Osaka attractions things to do & see on holiday
Osaka Castle: An iconic symbol of Osaka, this beautiful castle with it's stunning architecture, and white walls decorated with golden ornamentation is a visual delight. One of the most visited sights in Osaka.
Universal Studios Japan: Japans second-largest theme park features eight different sections including Hollywood, New York, Jurassic Park, and Waterworld. Enjoy amusement rides ranging from carousels to exhilarating roller coasters and simulators.
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan: One of the largest aquariums in the world. It houses over 580 species and 30,000 marine animals from the Pacific region including dolphins, penguins, and amazing giant whale sharks.
Sumiyoshi-taisha Shrine: Osaka's most famous shrine, it's main shrine is designed in the oldest style of shrine construction and is registered as a Japanese National Treasure. The shrine's symbol, the elegantly arched Taiko-bashi Bridge, spans a beautiful pond in front of the shrine.
Osaka Municipal Museum of Art: Located in Tennoji Park, the museum preserves many important cultural artefacts and exhibits. It's collection numbers over 8,500 works of Japanese and Chinese art including paintings and colourful ceramics.
Other options include: Floating Garden Observatory ( an observation platform which offers breathtaking, unobstructed 360-degree views over Osaka ), Kuromon Ichiba Market ( a huge market where you'll find the freshest and best quality meat, vegetables, and other ingredients from around Japan and abroad ), Aqua Bus ( Take the 'Aqua-Liner' and see Osaka's major sightseeing spots, including Osaka Castle from the river ), Japan Mint, Spa World, Osaka Science Museum.
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