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Osaka Travel Guide

Osaka is the center of Japan’s Western region, known for being a hub of gourmet cooking, the nation’s water capital and the “Vice President” of Japan’s cities. A symbol of the metropolis, Osaka Castle is a must-see attraction that is representative of the continuous historical changes in the city. Universal Studios is another destination well worth a visit, with its Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Minions and Sesame Street attractions all waiting for a fun-filled family visit. If you’ve got a small child in tow, fun awaits at the mysterious underwater world at Osaka Aquarium, or the nearby Tempozan Ferris Wheel from the top of which you can get a beautiful view of Osaka Bay. In terms of shopping, Osaka Umeda District in the north, Namba in the south, along with Shinsaibashi and Midosuji offer endless stores and malls to discover. Be sure to visit a couple times in case you miss something your first time in Osaka.
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Things to do in Osaka

What to Do

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Universal Studios Japan

Universal Studios Japan

10
4.8/520,041 Review
"Theme Parks"
Osaka Castle Park

Osaka Castle Park

8.8
4.8/56,381 Review
"City Parks"
"Night Attractions"
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

8.4
4.7/52,915 Review
"Aquariums"
"Night Attractions"
Dotombori

Dotombori

7.9
4.7/52,226 Review
"Featured Neighborhoods"
"Night Attractions"
Shinsaibashisuji

Shinsaibashisuji

7.7
4.6/53,199 Review
"Featured Neighborhoods"
"Night Attractions"
Osaka Castle Main Tower (Osaka Castle Museum)

Osaka Castle Main Tower (Osaka Castle Museum)

7.6
4.6/51,449 Review
"Castles"
"Night Attractions"
Umeda

Umeda

7.6
4.6/5342 Review
"Featured Neighborhoods"
"Night Attractions"
Umeda Sky Building

Umeda Sky Building

7.6
4.6/5798 Review
"Observation Decks"
"Night Attractions"
Tsutenkaku

Tsutenkaku

7.4
4.5/5596 Review
"Buildings by Famous Architects"
"Observation Decks"
Shinsekai

Shinsekai

7.4
4.5/5239 Review
"Featured Neighborhoods"
"Night Attractions"

Where to Stay

Discover the most popular places to stay in Osaka, complete with recommendations from fellow travelers and special hotel offers
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What to Eat

Want to eat like a local? Don't miss out on these top Osaka dishes and foodie spots.
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LA CIME

LA CIME

4.5/511 Review
Avg. USD197/person
"Western-style"
Matsusakagyu Yakiniku M HOZENJI YOKOCHO

Matsusakagyu Yakiniku M HOZENJI YOKOCHO

4.7/5379 Review
Avg. USD76/person
"Barbeque"
"Open Late"
La Baie

La Baie

4.3/514 Review
Avg. USD236/person
"Western-style"
Takoyasu

Takoyasu

4.5/550 Review
Avg. USD347/person
"Japanese"
"Time-honored Brand"
HAJIME

HAJIME

4.6/541 Review
Avg. USD469/person
"Innovative Cuisine"
Fujiya 1935

Fujiya 1935

4.3/531 Review
Avg. USD347/person
"Western-style"
"Time-honored Brand"
Ichiran Ramen Dotonburi - Main Building

Ichiran Ramen Dotonburi - Main Building

4.7/5989 Review
Avg. USD9/person
"Japanese"
Honkogetsu

Honkogetsu

4.6/554 Review
Avg. USD388/person
"Japanese"
Koryu

Koryu

4.7/546 Review
Avg. USD233/person
"Japanese"
Kitamura

Kitamura

4.6/5178 Review
Avg. USD88/person
"Japanese"
"Time-honored Brand"
Honke Shibato

Honke Shibato

4.6/5118 Review
Avg. USD49/person
"Japanese"
"Time-honored Brand"
Masuda

Masuda

4.3/527 Review
Avg. USD176/person
"Japanese"

Osaka Moments: Through Travelers' Eyes

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