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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.

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“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
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
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
Department Store
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“Hankyu Department Store located connecting Hankyu Railway and Subway Umeda station.”
50 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
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. ”
91 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
Ramen Restaurant
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“famous for spicy ramen noodle and have a good reputation, especially for foreigners.”
52 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
Point of Interest
“'Dotonbori' One of the most famous tourist attraction of Osaka.You can see Glico Man here. ”
131 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“On Sakaisuji between the Nipponbashi 3-chome intersection on Nansan Dori Street in the north and the Ebisucho intersection in the south you can find all the big name electronics and home appliance retailers. The area to the west of this street has a lot of small independent stores. At many of these smaller stores discounts are common and negotiating a price is the norm. At the bigger stores there are often tax-free offers for overseas visitors. You will also see young ladies dressed in French maid costumes at every intersection of Otaku Road who are trying to attract customers to their main cafes. At these cafes the girls in exaggerated maid costumes serve drinks, chat with customers.”
127 locals recommend
Shrine
“You can enjoy a Japanese flea market in Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine 25th every month. There are many antique Japanese items. ”
69 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“the famouse and popular shopping street in osaka! it leads to Dotonbori area!”
110 locals recommend
Trail
“Arashiyama (嵐山) is a pleasant, touristy district in the western outskirts of Kyoto. The area has been a popular destination since the Heian Period (794-1185), when nobles would enjoy its natural setting. Arashiyama is particularly popular during the cherry blossom and fall color seasons. The Togetsukyo Bridge is Arashiyama's well known, central landmark. Many small shops, restaurants and other attractions are found nearby, including Tenryuji Temple, Arashiyama's famous bamboo groves and pleasure boats that are available for rent on the river. North of central Arashiyama the atmosphere becomes less touristy and more rural, with several small temples scattered along the base of the wooded mountains. The area north of the Togetsukyo Bridge is also known as Sagano, while the name "Arashiyama" technically just refers to the mountains on the southern bank of the river but is commonly used to name the entire district.”
59 locals recommend
Electronics Store
“★Electrical shop★ This is the most biggest electrical shop in Osaka^^ This building also has restaurant, UNIQLO(clothes shop)”
70 locals recommend