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  • Kyocera Dome Osaka
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    Osaka Osakashi Nishi-ku Chiyozaki 3 - Medium 2 - 1
    This domed baseball stadium in Nishi Ward in Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture is commonly known by the name of its predecessor, the Osaka Dome, and is the home ground of the Orix Buffaloes. Comprised of nine floors above ground and one basement level, this massive baseball field is frequently used for concerts and events in addition to actual baseball games. The stadium’s shopping mall (entry free) includes an official shop selling Buffaloes merchandise. The stadium’s tours (fee required) are also popular and enable participants to see the insides of the dome and players practicing up close.
  • Grand Front Osaka
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    528 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Ofukachou
    Grand Front Osaka is a multi-function commercial complex located in the Kita Ward of Osaka City, to the north of Osaka Station and Umeda Station. It comprises a North Building, South Building, and high-rise residential tower, with a hotel, shopping mall, restaurants, a theater, office space, plazas, rental space, etc. The large shopping area has over 260 individual stores, including fashionable luxury brand boutiques, interior furnishings stores, etc.; many of the stores are their brands’ first Kansai region store, or the Kansai region flagship store.

    Stayed at Intercontinental Hotel near Grand Front Osaka. The mall has many shops and restaurants. Lots of good options for both local Japanese or Western cuisine. Perfect for rainy days and have to...

  • Umeda Arts Theater Main Hall
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    63 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Chayamachi 19-1
    The Umeda Arts Theater Main Hall is located inside the Chayamachi Applause in Chayamachi. It was previously known as the Umeda Koma Theater. It moved to its current location from the west of the HEP FIVE building in 1992 and in 2005 it was renamed. You can enjoy a wide variety of performances from Takarazuka Revues, plays, modern and classic musicals, opera, and ballet. The auditorium holds 1,905 seats with a large chandelier in the center. You can enter on the first and second floors with a lobby on each floor, as well as shops and restaurants.

    Located at Used (Osaka) station, near Chaya-machi. Its next to Starbucks, various musical is seen at this theater, you should visit. I went to see Takarazuka revue, you should visit ticket center...

  • HEP FIVE
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    163 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Kakudachou 5-15
    HEP FIVE is a fashion shopping mall in Osaka City. The building is very distinctive, with a red ferris wheel on the roof, and with the use of a striking red and white color scheme for the external walls. This is a trend-setting mall, with around 170 shops—mainly selling fashion and miscellaneous goods targeted at female consumers—and restaurants. The ferris wheel on the roof is an Umeda district landmark, enabling visitors to view Osaka City and Mt. Rokko from a height of 106 meters above ground level. The mother-and-child pair of red whale sculptures hung in the first-floor atrium were designed by famous industrial designer Tatsuya Ishii.

    This shopping mall is aimed very much at teenagers and younger adults, but is worth a quick visit, whatever your age, to see the enormous red whales hanging in the atrium area! There is also a ferris...

  • Umeda Loft
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    6 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Chayamachi 16-7
    This general living goods specialty store is about a seven-minute walk from the Chayamachi ticket gate at Umeda Station. Focusing on general goods and stationary they offer a wide variety of popular and trendy items. The store contains many sub-stores including the playful bookstore Village Vanguard, the hobby-shop/anime goods store Bunkyodo JOY, the first of its kind in Kansai three price shop via Capri, Shimamura Instruments, Ticket Port, mini theater Theater Umeda, and others. A variety of popular events are held in the first floor Loft Market and the fifth floor Loft Forum.

    梅田の中心部から徒歩で行ける所にあるロフトです。文具やコスメ、日用雑貨とかいろんなものが売ってあります。若い人や観光客が多い印象でした。周辺には若者向けの店やテレビ局などがあり、賑わっています。

  • LUCUA
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    131 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 3-1-3
    This is the east building of LUCUA osaka, Japan’s largest station commercial facility located at Osaka Station. It is filled with approximately 200 fashion and cosmetic shops, cafes, restaurants and sweets stores. There are also many stores that choose it for their Kansai region or Japan debuts, a reason why it bustles with mainly female customers every day.

    Lucua is one of the several departmental stores right in or next to JR Osaka station, besides Lucua101, Daimaru, Grand Front Osaka etc, just to name a few. It covers several floor areas and sell a...

  • Hankyu Sanbangai
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    168 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Shibata 1-1-3
    Hankyu Sanbangai is a large-scale shopping center attached to Hankyu Umeda Station. An artificial river flows through the underground part of the shopping center. It was constructed as a symbol of Osaka, the City of Water. The origin of this name is Trevi Plaza, a space where people come to relax while eating. The best spot of the shopping center is the food court on the second basement of the North Building, with its 1,000 seating capability. There are rows of many popular stores here, catering to customers from all walks of life. Many different types of facilities exist side by side here, such as children's rest rooms and Japanese areas, filled with antique works of art.

    Are you a tourist? Staying around Umeda station. Then, go. The place is basically across the street from the train station. Now, thats not saying much when the station is huge. Look for it on...

  • BREEZE BREEZE
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 2-4-9
    A shopping mall located in Breeze Tower in Osaka City’s Kita Ward occupying the eight floors of floor B1 through 6 and floor 33. The facility is host to 50 establishments, including shops making their Osaka debut, popular select shops offering fashionable and elegant items, and restaurants. The Kansai and Osaka flagship stores for United Arrows and top English designer Margaret Howell are also located here. Visitors can enjoy food and tea while looking out over the buildings and beautiful nightscape of Umeda from the cafes and bars on the 33rd floor.
  • Osaka Marubiru
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 1-9-20
    This is a 123.92 meter high-rise building in Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka City, famous as an Umeda landmark due to its prominent cylindrical shape. Most of the building is occupied by the “Osaka Daiichi Hotel,” and the lower floors below the 10th floor are mainly for commercial use. Major tenants are “Tower Records,” the CD shop, “L. L. Bean” the outdoor brand, and overseas travel specialty shops and beauty salons. There is also a variety of eateries such as “Starbucks Coffee” great for a break, and “Takonotetsu”, a restaurant where you cook your own takoyaki (octopus dumpling), is popular with tourists.
  • LUCUA 1100
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 3-1-3
    This building, which opened in 2015, is filled with fashion stores is in the “North Gate Building,” which can be directly accessed from JR Osaka Station. It shares a plaza with the adjacent LUCUA building. It boasts trendy shops filled with the latest fashions and lifestyle goods, not to mention stores inherited from the department store “JR Osaka Mitsukoshi Isetan,” offering a “never-before-seen combination” of goods to a wide variety of demographics. In addition to a Tsutaya bookstore and Disney Store, it also features a number of famous restaurants and the “Baruchika” zone, which is filled with food and drink establishments that stay open into the night.
  • Herbis Plaza
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 2-5-25
    This is a commercial facility in the east wing of the skyscraper “HERBIS OSAKA” on the south side of JR Osaka Station. On all eight floors from the basement second floor to the sixth floor visitors will find a variety of world-class brand shops and refined restaurants. There are a variety of services offered including a beauty salon, travel agency, showroom, and a childcare facility as well. Visitors can spend time in elegance and forget about everyday life enjoying the atmosphere inside the luxurious building finished with marble and carpets.
  • The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living
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    821 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Tenjimbashi 6-4-20 Housing Information Center Building 8F
    The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, which opened in 2001, is located in Tenjinbashi in the Kita Ward of Osaka City. The Museum is focused on the cultural and historical aspects of how people in Osaka lived during the period from the latter part of the Edo period through to the Showa period. The ninth floor of the Museum building features a row of life-size replica buildings facing onto a “main road,” including Machiya shop-houses, stores, a firewatching tower, etc.; visitors can enjoy strolling around this recreation of an Osaka street scene from days gone by. The eighth floor has dioramas and other exhibits showing Osaka’s streets looked like at different times between the Meiji period and Showa period. The Museum also holds seasonal special exhibitions.

    It’s too small a museum and the air inside is pretty stale at the new exhibition area where we have to pay an additional of 200yen. Visit if only you have additional time to spare.

  • Nakanoshima Park
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Nakanoshima
    The first public park in Osaka City, which opened in 1891. Sandwiched between the Dojima and Tosabori rivers, the park serves as a verdant oasis amidst a downtown business district. The park contains numerous natural and cultural facilities, including a rose garden blooming with 3,700 rose plants spanning 310 cultivars, and the Neo-Renaissance-style Central Public Hall which is a nationally designated Important Cultural Property.
  • The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
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    4.5
    269 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Nakanoshima 1-1-26
    The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, which opened in 1982, is dedicated to ceramics from the East Asia region. The Museum’s collection—which is focused mainly on Chinese and Korean ceramics—is world-class in terms of both quantity and quality. The 300 or so representative items that make up the Museum’s permanent exhibitions effectively bring across the appeal of ceramics, such as the painstaking effort made to ensure that ceramics reflect the light to best effect. The Museum’s themed exhibitions and special exhibitions are also very popular.

    Dedicated to the preservation as well as presentation of pottery, this relatively new (1982) museum offers a carefully curated collection of ceramic history. View the permanent collection of more...

  • The National Museum of Art, Osaka
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    190 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Nakanoshima 4-2-55
    This art museum is located in Nakanoshima, Kita Ward, Osaka City. Founded in 1977, it relocated to its current location in 2004. It is notable for being one of the only underground art museums in the world. The museum primarily collects and exhibits works of modern art from the post-war era to now. In addition to exhibiting its collection, the museum also holds exhibitions and seminars about a range of art genres with a focus on contemporary art. Other events organized by the museum include workshops for children.

    The National Museum of Art certainly looks impressive on the outside, as it does on the inside, architecturally speaking anyway, but in the end, it is a somewhat hollow experience. There isnt a...

  • Osaka Science Museum
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    228 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Nakanoshima 4-2-1
    A science museum in Nakanoshima, Kita Ward, Osaka City, that focuses on Space and Energy. It first opened in 1989. Here both children and adults can explore space and its discoveries, chemistry, science, electricity, energy, and so much more from all angles in exhibits spread out amongst the different floors. The staff will also present science shows in the areas of their expertise. In the underground planetarium with the world's largest 26.5-meter dome screen you can enjoy videos of the cosmos.

    Everything is in Japanese but you can get the jist of the experiments. 4 floors of things to do. Good few hours on a wet or too hot day.

  • Kids Plaza Osaka
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    4.5
    360 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Ougimachi 2-1-7
    Japan’s first hands-on learning museum for children, Kids Plaza Osaka is dedicated to helping children experience new things and emotions through play and to extend the possibilities and individuality of children. The Kids Town, designed by artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, is a maze-like area made up entirely of curved lines. The museum is overflowing with exhibits where children can learn about world cultures, nature, chemistry, and society while playing. The museum also conducts events where children and parents can join in together and the facilities are complete with a nursing room and dining tables. The museum is also popular with families with young children. Ogimachi Station is the closest station to the museum.

    Easily spent 4 hours+ in this kids castle. A lot of things to play and explore. Spacious and Kids friendly. Bring your own foods and drinks are allow. There are free locker at the plaza. Will...

  • Owl
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Kakudachou 5-1 Umeda Rakuten building B1F
    This is an all-genre club inside the Umeda Rakutenchi Building near Umeda Station. Each day sees a different kind of club music, and the floor is filled with club goers every day. The interior covers second floors, with the dance floor on the first and the VIP and women's only spaces on the second.
  • dfloor
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Kamiyamachou 8-14 Nichihue Higashi Hankyu Leisure Building 4F2 (Left Back)
    This is Japan's first techno-specialty music bar. Since this is a music bar, not a dance club, it offers a chance to listen to techno in a relaxed atmosphere at a volume that won't hurt your ears. It's perfect for a nice drink and a chat. With high quality sound systems including McIntosh C40 control centers and Adam S4A monitors, it creates a clean sense of the techno groove. The drink menu is large, and reasonably priced.
  • Noon+Cafe
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    1 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Nakazakinishi 3-3-8JR Under the Kyoto Line Underpass
    This venerable cafe is under the elevated structures near Umeda Station. The retro-chic shop offers select drinks, including Lavazza coffee, sweets, and hamburgers, pasta and other meals. The back of the shop features a club space, and at night and during events it becomes a club and live venue.

    JRの高架下にあり、おしゃれなカフェやセレクトショップなどが集まるスポットにあるカフェです。インスタ映えを意識した店内です。笑 中はカフェとお酒が飲めるところとゆる-く分かれてます。

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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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