Top 20 Travel Spots and Activities in Osaka Top 20 Travel Spots and Activities in Osaka Vol.1 | Japan Guide

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Osaka is one of the largest cities in Japan and there are many interesting sightseeing spots and delicious foods. This article introduces you the fascinating points about travelling in Osaka.

No.20 INSTANT RAMEN MUSEUM

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More than 100 billion instant ramen noodles are consumed in the world per a year. Today instant ramen noodle is a necessary food in our life. You can see how instant ramen noodles are made and the collections of instant ramen noodles from all over the world. The most interesting point of this facility is that you can make your own instant ramen.

Address: 
8-25 Masumi-cho Ikeda-shi, Osaka

Hours: 
9:30am~4:00pm (Entry till 3:30pm)

Closed: 
Tuesday (If Tuesday is national holiday, the following day is closed)

Fees(Chicken ramen factory): 
500 yen(Over junior high school), 300 yen (Elementary school)

Fees(My cup-noodle factory): 
300 yen for a cup-noodle

Tel: +81-(0)72-752-3484

Website:INSTANT RAMEN MUSEUM

No.19 EXPO’70 COMMEMORATIVE PARK

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Expo’70 Commemorative park was made after Japan Expo “Progress and Harmony of Mankind” in 1970.

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The symbol tower for Expo’70 called “Taiyounotou (The tower of the sun)” created Japanese famous artist “Taro Okamoto” still remains. There are museums or Japanese garden in the park.

Address: 
1-1 Senribampakukouen Suita-shi, Osaka

Fees(Pavilion): 
200 yen (Adults over high school students),

Fees(Japanese garden): 
250 yen (Adults), 70 yen (Junior high/ Elementary school)

Tel: +81-(0)6-6877-3334

Website:EXPO’70

No.18 OSAKA SCIENCE MUSEUM

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The theme of Osaka Science Museum is “Space and Energy”.

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There are many exhibition or science show which you can experience the power of space and energy.

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The main attraction is the planetarium, which is the 5th largest planetarium in the world at 26.5 m diameter. Everyone from children to adults must enjoy the attractions.

Address: 
4-2-1 Nakanoshima Kita-ku, Osaka

Hours: 
9:30am~5:00pm (Entry till 4:30 and the last planetarium program is at 4:00pm)

Fees (Exhibition hall): 
400yen (Adults), 300yen (University students or 18~15 y.o), Free (14~ y.o)

Fees (Planetarium hall): 
600yen (Adults), 450yen (University/ High school), 300yen (Children under 14 y.o)

Tel: +81-(0)6-6444-5656

Website:OSAKA SCIENCE MUSEUM

No.17 JAPAN MINT

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Do you know the secrets of Japanese bills or coins Many kinds of techniques are used to prevent fake bills. You can learn those secrets in the factory tour.

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Also Japan Mint is very popular place to enjoy cherry blossoms. If you have plan to visit Osaka during sakura season, you should check Japan Mint. You can see amazing cherry blossoms.

Address: 1-1-79 Temma Kita-ku, Osaka

Hours: 
9:00am~4:45pm (Entry till 4:00)

Fees: 
Free of charge *Booking for a factory tour is needed.

Tel:+81-(0)6-6351-6150

Website:JAPAN MINT

No.16 MINO PARK

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Mino park is the natural park located in the north of Osaka. After hiking the Mino forest you can find the amazing water fall which is one of the 100 Japanese water falls.

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In autumn you can enjoy hiking under yellow or red trees. The nature of Mino park is very variety and you can see around 1000 kind of plants and 3000 species of insects.

Address: Minokouen Mino-shi, Osaka

Fees: Free of charge

Tel:+81-(0)72-723-1885

Website:MINO PARK

No.15 SUNTORY YAMAZAKI WHISKY FACTORY

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Suntory Yamazaki Whisky is very popular as Japanese whisky all over the world.

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That whisky factory is located in Osaka because of the source of clean water.

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In the factory you can taste different kinds of Yamazaki Whisky as well as seeing how Yamazaki Whisky is made.

Address: 
5-2-1 Yamazaki Shimamoto-cho Mishima-gun, Osaka

Hours: 9:30am~5:00pm

Fees for factory tour: 
1000yen (Booking is needed. Tasting is included. )
*Yamazaki whisky museum is free of charge, but booking is necessary.

Tel: +81-(0)75-962-1423

Website:YAMAZAKI WHISKY

No.14 NAMBA PARKS

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Namba parks, which is located in near Namba station, is the giant shopping mall. Many various trees are planted on the building.

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You can enjoy shopping with lots of nature and you must forget you are in the center of an urban city.

Address: 
2-10-70 Nambanaka Naniwa-ku, Osaka

Hours: 
Shops 11:00am~9:00pm, Restaurants 11:00am~11:00pm, Garden 10:00am~0:00pm

Fees: Free entrance

Tel: +81-(0)6-6644-7100

Website:NAMBA PARKS

No.13 THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART, OSAKA

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The national museum of art in Osaka collects and displays masterworks of modern art. Popular artists exhibitions are sometimes held in temporary exhibitions areas. The exterior design represents the development of modern arts using bamboo.

Address: 
4-2-55 Nakanoshima Kita-ku, Osaka

Hours: 
10:00am~5:00pm (Friday 10:00am~7:00pm) (Entry till an hour before)

Fees: 
430yen (Adults), 130yen (University), Free for under 18 y.o and senior

Tel: +81-(0)6-6447-4680

Website:
THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART, OSAKA

No.12 TENNOJI ZOO

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Tennoji Zoo, which opened in 1915, is the third oldest zoo in Japan. Around 900 animals from 200 species can be seen there.

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At the feeding time, you can see penguins, elephants and polar bears are fed.

Address: 
1-108 Cyausuyana-cho Tennoji-ku, Osaka

Hours: 
9:30am~5:00pm (Entry till 4:00pm)

Closed: 
Monday (If Monday is national holiday, the following day is closed)

Fees: 
500yen (Adults), 200yen (High/ Elementary school)

Tel: +81-(0)6-6771-8401

Website:
TENNOJI ZOO (Japanese only)

No.11 TAKOYAKI

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Takoyaki is as popular as Okonomiyaki as the Osaka cuisine. You can enjoy the contrast; the outside is very crispy but the inside is soft. In your travel in Osaka you must try this local food; Takoyaki.

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