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1. ShitennojiBook Ticket*
Shitennō-ji is a Buddhist temple in Ōsaka, Japan. It is also known as Arahaka-ji, Nanba-ji, or Mitsu-ji. The temple is sometimes regarded as the first Buddhist and oldest officially-administered temple in Japan, although the temple complex and buildings have been rebuilt over the centuries, with the last reconstruction taking place in 1963. It is the head temple of the Wa Sect of Buddhism.
2. Osaka CastleBook Ticket*
3. TsutenkakuBook Ticket*
4. Naniwa Palace Site
Naniwa Palace is a general term for the Namba Okuma Shrine, which was the palace of Emperor Ojin from the late Yayoi period to the Kofun period, Namba Takatsu-no-miya, the imperial palace of Emperor Nintoku, the head of Wakoku and the founder of the Kawachi dynasty, who was called Ōkimi, and the ancient palaces built around modern Hōenzaka after returning to Namba (modern Osaka City) from the Asuka period to the Nara period. It was the imperial capital for about 150 years from 645 to 793. The structure that clearly defined the emperor's residence, politics, and ceremonial place was the first Namba Palace, and later palaces were also adopted. In addition, it is said that the use of the national name Japan and era name began from Namba Palace, and Emperor Kotoku issued a reformation resignation, and in Article 2 of it, Namba Palace was the first capital of Japan as the first Shukyo master. The most powerful theory is that the Namba Takatsu Palace of Emperor Nintoku, the head of Wakoku, who was called the Great King, was also located around the Namba Palace where the Namba Palace was built. It is an ancient palace in present-day Chuo Ward, Osaka City, and the site is designated as a national historic site.
5. Harry Potter and The Forbidden Journey in 4K3D
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is a motion-based dark ride located in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-themed areas of Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida; Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, California; Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, Japan; and Universal Studios Beijing in Beijing, China. The ride takes guests through scenes and environments in and around Hogwarts Castle from the Harry Potter series of books and films. Mark Woodbury, president of Universal Creative, described the ride as an in-depth look at the world of Harry Potter, which utilizes never-before-seen technology which transforms "the theme park experience as you know it". The ride first opened at Islands of Adventure with The Wizarding World of Harry Potter on June 18, 2010; subsequent versions opened at Universal Studios Japan on July 15, 2014, at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 7, 2016, and at Universal Studios Beijing on September 20, 2021.
6. Osaka Museum of History
Osaka Museum of History opened in Chūō-ku, Ōsaka, Japan in 2001. The project architects were César Pelli & Associates and Nihon Sekkei. It is adjoined by an atrium to the NHK Osaka Broadcasting Center, which was designed by the same architects and built at the same time. The former Osaka City Museum closed earlier the same year. Over four floors, the displays tell the history of the city from the time of the Former Naniwa Palace, located in the area now occupied by the museum. Remains of a warehouse, walls, and water supply facilities for the palace are also on view in the basement. In 2005, the collection numbered some 100,000 objects. By 2016, it had grown to 138,595 objects, while a further 17,632 items were on deposit at the museum.
7. Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem
Despicable Me Minion Mayhem is a computer-animated simulator ride attraction located at Universal Studios Florida, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Japan, and Universal Studios Beijing, as well as upcoming to Universal Studios Singapore. The attraction is based on Universal Pictures and Illumination's animated film Despicable Me (2010) and its franchise, employing the use of 3D high-definition digital animation. While it is an opening day attraction in Beijing, it replaced Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast in Florida, T2-3D: Battle Across Time in Hollywood, Back to the Future: The Ride in Japan and Madagascar: A Crate Adventure in Singapore.
8. The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man - The Ride 4K3D
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man is a 3D motion simulator and dark ride located at Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida, United States. Based on the Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man, it was originally built for Islands of Adventure's grand opening in 1999. A second installation called The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man: The Ride opened at Universal Studios Japan in 2004. The attractions have a hybrid configuration that combines motion vehicles with 3D projection and elaborate physical sets.
9. ABC Hall
The Asahi Broadcasting Group Holdings Corporation is a certified broadcasting holding company headquartered in Osaka, Japan. Until March 31, 2018, it was a unified radio and television broadcaster serving in the Kansai region. On April 1, 2018, its radio and television broadcasting divisions were spun off into two subsidiaries, with Asahi Radio Broadcasting Corporation taking over the radio broadcasting business, and Asahi Television Broadcasting Corporation took over television broadcasting.
Yamamoto Noh Theater is a Noh theater located in Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, and the public interest incorporated foundation that owns and operates it. Since the building has a full-fledged Noh stage inside a three-story wooden building in the urban area, it was registered as a national registered tangible cultural property on November 29, 2006 (Heisei 18). The highlight (audience seats) are the pier seats, and the pine on the mirror plate is brushed by Kanafu Matsuno.
11. Nakanoshima Park
The Nakanoshima Park is the first public park opened by Osaka in 1891, after its foundation as a city. It is located in Kita ward, on the Nakanoshima (中之島) sandbank, lying between Dōjima and Tosabori Rivers. The 11 hectare park houses public facilities such as Osaka Central Public Hall, Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library and Museum of Oriental Ceramics. It also holds a rose garden. The City Hall of Osaka building is located on its west end.
A Chi Suxiong Shrine is a shrine located in Hejian District, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture. In the Yanxi-style God's name account, the old society is the township society. In the Edo period, it was called the Eight Swords Shrine, but according to the comparison of Yanxi-style inner society, the company, as Yanxi-style Achishu Shrine, placed the "Achishu Shrine Mark Stone". Since then, people have called it the Shrine of Achusuxiong.
Abeno Harukas Art Museum opened in Abeno-ku, Ōsaka, Japan, in 2014. Specializing in temporary exhibitions, it is located on the 16th floor of Abeno Harukas, Japan's tallest building, named after the ward of Abeno and the expression harukasu (晴るかす), meaning 'brightening up'. The Museum's inaugural director is art historian Asano Shūgō , director of Kintetsu Railway Company's other cultural initiative, the Yamato Bunkakan.
14. Osaka Museum of Housing and Living
The Osaka Municipal Museum of Housing (Osaka Municipal Housing Museum), nicknamed "Osaka Living Konjakukan" (Osaka Living Konjakukan), is a public museum dedicated to the history and culture of urban living in Osaka City. It exhibits materials and models of residences in the city from the late Edo period to the postwar period. It is located in the Osaka Municipal Housing Information Center Building.
Yodogawa Shrine (淀川神社, Yodogawa-jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Kema-cho, Miyakojima-ku, Osaka. In 1953 (Showa 28), the 15 Shrines that enshrined the Ujigami of the former Tomobuchi Village and the Yawata Daijingu Shrine (Hachiman Shrine), which enshrined the Ujigami of the former Kema Village, were established in the precincts of the 15 Shrines in the form of enshrining the gods.
16. NMB48 Theatre
NMB48 is a Japanese idol group that debuted in 2011 as the second sister group to AKB48, produced by Yasushi Akimoto. NMB48 is named after the Namba district in Osaka city of Osaka Prefecture, where the group is based. The group performs at the NMB48 Theater, which is located in the basement of the Yes-Namba Building in Namba, Osaka. The group has sold over 9 million CDs in Japan.
Kumano Gongensha (杭全神社, Kumano Gongensha) is a Shinto shrine located in Hiranomiya-cho, Hirano-ku, Osaka. The former company is a prefectural shrine. He is revered as the clan god of the Sakagami clan and the clan god of Hiranogo. The summer festival (Hirano Danjiri Festival) is held every year from July 11 to 14, and driving on nearby National Route 25 is restricted.
Zuishoji Temple (瑞松寺) is a temple of the Jodo Shinshu Honganji sect located in Higashiyodogawa-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Mt. Nariike. It is said that the mountain number Nariikeyama is due to the Kamakura period, when Taira Kagekiyo accidentally killed his uncle and washed his blood sword in the pond while choking on tears.
19. Shoman-in; Aizen-do
Shōman-in (勝鬘院) is a temple of the Japanese sect located in Tennoji Ward, Osaka. The mountain number is Araryōsan. The main son is Aizen Meioh. It is also called Aizendo. Shitennoji Betsuin. The first temple of the 17 sacred sites of Aizen in the West Country. Shingon Esoteric Kyo Katsukin-ryu Nemoto Dojo. Tahoto is the oldest wooden structure in Osaka City.
20. Catholic Tamatsukuri Church
Osaka Cathedral St. Mary's Cathedral (大阪Cathedral Sei Maria Daiseido) is a Catholic Tamatsukuri Church cathedral located in Tamatsukuri, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. It is called "Osaka Cathedral" because it is the episcopal cathedral of the Catholic Archdiocese of Osaka. The church's commemorative saint is the Immaculate Conception (St. Mary).
Yamauchi Building is a historical building located in Tosabori, Nishi-ku, Osaka. It is a reinforced concrete four-story building with Spanish brown tiles. The official name is "Kaori Yamauchi Law and Patent Office" Currently, the plate part of the word "incense" has disappeared for some reason due to the deterioration of the building.
22. Osaka-jō Hall
Osaka-jō Hall is a multi-purpose arena located in the Kyōbashi area of Osaka, Japan. The hall opened in 1983 and can seat up to 16,000 people. Built on a site area of 36,351 square meters, part of its form uses stone walls, modeled after those of the Castle and it won the Osaka Urban Scenery Architects Prize Special Award in 1984.
23. Sumiyoshi Taisha
Sumiyoshi-taisha (住吉大社), also known as Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine, is a Shinto shrine in Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. It is the main shrine of all the Sumiyoshi shrines in Japan. However, the oldest shrine that enshrines the Sumiyoshi sanjin, the three Sumiyoshi kami, is the Sumiyoshi Shrine in Hakata.
24. The Symphony Hall
The Symphony Hall is located in Oyodo Minami 2-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, and was built as part of Asahi Broadcasting's 30th anniversary commemoration project, and is the first hall dedicated to classical music concerts in Japan. It has received high praise both in Japan and abroad in terms of acoustics.
Rokudaiin (六大院) is a temple located in Tennoji-ku, Osaka. The mountain number is Osaka Koyasan. Koyasan Shingon Buddhism, Bekkaku Honzan. Koyasan Kongo Ko Osaka City Headquarters. The main statues are Fudo Myōō and Kobo Daishi. As a separate temple, there is Kongoji Temple in Terakawa, Daito City, Osaka Prefecture.
Jakkōji Temple (寂光寺) is a Nichiren Buddhist nunnery located in Higashiyodogawa-ku, Osaka. The official name is Baolinzanpukenin Shakoji Temple. Also known as Eguchi no Kimido, it is known for the songs of Eguchi no Kimi (妙女) and Saigyōhōshi. The former main mountain is Tanimachi Myokyoji Temple. Seishi Hōen.
Tianman Tianshen Fanchang Pavilion is a mailing seat located in Erding, Tianshen Bridge, Shibei District, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture. One of the fixed seats of Luoyu above, performances of various arts such as cross talk and folk songs centered on Luoyu have been held for several days. Known as "Fanchang Pavilion".
The Cotton Industry Hall is a Renaissance-style historical building located in Semba, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Stand facing the Sankyu Bridge. It was designated as a national important cultural property on December 25, 2003, and was certified as an industrial modernization heritage in 2007.
29. Osaka Culturarium at Tempozan
Osaka Cultural Museum Tempozan (大阪Cultural Museum Tempozan Tenpozan) is an art museum located in Tempozan Harbor Village in Minato-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The name was changed from "Suntory Museum" in February 2013, and Suntory has not been involved in its operation since 2011 (Heisei 23).
30. American Village
Amerikamura is a sizable retail and entertainment area near Shinsaibashi in the Chūō-ku district of Osaka, Japan. It is usually referred to by locals as "Ame-mura". Amerikamura is an area stretching from Nagahori Street to Dotombori, located in the west side of the Shinsaibashi station.
Kasagimori no Miya (鵲森宮) is a Shinto shrine located in Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. It is a company within the ceremony, and the former company is a prefectural company. The common name is Morinomiya Shrine, which is the origin of the surrounding place name Morinomiya.
32. Osaka Shochiku‑za
Osaka Shochiku-za (大阪松竹座, Osaka Shochikuza) is a Japan theater located in Dotonbori 1-chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. It is managed by Shochiku Corporation. This theater is not included in the five theaters "Dotonbori Goza" that originated in the Edo period.
Isshin-ji (一心寺) is a Pure Land Buddhist temple in Osaka, Japan. Starting in the Meiji period, thirteen images have been formed, each incorporating the ashes of tens of thousands of devotees. The annual burial ceremony on 21 April in turn draws tens of thousands of worshippers.
Ōten-in (應典院) is a temple of the Jodo sect Chion-in located in Tennoji-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. When it was first built, it was the head of the tower that was opened as a retreat place for the Oath Honor Resident, which is the third generation of Dairenji Temple.
35. Osaka Prefectural Museum of Kamigata Comedy and Performing Arts
The Osaka Prefectural Kamigata Performing Arts Museum (大阪県上performing arts museum, commonly known as Wacha Kamigata) is a collection and preservation facility for materials related to Kamigata performing arts located in Namba Sennichimae, Chuo-ku, Osaka. Opened in 1996.
36. Tennoji Zoo
37. Goryo Jinja Shrine
Goryōjinja (御霊神社) is a Shinto shrine located in Awaji-cho, Chuo-ku, Osaka. The former company is a prefectural shrine. The forehead of the front torii gate is written as Goryogu. Although our company is called Goryo Shrine, it has nothing to do with Spirit worship.
38. Aleph Osaka Training Center
Aleph , formerly Aum Shinrikyo , is a Japanese new religious movement and doomsday cult founded by Shoko Asahara in 1987. It carried out the deadly Tokyo subway sarin attack in 1995 and was found to have been responsible for the Matsumoto sarin attack the previous year.
Himeso Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Higashinari-ku, Osaka. The former shrine is a village shrine. It is one of the shrines of the Shikinai Meishin Taisha "Hibai Yoshiso Shrine (Shimoteru Hibaisha)" (the other is Takatsunomiya Setsha and Hiuri Koso Shrine).
Hōsei-ji (法清寺) is a Nichiren Buddhist temple located in Sonezaki, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Mt. Kochi. The former main mountain is Kyoto Honmanji Temple, Ryūgenkai (Ryugenkai). It is commonly known as Kashiku Temple.
The Japan Crafts Museum is a museum located in Naniwa-ku, Osaka that aims to preserve, nurture and disseminate traditional folk crafts. It was established in 1950 by Chuichi Miyake as a base for the activities of the Osaka branch of the Japan Mingei Association.
42. Osaka Castle Park
Osaka Castle Park is a public urban park and historical site situated at Osaka-Jō in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. It lies on the south of the Ōkawa and occupies a large area in the center of the city of Osaka. This park is the second largest park in the city.
43. Yoshimoto Manzai Theatre
Yoshimoto Manzai Gekijo is a comedy theater that opened on December 1, 2014 in Namba-Sennichimae, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan. It is located opposite the Namba Grand Kagetsu, on the 5th floor of the YES-NAMBA building. It is commonly known as Mangeki.
44. Mario Kart: Koopa's Challenge
Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge is an augmented reality dark ride that serves as the anchor attraction of Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan and Universal Studios Hollywood. The ride is primarily based on the Mario Kart 8 video game.
Xinyan Temple is a pure land temple located in Tennoji District, Osaka City. The mountain number is Zhentian Mountain. This deity is Amitabha Buddha. The temple pattern is the same as the real Tian family pattern, both of which are six pence.
Hondenji (本傳寺) is a Nichiren Buddhist temple located in Togano-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Mt. Takateru. The former main mountain is Daihonzan Honkokuji Temple (Rokujōmon-ryū), Oyashi Hōen.
Kiyomizu-dera Temple (清水寺) is a Japanese sect temple located in Rein-cho, Tennoji-ku, Osaka. The mountain number is Mt. Arisu. The main statue is the eleven-sided thousand-armed Kanseon Bodhisattva. A branch of the Shitennoji Temple.
Amagasaki Port Station (尼崎港駅, Amagasaki-kōeki) was a disused railway station that existed in Nanjo, Amagasaki, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. It was the terminal station of a branch line of the Japan National Railway Fukuchiyama Line.
Ikukunitama Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Tennōji-ku, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Its main festival is held annually on September 9. It was formerly an imperial shrine of the first rank in the Modern system of ranked Shinto Shrines.
Ryotokuin is a temple of the Toji Shingon sect located in Fukushima Ward, Osaka. The mountain number is Ruyi Mountain. The main statues are Quasi-Hu Kannon and Eleven-Faced Kannon (Great Sacred Joy Heaven). It is known as Urae Shōten.
51. Oe-jinja Shrine
Ōe Shrine (大江神社, Ōe Jinja) is located in the town of Yuhioka, Tennoji-ku, Osaka. A shrine located in the former Tennoji Kita Village, part of Tennoji Village in Higashinari District). The former shrine is a gōsha.
52. Fujita Art Museum
The Fujita Art Museum is one of the largest private collections in the Kansai region. The collection was assembled by Fujita Denzaburō and his descendants. It was installed in a storehouse on the family property in Osaka.
Takaai Shrine (鷹合神社, Takaai-jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Takaai, Higashisumiyoshi-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The official name is Sobi Son-jinja Shrine. The former shrine is a village shrine.
54. Tamatsukuri Inari Shrine
Tamatsukuri Inari Shrine is a shrine dedicated to the Shinto kami ('god') Inari. Its construction can be traced to 12 BCE, and Inari was enshrined there by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in the 1580s to protect Osaka Castle.
55. Sukunahikona-jinja Shrine
Sukunahikona Shrine (少彦名神社, Sukunahikona Jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Doshomachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka. The former company is an unqualified company. Another name is Shinnou and Shinnou of Doshomachi.
56. Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka
57. Gojogu Shrine
Gojo-no-miya (五條宮) is a Shinto shrine located in Tennoji Ward, Osaka. The former shrine is a village shrine. It is the only shrine in Japan dedicated to Emperor Toshida, the ancestor of the Tachibana clan.
58. 南岳山 舎利尊勝寺
Sharisonshoji Temple is a temple of the Obaku sect located in 1-2-36 Sariji, Ikuno-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The common name is Sariji, and the common name is also the place name of Ikuno Ward.
Chōkyū-ji is a Nichiren Buddhist temple located in Chuo-ku, Osaka. The mountain number is Mt. Daien. The main statue is one tower and two sons. It enshrines the Fukurokuju of the Seven Lucky Gods of Osaka.
Sozenji Temple (崇禅寺) is a temple of the Soto sect located in Higashiyodogawa-ku, Osaka. The mountain number is Lingyun Mountain. The main statue is Buddha. There is a head mound of Ashikaga Yoshinori.
Nishimura Sutezō was a Japanese businessman and politician. He was a veteran of the Boshin War. He was the fourth Governor of Okinawa Prefecture (1883–1886) and the sixth Governor of Osaka (1889–1891).
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