or keychain or magnet sushi. Other courses are available such as glass art or chalkboard sign art and even making real takoyaki over a gas fire.

    Signed up for both the seasonal dessert (It was a Halloween themed dessert when I went!) making activity and the Takoyaki making activity and I had so much fun! You can book a slot online & they’ll...

  • Naniwa Exploration Cruise with Rakugo comedians
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    Osaka Osakashi Naniwa-ku Minatomachi 1-3-1 Minatomachi Pier
    This is a sightseeing cruise travelling around Osaka City departing from the Minatomachi Wharf neighboring “Minatomachi River Place” in Naniwa Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, lasting approximately 90 minutes. Listening to a young Rakugo performer (comic story-teller) speaking joyfully of the history and sights in the area is a popular activity for tourists. On the “River Circuit Course,” tourists can enjoy many unique sights of Osaka such as the Dotonbori River, the Toyoko Horikawa Flood Gate, Kyocera Dome Osaka, Nakanoshima dotted with retro buildings, and the downtown area of Dotonbori. Visitors who make advance reservations can also taste a lunch-box packed with tastes of Osaka “Naniwa Water City Gozen.”

    大阪の道頓堀から、中之島、東横堀川、ふたたび道頓堀と、大阪市内の川(運河)を巡ります。ガイド役の落語家の方が、船内を盛り上げてくれます。付き合い出して、間がないカップルなどは、会話しなすぎ、会話の間が持たない、といった失敗を回避できるデートコースかも知れません。

  • Maishima Pottery Museum
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    Osaka Osakashi Konohana-ku Hokkouryokuchi 2-2-98
    This museum makes use of the vast amounts of clay brought up from the ocean floor during the construction of Kansai Airport to teach people about Naniwazuyaki pottery and the techniques used in its creation. The museum owns the only ascending kiln in Osaka City, and the largest in the Kansai region, which is open to the public to create pottery using Naniwazu clay. (A fee is required for the firing.) The museum offers courses suitable for any level of experience, even for first-time beginners. The electric pottery wheel experience allows you to create drinking cups, for example, and the hand building experience, where you can make your own original pottery in actual pottery classes.

    JR大阪環状線の西九条駅からバスで行きました。30分ちょっとかかります。舞洲スポーツアイランドバス停からすぐのところです。関内は陶器が並んでいます。予約制ですが陶芸を体験することもできます。カフェもありました。

  • Izumi Kogawa Strawberry Farm
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    Osaka Izumishi Butsunamichou 2043
    This strawberry farm in Izumi City in Osaka is one of the largest strawberry picking farms in the Kansai region. Approximately 46,000 stocks of strawberry plants are grown in five large greenhouses. You can find a wide variety of strawberries grown here including Asuka Ruby, Sagahonoka and Beni Hoppe, and usually, at least two of these varieties are all-you-can-eat. Come with your family and enjoy the great view over Osaka Bay on clear days. Purchase gift boxes of strawberries or jars of ripe strawberry jam, as well as sweets straight from the store, which are limited to the weekends.

    たくさんのビニールハウスに いちごがたくさんできている このあたりのいちご狩りでは安い値段設定 たくさんの子供連れで賑わっていた バーベキューができるスペースもある

  • Aqualiner (Osaka Castle Nakanoshima Tour)
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    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Osakajou 2 Osaka Seaplane Bus Stop Osaka Castle Harbor
    Aqualiner (Osaka Castle Nakanoshima Tour) operating in the Okawa River in Kita district in Osaka is a cruise boat which takes about 55 minutes to tour from near Osaka Castle to the Nakanoshima area where retro buildings stand. Along the shore, there are many sightseeing attractions including Nakanoshima Rose Garden, Osaka City Central Public Hall, which is a national Important Cultural Property, the buildings in Osaka Business Park, and Osaka Castle. In spring, it is particularly crowded with passengers enjoying the cherry blossoms on the riverside. Sales including drinks are available on board, and toilets are also provided. There are four wharfs. The closest station to Osaka Port is Osakajokoen Station.
  • KISHIKAN
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    Osaka Kishiwada-shi Uchihata Cho 5068
    This tourism farm extends along the north side of the Hanwa Expressway's Kishiwada Service Area. You can enjoy picking fruits such as strawberries and barbecues. Strawberry picking is held from the winter through the spring, and all-you-can-eat melon events are held in the summer. The barbecue facilities are indoors, so you can use them even in rainy weather. You can rent and use equipment such as charcoal and nets, and they are even facilities for babies like a nursing room, making it very family-friendly. In addition, they also sell pickles using eggplants that can only be harvested in the region.

    一人当たりの値段は高いですが、その価値はあります。 美味しいイチゴを数多く食べることができ、満足できます。

  • Osaka Craft Park
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    Osaka Osakashi Hirano-ku Nagayoshirokutan 1-8-44
    This is an Osaka city run handicraft center, 320 meters from the Rokutan 1-chome bus stop. There are extensive facilities including woodworks, dyes, woven fabrics and textiles, metal works, glass works, and pottery as well as weekly workshops for people from beginners to those who are highly skilled to enjoy. In addition, cut glass art and yarn spinning lessons are held. There are one-day experience workshops and workshops for children, providing a facility where creativity can be enjoyed by those with children as well.

    本来は木工、陶芸、金工などを定期的に学ぶアートスクールですが、 そのエキスを楽しめるのが土日に行われている1回体験、1日体験教室です。 2-3時間で、織物や染色など、さまざまなクラフトを体験することができます。 設備も本格的だし、講師の方々も、専門知識に詳しい上、やさしく親切。 楽しみながら本格的な作品ができあがります。 子供の日や夏休みなどには、子供向けにさらにリーズナブルな料金で教えてくれる子...

  • Kaminotaishi Kanko Mikan-en
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    Osaka Minamikawachi-gun Taishicho Kasuga 443
    A mandarin orange farm located in Kasuga, Taishi Town, Minamikawachi County, Osaka Prefecture. The farm grows 10 thousand mandarin orange trees on the side of a hill, and from October through November, visitors can go mandarin orange picking, dig up sweet potatoes, and enjoy barbecuing and cooking sukiyaki while taking in the area's spectacular view. There is a rest house halfway up the hill and a square at the top; facilities also include a fun obstacle course, maze, and shop.

    会社のレクリエーションで、行きました。 以前からちょくちょく行きますが、駐車場も広くなり、上ノ太子駅から送迎バスもあり、便利です。 バーベキューを利用しましたが、お肉もごはんも美味しかったです ごちそうさまでした ただ、みかん山まで登るのが高齢の方には辛いかな。 電動カートみたいな乗り物を有料でもいいから新設してほしい。 職場のみんなと、のんびり過ごせました。

  • Kankou Nouen Nanrakuen
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    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...

  • Shiroyama Orange-en
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    Osaka Tondabayashi-shi Fushimido 1003
    A mandarin orange farm located in Fushimido, Tondabayashi City. From October through early December, visitors can enjoy mandarin orange picking, chestnut gathering, and digging up sweet potatoes. The farm also offers barbecuing from March to December (the farm has a reservation only barbecue and mandarin orange picking plan from October to December). Other farm highlights include a free playground with an obstacle course, crayfish fishing, a mini fishing pond, a putting golf course, and an airsoft gun range.

    車で行くと園内入口から駐車場までの道の狭さに驚くかもしれません。 退避もほぼできないので(笑) 園内では、BBQスペースが用意されており、お手軽にBBQが楽しめ、 他にも面白卓球ができたり、釣りができたり、アスレチックもあるので家族連れにはぴったり! また、時期によって味覚狩りができ、秋に行ったときにはミカン狩りや芋ほりができました! 園内のスタッフさんもフレンドリーでいい場所です。

  • Takatsuki Shiitake Mushroom Center
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    Osaka Takatsuki-shi Tano
    A facility where you can pick shiitake mushrooms located inside the Takatsuki Forest Center situated along Prefectural Route 6 in Matodani Tano, Takatsuki City. The facility grows its mushrooms on unprocessed logs without the use of agricultural chemicals or chemical fertilizers, and visitors can enjoy picking shiitake mushrooms here year round without a reservation and without having to pay any entry fee (customers purchase the mushrooms they have picked based on weight). You can also enjoy the mushrooms you have just picked in the adjoining barbecue restaurant.

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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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