1. Osaka Castle (大阪城)
Osaka Castle is the symbol & one of main Osaka attractions. The castle began construction in 1583 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi at the former site of Honganji Temple.
The magnificent castle was modelled after Azuchi Castle & was reputed as being unparalleled in the country.
By Train : Osakajokoen Station – JR Loop / Osaka Business Park Station – Subway
2. Dotonbori (道頓堀)
Dotonbori is a large scale downtown with the entire area of Dotonbori is filled with an unbelievable number of shopping arcades, restaurants and amusement facilities. It is often selected as a scene in movies as the symbol of Osaka.
By Train : Namba Station – Subway Midosuji / Sennichimae / Yotsubashi Line
3. Sumiyoshi Taisha (住吉大社)
Sumiyoshi Taisha also known as Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine, is one of Japan oldest Shinto shrine. It enshrines three gods that have long been worshipped for protecting the nation, sea voyages and for promoting waka (31-syllable) poetry.
By Train : Sumiyoshitaisha Station – Nankai railway
4. Shinsaibashi (心斎橋)
Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade is Osaka’s premier shopping center. Approximately 600m long, it combines chain retail stores and trendy boutiques with expensive department stores and top designer fashion labels.
By Train : Shinsaibashi Station- Subway Midosuji Line & Nagahori Line
5. Shitennoji Temple (四天王寺)
The oldest officially administered temple in Japan, Shitennoji was built by Prince Shotoku who was known for his profound Buddhist faith invited three Korean Baekje carpenters, and they constructed this temple in 593.
By Train : Shitennoji-mae Yuhigaoka Station – Subway Tanimachi Line
6. Shinsekai (新世界)
A casual, popular downtown located in the west of the Ten’noji-koen Park, bristled with many old eating and drinking establishments with Tsutenkaku Tower, the symbol of Shinsekai.
Shinsekai has a reputation as one of Japan’s more seedy and dangerous neighborhoods, with a sizeable homeless population in the neighborhood. Also towards south of the JR railway tracks is one of the few areas in Japan where open prostitution occurs without much police interference.
By Train : Ebisucho Station – Subway Sakaisuji Line
7. Universal Studio Osaka
One of the world’s Top 15 theme park inspired by blockbuster Hollywood movies with more than 8 million visitors annually.
Book Online : Universal Studio Japan Instant Ticket
By Train : Universal City – JR Sakurajima Line
8. Umeda Sky Building (梅田スカイビル)
Also known as the New Umeda City, the 173 meter tall Umeda Sky building whose roof features a doughnut shape that provides an unobstructed 360-degree view of Osaka City.
By Train & Walk : Approx 15 minutes walk from Osaka or Umeda Station
Apart from that you can book Osaka Aquarium ticket online as well.
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