Universal Studios Japan™ is a world-class theme park located right in Osaka loaded with entertaining attractions.
Home to must-try dishes such as takoyaki and okonomiyaki, Japan’s third-largest city is sometimes called “Japan’s kitchen” and has a very different feel to Tokyo.
TOKYO (NARITA) TO Osaka
Things to Do in Osaka
Located in trendy Umeda district in the northern part of Osaka city, Sonezaki Ohatsutenjin-dori is a shopping arcade with more than 100 shops and restaurants which attract customers both day and night.
The area around JR Osaka Station has recently undergone a rejuvenation to become a stylish part of town, packed with gourmet dining options and shops showcasing the latest in fashion.
Said to be the longest in Japan, the 2.6km shopping street of Tenjinbashisuji has more than 600 eateries and shops selling traditional wares like knives, chinaware, kimono, tofu, and tea.
Opened in 2003, the underground Diamor shopping mall in Umeda was designed to recreate the streets of Europe, with an elegant light-filled atrium paved in marble.
Kitashinchi is Osaka’s most popular nightlife district, where bright neon signs light up the narrow streets full of high-class bars, clubs, and tiny izakaya where Japanese businessmen entertain their clients.
Four regal lions adorn this iconic and historical stone bridge which leads to Nakanoshima Park.