Whether you are interested in culture, shopping or just enjoying the spectacular views of the city, Osaka offers visitors a host of things to do.
Umeda Sky Building – gives you a thrilling experience and a magnificent view over Osaka. This spectacular building contains a rooftop floating garden observatory and a breathtaking escalator that connects the building’s two main towers. A visit is highly recommended.
Osaka Castle – a reproduction of a majestic 16th-century castle surrounded by an abundance of cherry blossoms. For additional beautiful historical buildings and lush parks in Osaka you might visit Sumiyoshi taisha shrine, the island Nakanoshima or The Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farmhouses.
National Bunraku Theatre – entertainment by traditional Japanese puppets (Bunraku).
Spa World – do what the Japanese people do and enjoy a traditional bath in a hot spring (Onsen) – open 24/7.
Note that no tattoos allowed, if you have a tattoo (and can’t hide it) you may not be allowed inside.
Tsūtenkaku – a beautifully reconstructed tower in the Shinsekai district. (Visitors should note, however, that this is regarded as a slightly edgier part of the city but is, however, generally safe during the day.) The Tennoji Zoo is also nearby.
Osaka’s Kaiyukan harbour – find one of the world’s largest aquariums and the world’s biggest Ferris wheel in the harbour.