Collector’s edition Osaka things to do travel guide

Osaka is full of tourism spots and fascinating food, so it's hard to make a travel plan. This article lists carefully selected sightseeing spots and activities in Osaka for that purpose. Are sightseeing the main attraction, or are you going to eat a gourmet or experience the atmosphere of Japanese culture and Osaka? Please make a plan for the purpose of your trip with reference to the information you introduced.

Enjoy looking at Osaka

Here are some sightseeing spots you can enjoy in Osaka.

Namba Grand Kagetsu

This is the place to enjoy Japanese comedy.
Enjoy the manzai of a wide range of performers, from young to veteran.
Access: Namba subway station
Opening hours: *Please refer to the official website for the start time of the program.
Fee

Pre-sale on the day of the event
First floor seats 4,700 yen
Second floor seats 4,200 yen

Official Website: https://www.yoshimoto.co.jp/ngk/

Osaka Castle Park

Osaka Castle, the symbol of Osaka, is the towering park.
There are also shopping facilities and leisurely spaces on the premises.
Here’s a (Link) of activities that let you experience the culture of samurai and ninjas, so please take a look.

【Osaka Castle Park】
Access: JR Osaka Jokoen Station/JR Subway Morinomiya Station/Subway Tanimachi 4-chome Station
Opening hours: Periodic opening
Toll-free
Official Website: https://osakacastlepark.jp/foreinger/english.html
【Osaka Castle】
Opening hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (admission is until 4:30 p.m.)
※ Cherry blossom season, golden week, summer vacation extension
※ Closed : December 28 to January 1
Price : 600 yen for adults/free for junior high school students and younger
Official Website: https://www.osakacastle.net/english/

Shochikuza

You can enjoy traditional Japanese Kabuki.
If you’re a REVUE JAPAN with few lines, you can enjoy it well even for foreigners.

Access: 2 minutes’ walk from Namba Station on the subway
Opening hours: *Please refer to the official website for the start time of the program.
Fee: 3,000 yen
Official website: https://www.shochiku.com/

Shitennoji

It is said to be the oldest temple built in 593, and it is designated as an important cultural property and a national treasure.
The area of the site is large, so if you want to see everything, you might not be able to get around in a day.

Access: 12 minutes’ walk from JR Subway Tennoji Station/5 minutes’ walk from Subway Shitennoji-mae Yuyogaoka Station
Opening hours: 8:30 a.m.-16 p.m. * It depends on the place you are visiting.

Fee

Location Adult High school and college students Child of elementary/junior high school Kindergartner
Central temple 300 yen 200 yen No charge No charge
Garden 300 yen 200 yen 200 yen
Treasure hall 500 yen 300 yen No charge

Official Website: http://www.shitennoji.or.jp/

Umeda Sky Building

“This is the first building in the world to adopt the “”lift-up method,”” in which structures assembled on the ground are lifted up with a jack.”
The view from 173m above sea level has been selected as one of Japan’s top 100 sunset and one of Japan’s top 100 nightscapes.
Glass-covered elevators and aerial escalators that allow you to enjoy the outdoor scenery will make your legs swollen!

Access: 9 minutes’ walk from JR Osaka Station/9 minutes’ walk from the subway or Hankyu Umeda Station

Official Website: http://www.skybldg.co.jp/skybldg/english.html

[Floating Garden Observatory]

Opening hours: Kuchu Teien Observatory Between 9:30 A.M. and 10:30 P.M. (Entrance is until 10 p.m.)

Fee: 1,500 yen for adults/700 yen for children aged 4 to elementary school

Eat in Osaka

In Osaka, there is a word “eating and falling down,” which means that people will lose money because they eat and drink too much.
The more these words were born, the more delicious food there is in Osaka.

Osaka Gourmet Walk

This is a gourmet tour where you can enjoy food from all over the world at a bargain price, which is set up in Osaka.
(Japanese food, Chinese, French, Italian, Spanish, ethnic, etc.)
If you buy tickets, you can choose up to eight of the shops listed on the Osaka Gourmet Walk and enjoy a snack-eating trip.

Access : ※ It depends on the shop.
Opening hours: *Depending on the shop
Price: 1 ticket set (8 tickets spelled) 4,000 yen
Official Website: http://gourmet-walk.com/

Dotonbori

We recommend takoyaki, pufferfish, crab and egg tart.

At DOTONBORI RIVERSIDE WONDER PUB, which is located along the river of Dotonbori, you can not only enjoy alcohol, but also get local staff to propose recommended tourist spots.
We also sell cheap tickets that are useful for sightseeing, so let’s definitely stop by.

【Dotonbori】
Access: Subway Namba Station/Subway Nihonbashi Station
Official Website: http://www.dotonbori.or.jp/ja/
【DOTONBORI RIVERSIDEWONDER PUB】
Official Website: https://wonderpub.jp/

 Tsutenkaku

Tsutenkaku, one of Osaka’s symbols, towers in the New World area.
There are many restaurants that represent Osaka.
Among other things, skewers made from meat, vegetables, and other ingredients are skewered and dressed and fried.
You can order it from 100 yen per bottle, so please try a variety of different types.

【Tsutenkaku】
Access: 4-minute walk from Ebisucho Station on the subway or Hankai Electric Railway
Opening hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Admission is until 8:30 p.m.)
Fee : 700 yen for adults/400 yen for children
Official Website: https://www.tsutenkaku.co.jp/

Tenjinbashi Shopping District

It is the longest shopping district in Japan that Osaka is proud of.
It’s a popular spot for gourmet tourists because there are many cheap and tasty restaurants.

Access: 1 minute walk from Tenjin Station on the subway
Official website: https://www.tenjin123.com/

Play in Osaka

Introducing spots where both children and adults can enjoy playing in Osaka.

USJ

This is the Japanese version of the USF in Florida, U.S.A.
There is a limited-time collaborative attraction with famous Japanese anime, so please try riding it.
Universal City Walk Osaka, which is adjacent to the park, reproduces an American townscape where you can enjoy the atmosphere of the park even if you don’t enter the park.
You can also check out the goods and gourmet that are sold here.

【USJ】
Access: JR Universal City Station
Opening hours: 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. ※ Please refer to the official website as it changes depending on the day.
Fee : Adult \ 7,400/Children \ 5,100
Official Website: https://www.usj.co.jp/
[Universal City Walk Osaka]
Opening hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. * Please refer to the official website as it changes depending on the store.
Fee: Free admission
Official Website:https://www.usj.co.jp/e/

Kaiyukan

It is one of the world’s largest aquariums, where you can see the largest fish, the whale shark.
If you rent a multilingual audio guide, you can enjoy going around the hotel more. (Support for English, Chinese, Hangul, French, Thai)

Access: 5 minutes’ walk from the subway Osaka Minato Station
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (admission is until 7 p.m.)
Rates: ¥2,300 for adults, ¥1,200 for children, ¥600 for infants, ¥2,000 for senior citizens
※ 500 yen per one audio guide rental
Official Website: https://www.kaiyukan.com/language/eng/

Legoland Discovery Osaka Center

It’s a Lego Block theme park.
It is in the Tenpozan Market Place like Kaiyukan.
It’s an indoor facility, so you can play safely even on rainy days.

Access: 5 minutes’ walk from the subway Osaka Minato Station
Opening hours: *Unregular service
Weekday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Admission is until 5 p.m.)
On weekends 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Admission is until 6 p.m.)
Fee
Online sales 1,600 yen~
Tickets on the day 2,300 yen~
Parents and children only paired on weekdays 3,200 yen~
Official Website: https://osaka.legolanddiscoverycenter.jp/en/

Spa World

“If you come to Japan on a trip, you should definitely experience “”hot springs.”””
The Japanese have long been familiar with hot springs as a means of healing injuries and diseases.

You may feel uncomfortable bathing naked, which is a unique Japanese manner, but if you soak slowly in a hot spring until your shoulder, you will feel more open to the public.

There are hot springs around the world here and rock baths and pools can be enjoyed.
It is also recommended to relax even more with a massage after being soothed by a hot spring. Need reservation

Access: Subway Zoo-mae Station/JR Shin-Imamiya Station
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. the following morning
Fees: Onsen + pool (excluding attractions) + towels, shampoo, indoor wear, various amenities
Age Fee
Junior high school or older 1,200 yen
Elementary school students and younger 1,000 yen
※ A separate fee is required for rock sauna and pool attractions.

Official Website:http://www.spaworld.co.jp/english/

Expo  Park

This park was built on the site of the Japan World Exposition.
“Here is the “”Tower of the Solar,”” an art designed by artist Taro Okamoto, in the same shape as it was at the time of the World Expo.”

Access: Osaka Monorail Expo Memorial Park Station East Exit Station
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
※ Closed: Wednesday (from 4/1 to Golden Week, from 10/1 to 11/30 are closed)
Fee : 700 yen for adults/300 yen for elementary and junior high school students
Official Website: https://www.expo70-park.jp/languages/english/

Shop in Osaka

Here are some places where you can shop for souvenirs from your trip to Osaka.

Namba Shinsaibashi

If you want to go shopping, let’s go to Shinsaibashi and Namba first.
We also have classic fashion and large-scale fashion buildings, but we have plenty of secondhand clothing and miscellaneous goods that can only be bought here.

・ Horie
・ America-mura
Shinsaibashisuji Shopping District
Namba Parks
・ Denden Town

Umeda

This is a shopping town that is no match for Tokyo.
There are many large department stores and department stores, as well as many shopping malls and fashion buildings.
It’s not just a souvenir, but a place where you can enjoy Japanese home appliances and fashion.

Grand front
Lucua
Hankyu, Hanshin Department Store

Tennoji

This is an area where more beautiful buildings have been redeveloped.
Shopping malls and fashion buildings gather in the vicinity of the station, making it easier to travel even when it rains or when you are tired from walking.

Abeno Harukas
SHIBYA109 Cuse Mall
Tennoji MIO
HOOP

Experience it in Osaka

Introducing facilities where you can experience Japanese culture and activities where you can experience a memorable experience.

Samurai and Ninja Experiences

You can learn how to wear kimono, how to hold swords, and how to choreograph, and experience actual battles at Chanbara.
You can also take commemorative photographs with the Osaka Castle in the background.

[Osaka Castle Dojo]
Access: JR Osaka Jokoen Station/JR Subway Morinomiya Station/Subway Tanimachi 4-chome Station
Start time: 10 am 11:20 am 1:20 pm 2:40 pm 4 pm
※ Experience time is one hour.
Fee : Adult 6,000 yen/Children 4,000 yen
Official Website: http://nihontatedokyokai.com/

Let’s go kart achiba cart

You can drive the city of Osaka in a cart while cosplay.
You can enjoy the scenery of Osaka while enjoying an extraordinary experience.

Access: 7 minutes on foot from Namba Station of the subway/9 minutes on foot from Nihonbashi Station of the subway
Start time: 10 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
※ Experience time is 2 hours (there is a 30 minute short course during summer vacation)
Fee: 9,000 yen
Official Website:https://osakakart.com/en/

 Iai Experience LAST SAMURAI

“Iai-giri” is a sword technique that takes a blow from the operation of drawing a sword or pulls out a sword to attack the opponent and then stops it.
This experience teaches you not only the techniques of aikiri, but also the basics of Samurai through manners, shapes, and Zen.
Finally, you can make a trial cut using a serious method.

Access: 2 minutes’ walk from JR Shin-Imamiya Station/2 minutes’ walk from Metro Zoo-mae Station
Start time: 9:30 a.m./11 a.m./1:30 p.m./15 p.m./4:30 p.m.
※ Experience time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Fee: 10,000 yen
Official Website: https://www.lastsamurai.fun/

Osaka Wonder Cruise

Why not cruise the city of Osaka, where many rivers flow?
By using Osaka Wonders, you can enjoy a bustling night view from the water.

Location of boarding: Kita-Shinchi/Dotonbori/Tenmabashi/Minato/Others
Start time: 7pm/8pm/9pm
※ 1 hour experience
Fee : 1,000 yen per person
Official Website: https://oorc.jp/
※ Under renovation

Experience making takoyaki food samples

We can make a real food sample key chain for Takoyaki.
It will not only be a memory of your trip to Osaka, but it will also be a great gift.

Access: 5-minute walk from Namba Station on the subway
Start time: 10am/2pm/5pm
※ Experience 30-45 minutes
Fee : 2,480 yen
Official website: https://www.designpocket.net/experience-takoyaki

Summary

Introducing the recommended sightseeing spots and activities of the trip to Osaka.
If you have any questions, please check the details on the official website.