Spots in Bentencho / Osaka Bay Area Area

  • Universal Studios Japan
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    3.0
    2 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Konohana-ku Sakurajima 2-1-33
    A theme park in Osaka City. Come enjoy a variety of attractions based on famous Hollywood movies including Jaws and Jurassic Park. Following the popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter, they opened the Minion Park in 2017 to great domestic and international interest. There is also the Universal Cool Japan area with limited collaboration attractions based on popular video games and anime.

    Opt to sit inside if you can, as there are pigeons on the outer rim of the restaurant. Food if not that outstanding, so do walk around ond choose better options if you can

  • Tempozan Ferris Wheel
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    4.0
    1676 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Minato-ku Kaigandori 1-1-10
    The Tempozan Ferris Wheel is located in Tempozan Harbor Village in Osaka’s Bay Area. When it opened to the public in 1997, the wheel, which has a height of 112.5 meters and a diameter of 100 meters, was the largest ferris wheel in the world, and consequently attracted a great deal of interest. During the 15-minute ride, visitors can enjoy magnificent views of the Kinki region, including the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Kansai International Airport, Mt. Rokko, etc. The Tempozan Ferris Wheel has four see-through cabins with transparent walls and a transparent floor, which are very popular with young people and tourists. At night, the Ferris Wheel is illuminated using a combination of indirect and direct LED lighting, which is a sight not to be missed.

    You can see the Osaka view from thie Tempozan Ferris Wheee. Its value for your money. There a lot of restaurant near by. Near the Osaka port.

  • Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Minato-ku Kaigandori 1-1-10
    This aquarium in the Tempozan Bay Area is the world's largest aquarium. It is even more popular now as they have drastically changed how guests view the exhibits, including the Pacific Ocean Tank where you can see whale sharks leisurely swimming about. Enjoy a wide variety of Pacific-Rim themed exhibits to see and enjoy including California Sea Lions, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, and a fish tank with a tunnel from which you can observe the animals.
  • Universal Citywalk Osaka (TM)
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    4.0
    346 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Konohana-ku Shimaya 6-2-61
    This is a commercial facility next to “Universal Studios Japan (USJ),” with a number of restaurants, shops, and hotels made to look like a street from Hollywood. In addition to restaurants and fast food shops where visitors can enjoy gourmet from all around the world, the food theme park where you can eat and compare Takoyaki (octopus dumplings), a specialty of Osaka, is also popular. There are also many shops selling souvenirs of Osaka, busy with tourists on their way home from USJ. The nearest is Universal City Station.

    When u come to Osaka, please at least spend your time in here. u may come here after the USJ. its really nice to take photos and enjoy the scenary

  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Osaka
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    3.5
    182 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Minato-ku Kaigandori 1-1-10 Tempozan Marketplace 3F
    This is an indoor entertainment facility located on the third floor of the Osaka Bay Area commercial facility “Tempozan Marketplace.” It was built as a facility for children to have fun with their families, and there are ride type attractions on the theme of Lego and a 4D cinema. There is also a classroom where visitors can learn how to make Lego works by professional Lego creators, a play zone, as well as a reproduction of Osaka city is in Lego blocks, and an attraction is that visitors are able to be entertained according to their age. It is a facility full of “play” that stimulates children’s imagination. The nearest station is Osakako Station.

    Great place to bring your children to explore the wonderful land of lego! As an indoor center, there is no worries of spending time under the hot sun even if you are visiting in the summer!

  • Tempozan Market Place
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    3.5
    176 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Minato-ku Kaigandori 1-1-10
    A shopping mall and entertainment complex located in the Osaka Bay area inside Tempozan Harbor Village, famous for the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, one of the largest aquariums in the world. The three floors of the facility are packed with restaurants, cafes, fashionable apparel stores, and lifestyle goods shops. The mall has a full array of facilities appealing to families, including Naniwa Kuishinbo Yokocho, a food theme park where visitors can enjoy the delights of Osaka cuisine; Tempozan Animal Park, where you can play with dogs, cats, and other small animals; and Legoland Discovery Center Osaka, an indoor museum where kids can play with Legos. The closest station is Osakako Station.

    This place is a perfect place to have lunch or dinner after a full day of activities. It has an attached shopping mall that also serves halal food restaurants. And a prayer room too. Perfect for...

  • Sakishima Building Observatory
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    4.0
    156 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Osaka-shi Suminoe-ku Nanko Kita 1-14-16 Osaka Sakishima Office Building
    This observatory is approx. a three-minute walk from the Nanko Port Town Line's Trade Center-mae Station. It is on the top floor of the Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building, which is also called Sakishima Cosmo Tower. The panoramic viewing space is 252 meters above ground, and is a circuit style with 360 degrees of full glass. You can overlook the Osaka Bay area, Awaji Island, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge and Kansai International Airport. Watching the changing scenery from dusk to night while sitting in the west side box seats is popular.

    We were staying at the Cosmo Tower Hotel in the building complex, hence we decided to pay a Visit from above at the Observatory and it was so worth it ! Osaka is a large city, beautiful at 360°.

  • Santa Maria Sailing Model Ship of Osaka Bay
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    4.0
    125 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

  • Spa Suminoe
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    4.5
    90 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Osaka Osakashi Suminoe-ku Izumi 1-1-82
    This super-sized public bath is located inside the Mag's Suminoe amusement complex, directly outside the Underground Yotsubashi Line's Suminoe Park Station. The hot spring's best feature is its enormous garden open-air bath. Each week, the men's and women's baths alternate between the Mori no Tsubo bath, created with stones which came down the Totsukawa river, and the Chikurin bath, which is surrounded by a bamboo forest. The natural hot spring's water is hypotonic, weak alkaline, hot water, which comes from 700 meters underground and is said to be effective for promoting good health and for muscle pain. There are also relaxation facilities including body care and beauty treatment available. It is possible to re-enter the baths afterwards.

    Took a short train ride to the onsen at Suminoekoen from Tengachaya. Place is frequented mostly by locals. Easy and efficient entry, ticket bought from vending machine including towel rental. Lockers...

  • Glion Museum
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Minato-ku Kaigandori 2-6-39 (in Osaka/red brick warehouse)
    Museum and showroom of classic cars near Osaka Port. This 100-year-old redbrick warehouse has a retro atmosphere making you imagine New York and London, with restored vintage cars from such companies as Toyota and Ford on display. This antique space also has models and other items a car fan will delight over, and even the T3R driving simulator.

    If you’re a car guy and don’t visit this place when travelling in Osaka, get ready for regret. This place has a few sections (open display, restaurant/bar, ticketed display, free display). The free...

  • Kamigata Onsen Ikkyu
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    4.0
    45 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Osaka Osakashi Konohana-ku Torishima 5-9-31
    KamigataOnsenIkkyu is a hot spring facility for day use, just a two-minute walk from the NishijimaGochome bus stop, a rather convenient location for visitors to Universal Studios Japan. The water Is piped in directly from a simple hot spring with a low alkaline level in the city, and it boasts a number one ranking from an MBS Network television program about hot spring facilities in Kansai. Whether it's the Ki no Yu (Wood Bath), with the soothing fragrance of wood, or the Ishi no Yu (Stone Bath) with artfully arranged stone, visitors can enjoy a variety of bathing experiences to their heart's content in either setting. The facility also contains a restaurant that serves authentic Japanese, Western, and Chinese cuisine, a rest area with tatami mats where guests can relax after bathing, and even a feature rare in hot spring facilities, a hair salon.

    This is a really nice onsen with about eight different baths at various temperatures. A few of them are outside and there is a flat area for sunbathing. There are two saunas and a steam room. There’s...

  • Maishima Sports Island
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Konohana-ku Hokkouryokuchi 2
    This large, multi-faceted leisure facility has a focus on sports. It was built in the 1990s as part of the Osaka Olympic Initiative. It features the multi-purpose Maishima Arena, a baseball stadium, tennis courts, sports grounds, and more. They also have lots of facilities for enjoying the great outdoors, such as a campground, lodges, and a barbecue area, as well as nice spots for a stroll including hills with a view and a plaza with a fountain.
  • Naniwa Kuishinbo Yokocho
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    4.0
    67 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Minato-ku Kaigandori 1-1-10 Tempozan Marketplace 2F
    This food theme park is located on the second floor of the Tempozan Market Place shopping center in the Tempozan Bay Area facing Osaka Bay. The decor seeks to capture the lively mid 1960s Osaka vibe from when Osaka hosted the World's Fair and has a retro downtown feel. This popular spot is overflowing with classic Osakan food staples including famous okonomiyaki (savory pancake packed full of vegetables, seafood, and meat) chains, kushikatsu (meat skewers), takoyaki (fried octopus dumplings), warabi-mochi (bracken starch jellies), and more.

    Don’t get this confused with the western food court outside, this is a series of little alleys with little food places tucked in all over. Very traditional Japanese places. Only tried one but it was...

  • Tempozan Ferry Terminal
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    4.0
    43 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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...

  • Maishima Pottery Museum
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    3.0
    2 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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。

  • Osaka City - Yao City - Matsubara City Environment Facilities Association Maishima Incineration Plant
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    4.0
    32 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Osaka-shi Konohana-ku Hokukoshiratsu 1-2-48
    This incineration plant is located close to the Konohanaohashi-Nishizume bus stop and was designed by Vienna-born artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The stunning building is covered with red and yellow lines. Ordinarily, both individuals and groups must make an advance reservation to tour the facility, but occasionally the plant holds special open house days during which time visitors are free to view it. To date, more than 250 thousand people have visited this popular destination. During tours, visitors are shown the plant and also provided with information about the facility by the plant mascot.

    A must to visit is the Mihama Incineration plant and adjacent building both designed by Hundertwasser. Forget about all the fabulous temples and castles this is a must see Easy to get to by...

  • Little OSAKA
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Shopping
    Osaka Osakashi Konohana-ku Shimaya 6-2-61 Universal/City Walk Osaka 3F
    This Osaka souvenir market is located in the shopping complex “Universal City Walk” next to Universal Studios Japan. Visitors will find a variety of unique Osaka souvenirs such as Takoyaki flavored snack food, Kansai limited parody goods, and Yoshimoto (an entertaining company) goods, etc. The shop also contains “Glico-Ya” the antenna store for Ezaki Glico (a popular confectionery company) and the Glico running man signboard at the shop is a landmark. The nearest station is Universal City Station.

    You can just save your trouble going around looking for gifts to be brought home Anythings found in this shop is suitable for age 1 to 100 and they are all so cute Definitely recommended for as a...

  • Osaka City Nanko Uotsuri-en Gogan
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osaka-shi Suminoe-ku Nanko Minami 6-9-3
    A sea fishing park built on a sea wall on the western edge of the Port of Osaka's South Port, South Pier. The spacious fishing park has enough room for around 400 people to go fishing at the same time. A variety of fish and sea life can be caught here year round, including octopus, sardine, horse mackerel, and black porgy. Located close to the center of Osaka City and facing the open ocean, the park is visited by everyone from fishing enthusiasts to beginners. Fishing gear rentals and guidance by experienced instructors are available, and even middle school and elementary school children can come here without any gear and start fishing easily. Entry is free, making this popular leisure spot very family-friendly as well.

    As we are fishing enthusiast, the fishing park was a great place to see and meet other fishing enthusiast. We went on a Sunday morning, and the whole stretch of pier was filled with anglers. Even...

  • ATC
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osaka-shi Suminoe-ku Nanko Kita 2-1-10
    This large complex is located in 2-Chome Nankokita, Suminoe Ward, Osaka City. The complex consists of two commercial facilities - the O's shopping mall, which has a north and a south building and which is occupied by some 70 establishments; and International Trade Mart (ITM), a commercial complex with shops, offices, and showrooms. There are also a variety of adjoining facilities, including ATC Asobimare, a huge indoor playground; Nanko Sunset Hall, a concert hall with floor-to-ceiling windows commanding a view of the sea; and an outdoor seaside stage.
  • Maishima Barbecue Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osaka-shi Konohana-ku Hokukoryokuchi 2-1-107

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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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