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Sightseeing and landmarks in Osaka

Art museums

Art Museum
“Art exhibitions from Japan and overseas. The National Art Museum of Osaka (国立国際美術館, Kokuritsu Kokusai Bijutsukan) occupies two underground floors on Nakanoshima Island in central Osaka. The museum focuses on Japanese and foreign contemporary art, with exhibitions from the museum collection and special exhibitions.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts is a museum located in Tennōji Park, Tennōji-ku, Osaka, Japan. The museum focuses on Japanese and east Asian art.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The collections at the Osaka City Museum of Art located in Shitennoji Park are often donated or purchased from personal collections. Besides purchases by Administration over 8,000 collection items have been formed mainly by donations from collectors such as Osaka citizens. It is a treasure trove of oriental art with many valuable works of art such as Buddhist art, art from the Mediterranean civilization such as Etruria, substantial Chinese paintings and books, paintings from the Edo period and the Meiji period in Japan, and other metalwork, lacquering and ceramics, etc.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Art Museum
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Art Museum
“■開館時間 10:00~18:00(入場は17:30まで) ※特別展会期中の金曜日と土曜日は夜間開館 10:00~20:00(入場は19:30まで) ■休館日 月曜日(祝休日の場合は翌日) 年末年始(12月31日、1月1日) メンテナンス休館(2017年1月2日~1月10日)”
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Art Museum
“眺望抜群の梅田スカイビル27階に誕生したファン待望の最新型ミュージアム。美の力、芸術力によって、人類を元気にする新たなる芸術文化発信の拠点を目指しています。 Offering fantastic views from the 27th floor of the Umeda Sky Building, the state-of-the-art Koji Kinutani Tenku Art Museum has been eagerly anticipated by art lovers everywhere. ”
  • 1 local recommends

History museums

History Museum
“Well done museum about the city's history. The museum exhibits are visually oriented with several large models. They chronicle the city's history, beginning in ancient times when Osaka served as Japan's first capital and site of the Naniwa Palace and ending with exhibits on the city's bustling shopping arcades of the early Showa Period.”
  • 57 locals recommend
History Museum
“National Ethnographic Museum, a cultural facility located at the Expo Memorial Park. The exhibits collected from all over the world can be arranged in a row and you can learn the diverse culture of every region. There are also some strange items that can not be caught in common sense. It is definitely exciting to meet the strange Kiteretsu in the world!”
  • 11 locals recommend
History Museum
“Hours 10:00am-5:00pm (For an entry, until 4:30) Closed Tuesday Year-end and new year 12/29-1/2.”
  • 43 locals recommend
History Museum
“It it one of the famous large parks. You can play soccer, tennis, baseball, basketball and so on. In spring, you can enjoy hanami.”
  • 14 locals recommend
History Museum
“A facility to record the damage of Osaka that became a burned-out burn with over 50 bombing of the US military and to convey the misery of war and the preciousness of peace to future generations. There are models and pictures of bombs dropped in Osaka, exhibits on war and atomic bombs from Manchurian Incident until the end of the Pacific War.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“長居植物園の園内の一角にあり、大阪の生いたちや、縄文・弥生時代人の自然とのかかわりなど、最近の発掘調査をもとに興味深く展示・解説されている、自然史系の専門博物館。”
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Scenic lookouts

Monument / Landmark
“Shinsekai is a colorful area to the west of Tennoji Park packed with cheap shops and eateries and best known for its iconic Tsutenkaku Tower. The History of Shinsekai Shinsekai was designed as an entertainment district in the early 20th century, and originally modelled after the cities of New York and Paris. Opened in 1912, “Shinsekai” literally means “New World” and because of its modern image the area quickly became a popular tourist attraction.”
  • 226 locals recommend
Building
“you may walk from JR Osaka station. Its high twin building and they have floating garden at top of building. You can join the Osaka view from there.”
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Zoo
“Iwatayama Monkey Park (Japanese: 嵐山モンキーパーク, Arashiyama Monkī Pāku) is a commercial park located in Arashiyama in Kyoto, Japan. The park is on Mt Arashiyama, on the same side of the Oi River as the train station. It is inhabited by a troop of over 170 Japanese macaque monkeys. The animals are wild but can be fed food purchased at the site.”
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Monument / Landmark
“The crusty, trusty, 103m-high steel-frame tower Tsūten-kaku - built 1912, rebuilt 1956 - is the central landmark of Shin-Sekai. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“The tallest building in Osaka. From the top you can see Osaka's beautiful city skyline day and night. ”
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Scenic Lookout
“This is the highest building in Japan. You can see a very beautiful night view at the top.”
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Scenic Lookout
“The observation platform of this observatory is a bridge connecting the two towers of the Umeda Sky Building, whose roof features a doughnut shape that provides an unobstructed 360-degree view. While enjoying the breathtaking sights you can also directly feel the wind―which at 170 meters off the ground can get quite strong. From this observatory you can not only see all of Osaka but as far away as Awaji Island. The basement of the building houses the Takimi-Koji gourmet street with old fashioned images of Osaka from the 1920s.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Zoo
“Iwatayama Monkey Park (Japanese: 嵐山モンキーパーク, Arashiyama Monkī Pāku) is a commercial park located in Arashiyama in Kyoto, Japan. The park is on Mt Arashiyama, on the same side of the Oi River as the train station. It is inhabited by a troop of over 170 Japanese macaque monkeys. The animals are wild but can be fed food purchased at the site.”
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Historic sites

Castle
“Amazing castle with huge museum. Great place to learn about the history of Osaka during the early times. The design of the castle itself is stunning. The interior was great and the view from the top floor was jaw dropping.”
  • 336 locals recommend
Buddhist Temple
“Kinkakuji Temple, also called the Golden Pavilion is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Kyoto. A must-see destination! Especially beautiful in fall. Distance: 30minutes by bus (bus n.204, 230JPY) Entrance fee: 400 for adults, 300 for children Opening hours: 9:00~17:00”
  • 145 locals recommend
History Museum
“Well done museum about the city's history. The museum exhibits are visually oriented with several large models. They chronicle the city's history, beginning in ancient times when Osaka served as Japan's first capital and site of the Naniwa Palace and ending with exhibits on the city's bustling shopping arcades of the early Showa Period.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Shrine
“You can enjoy a Japanese flea market in Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine 25th every month. There are many antique Japanese items. ”
  • 71 locals recommend
Shrine
“Sumiyoshi shrine is one of the oldest in Japan and all architectures are national treasure of Japan. ”
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Shrine
“"Namba Yasaka Shrine" with an amazing huge lion head in the precinct. When you look closer, the eyes are light and the nostrils are speakers. It is a famous place that is famous in the Kansai area when it is widely opened, and it takes evil and wins luck (business luck).”
  • 35 locals recommend
Buddhist Temple
“Myoshinji Temple: Myoshinji (妙心寺, Myōshinji) is a large temple complex in northwestern Kyoto which includes about 50 subtemples in addition to its main buildings. 日本最大の禅寺|京都花園 臨済宗大本山 妙心寺 ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Buddhist Temple
“正式名称は「華厳寺」であるが、四季を通してスズムシを飼育しているため、通称「鈴虫寺」と呼ばれている。 KEGONJI TEMPLE got its nick name "suzumushi dera" which literally means cricket temple, because the monks of the temple raise bell crickets and they sing all year round.”
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Libraries

Library
“ We provide a wide variety of books and magazines. You can read or borrow these materials at no charge. ”
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Library
“Was a bit surprised to see this very classic western style building in Japan, but like it - reminded me of home. Very spacious, efficient library system and friendly people around.”
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Library
“If you stay in Osaka for a long time, it is a good place to calm down and write something there.”
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Library
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Library
“開館時間 火曜日から金曜日(第3木曜日は休館) 10時から19時 土曜日・日曜日・祝休日、7月21日から8月31日の月曜日 10時から17時 休館日 毎週月曜日(祝・休日は開館、7月21日から8月31日の月曜日は開館) 毎月第3木曜日(国民の祝日と休日にあたる場合は開館) 年末年始(平成27(2015)年度は平成27年12月28日から平成28年1月4日) ”
  • 1 local recommends
Library
  • 1 local recommends
Library
  • 1 local recommends