Top 10 of the most popular places you have to visit in Osaka

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1. Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle, 大阪城 (Osaka Jo).
Famous castle, historic area, good for families with kids, Japanese garden, popular spot.”Osaka Castle (大坂城 or 大阪城, Ōsaka-jō) is a Japanese castle in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. The castle is one of Japan’s most famous landmarks and it played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period.” Wiki.
2. Dotonbori
Dotonbori (道頓堀)
Fun Place, Shopping, Canal, Shinsaibashi, Namba, Osaka.
“Dōtonbori (道頓堀, pronounced [doːtomboɾʲi]) 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.” Wiki.
3. Shinsaibashi
Shinsaibashi (心斎橋)
Palace for shopping, place for eating, heart of Osaka, dotonbori, Namba.
“Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) is a district in the Chūō-ku ward of Osaka, Japan and the city’s main shopping area. At its center is Shinsaibashi-suji (心斎橋筋), a covered shopping street, that is north of Dōtonbori and parallel and east of Mido-suji street.” Wiki.
4. Tsutenkaku
Tsūtenkaku (通天閣)
Famous tower in Osaka, Namba, Shinsaibashi, sightseeing, Shinsekai.
“Tsūtenkaku (通天閣, lit. “Tower Reaching Heaven”) owned by Tsūtenkaku Kanko Co., Ltd. (通天閣観光株式会社 Tsūtenkaku Kankō Kabushiki-gaisha) is a tower and well-known landmark of Osaka, Japan and advertises Hitachi. It is located in the Shinsekai district of Naniwa-ku, Osaka. Its total height is 103 m; the main observation deck is at a height of 91 m.” Wiki.
5. Universal Studios Japan
Universal Studios Japan (ユニバーサル・スタジオ・ジャパン Yunibāsaru Sutajio Japan)
Good place for Families, Osaka, Fun place, theme park in Osaka, hanging out.
“Universal Studios Japan (ユニバーサル・スタジオ・ジャパン Yunibāsaru Sutajio Japan), located in Osaka, is one of four Universal Studios theme parks, owned and operated by USJ Co., Ltd., which is wholly owned by NBCUniversal (as of 2017).” Wiki.
6. Geisha Cafe tea ceremony
The Japanese tea ceremony
Tea Ceremony, tea garden, sado, wabisabi, Japanese tea culture, geisha, maiko, tradition.
“The Japanese tea ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha (抹茶), powdered green tea.” Wiki.
7. Kaiyukan
The Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (海遊館 Kaiyukan)
“The Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (海遊館 Kaiyūkan, known as the Kaiyukan) is an aquarium located in the ward of Minato in Osaka, Japan, near Osaka Bay. It is one of the largest public aquariums in the world, and is a member of the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA).” Wiki.
8. Osaka Takoyaki Museum
Osaka Takoyaki Museum (大阪たこ焼きミュージアム)
“Five of the Osaka’s most famous takoyaki shops have been assembled at this museum dedicated to the local specialty. The museum includes exhibitions showing the history of the ingredients and utensils used to make takoyaki; a theme park; take-out menu and souvenir goods; and events and games.” OsakaInfo.
9. Sumiyoshi Taisha
Sumiyoshi taisha (住吉大社)
“Sumiyoshi taisha (住吉大社), 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.” Wiki.
10. Umeda Sky Building
The Umeda Sky Building (梅田スカイビル Umeda Sukai Biru)
“Sky view, night view, date spot, dinner, sightseeing.
The Umeda Sky Building (梅田スカイビル Umeda Sukai Biru) is the nineteenth-tallest building in Osaka Prefecture, 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 Umeda district of Kita-ku, Osaka.” Wiki.

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