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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
10,934 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.
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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.
1,717 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.
Osaka Castle
1,916 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.

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Posted: 19 Nov 2018
Osaka Universal Studios Tournament

As one of the most popular areas in Osaka, Japan, you must do a good job before going to Universal Studios so that you can play the most projects in the shortest possible time. Return the fare.
Universal Studios is divided into the following areas: Harry Potter World District, New York City, Hollywood District, San Francisco District, Global Wonderland, Jurassic Park, Town Goodwill Village, Water World, Little Yellow Man Area.
Harry Potter World District: Asia's largest Harry Potter theme park, you can see nine and three-quarters of the platform, the Owl Post Office, the breathtaking Black Lake, and drink at the three broom bars. A cup of incredible butter beer. The taboo tour is definitely one of the biggest signs in Universal Studios, with realistic effects and a carnival of the original movie. You can also watch a Hogwarts light show from 6:30 to 7:00 pm.

Jurassic Park: Jurassic Park by boat, realistic white sharks are close at hand, the whole boat in the water, the outermost row of clothes will get wet. The flying pterosaurs have their feet hanging down, as if they were flying by the pterosaurs in the sky, and the stimulation is five stars.
New York: Cool Spider-Man, Spider-Man's number one fan must not miss it.

Hollywood District: Hollywood Dream, reversing the future. The stimulus is five stars, including the roller coaster that is driving and the roller coaster that is driving backwards.

San Francisco area: The heart of the fire is red, and the whole process is standing. When entering the market, everyone can try to control and walk in the middle of the column. The queue on the right is closest to the stage, so the view is the best.

: Regular water show performances, suitable for parent-child viewing.

: Bring VR glasses and Xiao Huangren to make trouble. The whole process stimulates screams and will be overturned.

The town good village: suitable for parent-child play, gathering shopping shops and eating areas.
In addition to this, it is a pity that Lupin III, Terminator, Shrek, Conan Theater and the Chamber of Secrets escape all the voices are basically Japanese, and there is not much playability for those who have no language.

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Posted: 17 Sep 2019
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