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Things to do in Osaka

Best attractions to visit in Osaka

21. Osaka Castle Park - Osaka

Osaka Castle Park

Osaka Castle Park (大阪城公園 Osaka-Jō-Kōen?) is an open urban park and verifiable site arranged at Osaka-Jō in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. It lies on the south of the Ōkawa (Kyū-Yodo River) and possesses a substantial region in the focal point of the city of Osaka. This park is the second biggest park in the city.

The park was developed on a site with a long history. In the fifteenth century, an aggressor sanctuary, Ishiyama Hongan-ji, was worked here. In 1583, Toyotomi Hideyoshi annihilated Ishiyama Hongan-ji and fabricated Osaka Castle here. From 1870 to 1945 the Osaka Imperial Arsenal utilized a substantial region and it was devastated at apocalypse War II. In 1931, Osaka Castle Park was opened to people in general, however the vast majority of the zone was utilized by the Imperial Japanese Army. After World War II, a large portion of the military complex was evacuated and supplanted by the general population urban park.

In the park, there's Osaka Castle Hall, a vast athletic field, baseball field, football field, outdoors music theater, outside show lobby, and Osaka Castle Keep Tower. From the highest point of keep tower, the vista incorporates Osaka Bay to Mount Ikoma, which encompass the Osaka Plain. Many busking bunches perform in the park. In spring, cherry bloom and plum bloom survey is well known at this park.


22. Osaka Maritime Museum - Osaka

Osaka Maritime Museum

The Osaka Maritime Museum was developed on to a great extent unused recovered land. The venture gives a milestone working to animate intrigue and improvement around there of Osaka. The museum comprises of a coastal passageway assembling, a submerged passage and a sensational seaward vault. The arch is a 70m distance across single-layer cross section shell encasing four stories of show space.

The arch structure is a diagrid of straight tubular individuals butt-welded to full quality cast steel hubs and propped by high quality poles. The geometry was picked so that the tubular individuals frame level quadrilateral planes. This empowers the coating framework to utilize level glass and redundant subtle elements. The arch was intended for overwhelming seismic loads and wave stacks notwithstanding dead and wind loads. The building administrations were intended to give agreeable conditions in the sunny marine condition while protecting the straightforwardness and emotional nature of the arch.

Inventive "lamimetal" coating gives shade. The overlaid glass joins a sheet of punctured metal in the interlayer, the extent of the apertures controlling the section of daylight. The surface of the arch was dissected in connection to the sun way consistently. At the point when sun powered vitality is at a most extreme, the lamimetal is practically obscure. At the point when sun powered vitality is diminished, the glass turns out to be clear. The general thickness of the lamimetal was given the best harmony amongst perceivability and solace.


23. Shinsekai - Osaka


Shinsekai (新世界) is Osaka's "new world," a region that was created before the war and afterward disregarded in the decades a short time later. At the area's inside stands Tsutenkaku Tower, the sentimentality bringing out image of Shinsekai.

The zone was created into its present format taking after the achievement of the 1903 National Industrial Exposition, which conveyed more than five million individuals to the area inside only five months. Soon after the expo shut its entryways, work started to enhance and refresh Shinsekai. Paris was picked as the model for Shinsekai's northern half, while the southern bit was worked to copy Coney Island in New York. Tsutenkaku Tower was built in 1912 after Paris' Eiffel Tower. In spite of the fact that it was rejected amid WWII, the tower was reproduced soon a short time later in 1956. The present tower is 103 meters high, with the principle observatory at a tallness of 91 meters. Another outside deck on top of the primary observatory was opened in late 2015.

Another prominent fascination is kushikatsu, one of Osaka's best known claims to fame. It is a dish, made out of different speared, battered and rotisserie nourishments. Assortments on offer range from chicken and meat, to pumpkin and asparagus, to the banana and frozen yogurt dessert assortments. A hefty portion of Shinsekai's kushikatsu eateries are open 24 hours, yet just genuinely wake up when the lights gone ahead around evening time.


24. Shitennoji Temple - Osaka

Shitennoji Temple

Shitennoji (四天王寺, Shitennōji) is one of Japan's most established temples and the main ever to be worked by the state. It was established in 593 by Prince Shotoku, who bolstered the presentation of Buddhism into Japan. Despite the fact that the temple's structures torched a few times consistently, they were dependably precisely remade to mirror the first sixth century plan.

The external temple grounds are allowed to enter, however admission to the internal region, the Gokuraku-jodo Garden and the fortune house is paid. In the stone secured patio of the internal area stand a five-storied pagoda that can be entered and rose and the Main Hall (Kondo) in which Prince Shotoku is cherished as a statue of Kannon. A short leave, the Gokuraku-jodo Garden was outlined in light of depictions of the Western Paradise of the Amida Buddha. Likewise on the temple grounds stands a fortune house that presentations works of art, sacred texts and other important possessions of the temple in intermittent, themed shows.

Shitennoji is a short stroll from Shitennoji-mae-Yuhigaoka Station on the Tanimachi Subway Line. Then again, it can be come to in a ten moment walk north of JR Tennoji Station on the JR Loop Line.


25. Sumiyoshi Taisha - Osaka

Sumiyoshi Taisha

Osaka's Sumiyoshi Taisha (住吉大社, "Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine") is one of Japan's most seasoned places of worship. Established in the third century before the presentation of Buddhism, it shows a one of a kind style of place of worship engineering, called Sumiyoshi-zukuri, that is free of impact from the Asian terrain. Just two other hallowed place design styles are additionally considered absolutely Japanese: Shinmei-zukuri as observed at the Ise Shrines and Taisha-zukuri as observed at Izumo Taisha. Sumiyoshi-zukuri is described by straight rooftops (instead of the bended rooftops ordinarily worked in later hundreds of years) which are enriched by two arrangements of forked finials (chigi) and five even billets (katsuogi). Moreover, structures developed in Sumiyoshi-zukuri style have their passage under the peak and are encompassed by a fence.

Sumiyoshi Taisha is the primary and most popular of more than two thousand Sumiyoshi hallowed places found crosswise over Japan. Sumiyoshi places of worship revere the kami (Shinto divine beings) who secure explorers, anglers and mariners adrift. The hallowed places are accordingly normally discovered near harbors.

There are four primary lobbies at Osaka's Sumiyoshi Taisha. Curiously, the initial three are situated in a straight line confronting west, while the fourth stands just close to the third. This game plan of place of worship structures is once in a while found in Japan, as holy places worked amid and after the Nara Period (710-794) for the most part face south, relating to Chinese geomancy.


26. Tempozan Ferris Wheel - Osaka

Tempozan Ferris Wheel

Sitting at the mouth of the Osaka Bay is the huge Tempozan Giant Ferris Wheel, some time ago the greatest, tallest and most mechanically propelled perception wheel on the planet (now outperformed by the significantly more enormous British Airways London Eye). From high not yet decided you can appreciate an all encompassing perspective of the ocean, the mountains, and the whole city of Osaka. On the offshore side is the Akashi Straits Bridge out there; on the landward side downtown Osaka and Mt. Rokko. The night see with brightening is romantic to the point that this Ferris wheel is well known as a date spot. It is 112.5 meters in stature, has 60 eight-traveler autos (for a greatest limit of 480 individuals), in addition to the world first "skyrocket firecrackers" lighting design with enlightenments of 100 meters in distance across. It likewise brags the world first transmission of climate data by 100-meter-distance across light.

The Tempozan Ferris Wheel is the city's biggest. It offers extensive, all encompassing perspectives of the narrows zone and the city's high rises past from a stature of 112.5 meters. It is found recently beside the Tempozan Marketplace and Osaka Aquarium. Transportaion is like 5-walk from Osakako Station of Subway Chuo Line


27. Tenjin Festival - Osaka

Tenjin Festival

The Tenjin Festival (天神祭, Tenjin Matsuri) of Osaka is positioned as one of Japan's main three festivals, alongside the Gion Matsuri of Kyoto and the Kanda Matsuri of Tokyo. The celebration begun in the tenth century and today happens on July 24 and 25 consistently. The primary festivals are hung on the festival's second day, July 25, including a land parade and a stream parade with firecrackers.

Tenjin Matsuri is the festival of the Tenmangu Shrine and respects its standard divinity Sugawara Michizane, the god of grant. The festival starts by ritualistically welcoming the god out of the altar and parading him through the city, doing different rich merriments to engage him, before taking him back to the place of worship. For the general population, the enthusiastic merriments show in a superb event to appreciate the hot summer day, loaded with customary ensembles, awesome parades and a celebratory climate. On the morning of the principal day (July 24), the festival commences with a custom at Tenmangu Shrine, trailed by petitions at the waterway for peace and the security and success of Osaka. Toward the evening, drums are sounded by men in tall red caps to educate everybody that arrangements for the festival are finished.

The highlights of the festival begin at 15:30 of the second day (July 25), when the red-hatted drummers lead the land parade from Tenmangu Shrine through the roads of Osaka. The long parade highlights costumed characters, including Sarutahiko, a since a long time ago nosed troll riding a steed, a stately buoy joined by festival music, lion artists, umbrella artists and different attractions.


28. Tenmangu Shrine - Osaka

Tenmangu Shrine

Osaka Tenmangu Shrine (大阪天満宮, Ōsaka Tenmangū), established in the tenth century, is a standout amongst the most imperative of hundreds of shrine crosswise over Japan that are committed to the Shinto divinity of grant, Sugawara Michizane. Osaka Tenmangu Shrine has been crushed by flame various circumstances amid its history, and its present fundamental lobby (honden) and principle entryway go back to 1845.

Osaka Tenmangu is celebrated for its celebration, the Tenjin Matsuri, which is held yearly on July 24 and 25 and is positioned as one of Japan's main three celebrations other than Kyoto's Gion Matsuri and Tokyo's Kanda Matsuri. Amid the celebration, the shrine's god is paraded in a celestial palanquin (mikoshi) through the city in an upbeat land and stream parade, joined by firecrackers. Osaka Tenmangu is situated in a local location and has an area feeling about it. Local people implore at the shrine generally for scholarly fortunes, yet there are additionally optional shrines at its regions, for example, an Inari Shrine, where individuals petition the god of richness, agribusiness and industry.

Found just strides far from Tenmangu Shrine is the Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street, which cases to be the longest in Japan. The secured shopping road extends more than two kilometers, beginning roughly from Tenjimbashi-suji Rokuchome Subway Station and driving south until near the Tenjinbashi Bridge.


29. Tennoji Park - Osaka

Tennoji Park

Offering a snappy getaway from Osaka's bustling focus, the lakes, famous craftsmanship and notable milestones in this cut of greenery will unwind your faculties. Much like New York's Central Park, Tennoji Park gives a cut of green space appropriate in the heart of the city. Stroll through the park to get between attractions or rest for some time to reestablish your faculties. While the park goes back to 1909, it wasn't until 1990 that it went up against its present frame. The repair saw strolling circuits, decorative layouts and quiet conventional greenhouses thrive in the park.

Enter the park at the fundamental passage and you'll locate a vivid cleared range finished with splendid blossoms and figures. Take after the strolling circuit south to visit the depressed garden. Snap a photograph underneath the great rose opening way. The best time to visit the garden is in spring when the blossoms are in sprout and looking their brightest. Remove a minute from your day to sit by the Kawazokoike Pond and its Keitakuen Garden. Said to be all that is left of an eighth-century channel, the pool is one of numerous noteworthy elements in the park. Go to the adjacent Chasauyama hill, an old internment site inside the park.

Visit Tennoji on the third Sunday of consistently to join an instructive voyage through the park's nursery. Take in the stories of the territory as you are driven around the strolling ways. While Tennoji Park is a fascination in its own right, it's likewise valuable for getting between probably the most mainstream destinations in the city. Look at the Tsūtenkaku Tower from the western edge of the park or leave its dividers to visit the Tennoji Zoo adjacent. On the opposite side of the park you'll discover the Osaka Municipal Museum of Fine Art, home to an amazing accumulation of Chinese calligraphy and critical bits of Japanese craftsmanship. Tennoji Park is shut Mondays and has an affirmation expense. There is stopping outside the primary passageway and Osaka's productive tram framework interfaces the park to all regions of the city.


30. Tennoji Zoo - Osaka

Tennoji Zoo

The Osaka Zoo, situated at the southern door to Osaka, is more than 100 thousand square meters in range, involving completely 50% of Tennoji Park on its west side. It houses nearly 1,500 creatures of 300 distinct species, including koalas, lesser pandas, elephants, and the main kiwi fowl in Japan (kept in the nighttime creature house which recreates the territory of night creatures). To advance better comprehension of creatures' common living spaces and their association with the indigenous habitat, and in addition familiarity with the need for ecological assurance, the zoo opened the reptile house "IFAR" in 1995, trailed by the hippopotamus house in 1997. In the hippopotamus house the submerged conduct of these creatures can be watched without precedent for Japan. The zoo has presented new display systems, and additionally biological new shows repeating as nearly and empathetically as conceivable the common habitats of the creatures.

Tennōji Zoo (天王寺動物園?) is situated at Tennōji Park in Tennōji-ku, Osaka, Japan, opened on January 1, 1915. The zoo highlights adjoining savannah zones for herbivorous and flesh eating creatures, which are orchestrated so that the creatures give off an impression of being having a similar space.


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