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  • Attraction

    • UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN

      It was opened on March 31, 2001 as a "theme park where you can experience the world of Hollywood movies in full with the excitement and excitement of rides and shows that far exceed the expectations and imagination of guests."Steven Spielberg, who has worked on many of the Universal Movies, is the Park's Creative Director.
      On July 15, 2014, the area "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" was opened with the theme of the "Harry Potter" series.
      In addition to the main character Woody Woodpecker, Sesame Street, PEANUTS Snoopy, Hello Kitty Minion, etc. are active characters.In 2011, the 10th anniversary of its opening, a new character from Sesame Street, Moppy, appeared.In 2017, Minions appeared.


      nearest station:JR Yumesaki Line"Universal-City Station"
      Required:About 40 minutes
    • Namba Kagetsu

      Needless to say, a theater dedicated to the entertainment of Yoshimoto Kogyo.
      Manzai / Rakugo / Yoshimoto Shinkigeki performances are held daily, seven days a week.A popular young entertainer appears on a weekly basis from a big master familiar on TV.Yoshimoto Shinkigeki also performs weekly every day.You can fully enjoy the comedy of Osaka!
      You can take commemorative photos with the characters of popular entertainers, buy various kinds of souvenirs, and if you are lucky, you can witness popular entertainers.


      nearest station:Osaka Metro Midosuji Line"Namba Station"
      Required:About 25 minutes
  • Facility

    • Kaiyukan

      Opened in 1990.The concept is "Ring of Fire" and "Ring of Life".It is a facility that recreates the Pacific Rim sea with a huge aquarium and dramatically changes the impression of a conventional aquarium.
      You can experience a lot of excitement in the huge aquarium where large whale sharks swim leisurely and the area where you can experience nature.Embark on a dynamic journey through the Pacific Ocean.


      nearest station:Osaka Metro Chuo Line"Osakako Station"
      Required:About 40 minutes
    • Osaka Tennoji Zoo

      Osaka Tennoji Zoo is a zoo with a long history that opened on January 1, 1915, and reached its 100th anniversary in 2015.Currently, about 1,000 species of animals of 200 species are bred in the garden of about 11 hectares, and it is crowded with many users as an oasis in the city center.
      At the exhibition inside the park, the "ecological display", which reproduces the landscape of the animal habitat as much as possible and introduces the animals living there, is gaining popularity.You can feel the natural environment where various creatures live by incorporating ecological exhibits in the reptile eco-house "IFAR" and the "Africa Savanna Zone" where hippos, giraffes and lions live.


      nearest station:Osaka Metro Midosuji Line"Dobutsuen-Mae Station"
      Required:About 35 minutes
  • tourist spot

    • Tsutenkaku Tower

      It is an observation tower located in the center of the Shin Sekai Naniwa Ward, Osaka City, and became a registered tangible cultural property of Japan on May 15, 2007.
      "Tsutenkaku Tower", a famous symbol of Osaka, is an observation tower in the downtown of Naniwa Ward in Osaka.
      At the foot of it, the Shin Sekai where you can feel the deep atmosphere of old-fashioned Osaka is spreading, and you can also enjoy Osaka's specialty gourmet food.


      Station:Osaka Metro Midosuji Line"Dobutsuen-Mae Station"
      Required:About 35 minutes
    • Kuchu Teien

      It is the core facility of "Shinumeda City" in the new city center of Umeda, Osaka, and is one of the landmarks of Umeda. "Umeda Sky Building"Completed in 1993, two 40-story buildings above the ground are connected at the top, and in addition to an aerial restaurant on the 39th floor and an observation gallery on the 40th floor, you can overlook the cityscape of Osaka while being blown by a breeze 170m above the roof. There is "Kuchu Teien Observatory".Inside the building, there are offices, shops, showrooms, event halls, movie theaters, and in the basement there is a retro-style dining area "Takimi Koji".Many citizens visit a walking course where you can come into contact with various natures depending on the season, such as "Chusizen no Mori" on the south side of the building and "Hanano" on the north side.


      nearest station:Osaka Metro Midosuji Line"Umeda Station"JR"Osaka Station"
      Required:About 15 minutes
    • Abeno Harukas

      Abeno Harukas is a skyscraper towering in the Abeno Area of Osaka.It opened in March 2014 and has become a hot topic as a new landmark in Osaka due to its height.Its height is 300m.In Osaka, of course, as of 2018, it is the tallest building in Japan, surpassing the height of Yokohama Landmark Tower.
      Currently, there are Abeno Harukas Kintetsu Main Store and museum on the lower floors of the building, offices on the middle floors, and hotels and observation decks on the upper floors, where you can enjoy various scenes such as shopping, dating, or going out with your family. It has become.
      In particular, the observatory is on the top floor of the tallest building in Japan, making it the only scenic spot in Osaka that is very popular with locals and tourists alike.


      nearest station:Osaka Metro Midosuji Line"Tennoji Station"
      Required:About 30 minutes
  • history

    • Osaka Castle

      Osaka Castle related to Toyotomi Hideyoshi is still a symbol of Osaka.Castle Tower and museum, valuable materials from the time of construction of the castle are displayed.
      Adjacent to Osaka Castle Park is an urban park located in the center of Osaka, which has a number of important cultural properties, while the Umebayashi and Nishinomaru Garden show the appearance of the four seasons and are an urban oasis surrounded by a forest filled with greenery.
      In addition, people who enjoy music and sports constantly visit and show a rich appearance as a place for citizens to relax.


      nearest station:Osaka Metro Chuo Line"Tanimachi-Yonchome Station" / JR Loop Line"Osakajo-koen Station""Morinomiya Station"
      Required:About 30 minutes
    • Shitennoji Temple

      It was the first government temple in Buddhism of Japan, built to create a peaceful nation, and was pledged by Shitenno to save all the people in the first year of Empress Suiko (593) 1400 years ago.You can also see the Shitennoji Temple Style Garan Arrangement, one of the oldest architectural styles in Japan, in the precincts.The shackles also suffered many wars and disasters, and many were destroyed by fire. The building is faithfully reproduced in the style of the Asuka Period was first built.There are many highlights such as a treasure house that holds many national treasures such as the original items and important cultural properties, and a garden of paradise.The festival is held every month for two days, 21st (Daishie) and 22nd (Taishie), and many stalls are lined up in the precincts, including many antiques, and a large number of visitors come.


      nearest station:Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line"Shitennoji-mae Yuhigaoka Station"
      Required:About 30 minutes
    • Osaka Tenmangu Shrine

      Osaka Tenmangu Shrine is dedicated to Sugawarano Michizane-ko, and is called "Tenma no Tenjin-san" by citizens.Tenjin Festival, which is held from July 24th to 25th every year, is famous as the Osaka Three Major Summer Festivals and Three biggest festivals in Japan.
      Speaking of the god of learning in Osaka. 『Osaka Tenmangu Shrine]Osaka Tenmangu Shrine is crowded with many students during the examination season, but in fact, in addition to academics, there are benefits such as prosperity in business, marriage ties, and improvement of various arts.


      nearest station:Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line / Sakai-suji Line"Minami-Morimachi Station"
      Required:About 25 minutes
  • Eating and shopping

    • Dotonbori

      Dotonbori Shopping Street is a representative tourist destination in Osaka.Along the Dotonbori River, restaurants with flashy signs in Osaka are lined up.Glico's signboards and the Kuidaore Taro dolls that you can imagine in Osaka are also here at Dotonbori Shopping Street.
      In the shopping district, you can enjoy Osaka's food with many takoyaki restaurants, okonomiyaki, and kushikatsu restaurants that are famous for Osaka.It is close to the central area of Namba and is a symbolic place for Osaka citizens.


      nearest station:Osaka Metro Midosuji Line"Namba Station"
      Required:About 25 minutes
    • Shinsaibashi

      Osaka's representative downtown area, centering on the Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, just east of Midosuji, right from the Subway Shinsaibashi Station.The latter half of the Edo period, it played a central role in retailing in Osaka, where goods from all over Japan gathered, and after the Meiji era it prospered with the development of Osaka.It was called "Ginza in East the Shinsaibashi in West", and the word "Shinbura (walk around Shinsaibashi)" was born for Ginbura (walk around Ginza).Even today, department stores, fashion buildings, and overseas luxury brand stores are lined up, making it the most famous shopping district in Osaka.For gourmets, there are cheese tart specialty stores, and there are many cafes where pancakes are popular, so it is also a popular area for women.


      nearest station:Osaka Metro Midosuji Line"Shinsaibashi Station"
      Required:About 20 minutes
    • Kuromon Ichiba Market

      Kuromon Ichiba Market is close to Osaka Namba, is a paradise for eating and called as Kitchen of Osaka.You can experience a lot of food culture in the lively market including seafood, fruits and coffee shops.
      Kuromon Ichiba Market is a major market that represents Osaka, which is famous for eating down.It is called “Kitchen of Osaka” by people in Osaka because you can get seafood, fruits, processed foods, etc. at the market.A little while ago, Kuromon Ichiba Market had a strong image of being a local market where professional chefs from Osaka stock up, but now it is a paradise for tourists to eat.Many foreign tourists also visit, and the vigorous calls of Osaka merchants echo from the morning.


      nearest station:Osaka Metro Sennichimae Line / Kintetsu"Nipponbashi Station"
      Required:About 30 minutes
    • Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street

      The vertically long shopping street spread from 1 to 7 Tenjinbashi-suji Kita Ward, Osaka City.
      It has a long history, and when the Aomono market stood in the Edo period (1653), it flourished, and then it developed into Japan's longest shopping street with clothing stores, restaurants, and entertainment stores.The total length is about 2.6 km! There are about 600 stores, including a store that is perfect for eating and walking in two subway lines, a super-discount clothing store, an Osaka-like general store, and an izakaya.


      nearest station:Osaka Metro Sakai-suji Line"Ogimachi Station" "Tenjinbashisuji 6-chome" "Minami-Morimachi Station" ・JR Osaka Loop Line"Tenma Station" getting off
      Required:About 25 minutes