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Best things to do in Nishinari 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.

Zoo
“You can see many kinds of animals in the zoo located in the middle of the city. The Tennoji Zoo was opened on January 1, 1915. It celebrated the 100th anniversary from the opening in 2015 and is currently known as the third oldest zoo in Japan. The zoo has about 1,000 animals of about 200 species in an approximately 11 hectare site and attracts many visitors as an urban oasis.”
183 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Shinsekai is a colorful area to the west of Tennoji Park packed with cheap shops and eateries and best known for its iconic Tsutenkaku Tower. The History of Shinsekai Shinsekai was designed as an entertainment district in the early 20th century, and originally modelled after the cities of New York and Paris. Opened in 1912, “Shinsekai” literally means “New World” and because of its modern image the area quickly became a popular tourist attraction.”
224 locals recommend
Spa
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“Spa world osaka - スパワールド Drawing on natural spring water, Osaka's Spa World is one of the largest hot spring complexes in the world, featuring themed rooms modeled after spas around the world and a water theme park on the roof”
120 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Tsutenkaku Tower (lit. “tower reaching heaven”) was first built in 1912 and looked much more like the Eiffel Tower than its current iteration. It was taken down during WWII and later rebuilt in 1956, designed by Tachu Naito, who also created Tokyo Tower and Sapporo’s TV Tower. It stands 103 meters tall with an observation deck 91 meters high. An open-air deck built in 2015 offers a panoramic view while the exterior is covered in thousands of LED lights that change color depending on the season (think red and green for Christmas, pink for cherry blossoms). The whole thing is aptly sponsored by Hitachi, which advertises in bold letters on one of its eight sides. Find the gold Billiken statue on the 5th floor observation deck of the tower. The Billiken, a small elf-like figure with a mischievous smile, is a good luck figure invented in America during the New Thought Movement that grew popular upon its arrival in Japan in 1910. He is known as the God of Happiness or “Things as they ought to be.” The original wooden statue was kept in Luna Park but disappeared when the park was demolished. The current statue was created in 1979 to attract visitors to the tower but he’s since become a symbol of the entire city, and tourists visit just to rub his feet for good luck and to place a coin in his donation box.”
83 locals recommend
Point of Interest
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“Tsutenkaku is a symbol of Osaka is a tourist spot that does not take off absolutely. Also Tsutenkaku are also referred to as the Eiffel Tower of Naniwa”
91 locals recommend
Discount Store
“Store with groceries & household items, plus take-out sushi & other prepared foods. You can buy souvenirs here as well.”
67 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“今宮戎神社 If you are a businessman or running your business, I do recommend to go to Imamiya-Yebisu Shrine. Every January, a big festival is held and tons of business owners try to be blessed by Yebisu God. (Yebisu God is the chubby guy printed on the label of Yebisu Beer. ) Why don’t you check out one of the most popular god among 8,000,000 gods in Japan!”
48 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
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“Award winning ramen shop which draws crowds of ramen fans and curious onlookers. A must try!”
42 locals recommend
Hot Spring
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“Hours / morning 8:00 to midnight 1:00 (a day, seven days a week) The final acceptance / Bathing: midnight 24:00 bedrock bath: midnight 23:00 ”
32 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“大阪通天閣でも有名な串揚げ屋さんのひとつ。Kushikatsu is a deep fried skewer which typically made up of meat, fish and vegetables. It looks like a small pork cutlets. The strict rule; the sauce is usually shared between the customers, so for hygienic reasons, you aren’t supposed to dip kushikatsu that you have once put in your mouth into the sauce. Enjoy Osaka local food!”
51 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The crusty, trusty, 103m-high steel-frame tower Tsūten-kaku - built 1912, rebuilt 1956 - is the central landmark of Shin-Sekai. ”
43 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 4
“A landmark of Osaka. Tsutenkaku was built in 1912 as the symbol of Shin-Sekai (a new world). Tsutenkaku means "Building leading to heaven". Hours open to visitors 9:00 am - 9:00 pm ”
12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Here is famous for Kushikatsu. So Kushikatsu is the Osaka most famous food. You will feel real Osaka soul taste. So be careful, if you eat It. you can not dip the fried food into the sace two times.”
2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Kushikatasu is a dish of meat or vegetables that has been cut in mouthful portions, skewered, battered and deep fried”
16 locals recommend
Kushikatsu Restaurant
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“Kushikatasu is a dish of meat or vegetables that has been cut in mouthful portions, skewered, battered and deep fried”
18 locals recommend
Restaurant
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1 local recommends