The castle is one of Japan’s most famous landmarks and it played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century.
The castle is open to the public and is easily accessible from Osakajo-kouen Station on the JR West Osaka Loop Line. It is a popular spot during festival seasons, and especially during the cherry blossom bloom.
1-1 Osaka-jo, Chuo-ku - 540-0002 - Osaka - Japan
Umeda Sky Building
This is the nineteenth-tallest building in Osaka Prefecture, Japan, and one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. It consists of two 40-story towers that connect at their two uppermost stories, with bridges and an escalator crossing the wide atrium-like space in the center.
1-1-88 Oyodonaka, Kita-ku - 531-6039 - Osaka - Japan
“Harukas” is an old Japanese expression meaning “to brighten, to clear up.”
As its namesake suggests, ABENO HARUKAS embodies the exhilation of clear, sweeping views of Osaka from its top floor 300 meters in the air.
You can also enjoy shopping and having a meal here.
1-1-43 Abenosuji, Abeno-ku - 545-6090 - Osaka - Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
The Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is one of the largest public aquariums near Osaka Bay.
You can go Kaiyukan from Universal City Port just 15 minutes by shuttle cruiser “Captain Line.
The walk-through aquarium displays marine life in several habitats comprising 27 tanks in 16 main exhibits with a total volume of 10,941 tons of water.
1-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato-ku - 552-0022 - Osaka - Japan
Namba is regarded as the center of so-called Minami (“South”) area of Osaka.
Some of the most famous images of Osaka, including the Glico Man and the Kani Doraku Crab, are located around the Dotonbori canal in Namba. Namba is also known as an entertainment district, and hosts many of the city’s most popular bars, restaurants, and arcades. The area is also known for shopping, with the Takashimaya department store and the sprawling underground Namba City shopping mall.