Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street
There is No.1 longest shopping street in Japan(around 2.6km) from our hostel (350m, 4 mins by walk).
which has around 600 shops like restaurant, Cloth shops. Amusement facilities etc. So you can walk around and see.
Cherry blossoms hot spot
Around [Sakuranomiya] near our hostel, is a famous area for cherry blossoms.
Cherry blossoms come out in early April~mid April. During that time both river banks along the Okawa river are crowded with many tourists. This area also has a “Pathway lined with cherry trees in the site of the Osaka Mint Bureau”
The famous Osaka Castle is one of the most attractive tourist spots! Osaka Castle, located in the center of Osaka City was built by Hideyoshi Toyotomi. Hideyoshi Toyotomi inherited the will of Nobunaga Oda and started to build this castle in 1922 at the place where the Hongan temple used to be. It has a grand stone wall built with huge stones and a Moat around the castle.
Universal Studios Japan™（USJ）
Opened in 2001, this theme park in Osaka offers worldwide entertainment.
It has lots of attractions, characters and events so that everyone(from the kids to adults) can enjoy.
Osaka has 2 downtowns which are called Umeda and Doutonbori. Doutonbori is famous for the logo of Glico and Kani douraku (which is a crab restaurant), also there are many places to shop! We also call this area Kuidaore street. Osaka people are known as gourmet people.
Shinsekai is famous for Kushikatu, which is a cutlet on a stick. Both sides of the street until the end of Tutenkaku has lots of famous Kushikatu restaurants also to include Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki.
There is a fairy-tale rumor that if you touch the sole of the statue called Biliken, luck will be in your future!
Kaiyukan is a famous aquarium in Osaka. It is one of the world’s largest aquariums with a great annual number of visitors and an indoor aquarium scale. Gazing at the giant whale shark swimming swiftly in a huge aquarium, you seem to forget the time! This aquarium sells candy with original designed package.
Abeno Harukas is a building that opened up as a symbol of Abeno redevelopment, which connects with Abeno station directly. There are 7 different train lines. It has 60 floors and with it being 300m tall, it is the tallest building in Japan. This building is also the 3rd tallest architecture in Japan, competing with Tokyo Skytree (1st tallest) and Tokyo Tower (2nd tallest).