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Best things to do in Osaka

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Theme Park
“Visitors are able to enjoy many amusement rides, ranging from child-friendly carousels to thrilling roller coasters and simulators based on popular movies such as Spiderman, Back to the Future etc.”
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Castle
“Osaka Castle (10 minutes) You can take the JR loop line from JR Tenma toward Osaka Joukouen which is about a 10 minute ride. ”
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Shopping Mall
“日本1の高さ300Mのビル。60階の展望台から眺める景色は圧巻!夜景も素晴らしく、夜には美しいプロジェクションマッピングも見られます。 A building with a height of 300 M in Japan 1. The view from the 60th floor observation deck is magnificent! Night view is wonderful, and beautiful projection mapping can be seen in the evening.”
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Food
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Zoo
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Shopping Mall
“とても大きなショッピングモールです。有名なショップもたくさん入っています。飲食店やカフェもたくさん入っています。アパートから徒歩で行くことができます^^”
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Udon Restaurant
“Namba/Doutonbori (15 minutes) The best way to access Namba is by taking the subway from Ogimachi station, transfer at Nihombashi and then transfer to the Sennichimae line to Namba. ”
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Monument / Landmark
“Tsutenkaku Tower, also known as the Eiffel Tower of Osaka. On the 5th floor of the 100-meter tower, there is an observatory with the view of Osaka, and statue of Biriken, a god that is said to bring good luck to those who stroke the bottom of its feet.”
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Aquarium
“Kaiyūkan is located in the Osaka's bay area, and is 1 of Japan's most spectacular aquariums. It introduces various forms of life inhabiting the Pacific Rim in a well organized and impressive way.”
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Comedy Club
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“Namba Grand Kagetsu is a theater in Osaka run by the Yoshimoto Creative Agency, it is a stage for professional comics and storytellers as well as comedians. Here you can see Vaudeville-like comedy performances such as Shin-Kigeki ("New comedy"), Manzai ("comic duo"), Kontos ("comic chat") and Rakugo. Not only comedy but also special programs such as song and acrobatics are often included. The comedians and storytellers here are, of course, going to be speaking Japanese, so if you do not understand Japanese you may not be able to fully appreciate it. Official Website: http://www.yoshimoto.co.jp/ngk”
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Theater
“National Bunraku Theatre plays a significant role in preserving, developing and passing on the traditional art forms of the Kamigata (Osaka-Kyoto), especially the art of Ningyo Joruri Bunraku (puppet drama).”
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Shopping Mall
“Shopping complex north of Osaka Station. Grand Front Osaka (グランフラント大阪) is a large commercial complex north of JR Osaka Station in the Umeda district that was opened in 2013. It consists of a wide variety of shops and restaurants, an Intercontinental hotel, office and event space, as well as a residential tower. ”
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Discount Store
“You can buy something cheap. You should take a train to go Shinsaibashi from Kitahama station.”
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Shopping Mall
“Tourists love here! You can get reasonable priced things here. Also,can find many Japanese tradditional cool shops!”
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Building
“Skyscraper with observation deck. The Umeda Sky Building (梅田スカイビル) is a spectacular high rise building in the Kita district of Osaka, near Osaka and Umeda Stations. It is also known as the "New Umeda City".”
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