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Route Osaka Shin-Umeda Shokudo-gai (food mall)Umeda JoypolisOsaka Garden CityGrand Front OsakaAmerica MuraDotomboriShinsaibashiSpa WorldTsutenkaku TowerShinsekai (5 days,4 nights)

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

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1st day

Arrival

Osaka Tenmangu Sta.

about 1.5kmGoogle Transit

StayShin-Umeda Shokudo-gai (food mall)

4.1

This is a 2-story food mall under the elevated railway east of JR Osaka station. There are around 100 eateries including varied izakaya and others offering okonomiyaki, Chinese treats and Western f...

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You can enjoy Japanese local food, such as kushikatsu or spitted cutlet, yakitori or grilled meat on a stick. Moreover,you can cht with local people.
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This is a 2-story food mall under the elevated railway east of JR Osaka station. There are around 100 eateries including varied izakaya and others offering okonomiyaki, Chinese treats and Western food. They are popular with office workers and tourists. Try a bar with no chairs for a tot of sake.

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You can enjoy Japanese local food, such as kushikatsu or spitted cutlet, yakitori or grilled meat on a stick. Moreover,you can cht with local people.

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2nd day

about 0.2kmGoogle Transit

SightseeeUmeda Joypolis

4.0

Umeda Joypolis is an indoor amusement park that occupies top two floors of the building with a red ferris wheel on top. The main attractions include "Wild River" that features an exciting ride thro...

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Umeda Joypolis is an indoor amusement park that occupies top two floors of the building with a red ferris wheel on top. The main attractions include "Wild River" that features an exciting ride through virtual river rapids, "Sky Cruising" in which you fly on a hang glider in lights and sound effects, and a scary doll house with 4D images with state-of-the-art technology.

This is one of the largest indoor amusement spot in the Kansai region. Both children and adults can have a lot of fun.

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Umeda JoypolisUmeda Joypolis

about 0.9kmGoogle Transit

SightseeeOsaka Garden City

3.8

Osaka Garden City is the complex of high-rise buildings in the west of the Umeda district. The complex includes the 40-story Herbis Osaka that houses a high-end hotel and a shopping mall. There are...

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Osaka Garden City is the complex of high-rise buildings in the west of the Umeda district. The complex includes the 40-story Herbis Osaka that houses a high-end hotel and a shopping mall. There are uniquely shaped art and IT schools, commercial and industrial buildings and a cluster of underground walkways, malls and train stations.

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Osaka Garden City

about 0.8kmGoogle Transit

StayGrand Front Osaka

4.0

Grand Front Osaka, opened in 2013, is a newly developed district north of Osaka Station. There are two towers (north and south) filled with shopping malls, restaurants, cafes, theaters, hotels, off...

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InterContinental Osaka is located in Grand Front Osaka. If you have a chance to go Grand Frond Osaka, please go to InterContinental Osaka, it is the first Intercontinental hotel in the Kansai area. On going through the marvelous entrance...
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Grand Front Osaka, opened in 2013, is a newly developed district north of Osaka Station. There are two towers (north and south) filled with shopping malls, restaurants, cafes, theaters, hotels, offices and condominiums. Almost every floor has a scientific exhibition called "Knowledge Capital" that features different activities such as interactive games, robotic pets and workshops. There is also a nice strolling space with waters and greenery on the outside.

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InterContinental Osaka is located in Grand Front Osaka. If you have a chance to go Grand Frond Osaka, please go to InterContinental Osaka, it is the first Intercontinental hotel in the Kansai area. On going through the marvelous entrance hall, you will be fascinated its modern and gorgeous atmosphere. The bar and the restaurant is so splended, their service is perfect. It will promise you wonderful stay in Osaka.

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3rd day

about 3.7kmGoogle Transit

SightseeeAmerica Mura

4.4

America Mura, also know as Ame-Mura, is a youth-focused retail and entertainment area near Shinsaibashi in the Minami district of Osaka. In 1970s, the blocks formerly bristled with warehouses turne...

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Americamura(American village) is a shopping district close to dotonbori where you can buy vintage clothes, jeans, accessories, second-hand records. There are so many unique clothing stores, small accessories shops, and flea markets in t...
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America Mura, also know as Ame-Mura, is a youth-focused retail and entertainment area near Shinsaibashi in the Minami district of Osaka. In 1970s, the blocks formerly bristled with warehouses turned into a retail center of second-hand clothes, records and accessories imported from the US west coast and Hawaii, thus called "America Village" by mass media.

In addition to hip, offbeat shops with unique merchandising, this retail space is a good spot to observe the latest fads of Japanese teens, as well as pleasant monuments and artistic objects. A sleepless haunt of youngsters, Ame-Mura is busy with bars and nightclubs, attracting hordes of wannabe musicians, designers and dancers at night.

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Americamura(American village) is a shopping district close to dotonbori where you can buy vintage clothes, jeans, accessories, second-hand records. There are so many unique clothing stores, small accessories shops, and flea markets in the area so that the area is always crowded with young people. You can appreciate “Osaka’s” hip and trendy fashion by observing young people. Also, at Americamura, you experience “Takoyaki” and other local tasty cuisines. Let’s enjoy studying “Osaka’s” latest fashion while nibbling delicious “Takoyaki” with me.

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America MuraAmerica MuraAmerica Mura

about 0.6kmGoogle Transit

SightseeeDotombori

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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about 0.7kmGoogle Transit

StayShinsaibashi

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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4th day

about 2.8kmGoogle 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

SightseeeTsutenkaku 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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You can go up to the observatory by using the coupon. There is a fantastic shopping mall near by.

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about 0.1kmGoogle Transit

StayShinsekai

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?

Shinsekai

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5th day

about 5.2kmGoogle Transit

Departure

Osaka Tenmangu Sta.