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Best things to do in Osaka

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.

Theme Park
“Universal studios Japanese version. Here, you can enjoy Japan-limited attraction. Any people regardless of age or sex, everyone can enjoy it.”
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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.”
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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.”
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Food
“Kuromon market is good place for buying, eating fresh fish for walking around! ”
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Shopping Centre
“ABENO HARUKAS embodies the exhillation of clear, sweepingviews of Osaka from its top floor 300 meters in the air. The complex’s wide array of facilities and amenities answer every need,promising every visitor a relaxing time in a bright, comfortable environment. ABENO HARUKAS is the future of multifunctional urban space in the sky. あべのハルカスは最上階の300メートルのところから大阪を一望できる晴天の息吹を体現している。複合施設では、様々な施設や設備があり、あらゆるニーズをお応えし、明るく快適な環境の中でお客様にリラックスできる時間を約束している。あべのハルカスは空の多機能都市空間の未来である。 ”
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Udon Restaurant
“Dotonbori is middle of Osaka city. You can walk from Namba or Shinsaibashi. There are a lot of Osaka gift shop , fashion stores and restaurant. Its fun to just walk this street.”
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Buddhist Temple
“Golden Temple. This is a famous symbol of Kyoto. You must see the beauty of the Golden temple. Here is a tip. I would like you to compare with the ​Silver Temple. Which temple do you like the most? ”
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Shopping Centre
“With more than 200 shops, Parks Garden is full of a wide variety of plants and meets the creatures of the four seasons. ”
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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.”
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Aquarium
“Kaiyūkan is located in the Osaka's bay area, and is 1 of Japan's most spectacular aquariums. It introduces various forms of life inhabiting the Pacific Rim in a well organized and impressive way.”
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Building
“you may walk from JR Osaka station. Its high twin building and they have floating garden at top of building. You can join the Osaka view from there.”
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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.”
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Discount Store
“You can buy something cheap. You should take a train to go Shinsaibashi from Kitahama station.”
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Comedy Club
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“The Namba Grand Kagetsu is a theater in Osaka shows comedians and storytellers here”
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Shopping Centre
“Tourists love here! You can get reasonable priced things here. Also,can find many Japanese tradditional cool shops!”
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Shopping Centre
“Shopping complex north of Osaka Station. Grand Front Osaka (グランフラント大阪) is a large commercial complex north of JR Osaka Station in the Umeda district that was opened in 2013. It consists of a wide variety of shops and restaurants, an Intercontinental hotel, office and event space, as well as a residential tower. ”
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