Bay Area


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.


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®.


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.


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.

Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium

This multipurpose gymnasium includes a main arena, sub arena, judo hall, kendo hall, as well as large, medium and small conference rooms.

Asia and Pacific Trade Center (ATC)

Built with a breathtaking view of the sea, ATC has many showrooms of furniture, interior goods, housing equipment, as well as outlet malls and game arcades.

Osaka Bay Cruise Santa Maria

Santa Maria is a tour vessel that cruises around Osaka Bay. Dinner cruise service is also available at night.

Osaka Hokko Yacht Harbor

At Osaka Hokko Yacht Harbor, visitors can enjoy marine sports including yachting, as well as other casual recreational activities. In the harbor, yachting classes are given for beginners.

Osaka City Maishima Sports Center for Persons with Disabilities (Amity Maishima)

Amity Maishima, a sports center for persons with disabilities, offers various sports facilities, including a heated swimming pool, indoor arenas, a table tennis room and a bowling room, and is a venue for various sports classes, including swimming and tap dancing classes.

Kyocera Dome Osaka

Seating capacity of 36,000 peoples, fans are sure to have an unmatchable experience!

Osaka Nanko Bird Sanctuary

Species of snipe and plover that breed in the Arctic and pass the winter in Southeast Asia and Australia stop by during migration to rest up.

INTEX (International Exhibition Center), Osaka

Japan's largest international exhibition center, located in Osaka, with an area of 70,000 square meters.

Sumiyoshi Park

The oldest park in Osaka. The oldest lighthouse in Japan has been restored in the park as a reminder of times of old when this area was the seashore.

Osaka Prefecture Goverment Sakishima Office Observatory (Cosmo Tower)

From the tallest observatory in western Japan, visitors can enjoy the view of the Osaka Bay Area, Awaji Island, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Kansai International Airport, etc.

Maishima Helicopter Tour (Ogawa Air)

The silver waters of the Osaka Bay, sparkling lights of the city and neon of skyscrapers are just some of the notable sites to be seen in a helicopter.

Osaka Pool

A world-class indoor heated swimming pool facility, with a 50-meter, 10-lane main pool and a diving pool. The main pool is converted into an ice-skating rink in winter.

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

Be surprised by the huge whale shark. Smile at the drifting jellyfish. Various wonders of the sea are displayed in the tanks.

Tempozan Marketplace

Various unique shops are featured. A food alley is lined with old Osaka gourmet shops, and you can also visit a large pet garden.

Tempozan Ferris Wheel

100 meters in diameter, this world-class ferris wheel will take you on a 15-minute tour of the sky. Its illumination is as beautiful as fireworks.

Naniwa Kuishimbo Yokocho

Located at Tempozan, this is a one-stop venue for all of Osaka's staple dishes, which are long-established yet unpretentious.

Maishima Arena

The versatile arena is situated within Maishima Sports Island, and hosts sports events, concerts, conventions and other events.

Tempozan Harbor Village

Tempozan Harbor Village is a comprehensive leisure spot located in the bay area, which features Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, one of the world's largest aquariums.


Many advanced technology development-related companies, as well as convention, cultural and amenity facilities are located in the Cosmosquare area. The area also has various types of enhanced business support functions.

Osaka Nanko Fishing Park

The only sea fishing park in Osaka Prefecture, where fishing instructors and others teach fishing techniques and patrol the area to provide anglers with advice on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays