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Minoo Park

osaka >> Minoo Park (Osaka Travel)

Minoo Park (箕面公園, Minō Kōen, also spelled Mino or Minoh) is a forested valley on the outskirts of Osaka, just north of the urban sprawl. During the fall, it is one of the best places in the Kansai Region to see the autumn colors in a natural setting, as opposed to the attractive fall foliage fou See more >> Osaka Travel: minoh

Sumiyoshi Taisha

sumiyoshi taisha shrine >> Sumiyoshi Taisha (Osaka Travel)

Osaka's Sumiyoshi Taisha is one of Japan's oldest shrines. Founded in the 3rd century before the introduction of Buddhism, it displays a unique style of shrine architecture, called Sumiyoshi-zukuri, that is free of influence from the Asian mainland. Only two other shrine architecture styles are See more >> Osaka Travel: osaka

osaka >> Grand Front Osaka (Osaka Travel)

Grand Front Osaka 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. Elevated walkways connect the multiple See more >> Osaka Travel: kindai
Shitennoji Temple

osaka >> Shitennoji Temple (Osaka Travel)

Shitennoji is one of Japan's oldest temples and the first ever to be built by the state. It was founded in 593 by Prince Shotoku, who supported the introduction of Buddhism into Japan. Although the temple's buildings burned down several times throughout the centuries, they were always carefully See more >> Osaka Travel: temple

Tenma (Osaka Tenmangu Shrine and Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street)

osaka >> Tenma (Osaka Tenmangu Shrine and Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street) (Osaka Travel)

Tenma is a neighborhood to the east of Osaka's Kita district. The area is best known for being the home of Osaka Tenmangu Shrine, from which the neighborhood got its name, and the Tenjinbashi-suji shopping street. The area is also renowned for its bustling nightlife quarter.

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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

japan >> Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (Osaka Travel)

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is located in the Tempozan Harbor Village of Osaka's bay area, and is one of Japan's most spectacular aquariums. It introduces various forms of life inhabiting the Pacific Rim in a well organized and impressive way.

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National Bunraku Theater

osaka >> National Bunraku Theater (Osaka Travel)

Osaka has been the capital for bunraku, traditional Japanese puppet theater, for many centuries. The popularity of the theater form had grown in the city during the Edo Period when bunraku was a rare kind of art entertainment for the common public rather than the nobility.

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Kita (Umeda)

osaka >> Kita (Umeda) (Osaka Travel)

The Kita district, also known as Umeda , is one of Osaka's two main city centers. It is located around the large station complex that comprises Osaka and Umeda Stations. Kita's counterpart is Minami around Namba Station. Besides being Osaka's busiest transportation hub and a bustling business di See more >> Osaka Travel: umeda

Minami (Namba)

osaka >> Minami (Namba) (Osaka Travel)

Located around Namba Station, Minami is one of Osaka's two major city centers. It is the city's most famous entertainment district and offers abundant dining and shopping choices. The district is easily accessible as it is served by three train companies as well as three subway lines and a highw See more >> Osaka Travel: dotonbori

Osaka Bay Area

osaka >> Osaka Bay Area (Osaka Travel)

The Osaka Bay Area is a collection of young city districts on man-made waterfront islands and peninsulas, built to accommodate Osaka's sprawling growth. The districts host a variety of tourist attractions, such as museums, theme parks, observatories and shopping centers. Osaka's domestic and int See more >> Osaka Travel: area

Osaka Castle (Osakajo)

japan >> Osaka Castle (Osakajo) (Osaka Travel)

The construction of Osaka Castle started in 1583 on the former site of the Ishiyama Honganji Temple, which had been destroyed by Oda Nobunaga thirteen years earlier. Toyotomi Hideyoshi intended the castle to become the center of a new, unified Japan under Toyotomi rule. It was the largest castle See more >> Osaka Travel: castle