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Prison Restaurant Bar LOCKUP Umeda

This is a high quality prison themed restaurant in the centre of Osaka. The place very clean and neat but at the same time provides a real spooky atmosphere of a jail corridor and cell. Check out for yourself, you won’t be disappointed.

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Aquarium Dining Bar Lime Shinsaibashi

A great dining and lounge atmosphere for anyone who is a fan of tropical fish. The ambiance is very relaxing and unique unlike any other aquarium restaurants you may have ever seen. The location is also very convenient close to the Dotonbori bridge, the shopping street and the hub.

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National Bunraku Theater

The National Bunraku Theatre is a complex consisting of two halls and an exhibition room, located in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. The complex was opened in 1984 as the fourth national theatre of the country, to become the headquarters of bunraku.

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Kishiwada Castle Osaka

Kiswada Castle, (岸和田城), KishiwadaJo. Small and beautiful castle, not far from the central area, nice lake, good picture spot, historical area.


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Ikeda Castle

A beautiful small castle. Not far from the city center of Osaka. Tourists usually don’t know this place.


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Places to go in Osaka – Osaka Attractions Map

1. Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle, 大阪城 (Osaka Jo).Famous castle, historic area, good for families with kids, Japanese garden, popular spot.

2. Dotonbori

Dotonbori (道頓堀)
The most popular tourist area in Osaka, shopping, street food, restaurants, entertainment, department stores. More popular at night.

3. Shinsaibashi

Shinsaibashi (心斎橋)
Place for shopping, place for eating, heart of Osaka, dotonbori, Namba.

4. Tsūtenkaku

Tsūtenkaku (通天閣)
Famous tower in Osaka, Namba, Shinsaibashi, sightseeing, Shinsekai, restaurants, Biliken.

5. Universal Studios Japan

Universal Studios Japan (ユニバーサル・スタジオ・ジャパン Yunibāsaru Sutajio Japan)
Good place for Families, Osaka, Fun place, theme park in Osaka, hanging out.

6. Geisha Tea Ceremony at Maikoya

Unique tea ceremony experience. Tea Ceremony, tea garden, sado, wabisabi, Japanese tea culture, geisha, maiko, tradition.

7. Kaiyukan

The Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (海遊館 Kaiyukan)
It is one of the largest public aquariums in the world, shark whale, sea lions, penguins.

8. Osaka Takoyaki Museum

Osaka Takoyaki Museum (大阪たこ焼きミュージアム)
There are many famous takoyaki shops in in the museum.

9. Sumiyoshi Taisha

Sumiyoshi taisha (住吉大社), Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine, a Shinto shrine in Sumiyoshi, Osaka.

10. Umeda Sky Building

The Umeda Sky Building (梅田スカイビル Umeda Sukai Biru), the nineteenth-tallest building in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. One of the city’s most popular points.

11. Shitennō-ji

Shitennō-ji (Japanese: 四天王寺, Arahaka-ji, Nanba-ji, or Mitsu-ji) , Buddhist temple in Ōsaka, Japan. The first Buddhist temple, the oldest official temple in Japan.

12. Ramen Museum

The Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum (インスタントラーメン発明記念館 Insutanto-rāmen Hatsumei Kinenkan)
Ramen Museum, Japanese food, Japanese noodle, good spot for families.

13. Lucky Owl Cafe

Lucky Owl Cafe
Good place for families, animal cafe, unique cafe, fun spot.

14. The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living

The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living (大阪くらしの今昔館)
The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, small miniature streets and towns. Indoor museum.

15. Osaka Temmangu Shrine

Osaka Temmangu Shrine (大阪天満宮)
Osaka Temmangu Shrine is the most famous Tenjin shrine in Japan.

16. Tenjinbashi Street

Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street (天神橋筋商店街)
Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street is one of the longest shopping streets in Japan.

17. Kuromon Ichiba Market

Kuromon Ichiba Market (黒門市場)
Shopping street, flea market, fish market, fresh fish, “Osaka’ s Kitchen”, well-known touristic spot.

18. Aqualiner

From Osaka castle to Dotonbori, good to see the canal.

19. Dotonbori River Cruise

The Tombori River Cruise (道頓堀リバークルーズ)
20 minutes, 9 bridges, good sightseeing.

20. Umeda Joypolis

Umeda Joypolis (梅田ジョイポリス)
Fun place, good spot for dating, families, sightseeing, travelling Japan.

21. Den Den Town

Den Den Town (でんでんタウン)
Anime stores, manga stores, Anime products, fun place to visit, centre of Osaka, neon street, Naniwa sightseeing spot.

22. Minoh Waterfall

Minoh Waterfall (箕面の滝)
Nature, beauty, green, waterfall, Osaka, Adventure, sightseeing.

23. Senkoji Temple

Senkoji Temple (全興寺)
Temple, Japanese tradition, Japanese culture, sightseeing spot. Senkoji is located in the suburb of Osaka. Ordinary temple in the middle of the local shopping street.

24. Keitakuen Garden

Keitakuen Garden (慶沢園)
Japanese Chisen-kaiyushiki garden (Japanese garden with a pond in the center). In the Tennoji Park.

25. Fukuebisu Dotonbori Okonomiyaki Restaurant

Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き o-konomi-yaki)
Okonomiyaki is a Japanese salty pancake. It has many different kinds of ingredients.

26. Hozenji Temple

“Hōzen Temple (法善寺 Hōzen-ji) . Famous Buddhist temple, central location.

27. Chihaya Akasaka Village

Chihayaakasaka (千早赤阪村 Chihayaakasaka-mura). A village located in Minamikawachi District, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Chihaya Castle, Akasaka Castles.

28. Namba Yasaka Shrine

Namba Yasaka Shrine (難波八阪神社)
It is a famous shrine in Nanba, photography spot, Tutelary deity of the Namba district.

29. Tempozan Ferris Wheel

Big ferris wheel, it takes 17 minutes, good view of the Osaka Bay area, colorful lights.

30. Doguyasuji Street

Doguyasuji Street (道具屋筋)
Cooking utensils, souvenirs, gift shops, knife stores, kitchen items.

31. Hozenji Yokocho Street

Hozenji Yokocho Street (法善寺横丁)
Good photo spot, old narrow Japanese street, traditional Japan view.

32. Abeno Harukas

Abenobashi Terminal Building (阿部野橋ターミナルビル)
Japan’s tallest building, the biggest department store in Japan.

33. Samurai Experience Maikoya

Samurai (侍) , samurai museum, the best samurai experience in Osaka, samurai swords, samurai helmets. Good for families, good for kids.
34. Kimono Tea Ceremony Maikoya
Tea ceremony experience, meditation, green tea, Sen No Rikyu, convenient location, unique experience.

35. Osaka Museum of History

“The Osaka Museum of History (大阪歴史博物館, Ōsaka Rekishi Hakubutsukan). Next to Osaka Castle, 3 floors, everything is in Japanese.

36. Don Quijote Dotonbori

Don Quijote Dotonbori (ドン・キホーテ道頓堀)
Unique Japan products, daily necessities, sundries, jewelry, appliance, little restaurants, unique toys, unique gifts. Good for young people, good for shopping.

37. Spa World Tennoji

Spa World Tennoji (スパワールド)
Indoor swimming pool, good for families, hot spring.

38. Kidzania Koshien

For children aged 4-15 years old, many brands, many activities for kids, good indoor activity choice for families.

39. ATC Cosmo Square

ATC Cosmo Square (ATC コスモスクエア)
The Asia & Pacific Trade Center, an amusement center for kids, many cafes, good ocean view, anime festival on Sundays.

40. Jankara Karaoka Nanba

Jankara Karaoke (ジャンボカラオケ)
Jankara Karaoke is one of the most popular Karaoke chains in Japan.It is usually open 24 hours a day. Guests enjoy free unlimited drinks and room service.

41. Nakanoshima Koen Park

“The Nakanoshima Park (中之島公園 Nakanoshima kōen). The first public park in Osaka, opened in 1891, 11 hectares , Osaka Central Public Hall, rose garden, green area to take a rest.

42. Maishima Incineration Plant

Maishima Incineration Plant (舞洲スラッジセンター). Waste treatment, recycling center, environmental conservation center, unique architecture in Osaka.

43. Banpaku Koen Park

Banpaku Koen Park (万博記念公園)
The Expo’70 Commemorative Park, about 260 Hectares, Facilities of the Expo’70, the Japanese Garden, the Japan Folk Crafts Museum, Osaka.

44. Zauo Fishing Restaurant

Zauo Fishing Restaurant (釣船茶屋ざうお)
Catch a fish and eat, catching fish, good family activity, kids like it.

45. Nifrel

Nifrel (ニフレル)
Small zoo and aquarium, near Expo Park, owls, birds, fish, tiger, crocodile, hippo, lemur.

46. Tennoji Zoo

“Tennōji Zoo (天王寺動物園, Tennoji Dobutsuen). Tennōji Park in Tennōji-ku, Osaka, more than 100 years old, bird conservatory, lions, giraffe, goat, rabbit, monkey, gorilla, baby stroller O.K.

47. Tsurumi Ryokuchi Koen Park

Tsurumi Ryokuchi Koen Park (花博記念公園鶴見緑地)
The International Garden and Greenery Exposition, a world exhibition of flowers, Morocco section, China section, The Netherlands section.

48. Utsubo Koen Park

Utsubo Park (靱公園 Utsubo-Kōen). Not far from Shinsaibashi, good for picnic, good for families.

49. National Bunraku Theater

The National Bunraku Theatre (国立文楽劇場 Kokuritsu Bunraku Gekijō). Traditional theater in Japan, Bunraku shows in Osaka, two halls and an exhibition room, Not far from Shinsaibashi.

50. Nagai Koen Park

“Nagai Park (長居公園 Nagai kōen) . Great for picnic, great Japanese garden, green area, kids park, central location.

51. Takashimaya Nanba

Takashhimaya Namba (大阪タカシマヤ) , luxury shopping in Nanba, traditional Japan shops, the bonsai exhibition, kimono exhibition, gold Buddha exhibition.

52. Japan Mint

The Japan Mint (独立行政法人造幣局 Dokuritsu Gyōsei Hōjin Zōheikyoku) Popular during the Sakura season, not in other seasons.

53. Rinku Outlet Mall

Rinku Outlet Mall (りんくうプレミアム・アウトレット)
The largest outlet mall in Western Japan, near Kansai International Airport, American style, more than 210 shops.

54. Daimaru Shinsaibashi

Daimaru (大丸) popular department store in Shinsaibashi, gift ideas, near Shinsaibashi shopping street.

55. Calligraphy Experience at Maikoya

Japanese calligraphy, a unique Japanese tradition, cultural activity, memorable experience.

56. Osaka Museum of Science

The Osaka Science Museum (大阪市立科学館 Ōsaka Shiritsu Kagakukan). Science museum, good indoor activity, sceintific experiment exhibitions, good for kids.

57. Tokyu hands in Shinsaibashi

“Tokyu Hands Inc., known as Tokyu Hands (東急ハンズ Tōkyū Hanzu). Japanese department store, unique Japan goods, gift ideas.

58. National Museum of Art

The National Museum of Art (国立国際美術館 Kokuritsu Kokusai Bijutsukan). Near Nakanoshima Park, Japan art, Western art.

59. Sakai Harvest Hill

Sakai Harvest Hill (堺・緑のミュージアム ハーベストの丘)
Green area, flowers, Japanese garden, country side, good for families.

60. Kobe A-1 Steak House Umeda

Popular Kobe beef reataurant, originally from Kobe, not very expensive, near Umeda.

61. Museum of Oriental Ceramics

The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka (大阪市立東洋陶磁美術館). Best ceramic collection in the world.

62. Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum

Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum (上方浮世絵館)
Kamigata Ukiyoe, Kamigata woodblock prints, small museum, Near Shinsaibashi, near Hozenji temple.

63. Fujita Art Museum

“The Fujita Art Museum (藤田美術館 Fujita Bijutsukan). Family owned art museum, not a central area.

64. Yodobashi Camera in Umeda

Yodobashi Camera Co., Ltd. (株式会社ヨドバシカメラ Kabushiki Gaisha Yodobashi Kamera). The largest electronics store in Osaka, central location, near Umeda, cheap electronics.

65. Hoshida Enchi Park

Hoshida Enchi Park (府民の森ほしだ園地)
Countryside, green area, flowers, outside the city, good family activity.

66. Cat Cafe (Cat Tail) in Shinsaibashi

Many cute cats, ¥1000/hour for 1 beverage.

67. Taiyuji Temple

“Taiyū-ji (太融寺) is a Buddhist temple in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. One of the oldest Buddhist temples in Japan.

68. Round 1 Sennichi Mae

Round 1 Sennichi Mae (ラウンドワン千日前). Bowling, karaoke, game center, good for kids, indoor activity, good for rainy days.

69. Osaka Castle Nishinomaru Park

Osaka Castle has a large area, Nishinomaru Park has the best photo spot.

70. Sakai City Museum

Sakai City Museum (堺市博物館 Sakai-shi Hakubutsukan). Sakai has the world’s 3rd largest tomb, interesting museum.

71. Daisen Koen Park

Daisen-Oki National Park (大山隠岐国立公園 Daisen Oki Kokuritsu Kōen). Near Sakai City museum, great picnic area, popular weekend spot in Osaka.

72. Meiji Dairy Factory

Meiji Dairy Factory (明治なるほどファクトリー大阪)
Meiji Dairy Factory Tours. Kids make yoghurt, kids play with food toys.

73. Legoland Tempozan

Legoland Tempozan (レゴランド・ディスカバリー・センター大阪)
The LEGOLAND Discovery Center is ideal for children aged 3-10. Lego rides, 4D cinema, playing with lego.

74. Koyaike Park

Koyaike Park (昆陽池公園)
Japanese garden, rare birds, calming atmosphere in Osaka.

75. Koshien Stadium

Hanshin Koshien Stadium (阪神甲子園球場 Hanshin Kōshien Kyūjō). In Nishinomiya, good to watch a baseball game, unique Japan activity.

76. Konpeitou Museum

Konpeitō (金平糖, コンペイトー). Japanese sugar candy, different colors, different flavors, good for families with kids.

77. Kids Plaza Umeda

Kids Plaza Umeda (キッズプラザ大阪)
The most popular kids activity, central location, near Umeda, education via playing.

78. Kwansei Gakuin University Campus

Kwansei Gakuin University (関西学院大学 Kansei Gakuin Daigaku), Kangaku (関学). In Nishinomiya, great campus, Western style.

79. Nangou Fisheries Center

Nangou Fisheries Center (南郷水産センター)
Many fishing pools for kids, fun fishing activity, best fishing spot in Osaka.

80. Mitsui Outlet Park

Mitsui Outlet Park (三井アウトレットパーク 大阪)
Brand-name stores, discounted prices, convenient location.

81. Okumizuma Athletic Sports

Okumizuma Athletic Sports (奥水間アスレチックスポーツ)
Fishing activity, eel catching, BBQ, outdoor activities for kids.

82. Hankyu Umeda

“Hankyu Department Store (阪急百貨店 Hankyū Hyakkaten), Near Umeda, good cafeterias, good restaurants.

83. Misaki Park

Misaki Park (みさき公園) “Misaki Koen.” Outside the city, green area.

84. Rinku Park Beach

Rinku Park Beach (りんくうビーチ). Very popular during the summer, great beach, sand, suntanning, close to the Kansai airport.

85. Umeda Loft

Umeda Loft (梅田ロフト) “Umeda Lofuto.” Gift ideas, convenient location.

86. Hanshin Racecourse

Hanshin Racecourse (阪神競馬場 Hanshin-keibajō) . Horse racing, unique Japan activity, capacity of 139,000 people.

87. Kimono Trial Maikoya

The kimono (着物, きもの) is a traditional Japanese garment. Best kimono collection in Osaka, best yukata collection in Osaka, kimono photography, kimono experience, kimono trial.

88. Cooking Class Maikoya

Cooking in Osaka, sushi making in Osaka, okonomiyaki in Osaka, takoyaki in Osaka, private cooking class in Osaka.

89. Kura Sushi Umeda

Kura Sushi Umeda (くら寿司)
Cheap and cheerful sushi place in Umeda!

90. Osaka University Campus

Osaka University (大阪大学 Ōsaka daigaku), or Handai (阪大 Handai). The 3rd most famous university in Japan.

91. Nanba Parks

Namba Parks (なんばパークス Nanba Pākusu). Near Nanba, convenient location, near Swissotel, unique architecture.

92. Hirakata Koen Amusement Park

Hirakata Park (ひらかたパーク Hirakata Pāku). “Hirapah”, anpanman, Japan style amusement park. The location is not convenient.

93. Maruhan Nambashinkan

Maruhan Nambashinkan (マルハン難波新館)
Pachinko in Namba, unique Japan experience.

94. Orange Street

Orange Street (オレンジストリート)
Fashionable shops, cafes, boutiques, general merchandise stores and interior goods shops, good for young people, popular among Asian tourists.

95. Climbing Bouldering Gravity Research

Climbing Bouldering Gravity Research (グラビティリサーチ梅田) Stylish bouldering gym in Umeda!


GLION MUSEUM (ジーライオンミュージアム)
Classic car museum , cars from Japan, cars from Europe.

97. Ikeda Castle

(池田城) , IkedaJo. A beautiful small castle in Ikeda. Not far from the city center. Japanese garden.

98. Kishiwada Castle

(岸和田城), KishiwadaJo. Small castle in Osaka. Not far from the city center, beautiful rock garden.

99,100: Unique Cultural experience at maikoya and the samurai museum
Facts about Osaka
-8 million people live in Osaka.
-Osaka is the 2nd largest city in Japan.
-Osaka Castle was demolished completely during the WWII. Osaka was heavily bombed during WWII.
-Osaka’s nickname is “Japan’s kitchen.”
-Famous comedians in Japan are from Osaka.
-People in Osaka are friendlier than people in Tokyo (typical image).
-The tallest tower in Japan is in Osaka (Abeno Harukas).
-The oldest official Buddhist temple is in Osaka (Shitennoji).
-Osaka is the birthplace of “tea ceremony.”
-Osaka is the birthplace of takoyaki and okonomiyaki.
-Osaka is the birthplace of “Bunraku.” Bunraku is the Japanese style puppet theater.
-“WORLD EXPO 1970” was held in Osaka.
-Osaka is only 25 minutes away from Kobe. Osaka is only 30 minutes away from Kyoto.
-First “USJ” outside the USA.
-Osaka was the capital of Japan.
-These Japanese phrases are only used in Osaka.
1- “Nande yane” ( why)
2- “Akan” ( impossible)
c) “Hommani” (are you serious)

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Jankara Karaoke Nanba

Jankara Karaoke (ジャンボカラオケ)
Good for young people, free drinks, pizza, hot dog, sleeping.
Jankara Karaoke is one of the most popular Karaoke chains in Japan.It is usually open 24 hours a day. Guests enjoy free unlimited drinks and room service.

3 Chome-6-16 Nanba, Chuo Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0076


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GLION MUSEUM (ジーライオンミュージアム)
Fun place for people who are interested in vintage or classic cars.
“Classic car museum where you can meet a variety of old classic cars from Japan and other countries. Red Brick Warehouse constructed in 1923 was renovated into a classic car museum to exhibit approximately 250 classic cars including Rolls-Royce Phantom II which had been popular between 1900 and 1950. Those cars can be also available for purchase.” OsakaInfo.
Kaiser Deluxe, Glion Museum


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2 Chome-6-1 Kaigandōri, Minato-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 552-0022

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Climbing Bouldering Gravity Research

Climbing Bouldering Gravity Research (グラビティリサーチ梅田)
Stylish bouldering gym in Umeda! Good place for people who want to do some activities in the city.
STONE Bouldering Gym
STONE Bouldering Gym
〒530-0011 Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Kita-ku, Ōfukachō, 3, 大阪府大阪市北区 大深町3-1 グランフロント大阪ナレッジキャピタル6F

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Orange Street

Orange Street (オレンジストリート Orange Street)
Good place for young people who are keen on trendy fashion!
“Walk west for three minutes on the street one block south of Sankaku-Koen Park in America-mura to get to Tachibana-touri, the “vogue” street of Osaka. Fashionable shops including cafes, boutiques, general merchandise stores and interior goods shops line both sides of the 800-meter-long street, welcoming many young people on weekends.” OsakaInfo.
Orange Street Cafe

〒550-0015 Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Nishi-ku, Minamihorie, 通り界隈15