Bay Area

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For a very long time, Osaka has prospered because of its port. And again in the 21st century, the main stage for Osaka sightseeing is the bay area. Centered on Tenpozan, this area has plenty of attractions: an aquarium, shopping malls, a ferris wheel, viewing platforms and a theme park. There are also sports facilities and campsites, so you can enjoy exercising in the outdoors. We recommend this area for groups of friends and families.

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Entertainment on the water

You can find Tempozan Harbor Village at the tip of Osaka Port. Here you can see across all of Osaka Bay from one of the largest ferris wheels in the world, visit colorful and multi-cultural shops and restaurants at Tempozan Marketplace and see about 30,000 animals and plants spanning 580 different species at the world-class Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. There is also a shuttle boat here that will take you to Universal Studios Japan®.

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Trade and commerce in the Osaka Bay area

On Sakishima, between Tenpozan and the sea, is the ATC (Asia and Pacific Trade Center) where you can enjoy food from around the world and outlet mall shopping. Behind that is a bay area landmark, the Osaka Prefecture Government Sakishima Office Observatory (Cosmo Tower), which is the largest observatory in western Japan. INTEX (International Exhibition Center) Osaka, a world-class exhibition center that hosts international business shows, has become a symbol of modern Osaka's trade and commerce.

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An entire island dedicated to sports

Maishima, a man-made island in Osaka Bay, abounds with sports facilities, including a baseball stadium where national tournaments are held. There are also many charming outdoor facilities where you can go auto-camping, hold a barbecue, or stay in a log house. Also, the sunset from Maishima Shin-yuhigaoka is a sight you won't want to miss.

The greatest movie theme park in the world

Universal Studios Japan® is an outstanding theme park born from Hollywood movies. It includes realistic reproductions of hit movie sets and many other exciting attractions. Leave reality behind for a day and enjoy thrilling rides, breathtaking Hollywood shows and world-class entertainment.

Mori to Rill no BBQ Field

BBQ in the full of openness nature!

Tempozan Park

Mt. Tempo is famous for the smallest mountain in Japan. And also, it's famous for a hidden spot where you can see beautiful cherry blossoms and pine trees at the park.

Ice Skating Rink( Osaka Pool )

Ice Skating Rink in Osaka city. Enjoy ice skating in the neighboor.

Monument That Engraved Basho's Poem(Sumiyoshi Park)

A monument which is engraved Basho's poem that was composed when a haiku poet Matsuo Basho visited to Takaranoichi religious services in Sumiyoshi shrine in September of Genroku era 7(1694).

Seaside Street Gallery CASO

Rental space for modern art which is the largest private enterprise and located at Waterfront of Osakako(port).

Maishima Infinity Circuit

This sporting go-cart facility offers you the world of motor sports, which you can hardly experience in your daily life!

hu+g MUSEUM

hu+g MUSEUM, a five-story building located at the birthplace of Osaka Gas Co., Ltd., is a source to send information about food and living.

LEGOLAND®DISCOVERY・CENTER OSAKA

Enjoy a wealth of attractions and experience the view of LEGO® world!!

GLION MUSEUM

Classic car museum where you can meet a variety of old classic cars from Japan and other countries.

Naniwa Mebutsu Ichibiri-An Universal-City-Walk-ten

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Universal City Walk Osaka™

This shopping/dining complex boasts 58 shops selling unique goods and gourmet food.

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan shop

Osaka Aquarium's shop is full of cute goods featuring Kaiyukan stars such as the giant whale sharks Kai-kun and Dai-kun.

Osaka Culturarium at Tempozan

The former Suntory Museum was renamed as the Osaka Culturarium at Tempozan in 2013. Exhibitions of various kinds are displayed in the gallery including trendy and attractive specials, botanical and fine arts.

Kamigata Onsen Ikkyu

The Ikkyu Onsen, located near Universal Studios Japan, uses 100 percent natural hot spring water. This hot spring spa facility boasts the largest open-air bath in the Kansai region and a world's first ultrafine particle mist sauna. Refresh yourself at this hot spring, after fully enjoying USJ.

ATC Ageless Center

Asia's largest permanent showcase of nursing care and welfare, where visitors can learn about the subjects through looking, listening and experiencing.

Maishima Pottery Village

Naniwazuyaki pottery, using marine clay from Osaka Bay, is promoted at this facility. It has a variety of pottery studios for both beginners and pros.

Lodge Maishima (Maishima Outdoor Activities Center)

Accommodation on offer includes a lodge, log cabins and a campsite. It is also equipped with a large communal bath that looks out on gorgeous sunsets, and features original recreational programs.

Osaka Takoyaki Museum

Japan's first food theme park devoted to takoyaki, that quintessentially Osakan fast food.

Maishima Sports Island (Maishima Urban Auto Village/Barbecue Garden)

On the Maishima Sports Island, visitors can enjoy not only tennis, baseball, auto camping and barbecuing, but also making pottery like "Naniwazu-yaki," Osaka's new specialty.

Captain Line

Captain Line is a sea shuttle service linking Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, as well as Nanko Ferry Port, Kaiyukan and USJ. It is very convenient for those who want to visit many bay area tourist spots quickly.

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