Expo City Osaka (Expo `70 Commemorative Park)

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LALAPORT - perhaps the biggest drawcard to Expo City is the enormous shopping mall. As stated on the website (here); Steeped in the spirit of Expo ’70, LaLaport EXPOCITY promises fun for everyone all day long, with attractions ranging from trendsetting global brands and exciting “accessible luxury” brands through leading select boutiques, sports and outdoor-living stores, to health and beauty salons, fashions for babies, children and youth, daily goods and services.
Lalaport is home to hundreds (over 300) of stores including internationally known brands like Zara, G Star Raw, Diesel as well as Japanese brands, restaurants, a food court, a huge pet store and MORE!
NIFREL - The first facility produced by KAIYUKAN (Osaka famous aquarium), this is a one-of-a-kind attraction that allows visitors to experience the beauty and wonder of living creatures.
Based on the concept of connecting through the senses and featuring various artistic elements, this facility brings to life the wonder of living creatures and nature. Crystal-clear water, wonderfully colored fishes, and unique animals will enrich the hearts of children and grownups alike. English website here.
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POKEMON CENTRE - Experience the world of Pokemon close-up and hands-on. English website here.
REDHORSE OSAKA WHEEL - Japan's tallest Ferris wheel (over 120 meters high). Admire panoramic views and nightscapes of the city of Osaka from its gondolas. Featuring amenities such as VIP gondolas outfitted as special luxury rides, this is a Ferris wheel with a higher level of sophistication than most, designed to offer riders excitement and amazement. Website here.
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109 CINEMAS - This is the ultimate entertainment cinema complex, featuring 11 screens, the most of any such center in the region, including Japan's first "IMAX(R) WITH LASER" theater, featuring an 18-meter high screen, Japan's largest, and a state-of-the-art laser projector, and a "4DX" theater with motion chairs for a fully immersive cinematic experience. Website here.
ORBI - Orbi, a nature experience type entertainment facility produced by Sega in collaboration with the UK's BBC EARTH content production arm that invites visitors to experience the wonders of nature with their whole body, is coming to EXPOCITY in a further evolved form. Website here.
ENGLISH VILLAGE - Japan's first hands-on English education facility.
This is an "edutainment" facility that allows visitors to learn while having fun in an overseas study atmosphere against the backdrop of America's distinctive cities, regions, culture, history and so on.
It allows visitors to have fun while learning English in various situations, with a rich choice of content featuring diverse courses ranging in duration from one day to several days, for both children and adults. Website here.
* How do I get there?
Address: 2-1 Senribampaku Koen, Suita-shi, Osaka
Public transit: About 2 min. walk from Bampaku-kinen-koen Stn., Osaka Monorail
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* When is it open?
Most facilities including shops and restaurants open at 10:00am. All facilities are open until 20:00 except the ferris wheel (open until 23:00), Orbit (open until 21:00), the cinemas (open until 25:00) and some restaurants (open until 22:00). The shops inside Lalaport are open until 21:00.
* What other services are offered?
The following information concerns Lalaport Mall...
Information desk : The information Desk is on the 1st floor. The Information Desk is the place to get directions (including floor maps), ask about lost children, page customers, and check Lost & Found.
Nursing rooms : Nursing rooms are located on each floor, including changing tables, hot-water heaters, vending machines for diaper changing sheets and drinks.
Multipurpose toilets : There are multipurpose toilets (ostomate-accessible toilets) on each floor. Pregnant women, handicapped and senior citizens, and customers with small children can use preferentially.
Smoking areas : Smoking rooms are located on each floor.
Coin lockers : Coin lockers are located on the 1st and 3rd floors.
Withdrawing cash from an ATM using a credit card : You can withdraw cash by credit cards issued outside of Japan at Seven bank ATM, including Visa, Plus, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Maestro, Cirrus on the 2nd floor. The ATM provides English user menu.
Other ATM services : ATMs are located on the 1st and 2nd floors. Banks include JP Bank, Kita Osaka Shinkin Bank, Ikeda Senshu Bank, Kyoto Bank, Mitsui Sumitomo Bank, Mizuho Bank, Seven Bank, Risona Bank
Call centre : A call center service in English and Chinese is available.
Inquires from Japan: 0120-355-231
Inquires from other countries: +81-3-5927-9321(English) , +81-3-5927-9320(Chinese)
Stroller rentals : Strollers can be rented (but not reserved in advance) for 100yen.
* What else is there in the neighborhood?
Near Expo City you can find Gamba Osaka soccer stadium, as well as a huge (and very green) park named Banpaku Koen,  
Have a great day out!
Fran xx

Fran Japani