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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.
Theme Park
“This sprawling theme park dedicated to popular American movies features rides & live entertainment. The way the park is built in a meticulous manner and pulls you into its magic very well.”
  • 318 locals recommend
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
Zoo
“You can see many kinds of animals in the zoo located in the middle of the city. The Tennoji Zoo was opened on January 1, 1915. It celebrated the 100th anniversary from the opening in 2015 and is currently known as the third oldest zoo in Japan. The zoo has about 1,000 animals of about 200 species in an approximately 11 hectare site and attracts many visitors as an urban oasis.”
  • 183 locals recommend
Food
“Kuromon market is good place for buying, eating fresh fish for walking around! ”
  • 256 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“A shopping mall with a very unique design. When you visit at night you will be amazed by the mysterious building. A popular spot in Namba where many shops and restaurants enter.”
  • 182 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The rooftop is nice and the observatory floor always has a cool art exhibit for display; however it is overrated. The high-rise terrace offers a better atmosphere than the top floor and you don't have to pay !”
  • 282 locals recommend
Udon Restaurant
“It’s the most famous street in Osaka. You can eat a lot of delicious food here. You’ll have an unforgettable experience. ”
  • 289 locals recommend
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
Aquarium
“The largest class of world, aquarium. The concept is “Ring of Fire” and “Ring of Life”. It is a facility that recreates the Pacific Ocean ocean with a huge aquarium and dramatically changed the impression of a traditional aquarium. This facility is located in Tempozan Harbor Village. There are other facilities such as Tempozan Marketplace and Osaka Cultural Hall designed by Tadao Ando. ”
  • 177 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
Comedy Club
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“The Namba Grand Kagetsu is a theater in Osaka shows comedians and storytellers here”
  • 118 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Here is famous as a shopping paradise. Famous brand stores, cosmetics, drugstores, gift shops, kimonos, restaurants,cafes are found in this area. One strategy towards attractiveness to tourists is Tax Free. With a minimum purchase ¥ 5,000 we can get a Tax Free by showing the passport to the seller.”
  • 115 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.”
  • 142 locals recommend
Discount Store
“You can buy something cheap. You should take a train to go Shinsaibashi from Kitahama station.”
  • 152 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Shopping complex north of Osaka Station. Grand Front Osaka (グランフラント大阪) is a large commercial complex north of JR Osaka Station in the Umeda district that was opened in 2013. It consists of a wide variety of shops and restaurants, an Intercontinental hotel, office and event space, as well as a residential tower. ”
  • 105 locals recommend
Spa
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“Spa world osaka - スパワールド Drawing on natural spring water, Osaka's Spa World is one of the largest hot spring complexes in the world, featuring themed rooms modeled after spas around the world and a water theme park on the roof”
  • 119 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Ramen Restaurant
“famous for spicy ramen noodle and have a good reputation, especially for foreigners.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Nightclub
“If you are clubbed, I suggest to to Giraff, is one of the biggest night club in Japan. It has 4stories with full of club-goer every night! Especially, on the weekend, there are throng amount of hot boys and girls. Just visit there and feel groove with them ;) Note:Do not forget to bring your ID!”
  • 37 locals recommend
Udon Restaurant
“A famous Udon shop , I love this shop , reasonable price , a lot of variety of food , have new menu according the season, must must go and try even you need to wait.believe me. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Kani Doraku Crab Restaurant is world famous for the six and a half meter moving crab on the front of the restaurant. Kani Doraku Crab Restaurant is in Dotonbori, a popular tourist destination in Namba Osaka, which is famous for its restaurants. ”
  • 70 locals recommend
Restaurant
“地元民に定番で安価でおいしい回転お寿司屋さん (Inexpensive and delicious rotation sushi in the proposal to the locals)”
  • 47 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A long-established store that can be said to be the originator of Osaka's specialty dish (kushikatsu)”
  • 38 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“In this country where seafood is sometimes eaten so fresh it's still moving, Zauo has tables on long 'fishing boats' over tanks where patrons fish for their own dinner. If you're lucky enough to hook something, there's celebratory drumming and your fish is whisked away to be prepared how you like (priced according to the type of fish). Alternatively, try an eight-piece sushi omakase nigiri , or a very tasty shio-yaki (salt-grilled) fish set from the menu. ¥300-per-person table charge. Reserve for a 'boat' table.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A restaurant where okonomiyaki is delicious. A shop where celebrities also sneak out. It is recommended to go to the branch in Namba Takashimaya because the main store is lined up.”
  • 27 locals recommend

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