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Local Attractions

Universal Studios Japan™

18min. (By Subway & JR)

Universal Studios Japan™

18min. (By Subway & JR)

Universal Studios Japan™
Come experience a world full of wonder and surprise in a variety of areas each with their own unique concept.
From thrilling rides and shows themed on blockbuster Hollywood movies to seasonal events, the world's best entertainment is sure to leave guests of all ages enthralled.

TM & © Universal Studios. All rights reserved. CR17-3133

Dotonbori

10min. (By Walk)

Dotonbori

10min. (By Walk)

Dotonbori, symbolized by signboards such as Kani Doraku and Glico is the main shopping district of Minami, Osaka. The name Dotonbori originates to Doton Yasui, who excavated the river using his private funds in 1612. Since then, the city has grown as a theater district. These days, Dotonbori has been prosperous throughout the year with many shops of different types including the famous Shochiku-za Theater. Dotonbori is currently gaining recognition as a new tourist destination with the opening of Tonbori River Walk, a promenade on the river surface.

Shinsaibashi-suji Shotengai

1min. (By Walk)

Shinsaibashi-suji Shotengai

1min. (By Walk)

Shinsaibashi-suji Shotengai is a shopping street extending north to south over a distance of approximately 580meters from the south side of Nagahori-dori to Soemoncho-dori. There are approximately 180 shops including clothing stores, restaurants and major department stores such as Daimaru. Mixture of well-established shops that have been around for hundreds of years and clothing stores that incorporate the latest trends are starting to revitalize the appeal of Shinsaibashi-suji.

Brand Shop & Daimaru
Department Store

1min. (By Walk)

Brand Shop & Daimaru
Department Store

1min. (By Walk)

Amerikamura

5min(By Walk)

Amerikamura

5min(By Walk)

During the 70s, warehouses in Amerikamura were renovated to sell imported goods including vintage clothes, jeans, second-hand records and many other items from the West Coast of the United States. Because of the uniqueness of the area, TV and media introduced the place nationwide and "Amemura" (Amerikamura) became a birthplace of the latest fashion trends.
Even now more than 30 years later, Amemura is fun to visit, to look for young people with creative and unique fashion, to observe entertaining buildings and purchase unique goods from a wide variety of stores.

Kuromon Ichiba Market

10min. (By Subway)

Kuromon Ichiba Market

10min. (By Subway)

Until the end of the Meiji Era, the Kuromon Ichiba Market used to be called Emmeiji Market, because there was once a large temple called Emmeiji nearby. Since there used to be a black gate northeast of this temple, the marketplace later came to be called"Kuromon Ichiba Market"(Black Gate Market). The market has a total length of close to 600 meters with 170 shops, the vast majority of which specialize in the freshest and best quality meat, vegetables, eggs and other ingredients from around the country and abroad. Although well over half of total sales are for the business (professional chef) market, Kuromon Ichiba caters also to the general public. For more than 170 years, everyone from restaurant chefs to housewives have come here, drawn by the taste, freshness and variety of its products.

Tsutenkaku Tower

20min. (By Subway & Walk)

Tsutenkaku Tower

20min. (By Subway & Walk)

Tsutenkaku Tower is an observation tower that is a symbol of Naniwa. Built as a symbol of Shin Sekai in 1912, the steel tower resembling the Eiffel Tower was built on top of a building constructed based on the triumphal arch. The steel tower standing 64meters high, which was the highest in the East, was named Tsutenkaku by Fujisawa Nangaku, a Confucian scholar in the early Meiji Period, meaning “building leading to heaven.” The tower was reconstructed following a fire in 1956. The second generation Tsutenkaku Tower stands 103meters, 39meters higher than the first. There is an observation deck overlooking Osaka on the 5th floor as well as the Billiken Statue, a god that brings forth good luck when rubbing the back of the feet.

Abeno Harukas

20min. (By Subway)

Abeno Harukas

20min. (By Subway)

Abeno Harukas is the highest building in Japan, standing 300meters tall. The name “Harukas” was taken from the Japanese term meaning “to brighten up” and was designed for visitors to feel refreshed by visiting the many facilities available that only an ultra-high building can provide. Abeno Harukas is a multifunctional urban space in the sky where many facilities co-exist including department stores, offices, museums, observation deck, etc.

Osaka Catsle

16min. (By Subway)

Osaka Catsle

16min. (By Subway)

Construction of the Osaka Castle started at the Osaka (Ishiyama) Hongan-ji Temple site in 1583 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi aiming to bring the entire country under one rule. Although the castle tower was completed 2 years later, the tower was burned to the ground following the fall of Toyotomi Hideyoshi during the Summer Siege of Osaka in 1615. The present castle tower was reconstructed in 1931. Standing 55meters tall with 5 stories on the outside and 8 stories on the inside, the tower shines brightly with gold decorations throughout exterior including the Shachihoko on the roof and tigers below railings (registered tangible cultural property of Japan). The observation deck which commands a sweeping view of Osaka is visited by 100,000 to 130,000 people each year.

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

20min. (By Subway)

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

20min. (By Subway)

Kaiyukan is a world-class aquarium faithfully reproducing the natural environment surrounding the Pacific Ocean. There are over 580,000 marine creatures of approximately 580 specified being bred and displayed. Various water tanks can be found here including the most popular Taiheiyo” (Pacific Ocean) giant water tank where whale sharks and mantas swim quietly, “Sakana No Tori/Aqua Gate” tunnel-type water tank where tropical fish swim and “Nankyoku Tairiku” (South Pole) where penguins can be observed.

Enjoy Eco Card (One Day Pass)

Adult : Weekdays 800yen, Weekends 600yen Child : 300yen

Enjoy Eco Card
(One Day Pass)

Adult : Weekdays 800yen, Weekends 600yen Child : 300yen

Around Kansai Area

Kyoto

60min(by Train)

Kobe

60min(by Train)

Himeji

90min(by Train)

Nara

60min(by Train)

Koyasan

90min(by Train)

Wakayama

60min(by Train)