Osaka Tourist Spot Information
Discount coupon to sightseeing facilities
Standing 300 m above ground, ABENO HARUKAS is Japan’s tallest multipurpose skyscraper. The building houses facilities and services for all generations. The topmost floors are occupied by HARUKAS 300, a three-story-high light and spacious observation deck. HARUKAS also houses Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel, an international luxury urban hotel, ABENO HARUKAS Art Museum, and Kintetsu Department Store Main Store – ABENO HARUKAS, which boasts the largest sales floor space in Japan and comprises ABENO HARUKAS Dining, which is one of Japan’s largest restaurant malls, and solaha, a shopping mall targeting women. ABENO HARUKAS is Osaka’s newest landmark, packed with a great variety of attractions.
Web https://www.abenoharukas-300.jp/en/ Access 0-min. from ŌSAKA-ABENOBASHI Sta.
Universal Studios Japan®
A world of exploration means worlds of fun. There's world-class entertainment for every guest,from kids to adults. Hollywood blockbusters come to life in exciting shows and breathtaking rides, with fresh new surprises throughout the year.
® Universal Studios. CR14-1771/SA14-350
Web http://www.usj.co.jp/e/ Access From TSURUHASHI Sta., take the JR line to Universal City Sta. via Nishikujo Sta.
Today, the park is a place where you can enjoy a nice leisurely walk while viewing the curved, tall stone walls, large moats full of water, huge stones used in the stone walls, and 400-year-old buildings. Within the park, there is a castle tower that was renovated in 1931, and you can see a panoramic view of the city from the top-floor observatory. The exhibition displays, cultural artifacts, videos, and models help you learn the history and background of the castle. In addition, there is also a place where you can get a taste of the samurai experience by trying on some old-style Japanese armor. Replicas of kabuto (samurai helmets) and jimbaori (war surcoats) are available to try on, and you can have your photo taken in them, too.
Web http://www.osakacastle.net/english/ Access From TSURUHASHI Sta., take the JR Line to Morinomiya Sta. or Osakajokoen Sta. and walk for 15 - 20-min.
From NAGATA Sta., take the Osaka Metro, get off at Morinomiya Sta. and it is a 15 - 20-min walk.
The main facility of the leisure complex of the bay area Tempozan Harbor Village. This aquarium features the Ring of Life (Pan Pacific Ocean Life Zone). Ride an escalator all the way up to 8th floor, and then wind your way down a gentle slope as you observe fish and their habitats from 15 regions. The highlight is an enormous tank where whale sharks (about 12 - 13 meters adult length), the biggest sharks in the world, and other big fish swim slowly in front of you. Kaiyukan contains 30,000 exhibits comprising 620 species.
Web http://www.kaiyukan.com/language/eng/ Access From NAGATA Sta. get off at Osakako Sta. train on the Osaka Metro. It's a approx. 5-min walk to the Kaiyukan from there.
*No transfer necessary at NAGATA Sta.
This unique shopping street is loaded with professional cooking tools for specialists. The shops carry a variety of items, such as knives, pans, chopsticks, dishes, restaurant menus, and signs to support professional cooks and the distinguished food culture of Osaka. Food samples might be nice souvenirs to take to home.
Web https://www.doguyasuji.or.jp/ Access Approx. 5-min walk from KINTETSU-NIPPOMBASHI Sta.
Nippombashi-suji Shoten-gai (Denden Town)
Denden Town is the largest electronic product shopping area in western Japan. Rivaling Akihabara in Tokyo, Denden Town, mainly along the Sakaisuji St., has around 200 shops specializing in home appliances, PCs, lighting equipment, audio sets, electric parts etc. There are now also many shops of figures and manga books, attracting many animation cartoon fans.
Web http://nipponbashi-suji.com/ Access Approx. 5-min walk from KINTETSU-NIPPOMBASHI Sta.
The area on both sides of Shinsaibashi Street from Dotonbori to Shinsaibashi is Osaka's most famous entertainment district, home to time-honored department stores and many restaurants. The giant Glico Running Man neon sign and the Kani Doraku crab sign, both located at Dotonbori, are popular subjects for photographers. There are many restaurants where visitors can fully enjoy Osaka cuisine, including takoyaki (octopus dumplings) and okonomiyaki (a pizza-like dish).
Web http://www.osaka-info.jp/en/areas/minami.html Access Approx. 5-min walk from KINTETSU-NIPPOMBASHI Sta.