Once the largest castle in Japan when originally built in the 1580s, this castle has an observation platform with city views and a history museum that uses holograms, 3D pictures and other technologies to describe the history of the castle and the period during which it was built.
The oldest temple in Japan, built over 1,400 years ago, this temple is famous for its symmetrical design and even has an architectural arrangement named after it,”Shitenno-ji-style temple layout.”
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.
Built prior to the influx of Buddhist architecture, this shrine - one of the oldest in Japan - exemplifies a purely Japanese style design.
Magic Building which you enter from the street at level three. The Sky garden is off to the south on a low rise southern block which you look down... more »
In the basement of the Umeda Sky Building, Takimikoji is a recreated 1920s and 1930s village popular for its inexpensive restaurants serving up Osaka's most popular dishes, including okonomiyaki.
A collection of Japanese, Chinese and Korean ceramics – among the best in the world – is displayed at this outstanding museum.
One of the few places where bunraku, traditional Japanese pupper theater, can be enjoyed, this theater combines the latest in theater technology with architectural elements from the Edo period in Japan.
See the wide range of habitats that make up the Pacific Rim on a tour of this fascinating aquarium, which takes you from one environment to another and lets you feel as though you’re underwater.
Walk the bustling board walk, ride the Ferris wheel to see the whole of Osaka and the Bay, and sample Osaka's special cuisine from the village vendors.
World-renowned architect Tadao Ando designed this simple and elegant museum, whose highlight is the world’s largest IMAX theater, and which also contains changing design exhibits.
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