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Top Things to Do in Osaka, Japan, from a Cruise Ship - Created by Staff

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Dōtonbori is one of the principal tourist destinations in Osaka, Japan, running along the Dōtonbori canal from Dōtonboribashi Bridge to Nipponbashi Bridge in the Namba district of the city's Chuo ward. Historically a theater district, it is now a popular nightlife and entertainment area characterized by its eccentric atmosphere and large illuminated signboards.

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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Shinsaibashi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Shinsaibashi is a district in the Chūō-ku ward of Osaka, Japan and the city's main shopping area. It centers around Shinsaibashi-suji , a covered shopping street, that is north of Dōtonbori and parallel and east of Mido-suji street. Associated with Shinsaibashi, and west of Mido-suji street, is Amerika-mura, an American-themed shopping area and center of Osaka's youth culture.

Osaka Castle Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In the park, there's Osaka Castle Hall, a large athletic field, baseball field, football field, open air music theatre, open air concert hall and Osaka Castle Keep Tower. From the top of keep tower, we can see from Osaka Bay to Mount Ikoma which surround the Osaka Plain.

Umeda Sky Building

The Umeda Sky Building is the twelfth-tallest building in Osaka, Japan, and one of the city's most recognizable landmarks. It consists of two 40-story towers that connect at their two uppermost stories, with bridges and an escalator crossing the wide atrium-like space in the center. It is located in Kita-ku.

Universal Parks & Resorts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Universal Parks and Resorts, commonly and also known as Universal Studios Theme Parks, is the theme park division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast. The division is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the various Universal Studios resort properties around the world. The division is headquartered in Orlando, Florida, United States.

Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka is a Japanese art museum and regarded as one of the best ceramic-collections in the world. This museum collects, studies, conserves, exhibits and interprets East Asian ceramics, which mainly came from ancient China and Korea.

National Bunraku Theatre

The National Bunraku Theatre is a complex consisting of two halls and an exhibition room, located in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. The complex was opened in 1984 as the fourth national theatre of the country, to become the headquarters of bunraku.

Sumiyoshi taisha

Sumiyoshi taisha , also known as Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine, is a Shinto shrine in Sumiyoshi ward in the city of Osaka, Japan. It is the main shrine of all the Sumiyoshi shrines in Japan. However, the oldest shrine that enshrines the Sumiyoshi sanjin, the three Sumiyoshi kami, is the Sumiyoshi shrine in Hakata.

Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle is a Japanese castle in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. The castle is one of Japan's most famous, and played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period. The main tower of Osaka Castle is situated on a plot of land roughly one square kilometer.

Hankai Tramway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hankai Tramway Co., Ltd. is a company which owns two tramway lines in the cities of Osaka and Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The parent company is Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd.

Tempozan Ferris Wheel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Daikanransha Ferris wheel at Palette Town in Odaiba, Tokyo, which opened in 1999, has the same diameter as Tempozan, but 2.5 meters more in total height. Sky Dream Fukuoka opened in 2002 and has a diameter of 112 meters and a total height of 120 meters, but ceased operating in September 2009.

Tenjimbashisuji Rokuchōme Station

Tenjimbashisuji 6-chome Station is located in Tenjimbashi Rokuchome, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan. Nicknamed, "Ten-roku", it is located on the Osaka Municipal Subway Tanimachi Line, the Sakaisuji Line and the Hankyu Railway Senri Line (also through trains to the Kyoto Line). Until 1969 there was the terminal station of the Hankyū Senri Line named Tenjinbashi Station (天神橋駅) which opened in 1925.

Nakanoshima - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nakanoshima is a 3 km long and 50 hectares narrow sandbank in Kita-ku, Osaka city, Japan, that divides the Kyū-Yodo River into the Tosabori and Dōjima rivers. Many governmental and commercial offices (including the city hall of Osaka), museums and other cultural facilities are located on Nakanoshima.

Abenobashi Terminal Building - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Abenobashi Terminal Building is a multi-purpose commercial facility in Abenosuji Itchome, Abeno-ku, Osaka, Japan. It consists of the New Annex (main tennants: Osaka Abenobashi Station, Abeno Harukas Kintetsu Main Store Wing Building), Eastern Annex (Tennoji Miyako Hotel), and a 300 m (984 ft) tall skyscraper Abeno Harukas .

Osaka Maritime Museum

The Osaka Maritime Museum was a maritime museum in Osaka, Japan. It was opened by the Mayor of Osaka City on 14 July 2000 having started on site in March 1998. Designed by architect Paul Andreu with engineering design by Arup and Tohata.

Osaka Science Museum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Osaka Science Museum is a science museum in Naka-no-shima, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan. The museum is located between the Dōjima River and the Tosabori River, above Osaka's subterranean National Museum of Art. Opened in 1989, the museum was constructed to mark the 100th anniversary of Osaka City.

Nagai Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nagai Park is a large park located in Higashisumiyoshi-ku, Osaka. Its facilities include three multipurpose sports stadia, including 50,000-seat Nagai Stadium, a baseball field, Nagai Botanical Garden, which boasts over 1,000 species of trees and flowers, a swimming pool and gymnasium, and a tract of preserved local forest.


A Koreatown ( Korean: 코리아타운), also known as a Little Korea, or Little Seoul, is a Korean ethnic enclave within a city or metropolitan area outside of the Korean Peninsula.

Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building

The Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building , or Cosmo Tower , is the second tallest building in Osaka, and the third-tallest building in Japan. The former name is Osaka World Trade Center Building , or WTC Cosmo Tower until June, 2010.