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Things to do in Osaka

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Sublocality Level 1
“Korea Town (Tsuruhashi) FacebookPinterest3TwitterRedditPrint The largest Korean neighbourhood in Japan is home to some of the best Korean food eateries and stores in Osaka. Robert Kodama takes us through the old and new market in search for an authentic Korean experience without the need of purchasing a plane ticket.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“A big shopping mall near Kobe station. Its about 15 minutes to Kobe station from Tarumi on JR. There are movies, Anpanman Museum for kids, many, many stores and restaurants. The night view is gorgeous too.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Store
“築90年、二条城近くの小さな町家で和紙照明(あかり)手作り体験ができる。約3時間30分と約2時間のコースがあり、人気ゆえ早めの予約がおすすめ。 和紙照明は当日に持ち帰り可能。”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
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“A petite bakery shop that is very famous among locals and even tourists. Opens : 8am-8pm ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Just want an easy break from the city, Funaokayama is a small hill in the city, an easy walk for a short break.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“ Sennichimae Street is the main street separating Dotonbori and Namba full of shopping and restaurants.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Donburi Restaurant
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BBQ Joint
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  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This is one of the best beef in the world that you can’t miss when you visit Kobe. Kobe beef comes from Tajima strain of wage castle in Hyogo prefecture. Kobe beef can be served as shabu-shabu, teppanyaki, Sashimi, sukiyaki and steak. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Food
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“EXPOCITY is located on a site spread out over approximately 172,000 ㎡ in front of Bampaku-kinen-koen Station on the Osaka Monorail close to central Osaka, and is a large-scale, mixed-use complex fusing entertainment and shopping centered around Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport EXPOCITY with eight large-scale entertainment facilities and 305 stores.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“One of the most popular bars in Osaka, Covent Garden is a favorite for both locals and internationals expats and tourists. As the name suggests, it is styled like a British pub and serves mostly Western food, including some of the most authentic American food burgers and pizzas in Osaka. The homey establishment gives a relaxed vibe, with its couches and dart boards. This, combined with the impressive drinks list and simple but delicious food, Covent Garden is an ideal place to chill with friends at the end of a long day of shopping in the nearby Shinsaibashi or Dotonbori.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“サックサクの衣の中に柔らかジューシーな厳選肉を包んだ牛カツは肉を愛してやまない[1ポンドのステーキ・ハンバーグ タケル] がこだわり抜いて作った自慢の逸品です。 Beef cutlet wrapped in soft and juicy meat in a crispy garment is a pride of gem made by sticking to [1 pound steak hamburger takel] who loves meat. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Store
“Loft is a popular Japanese variety store that sells a wide range of fashionable household items and everyday necessities.They have an amazingly diverse range of products, from stationery and kitchen utensils to cosmetics, suitcases, furniture and ornaments. Everything is stylish and high quality here, which has made Loft the go-to store for many quality-conscious shoppers in Japan.”
  • 1 local recommends
Department Store
“This high-quality commercial district includes exquisite brand name shops, gourmet restaurants and sophisticated venues.”
  • 15 locals recommend