Osaka

About Osaka

As the second largest city in Japan, Osaka is often compared to the capital city Tokyo—both popular travelling destinations in Japan. But some would venture to say that the Osaka has a more lively urban atmosphere that is unique to Kansai.

Local delicacies and shopping are the mainstays of an Osaka tour. If you’re visiting the city for the first time, Dotonbori is an excellent place to sample Kansai’s wonderful flavors. Drop by Osaka Castle Park to see the variations of Shogunate. Also, save at least a day to enjoy the facilities at USJ Universal Studios!

The scenery in Osaka is worth exploring in the changing of seasons. In spring, Osaka Castle’s Nishinomaru Garden is one of the best choices for viewing sakura. In summer, Tenmangu is bustling with summer festivities. In autumn, Kyuanji and Osaka Expo’70 Commemorative Park are beautifully dressed in red leaves. In winter, Sumiyoshi taisha and Katsuouji are crowded with joyful people visiting the shrine in celebration of the new year.

Places to visit in Osaka

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Universal Studios Japan / USJ

Located around 1 hour by bus from the Kansai International Airport, the Universal Studios Osaka is now most famous for attracting the crowds for The Wizarding W

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Dotonbori

This large-scale downtown is located along the south bank of the Dotonbori canal from Dotonboribashi Bridge to Nipponbashi Bridge. The area is filled with count

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Shinsaibashisuji Street

This shopping street is one of Osaka's oldest and busiest shopping destinations, which runs about 600 meters in length.

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Osaka Castle

The Osaka Castle, one of Japan’s Top 100 Castles, with its five tiers, 40m height and impressive rock wall comprising 40,000 rocks, is a symbol of Osaka not to

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Osaka Castle Park

This park surrounds Osaka Castle and is especially popular for hanami, cherry blossom viewing, in spring.

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Umeda Sky Building

Designed by Hiroshi Hara, this skyscraper -- also known as New Umeda City -- was completed in 1993. The 173-meter tall building consists of two towers, which ar

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Don Quijote Dotonbori

Surprise surprise, everyone's favorite discount store is also here in Osaka's famous Dotonbori shopping street. And why not – the place is packed with visitors

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Dotonbori Tsuribori

Well, here's the last thing you'd expect to be doing in Osaka – catching fish for prizes. Smack in the middle of Dotonbori, Tsuribori is where you go when you'r

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Cafe American

This American style cafe serves their signature pancakes (hotcakes as they call it in Japan) exactly the same way they’ve been doing it since 1947. And that’s a

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Chayamachi Teppanyaki (Hotel New Hankyu Osaka)

Hankyu International Hotel's teppanyaki restaurant Chayamachi is an eye-opening, mouthwatering experience. Fine Kobe beef steaks, fresh jumbo shrimp, scallops a

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Beignet

Kushikatsu (deep fried skewered meat and vegetables) – is a hugely popular Osaka dish that can be found on almost every street corner. Putting an upscale twist

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New Star Smart Ball

No, these balls don't have Mensa memberships, but they're still plenty fun to play with. Pick a lucky machine, pop in a 100 Yen coin and take a bouncy trip down

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