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Osaka

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About Osaka

Osaka is the center of Japan’s Western region, known for being a hub of gourmet cooking, the nation’s water capital and the “Vice President” of Japan’s cities. A symbol of the metropolis, Osaka Castle is a must-see attraction that is representative of the continuous historical changes in the city. Universal Studios is another destination well worth a visit, with its Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Minions and Sesame Street attractions all waiting for a fun-filled family visit. If you’ve got a small child in tow, fun awaits at the mysterious underwater world at Osaka Aquarium, or the nearby Tempozan Ferris Wheel from the top of which you can get a beautiful view of Osaka Bay. In terms of shopping, Osaka Umeda District in the north, Namba in the south, along with Shinsaibashi and Midosuji offer endless stores and malls to discover. Be sure to visit a couple times in case you miss something your first time in Osaka.

Popular Attractions in Osaka

Universal Studios Japan
4.8/5
12,160 Reviews
Theme Park
Universal Studios Japan is located in Osaka and is the world's third Universal Studios theme park after Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Florida. Visitors can go on exciting rides, watch performances and shows, and new attraction launches each year, attracting a large number of visitors.
Shinsaibashi
4.6/5
3,509 Reviews
Featured Neighbourhood
Shinsaibashi is a well-known commercial shopping district in Osaka. It is centered on Shinsaibashi Commercial Street. It has a variety of boutiques, specialty stores, and department stores, as well as a variety of shops where you can buy Japanese groceries. Of course, you can also shop big brands. It is a must-visit shopping paradise. You can also find food from all over the world as well as local speciality such as Okonomiyaki, fried skewers, takoyaki, and ramen.
Osaka Castle
4.6/5
2,034 Reviews
Historical Architecture
Located in the center of Osaka, Osaka Castle is a major landmark of Osaka. It is also listed as one of the three famous castles in Japan's history together with Nagoya Castle and Kumamoto Castle. The Osaka Castle is divided into inner, middle, and outer castles (i.e., Honmaru, Ninomaru, Sannomaru). The magnificent city gate, the steep walls and the wide moats inside and outside are very spectacular. The pavilion also overlooks the streetscape around Osaka Castle. In the parks of the castle, plum blossoms and cherry blossoms bloom in their respective seasons, and they are famous places to enjoy plum and cherry blossoms in Osaka.
Dotonbori
4.6/5
1,931 Reviews
Featured Neighbourhood
Located at the southern end of Shinsaibashi, Dotonbori is a well-known and bustling business district, famous for its neighboring theaters, commercial and entertainment venues, and as the birthplace of Osaka cuisine. Japanese people often say "eat in Osaka", which shows that there are many restaurants here. There are huge billboards on both sides of the river with exaggerated and attractive shapes. Among them, the big crab signboard of Glico's signboard and Kani Dōraku's crab are the places where tourists take photos of the most. At night when the neon lights are flashing, you can also take a sightseeing boat and enjoy the night view of the city.

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Osaka Weather

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Today
6 Jun 2020
21 °
Cloudy
21-30
Tomorrow
7 Jun 2020
18°
Mostly Cloudy
18-30
Monday
8 Jun 2020
16°
Clear
16-30
Tuesday
9 Jun 2020
18°
Clear
18-30

Trip Moments

Kakakaka_Cappuccino   
When I searched for the hotel, I saw this hotel next to JR Shin-Imamiya, and it was very convenient to catch a flight. The last night's stay was set at this hotel. The location is quite good to find, coming out of JR's new Imamiya, next to this hotel is more suitable for over-the-counter hotels. This hotel needs to pay for the room at the hotel, and there is a deposit of 1000. There is a staff at the front desk of the hotel who can speak Chinese and there is not much communication. It is recommended that you print out the order of the room yourself, and the front desk will ask for the order. The lobby has a microwave oven, vending machine, sorting bin, and automatic drinking fountain. There is an option for ice water in the Japanese water dispenser, which is very suitable for hot summer days. The hotel has 10 floors, and when it comes out of the elevator, it feels like a thick salted fish. It feels weird, and the small aisle gives a sense of urgency. The sound insulation of the room didn't feel too good. The room is small, and if there is a large baggage, there is no place to settle down. The reserved triple room is actually a double bed with a bed. Can only say that when the excessive hotel is still good, if it is convenient for travel accommodation, it is recommended to choose to Namba Shinsaibashi and other places. There is a small fridge and TV in the room, and a small wooden table for small items. If you are used to sleeping in a bed, you may not be used to this bed. There are people working outside the window in the morning, it will be a bit noisy. The hotel's bathrooms are all public and there will be a washroom and bathroom on each floor. There will also be a men's bathhouse and a washer dryer on the 10 floor. The bathroom will provide free toiletries, there are also flying aircraft outside, and the infrastructure is quite complete. Next to the garbage sorting area, you can put the rubbish here.
Posted: 28 Aug 2017
captured happiness   
Posted: 16 Nov 2018
Linking_Mouse   
Posted: 2 Apr 2017
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