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Best things to do in Chuo Ward

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Castle
“Osaka castle was built as a display of power by Toyotomi Hideyoshi after he achived his unifying Japan. It takes 3years by 100,000 workers. It was destroyed in 1615 and built as replica.”
337 locals recommend
Food
“Kuromon market is good place for buying, eating fresh fish for walking around! ”
257 locals recommend
Udon Restaurant
“The lively entertainment area of Dotonbori is Osaka’s most famous tourist destination and renowned for its gaudy neon lights, extravagant signage, and the enormous variety of restaurants and bars. ”
288 locals recommend
Comedy Club
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“The Namba Grand Kagetsu is a theater in Osaka shows comedians and storytellers here”
117 locals recommend
Discount Store
“You can buy something cheap. You should take a train to go Shinsaibashi from Kitahama station.”
153 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Here is famous as a shopping paradise. Famous brand stores, cosmetics, drugstores, gift shops, kimonos, restaurants,cafes are found in this area. One strategy towards attractiveness to tourists is Tax Free. With a minimum purchase ¥ 5,000 we can get a Tax Free by showing the passport to the seller.”
112 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 2
“famous landmark, a popular sightseeing spot, and the symbol of Osaka, contains thirteen structures which have been designated as Important Cultural Assets by the Japanese government. Of special note are the grand gates and turrets along the outer moat. The steep walls that rise close to 30 meters high are made of huge blocks of stone that were transported to Osaka from quarries over 100 kilometers away.”
122 locals recommend
Theatre
“National Bunraku Theatre plays a significant role in preserving, developing and passing on the traditional art forms of the Kamigata (Osaka-Kyoto), especially the art of Ningyo Joruri Bunraku (puppet drama).”
88 locals recommend
History Museum
“Well done museum about the city's history. The museum exhibits are visually oriented with several large models. They chronicle the city's history, beginning in ancient times when Osaka served as Japan's first capital and site of the Naniwa Palace and ending with exhibits on the city's bustling shopping arcades of the early Showa Period.”
58 locals recommend
Electronics Store
“Bic Camera Namba is one of around 40 Bic Camera stores found throughout Japan, which dispite the name sell computers, mobile phones, audio and video equipment, plus of course cameras. Most Bic Camera stores are large sites, which consist of several floors and nomally include restaurants and cafes. This Bic Camera store is in Namba Osaka. walk from accommodation only 15 minutes.”
97 locals recommend
Department Store
“Daimaru Shinsaibashi is even better. There store has 3 buildings with many floors. The basement level of the main building is where they sell food and the staff greet you at every corner and at every turn, inviting you to check out the products. walk from accommodation only 8 minutes.”
36 locals recommend
Department Store
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“10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Open until 8:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The basement west zone is open until 9:00 p.m. Starbucks Coffee is open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Namba Dining Maison is open from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Open 7 days a week. 10:00-20:00 〈(周五)(周六)营业至20:30〉 地下楼层西区营业至21:00 星巴克咖啡的营业时间是7:00-22:30 难波Dining Maison的营业时间是11:00-23:00 全年无休”
71 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“The park is around Osaka castle and has many spots you can enjoy such as a cafe and shrine. Also in spring you can see a lot of cherry blossoms there. ”
92 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
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“famous for spicy ramen noodle and have a good reputation, especially for foreigners.”
52 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“the famouse and popular shopping street in osaka! it leads to Dotonbori area!”
110 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“'Dotonbori' One of the most famous tourist attraction of Osaka.You can see Glico Man here. ”
131 locals recommend