Travel To Osaka – Top 10 Best Places

This is an A-list of 10 most fabulous places to visit so you are able to tell your friends that you have really been to Osaka.

  1. Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan – One of Japan’s most impressive aquariums.
  2. Minami (Namba) – Southern downtown of Osaka.
  3. Osaka-jō (Osaka Castle) – Reconstruction of the large castle.
  4. Sumiyoshi Taisha – Head shrine of all Sumiyoshi Shrines.
  5. Kita (Umeda) – Northern downtown of Osaka.
  6. Amerika-Mura (American Village) – a compact enclave of trendy shops and restaurants.
  7. Shitennō-ji (Shitennō Temple) – The oldest buddhist temple in Japan
  8. Umeda Sky Building – Skyscraper with observation deck.
  9. National Bunraku Theater – Venue for Japanese puppet theatre plays.
  10. Peace Osaka – Museum about the horrors of World War II

Osaka flag

Osaka flag

Osaka Map

Osaka Map

Public Transportation Map of Osaka

Public Transportation Map of Osaka

A Ko-gyaru (literally young gal) a follower of a trend that emulates the American Valley girls, in the Amerika-Mura district.

A Ko-gyaru (literally young gal) a follower of a trend that emulates the American Valley girls, in the Amerika-Mura district.

Cook prepares takoyaki, octopus balls, Dotonbori.

Cook prepares takoyaki, octopus balls, Dotonbori.

Crowded pachinko parlor at Osaka

Crowded pachinko parlor at Osaka

Minami, Osaka blends neon and life so well

Minami, Osaka blends neon and life so well

Naoko Yamamoto eating at Yukari, an Okonomiyaki-type (meaning cook what you like) restaurant, Osaka

Naoko Yamamoto eating at Yukari, an Okonomiyaki-type (meaning cook what you like) restaurant, Osaka

Osaka castle lit up at night, with cherry blossoms in the foreground.

Osaka castle lit up at night, with cherry blossoms in the foreground.

The magnificent facade of Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

The magnificent facade of Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

Though being the oldest buddhist temple in Japan, Shitennō-ji (Shitennō Temple) still looks magnificent.

Though being the oldest buddhist temple in Japan, Shitennō-ji (Shitennō Temple) still looks magnificent.

thousands of people flocking into Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine in Osaka

thousands of people flocking into Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine in Osaka

Osaka

Osaka


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