1. Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle, 大阪城 (Osaka Jo).Famous castle, historic area, good for families with kids, Japanese garden, popular spot.
The most popular tourist area in Osaka, shopping, street food, restaurants, entertainment, department stores. More popular at night.
Place for shopping, place for eating, heart of Osaka, dotonbori, Namba.
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.
The Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (海遊館 Kaiyukan)
It is one of the largest public aquariums in the world, shark whale, sea lions, penguins.
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.
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.
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.
From Osaka castle to Dotonbori, good to see the canal.
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.
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.
30. Doguyasuji Street
Doguyasuji Street (道具屋筋)
Cooking utensils, souvenirs, gift shops, knife stores, kitchen items.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
91. Nanba Parks
Namba Parks (なんばパークス Nanba Pākusu). Near Nanba, convenient location, near Swissotel, unique architecture.
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.
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)