Experience / Training / Vehicle Spots in Osaka Area

  • Tombori River Cruise
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    186 Reviews
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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.

    While walking around Osaka, I came across this river cruise. I came booked a ticket and got on the boat. There was a commentator on the boat, but it was only in Japanese, so I didnt understand...

  • Santa Maria Sailing Model Ship of Osaka Bay
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    128 Reviews
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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.

  • 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.
  • World Ranch
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
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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.

    動物達はとても可愛いかったし、牧場も綺麗です!子供達はとっても喜んで遊んでいました。ただ、、、スタッフの人達が愛想が悪く、喋り方も悪かった!言う事のきかない馬に対し、綱でバシバシ叩きながら『まじムカつく‼️いい加減にしろ‼️』と、それでも動かない馬に、軽トラックで近づきバンバン音をたてながら無理やり歩かせていた、悲しそうに歩いてる馬のお尻を、軽トラックの人が車に乗りながらバシバシ叩いていた、、、楽...

  • Savor Farm, Tondabayashi City Agricultural Park
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    28 Reviews
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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.

    ここの公園は、ブドウ狩り とサツマイモ掘り でお邪魔しました。 子供のために体験させることが目的だったのですが大人も楽しく過ごせました。 夏は暑いですよ!(避難場所が少ないですからね)春・秋はちょうどいいかな?敷地が大きいので気持ちいいです!

  • Osaka City Abeno Life Safety Learning Center
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    21 Reviews
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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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    3.5
    19 Reviews
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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.

    箕面公園内かと思います。 交通手段は車に成ると思います。 私は阪急箕面駅から箕面の大滝経由で約1時間30分ぐらいかかりました。小川が流れており そのそばで移動用チェアーを持参して ゆったりと過ごしている人がチラホラと。 最高に贅沢です。 子供達が多分ボランティアの人に何か 遊び教わっていました。

  • Tempozan Ferry Terminal
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    45 Reviews
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    Osaka Osaka-shi Minato-ku Chikko 3-2-25
    This ferry terminal is located in 3-Chome Chikko, Minato Ward, Osaka City. Opened in 1905, it is one of the few ferry terminals still remaining in Osaka. A free ferry connects this terminal to the terminal in 3-Chome Sakurajima, Konohana Ward, Osaka City some 400 meters away via a three-minute ride; this same ferry can also be used as a way to get to and from Universal Studios Japan in 2-Chome Sakurajima, Konohana Ward, Osaka City.

    Bonus its free. It does provide an easy access to USJ, but we prefer to take the train ride once we crossed the river. its a good 15-20 min walk from the pier i assume. runs every hour during the day...

  • Osaka Duck Tour
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    42 Reviews
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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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    27 Reviews
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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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    24 Reviews
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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。

  • 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.
  • Maishima Pottery Museum
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    2 Reviews
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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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    4.5
    6 Reviews
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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

  • Osaka Craft Park
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    2 Reviews
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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.

    興味がありお稽古に高額な代金を払い続けて更新しているが、実際は生徒側、アシスタント講師側が傲慢講師に委縮して作業、対応している。 常勤、非常勤の講師は芸術を学んだだけの講師であり、接客態度は傲慢で威圧的であり、自身のお気に入りの生徒に対してだけ教えて、気に入らない生徒はアシスタント講師に任せる始末。 体験時にも、アシスタント講師に対応させているのだから、傲慢な勤続年数の貴方方講師は不必要です。 事...

  • Morino Sample
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    5 Reviews
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    Osaka Osaka-shi Hirano-ku Kamikita 6-1-19
    "This shop makes and sells the food ""sample"" models often used by Japanese restaurants to show what they are serving. The shop holds food model-making activities three times a day; priority is given to those who make an advance reservation. The activities include a tour of the shop's workshop and participants can choose to make takoyaki octopus dumplings, ramen, or a dessert model. Note that participants may not be able to watch staff making models on Sundays and holidays."

    ここも食品サンプル体験ができますね。情報収集でみているけど、ちょっとマンネリですね。好きなひとは好きなんでしょうね。

  • Oiwa Sweet Potato Digging Farm
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    Osaka Ibaraki-shi Oiwa 82
    This farm is located in Oiwa, Ibaraki City. Open to visitors on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from mid-September through early November, here you can try digging up sweet potatoes in a real farm field. The farm grows Beni Haruka, a sweet potato variety characterized by its high sweetness. Groups of 30 people or less do not require an advance reservation.
  • Osaka Castle Gozabune
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    Osaka Osaka-shi Chuo-ku Osakajo 2
  • Konpeito Petit Museum Sakai
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    Osaka Sakai-shi Sakai-ku Minamijimacho 4-148-12
    This activity-oriented museum is located in 4-Chome Minamijima-cho, Sakai Ward, Sakai City. The museum is a place where visitors can learn about the history of the confection known as konpeito as well as how it is made. The museum offers two (reservation required) programs - a konpeito class and a sugar art class. You can use a mini kama kettle to make konpeito, or use 13 varieties of colored sugar to make sugar art.
  • 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.

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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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