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With thrilling amusement arcades, underground bars, neon billboards and second-hand shopping, this dynamic district never ceases to surprise.
Experience a shopper’s paradise and symbol of downtown Osaka as you explore the bustling arcade where brightly colored storefronts display the latest fashion trends.
Experience the colorful neon heart of Osaka along this canal, where travelers, couples and entertainment seekers throng the streets.
This Osaka neighborhood, with a name that translates to New World, is a historic entertainment district with cultural, shopping and gastronomic attractions.
History buffs will enjoy exploring Osaka, and visitors give high marks for the shopping, top-notch restaurants, and sightseeing tours. This city also attracts tourists with its museums, theaters, and aquarium. Top sights in the city include Osaka Science Museum, Osaka Castle, and Legoland Discovery Center.
The city is well known for its museums and theaters, and cultural venues include Osaka Science Museum, Mint Museum, and Osaka Museum of History. Attractions like Legoland Discovery Center, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and Universal Studios Japan® are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Osaka Castle, Umeda Sky Building, and Shitennoji Temple.
In Osaka, there are 1154 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have a variety of choices for your holiday retreat. These are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:
Other favorite sights in Osaka include Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade, Tsutenkaku Tower, and Open Air Museum of Old Farmhouses. In the surrounding area, top places to visit include Todaiji Temple, 19.4 mi/31.3 km from the city center, and Nijo Castle, which is 25.8 mi/41.6 km away.
With so many choices for transportation, seeing Osaka is easy. You can access metro transit at Higashi-Umeda Station, Umeda Station, and Nishi-Umieda Station. If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from Osaka Umeda Station, Osaka Station, or Osaka Nakatsu Station.