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Typical sightseeing spots in Osaka

What do you come to your mind as sightseeing spots in Osaka?
We J-Hoppers Osaka Staff has been starting to pick up typical spots which can be introduced to our guest. We have been listing them up in each area.
Hope these information helps you.

Kita Area (Umeda)
1.Umeda Sky Building
Skyscrapers connected in midair. An architectural form rarely seen in the world
2.Yodobashi Camera
A huge electronics shop
3.Hep Navio
A commercial and amusement park crowned with a huge red Ferris wheel

Minami Area (Namba, Shinsaibashi and Nipponbashi)
1.America Mura
Fashionable shopping area (Used clothing shop, Brand shops etc.)
2.Dotonbori
Famous district glittering with colorful neon signs and funny billboards such as a huge crab.
3.Shinsaibashi-suji
A long shopping street including a major department store Daimaru
4.The National Bunraku Theatre
National puppet theater where traditional plays are performed
5.Hozenji-Yokocho
A district known for the quaint restaurants.
6.Kuromon-Ishiba
A long market for fish, fruit and vegetables. It is called Osaka's kitchen.
7.Den-Den Town
A shopping area specializing in electrical goods. Some of them are Tax Free stores.

Minamimori-Machi area
1.Osaka Temmangu Shrine
One of the most popular shrine in Osaka. Tenjin Festival is the largest festival in Osaka which is held on Jul.
2.Tenjinbashi-suji Shotengai
It is the most longest shopping street in Japan
3.Oimatsu street
An antique art shops lined on this street

Tennoji and Tsuruhashi area
1.Shitennoji Temple
A Buddhist temple founded by Shotoku.
2.Tsutenkaku Tower
A kind of symbol for Osaka, known as the splendid view of downtown Osaka.
3.Spa World
Onsen from around the world.
4.Tennoji Zoo
A zoo located in Tennoji Park with 300 animal species including koalas and lessor pandas.
5.Keitakuen Garden
A garden in Tennoji Park with a large landscape garden, combining the quiet harmony of water and greenery.
6.Tsuruhashi area
It's deeply related to Korea historically and is called Korean Town. You can find all kinds of things Korea here.

Osaka Castle Area
1.Osaka castle
It is one of Japan's most famous castles, and played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi Momoyama period by Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
2.Mint Bureau
A part of its garden is open to the public during the cherry blossom season.
3.Osaka International Peace Center
A facility for teaching future generations about war tragedies and the importance of peace.
4.Osaka Museum of History
You can learn the history of Osaka.
5.Osaka Business Park
It's office building including a hotel and Osaka-jo halls where is held sports events, modern ballet and performances by well-known singers.

Bay Area
1.Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
It is one of the largest aquariums in the world.
2.Suntory Museum
This cultural complex features a Gallery for exhibitions and an IMAX Theater with a gigantic 3-D screen, incorporated with a Museum Shop, café, and lounge.
3.Tempozan Market Place
A building featuring a variety of shops and restaurants. There is the Tempozan Giant Wheel where you can view Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Kansai International Airport, the Mt.Rokko
4.Universal Studios Japan
America's movie theme park.

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