Osaka Museum of History

The Osaka Museum of History opened in 2003 in a special building just across the street from the iconic Osaka Castle. This building offers spectacular views of the Osaka castle from its top floors so don’t miss out this chance for a special photo moment. The museum exhibits are visually appealing with several large models which are pleasing to look at. The models chronicles history of Osaka, beginning in ancient years when Osaka was the first capital of Japan and ending with exhibits on the city’s bustling shopping arcades.



Shitennoji is one of Japan’s oldest temples and the first ever to be commissioned and built by the state government. It was founded in 593 by Prince Shotoku, who spearheaded the introduction of Buddhism into Japan. Despite having been burnt several times, the temple has always been carefully reconstructed to reflect the original 6th century design aesthetic. The outer temple grounds are free for visitors, but admission to the inner temple, the Gokuraku-jodo Garden and the treasure house is for paid entry only.


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Shinsekai is a residential district that was developed before the World War 2. At the district’s center stands Tsutenkaku Tower, the symbol of Shinsekai which evokes great nostalgia and iconic references. The area was developed into its current layout after five million people were brought to the neighborhood within just five months.


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Osaka, where no neon light is too bright and you can literally catch every Pokémon • When visiting this city in Japan make sure you stay for 2 days, the first one to explore this vibrant and cool city, the second to go and play with the deer in Nara • Osaka is also just a short trainride away from Kyoto, which is where I am now, ready to go to bed cause my alarm is set for 4am. The city is buzzing with tourists and selfie sticks so make sure to tune in on my stories to catch all of the mayhem! • Good Night! Charlie X • 📸: @veggiewayfarer • #japantravel #japan_of_insta #ig_japan #japanphoto #instajapan #osaka #shinsekai #neonlights #osakajapan #springinjapan #sakuraseason #natgeotravel #bbctravel #canonbelgium #tlpicks #sheisnotlost #theimaged #speechlessplaces #dametraveler #wonderful_places #iamtb #sidewalkerdaily #wearetravelgirls #bestvacations #femmetravel #nowdiscovering

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Minoo Park

Minoo Park is a forested valley just outside the main city of Osaka, just north of the urban central sprawl. During the fall, it is one of the best places in Japan to see the autumn colours in a natural setting. The colors are usually most tantalizing in late November. Minoo Park is the closest spot to the busy metropolis to find a spacious natural recreation area. The park can be reached in less than 30 minutes from the downtown area.


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Umeda Sky Building

The Umeda Sky Building is an amazing skyscraper, near Osaka and Umeda Stations. The 173 meter tall building consists of two towers that are connected with each other by the a special observatory on the 39th floor. The observatory offers great views of Osaka!


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