Osaka is located in the Kansai region of Japan. Other than Tokyo and Kyoto, Osaka is one of the popular cities as a tourist destination. The third largest city in Japan is indeed having its own charm that sets it apart from Tokyo and Kyoto. Many activities on offer, from shopping, sampling the local food or enjoy beautiful seasonal sight. Here’s our list of 9 fun and memorable things to do in Osaka.
1. Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle construction began in 1583 and has been the largest castle at the time. The temple has been reconstructed and became one of the best places to know about the history of Japan and Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Enter the castle area, you will walk in cobblestone streets with spectacular views in front of the main tower. This place can also be used as a resting place for you who feel tired after enjoying activities around the Castle. Many access if you will visit this castle, you can ride Osaka Loop Line for 9 minutes from Osaka Station and get off at Osakajo Koen Station.
Dotonbori is the next tourist attraction to visit when you come to Osaka, Japan. This place is an iconic area that never deserted visitors. The located at Osaka Castle Park, Chuo-ku District has also become one of top tourist attractions in Osaka. This place offers a sophisticated view of shops with various souvenirs, accessories, and knick-knacks and also mingle with restaurants selling lots of typical Osaka dishes, such as takoyaki, okonomiyaki, and ramen. Other than tourist spot, Dotombori is also known as the symbol of Glico Running Man and Crab Kani Doraku. No wonder, Dotombori become an area that must be visited by the tourist in osaka.
3. Osaka Aquarium Kayukan
Japan has many large aquariums located in various cities. But of all the aquariums, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is one of the most spectacular. This aquarium has a collection of 620 marine species derived from the Pacific Ocean marine habitat. Osaka Kaiyukan aquarium is located at the Tempoz harbor village in Osaka Bay area. This aquarium not only presents the scenery of marine species but also presents various other species, such as amphibians, mammals, and various species of birds. Osaka Aquarium Kayukan can also be your option for things to do in Osaka with family.