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Route Osaka ShinsaibashiDotomboriUniversal Studios JapanOsaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan)Tempozan MarketplaceKyosera Dome OsakaShinsekaiSpa WorldTsutenkaku Tower (5 days,4 nights)

Airport/Sta. (Arrival/Departure) Osaka International Airport / Osaka International Airport

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1st day

Arrival

Osaka International Airport

about 14.1kmGoogle Transit

SightseeeShinsaibashi

4.7

Shinsaibashi is a premier shopping arcade running north-south in the Minami district, one of Osaka's two major retail centers. About 600m long, this pedestrian street provides a wide selection of c...

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Since I was born and grew up in Osaka, I know this spot well. By the way, there are many other tourists spots in Osaka City, such as Dotombori, Osaka castle and Umeda Sky Building. I can also guide these spots. Please visit Osaka!
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Shinsaibashi is a premier shopping arcade running north-south in the Minami district, one of Osaka's two major retail centers. About 600m long, this pedestrian street provides a wide selection of choices from high-end department stores, both international and Japanese brands such as H&M and Uniqlo, chain stores, kimono shops, boutiques, the 100-yen shop, pharmacies, restaurants, cafes and fresh-from-the-griddle crepes.

As this strip is sheltered from the elements, it is a great escape from a rainy day or a scorching summer day. The southern end meets the Dotonbori River, Osaka's well-known gourmand area. It is recommended that you get off at Namba Station, walk northward through this arcade, and take the train at Shinsaibashi Station instead of walking all the way back.

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Since I was born and grew up in Osaka, I know this spot well.
By the way, there are many other tourists spots in Osaka City, such as Dotombori, Osaka castle and Umeda Sky Building. I can also guide these spots.
Please visit Osaka!

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Shopping ! Shopping! Shopping! You can get a lot of things in good quality at a lower price. Just enjoy walking though long shopping arcades. You will find something you really want to get.

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about 0.7kmGoogle Transit

StayDotombori

4.9

Osaka is known as the city of "kuidaore" which translates as eating oneself to financial ruins. You will find this mantra really true in Dotombori. There are stalls serving hot steaming takoyaki an...

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Dotombori is one of the most well-known spots where the typicl local foods are available at the reasonable costs, and it is always crowded not only with the tourists but also with the local people. For instance, the gigantic crab mod...
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Osaka is known as the city of "kuidaore" which translates as eating oneself to financial ruins. You will find this mantra really true in Dotombori. There are stalls serving hot steaming takoyaki and restaurants with colorful neon lights that allure you to Osakan treats such as okonomiyaki (grilled savory pancake), kushikatsu (deep fried skewers), fugu (puffy fish) and kani (crab).

This gourmet strip is easy to spot as the over-the-top, 3-D signs including Glico Running Man and Kani Doraku Crab welcome you at the south entrance. The walkways along a canal (Dotombori-gawa) that runs parallel to the street is a good place to stroll after dinner.

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Dotombori is one of the most well-known spots where the typicl local foods are available at the reasonable costs, and it is always crowded not only with the tourists but also with the local people.

For instance, the gigantic crab model which operates mechanically will motivate you to enjoy a variety of crab dishes. Please enjoy the authentic Osaka specialities in Dotombori.

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This place is most famous bustling area in Osaka.Since I was born and grew up in Osaka, I know this area too much.I can show you many interesting spots in this area.

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If you want to enjoy Osaka's local food, this is the right place for you to be. In Osaka, Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki and Udon noodle are must. You can enjoy them here and you can also enjoy big signs which are worth seeing.
There is a nice shopping arcade near by , where you can find lots of interesting and unique goods. Let us find a new world visiting here.

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I grew up in this unique and one of a kind city. As the review explains, Osaka(locals call "Minami") offers a wide variety of tasty cuisines that will satisfy your palate. The city also boasts many historical sites such as Osaka castle(one of the largest in Japan), Sumiyoshi shrine, Shitennouji temple and so on. You will surly be impressed by their appearances and significant values. Its easy access to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe(roughly within an hour) attracts so many tourists as well. I will be glad to show you around this lovely city.

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2nd day

about 6.5kmGoogle Transit

StayUniversal Studios Japan

4.8

Universal Studios Japan (USJ) , located in the Osaka Bay Area, is a theme park featuring a variety of movie-related rides and shows. Opened in March 2001, USJ attracted ten million visitors faster ...

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USJ is one of the most famous themed parks around the world. People of all age groups can enjoy here. Now, new Harry Potter's attraction is coming very soon. Let's enjoy Harry Potter's world.
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Universal Studios Japan (USJ) , located in the Osaka Bay Area, is a theme park featuring a variety of movie-related rides and shows. Opened in March 2001, USJ attracted ten million visitors faster than any other theme park in the world.

The theme park offers exciting rides about Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Jaws, Spider Man and other blockbuster Hollywood movies. The attractions also include characters from Sesame Street, Snoopy (Peanuts) and Peter Pan, and you will definitely meet the friendly Woodpecker couple and Pink Panther wandering around as main costumed characters. This spot is popular with both adults and children.

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USJ is one of the most famous themed parks around the world. People of all age groups can enjoy here. Now, new Harry Potter's attraction is coming very soon. Let's enjoy Harry Potter's world.

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Let us go enjoy this fantastic place. You can recall back your precious memory in your youth , and once agin you would have the same feeling. Trains are pretty! Rides there is fun, but food costs a lot.

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3rd day

about 1.3kmGoogle Transit

SightseeeOsaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan)

4.6

The walk-through aquarium displays an abundance of marine life, especially of the Pacific 'ring of fire' volcano belt region. It covers 30,000 animals of 600 different species from fish, amphibians...

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The walk-through aquarium displays an abundance of marine life, especially of the Pacific 'ring of fire' volcano belt region. It covers 30,000 animals of 600 different species from fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and invertebrates. With a total volume of water reaching 11,000 tons, this is definitely one of the largest aquarium worth a visit.

A walkway winds its way down from the 8th floor to explore life from 10 different ocean regions and levels, from Antarctic penguins to a huge variety of tropical fish and floating jellyfish. The most popular is the largest 9 meter-deep tank, which houses a gigantic whale shark and different types of manta. There are English explanations throughout.

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about 0.3kmGoogle Transit

SightseeeTempozan Marketplace

3.9

Located next to the Osaka Aquarium, this three-story complex accommodates a diversity of shops, restaurants and amusement facilities. Among the most popular is the Naniwa Kuishimbo Yokocho ('Osaka ...

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Located next to the Osaka Aquarium, this three-story complex accommodates a diversity of shops, restaurants and amusement facilities. Among the most popular is the Naniwa Kuishimbo Yokocho ('Osaka gourmand alley'), a retro-looking 1960s-1970s food mall serving takoyaki, okonomiyaki, grilled squids, cutlet skewers and other Osaka treats. For those with kids, a pool with large slides and a pet garden featuring dogs, cats and rabbits are a pleasant experience. Cruise boats looping around the bay depart at a nearby pier.

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about 4.4kmGoogle Transit

StayKyosera Dome Osaka

3.5

If you are a baseball fan, Kyocera Dome Osaka in the west of Osaka City is a good place to whoop it up with Japanese audience. The seating arrangement and large screens are well designed to ensure ...

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If you are a baseball fan, Kyocera Dome Osaka in the west of Osaka City is a good place to whoop it up with Japanese audience. The seating arrangement and large screens are well designed to ensure good views. Audience participation is enormous and people wave flags, blow horns, bang sticks and chant lots of songs. Sit on the side of home team (the Orix Buffaloes) and join in the enthusiasm and passion!

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4th day

about 3.4kmGoogle Transit

SightseeeShinsekai

3.8

The Shinsekai district, home to the 103m-high Tsutenkaku Tower, gives you a feel of how things used to be decades past. Contrary to its name meaning 'new world', the area is a throwback to good old...

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Everytime I come to this place, It makes me feel nostalgic about 70s and 80s eras. There are many oddly flashy signs welcome visitors. In this district, streets are always crowded with people of all ages looking to eat cheap and yummy k...
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The Shinsekai district, home to the 103m-high Tsutenkaku Tower, gives you a feel of how things used to be decades past. Contrary to its name meaning 'new world', the area is a throwback to good old days of Osaka.

In the every corner of town is the suspicious looking statue called Billiken, a deity of prosperity. Almost all the eateries, souvenir stalls, cinemas, theaters and game arcades are something from a 1970s science fiction movie. The streets are gaudy, bustling, vigorous and energetic. There are many eateries offering kushikatu (skewed pork) and takoyaki. You cannot leave Osaka without eating these two!

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Everytime I come to this place, It makes me feel nostalgic about 70s and 80s eras. There are many oddly flashy signs welcome visitors. In this district, streets are always crowded with people of all ages looking to eat cheap and yummy kushikatu(deep-fried skewered meats and vegitables) or just to stroll around the district for something else. You can feel the peculiar but livly side of Osaka when you visit here.

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This is an amazing place in Osaka . What makes this place special is that you can enjoy old good Osaka!
I've been living in Osaka, but when I visit here, I feel I am enjoying time traveling. Why not enjoy another face of Osaka?

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about 0.2kmGoogle Transit

SightseeeSpa World

4.4

Spa World is a massive bathhouse complex with a multitude of pools on different European and Asian themes. The 4th floor of European themes ranging from Roman, Mediterranean and Greek baths to F...

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Spa World is a massive bathhouse complex with a multitude of pools on different European and Asian themes.

The 4th floor of European themes ranging from Roman, Mediterranean and Greek baths to Finnish saunas, Atlantis and cavernous concepts. The 6th floor of Asia themes houses a series of oriental baths from ancient Persia to Japan and from the Middle East to Southeast Asia. One floor is for women and the other for men, switching every month.

The complex also has a floor with normal pools and water slides, where you need to ware bathing suits. If you want exercise, there is a floor for gym as well.

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about 0.3kmGoogle Transit

StayTsutenkaku Tower

4.3

This tower has been an iconic landmark of Osaka since its construction in 1912. The design was inspired by the Arch of Triumph and the Eiffel Tower, for Paris was the model for this area's urban pl...

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You can go up to the observatory by using the coupon. There is a fantastic shopping mall near by.
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This tower has been an iconic landmark of Osaka since its construction in 1912. The design was inspired by the Arch of Triumph and the Eiffel Tower, for Paris was the model for this area's urban planning. It was the highest structure in the East at that time, standing at 64m. The current 103m-high tower was erected in 1956.

On the fifth floor of the observatory sits a statue of the tower's mascot Billiken. This elf-like creature with a naughty smile is a god of prosperity that is believed to endow a good fortune if you rub the soles of his feet. Nearly a million people visit here annually for good views of Osaka.

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5th day

about 16.6kmGoogle Transit

Departure

Osaka International Airport