44 Sights in Osaka, Japan (with Map and Images)

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1. Nakanoshima Park

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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.

Wikipedia: Nakanoshima Park (EN)

2. Naniwa Palace Site

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Difficult Wave Palace is the palace of Emperor Yingshen from the late Yayoi era to the ancient grave era, and Difficult Wave Dayu Palace. Nambo Gaojin Palace is the palace of Emperor Rende, the head of Japan, who is called the Great King. Qin Tomorrow's emperor's palace is difficult to wave Zhujin Palace. Since then, it is located in the ancient palace of Nanbo (now the central district of Osaka City) from Asuka Age to Nara Age, and is the capital, ancient capital and capital of Japan. The imperial capital for about 150 years from 645 to 793. The structure of the place where the emperor lived, politically and ceremoniously was made clear. The Nanbo Palace was the earliest, and the harem also adopted this structure. In addition, since the title of Japan was used in Nanbo Palace, Emperor Kotoku issued a new imperial edict, and in Article 2, the capital was determined for the first time as the initial capital, and Nanbo Palace became the first capital of Japan. The former site was designated as a national historical site.

Wikipedia: 難波宮 (JA)

3. Harry Potter and The Forbidden Journey in 4K3D

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Harry Potter and The Forbidden Journey in 4K3D Carlos Cruz / CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

Wikipedia: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey (EN)

4. Osaka Museum of History

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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.

Wikipedia: Osaka Museum of History (EN)

5. Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem

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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.

Wikipedia: Despicable Me Minion Mayhem (EN)

6. ABC Hall

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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.

Wikipedia: Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (EN)

7. 山本能楽堂

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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.

Wikipedia: 山本能楽堂 (JA)

8. Catholic Tamatsukuri Church

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The Great Sacred Hall of Catholic Jade Church in the Central District of Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture (Catedral Santa Maria, Osaka) is the Great Sacred Hall of Jade in the Central District of Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture. Because it is the Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Osaka (Catedral), it is called "Osaka Catedral". The saint commemorated by the church is "Santa Maria without original sin".

Wikipedia: 大阪カテドラル聖マリア大聖堂 (JA)

9. Osaka Museum of Housing and Living

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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.

Wikipedia: 大阪くらしの今昔館 (JA)

10. Shitennoji

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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.

Wikipedia: Shitennō-ji (EN)

11. The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man - The Ride 4K3D

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The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man - The Ride 4K3D Jeremy Thompson from United States of America / CC BY 2.0

The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man is a motion-based 3D dark ride at the Islands of Adventure, Orlando and Universal Studios Japan, Osaka theme parks, based on the Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man. Built for Islands of Adventure's opening in 1999, it is a hybrid ride combining special roving motion vehicles with 3D projection, elaborate physical sets, and practical and tactile effects.

Wikipedia: The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man (EN)

12. NMB48 Theatre

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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.

Wikipedia: NMB48 (EN)

13. 六大院

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The Sixth Courtyard is a temple located in Baicha Town, Tennoji District, Osaka City. The mountain number is Koyasan, Osaka. Takano Mountain Zhenyanzong Biegben Mountain. Koyama King Kong talks about Osaka headquarters. This deity is an immovable king and a master of Dharma. As a special hospital, Kongkong Temple is located in Temple River, Dadong City, Osaka Prefecture.

Wikipedia: 六大院 (JA)

14. Shoman-in; Aizen-do

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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.

Wikipedia: 勝鬘院 (JA)

15. 山内ビル

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Yamauchi Building is a historical building located in Tuzuo Hori, West District, Osaka City. This is a four-story building of reinforced concrete structure, decorated with Spanish brown tiles. The official name is "Yamauchi Fragrance Law Patent Office" At present, the plate part of the word "Xiang" has disappeared due to the aging of the building or some reason

Wikipedia: 山内ビル (JA)

16. Mario Kart: Koopa's Challenge

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Mario Kart: Koopa's Challenge Japanexperterna.se / CC BY-SA 2.0

Mario Kart: Koopa's Challenge is an augmented reality dark ride that serves as the anchor attraction of Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan and an upcoming attraction in Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Singapore, and Universal's Epic Universe's versions of Super Nintendo World. The ride is primarily based on the Mario Kart 8 video game.

Wikipedia: Mario Kart: Koopa's Challenge (EN)

17. 綿業会館

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Cotton Industry Guild Hall is a historical building with Renaissance style located in the shipyard of the central district of Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture. Standing facing Sanxiu Bridge Reinforcement. On December 25, 2003, it was designated as an important national cultural property, and in 2007, it was recognized as a modern industrial heritage.

Wikipedia: 綿業会館 (JA)

18. HanjoTei

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Tenma Tenjin Shigeshotei (天満天神繁昌亭) is a vaudeville theater located in Tenjinbashi 2-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. It is one of the regular seats of Kamigata rakugo, and colorful performances such as manzai and folk songs are held every day, centering on rakugo. It is commonly known as "Traditional Changtei".

Wikipedia: 天満天神繁昌亭 (JA)

19. The Symphony Hall

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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.

Wikipedia: ザ・シンフォニーホール (JA)

20. American Village

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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.

Wikipedia: Amerikamura (EN)

21. Isshinji

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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.

Wikipedia: Isshin-ji (EN)

22. Osaka Prefectural Museum of Kamigata Comedy and Performing Arts

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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.

Wikipedia: 大阪府立上方演芸資料館 (JA)

23. Osaka Shochiku‑za

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Matsutake Block in Osaka (Matsutake Block in Osaka) is a Japanese theater located in Dotonbori, Central District, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture. Operated by Matsutake Co., Ltd. In addition, this theater is not included in the five drama huts "Dotonbori Five" in the Edo period.

Wikipedia: 大阪松竹座 (JA)

24. Goryo Jinja Shrine

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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.

Wikipedia: 御霊神社 (大阪市) (JA)

25. 法清寺

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Faqing Temple is a Rilianzong Temple located in Zenggenqi, Shibei District, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture. The mountain name is Guangzhi Mountain. Old Benshan is Benman Temple in Kyoto, which is the edge of learning from the law (Longyuan Club). Commonly known as a rare temple.

Wikipedia: 法清寺 (大阪市) (JA)

26. Tsutenkaku

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Tsūtenkaku , owned by Tsūtenkaku Kanko Co., Ltd. , is a tower and well-known landmark of Osaka, Japan and advertises Hitachi. It is located in the Shinsekai district of Naniwa-ku, Osaka. Its total height is 103 m; the main observation deck is at a height of 91 m.

Wikipedia: Tsūtenkaku (EN)

27. 比売許曽神社

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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).

Wikipedia: 比売許曽神社 (JA)

28. 日本工芸館

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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.

Wikipedia: 日本工芸館 (JA)

29. Osaka Castle Park

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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.

Wikipedia: Osaka Castle Park (EN)

30. 應典院

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Yingdian Courtyard is a temple located at the end of Zhien Courtyard of Pure Land Sect in Tennoji District, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture. At the beginning of its establishment, Tatou was established as a seclusion for the third generation of Dalian Temple.

Wikipedia: 應典院 (JA)

31. Yoshimoto Manzai Theatre

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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.

Wikipedia: よしもと漫才劇場 (JA)

32. 本傳寺

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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.

Wikipedia: 本傳寺 (大阪市) (JA)

33. Kiyomizudera

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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.

Wikipedia: 清水寺 (大阪市) (JA)

34. 生國魂神社行宮

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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.

Wikipedia: Ikukunitama Shrine (EN)

35. Syoten-Ryokokuinn

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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.

Wikipedia: 了徳院 (JA)

36. Oe-jinja Shrine

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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.

Wikipedia: 大江神社 (大阪市) (JA)

37. Fujita Art Museum

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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.

Wikipedia: Fujita Art Museum (EN)

38. Tamatsukuri Inari Shrine

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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.

Wikipedia: Tamatsukuri Inari Shrine (EN)

39. Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka

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The Osaka Nakanoshima Museum of Art is an art museum located in Nakanoshima 4-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka. It collects, stores and exhibits modern art from the late 19th century to the present day of the 21st century.

Wikipedia: 大阪中之島美術館 (JA)

40. Gojogu Shrine

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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.

Wikipedia: 五條宮 (JA)

41. 心眼寺

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Shinganji Temple is a Jodo sect temple located in Tennoji Ward, Osaka. The mountain number is Mt. Sanada. The main statue is Amitabha Buddha. The temple crest is the same six-penny as the Sanada family crest.

Wikipedia: 心眼寺 (JA)

42. 長久寺

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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.

Wikipedia: 長久寺 (大阪市) (JA)

43. 法性寺

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Hosei Temple is the Rilianzong Temple located in Zhongsi, Central District, Osaka City. The mountain is as real as a mountain. The old mountain is Miaojue Temple in Kyoto, and the tide is based on the law.

Wikipedia: 法性寺 (大阪市) (JA)

44. Ebisubashi Bridge

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Rongqiao (Ebisu Bridge) is a 26m-long bridge with Xinzhai Bridge and Rongqiao Bridge, which was erected on Dotonhorikawa in the central district of Osaka City, and was constructed by Hongchi Formation.

Wikipedia: 戎橋 (JA)

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