Neighborhood in Osaka:

Osaka Bay Area

About Osaka Bay Area

Osaka Bay is a waterfront area, with shopping malls and gourmet restaurants everywhere. It is an area that has become increasingly popular with young people. The seaside promenade is lined with palm trees. It is the location for the ATC (Asian Trade Center), which owns a wide range of shops, restaurants and entertainment facilities. The trade center is the most popular place in Osaka Bay. The Osaka World Trade Center Building, also known as the Cosmopolitan Tower, has a 360-degree observatory, which provides a panoramic view of Osaka City. Osaka Bay is also famous, amongst lovers, for the Tempozan Ferris Wheel. From the wheel, you can overlook the nearby sea museum and surrounding seascape. You can also take in a panoramic view of Kansai International Airport and Kobe Rokko Hill in the distance. For families with children, the Tempozan Sea Cruise in Osaka Bay is a great option. Fifteen large tanks host nearly 3 million species of marine life, reproducing the natural environment of the Pacific Rim volcanic belt. You might even spot a giant whale shark!

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Kobe Artists Museum

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Opened inside the Kobe Fashion Museum, this museum showcases work of creators with links to Kobe.

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Osaka Nanko Bird Sanctuary

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Osaka Nanko Bird Sanctuary, located near Osaka Bay, was created to accommodate migratory birds.

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Kobe Artists Museum

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Opened inside the Kobe Fashion Museum, this museum showcases work of creators with links to Kobe.

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Osaka Nanko Bird Sanctuary

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Osaka Nanko Bird Sanctuary, located near Osaka Bay, was created to accommodate migratory birds.

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The Museum of Hanshin Koshien Stadium

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This museum, situated in the premises of the Hanshin Koshien baseball stadium, traces the history of the stadium and the games that took place here. The stadium

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Hanshin Koshien Stadium

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Hanshin Koshien Stadium, simply known as "Koshien", is the home stadium of the Hanshin Tigers. The stadium is also used for the National High School Baseball Ch

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ATC (Asia and Pacific Trade Center)

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ATC is a large complex with a shopping mall, concert hall, ferry terminal, park and show rooms.

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Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building Observatory (Cosmo Tower)

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This observatory, at 252-m high, offers a beautiful view of Awajishima Island, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge and Kansai International Airport.

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ATC Hall

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ATC Hall is a large event space that holds both one-time and yearly events with a wide range of themes.

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Mizuno Sportology Gallery

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The Mizuno Sportology Gallery displays historical Mizuno sportswear as well as precious sporting goods used by famous athletes.

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Intex Osaka

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Recognized as one of the most sophisticated and predominant international exhibition centers in Japan, Intex Osaka offers around 70,000 meters square of exhibit

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Kaiyukan Aquarium West Wharf

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Visitors to Kaiyukan Aquarium West Wharf can take a 45-minute cruise around the port on the Santa Maria Sightseeing Boat, a replica of Columbus's boat.

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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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Japan’s largest aquarium, and one of the largest public aquariums in the world, is located near Osaka Bay, and a convenient five-minute walk from the Osakako St

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Osaka Culturarium at Tempozan

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The former Suntory Museum was renamed as the Osaka Culturarium at Tempozan in 2013. Exhibitions of various kinds are displayed in the gallery including trendy a

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Tempozan Marketplace

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Tempozan Marketplace, which consists of shops, restaurants, amusement establishments, and live concert/event halls. Inside the Marketplace is a gourmet theme pa

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Naniwa Kuishinbo Yokocho

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A food theme park where Osaka's finest gourmet restaurants serve Kansai favourites like curry, kushi-katsu, and takoyaki. This site is a fun place to taste gour

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Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum

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Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum is a cultural and historic sight located in East Kobe right by the sea. Admission is free.

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Tempozan Giant Ferris Wheel

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The Tempozan Giant Ferris Wheel is, not surprisingly, a giant ferris wheel. It has a diameter of 100 meters, is 112.5 meters high, and is located next to the Os

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Plus Omo Gallery

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A seven-minute walk away from Koshienguchi station, this gallery offers rental space for local artists to exhibit and sell their creations. The exhibitions feat

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Universal Studios Japan / USJ

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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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Tempozan Crossing Wharf (Tempozan Side)

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Boats at the Tempozan Crossing Wharf connect Tempozan to Sakurajima in 2 minutes.

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Osaka Takoyaki Museum

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The Takoyaki Museum in Osaka is a dedicated space for the most famous takoyaki (grilled octopus) shops. As well as a museum showcasing a history of ingredients

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Universal City Walk Osaka

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This shopping/dining complex boasts 58 shops selling unique goods and gourmet food, plus a museum.

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Contemporary Art Space Osaka (CASO)

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This art gallery in the waterfront area of Osaka harbor is one of the largest rental spaces for contemporary art in Japan.

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Matilda

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Located close to Nishinomiya-Kitaguchi Station, this cafe specializes in chiffon cakes, but also offers pancakes and sandwiches.

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Nishinomiya Municipal North Entrance Gallery

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Located in the Hyogo area, this municipal gallery has several exhibition rooms featuring works by local artists. The galleries are open to the general public, f

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Kurokawa Institute of Ancient Cultures

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Established in 1950, this non-profit organization was founded to preserving and studying the cultural artifacts of the Kurokawa family. Much of the Kurokawa col