The population of this city is 2,600,000.
The nation's capital, Tokyo, lies 250 miles east of Osaka, while Minoh can be found 11 miles to the north.
In a sparkling destination packed to the brim with exciting things to discover, the Osaka Science Museum and Osaka Takoyaki Museum shine brightly above the rest. Osaka Castle and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan are every bit as iconic.
An outing to Universal Studios Japan® or the Tempozan Harbour Village Ferris Wheel is a great chance for a bit of family bonding. Are the kids still bouncing off the walls? Keep the excitement rolling with a visit to Umeda Joypolis Sega Fun Park and Hirakata Park.
Plunge into an enchanting underwater world that's teeming with sea life at Osaka Aquarium. Come to think of it, you might be better off staying on land. Some of these critters aren't to be messed with!
Witness the amazement and wonder in your kids' eyes as they get up close to the incredible animals at the Tennoji Zoo. The Satsukiyama Zoo also offers a fun and educational experience.
This area takes its plant collecting seriously, so there are a range of places where you can go and look at botanic species from both regional and international habitats. A stroll around the well-kept gardens at the Nagai Botanical Gardens and the Osaka Prefecture Flower Garden is a must. If you just can't get enough, the exhibits at Daisen Park and the Sakuya Konohana Kan are also rather unique.
Remember those joyful childhood days of lying on the grass watching clouds roll by? Relive those memories at Sumiyoshi Park and Nakanoshima Park. You can also sit down with a newspaper and watch life go by at Tennoji Park and Utsubo Park.
The combination of gorgeous views and mirror-like water make Takihata Dam and Yamadaike Park lovely places to wind down.
Is there anything more relaxing than feeling the sea breeze on your face and listening to the sounds of the ocean? Arrange a day trip to Nishikinohama Beach Park if you're looking for a little breathing space.
Osaka offers various natural reserves, such as Kongo-Ikoma Quasi-National Park and Mount Tempozan. For those who haven't completely recharged, Settsukyo Park and Shionoyu Onsen are a couple more worth experiencing.
Whether you're looking to expand your mind or just take a break in the tranquil setting, Osaka Maritime Museum and the Osaka Museum of History should fit the bill. Don't forget to enquire about guided tours! Museum enthusiasts also need to check out the Open Air Museum of Old Farmhouses and the Mint Museum.
The remarkable scientific objects and displays at the Gas Science Museum and the Osaka Science and Technology Museum are bound to get your mind into gear. For even more from the realm of science, head on over to Kaizuka Municipal Zembei Land Observatory. Be sure to enquire about any travelling exhibitions that might be on.
You'll discover all kinds of specimens and artifacts from the natural world at the Osaka Prefectural Museum of Yayoi Culture and the Museum of Natural History. The earth's riches are boundless, and you can uncover more of them at the National Museum of Ethnology and the Imashirotsuka Ancient History Museum.
Art connoisseurs come from all corners of the globe to appreciate Osaka's spectacular collections, and the Osaka National Museum of Art and the Osaka Museum of Oriental Ceramics are usually their first ports of call. More bright canvases and sumptuous sculptures await you at the Osaka City Museum of Fine Art and the Kuboso Memorial Museum of Arts, Izumi.
Learn about the influence that Osaka's past events and characters had on the country, and sometimes the world, at the Izumisano History Museum and the Sakai City Museum. The Shiroato History Museum and the Hirakata-Shuku Kagiya Museum are also worth an excursion for an even greater insight into the past.
Stopping at important historic sights is a wonderful way to gain a deeper understanding of times gone by. Delve into Osaka's past at the Shitennoji Temple and the Osaka University. Why not also check out the Osaka Museum of Housing and Living and Osaka City Hall?
Live like a king and queen, even if it's just for an hour, at Osaka Castle Museum and Kishiwada Castle.
No matter your beliefs, you're sure to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere at Tamatsukuri Inari Shrine and Sanko Shrine. Nakami Shrine and Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine are also key pieces of the city's spiritual identity.
It's much better to reminisce about your life and say, "Can you believe I did that?," rather than, "I wish I did that." So, while you are here you shouldn't miss the chance to visit some of the less famous attractions, such as the Osaka Public Nakanoshima Library and Hozenji-Yokocho Alley. Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building and the Glico Man Sign also promise a great day out.
RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka's proximity to the airport gets good marks from our customers. During your stay, you'll be connected to the convention centre and just ...
Huge hotel - didn't realise it was so big ! But despite there being a free shuttle bus to Osaka station & a subway station virtually underneath the hotel -i found it to be in a bad location - everywhere I wanted to visit needed at least 2 or more subway changes ( & by subway changed I mean actually ...
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