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Northern Osaka An area near Osaka City which is popular with many spots where you can enjoy nature easily.
Minami Kawachi With the pastoral landscape that reflects the atmosphere of ancient times, this area is full of historical assets.
Eastern Osaka An area surrounded with rivers and mountains at the foot of Ikoma Mountains. There are many spots that have an extensive view.
Minami Senshu Kansai International Airport, the air gateway to Osaka, is in this area. Kishiwada Danjiri Festival is really spectacular.
Sakai / Semboku With Emperor Nintoku’s tomb, which brings the feeling of ancient times, and traditional handicrafts and culture, which are well preserved in modern life, there are many things to see.
Kita With modern tall buildings and underground shopping arcades, this fashionable town is convenient for shopping and dining.
Bay Area Waterfront area with a lot of amusement facilities where you can enjoy yourself all day.
Nakanoshima Area The landscape with parks and rivers symbolize the Aquapolis Osaka. There are retro buildings scattered around.
Tennoji / Shinsekai Shitennoji Temple was built by Prince Shotoku. Exotic Shinsekai town is a symbol of Naniwa.
Minami Known as a big bustling restaurant area that attracts young people. There is an alley with a nostalgic atmosphere as well.
Osaka Castle / Tsurumi-ryokuchi Park Centered with Osaka Castle, the symbol of history and culture of Osaka, it serves as a downtown oasis that provides lush greenery.

Recommended Spots

The Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum

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I enjoyed the experience of making my own cup noodle there. You have choices like whether you include pork extract or not so you can make one for Muslim people. It was also good that I could design the picture on my own cup.

Dewi Kusrini (30s) From Indonesia

Hirakata Park

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We often visit there because we can always have a relaxing time even with little children. Shows of anime characters are often held and our children like it very much.

Ayaka (20s) From China

Daisen Park

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I've visited the Japanese garden in Daisen Park. You can have matcha green tea and Japanese cake at the tearoom in the garden. It was nice that there happened to be an event when I was there and I could hear a koto performance.

Leotard Benjamin (23)  From France

Kishiwada Danjiri Festival

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It's awesome, isn't it? It's an uplifting festival, the type of which I haven't experienced in China. It's great that people get together to create the excitement. I also like the atmosphere that all are friends.

Wang Shilu (24) From China

Shinsaibashi-suji Shotengai

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More and more shops have signboards in Chinese and shop clerks speak Chinese recently, which is convenient for Chinese shoppers. There are numerous restaurants in this street. Especially I love all-you-can-eat shops for sushi and pizza.

Zhang Wanyi (28) From China

Hozenji Yokocho

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Its narrow alley is paved with stones and filled with nostalgic and relaxing atmosphere.

Zita (30s) From Hungary

National Bunraku Theatre

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I saw a classical Japanese dance performance and a Japanese play there. What amazed me was the consistency of the story and the background on the stage. I think it's great that traditional culture is preserved well in Japan.

Sekimura shogo (20) From China

HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel

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I recommend to ride on the huge ferris wheel there. I heard that when the weather is good, you can see as far as Mt Rokko and Mt Ikoma, as well as Osaka City. The night view is also great.

CHANG CHUN-CHU (19) From Taiwan

Osaka Museum of Housing and Living

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It has an alley where you can feel as if you have slipped into the Edo era. I have experienced wearing kimono as a part of school activity and walked around. It was nice that a staff took a picture of me then. I want to take my sister when she comes to Japan.

Choe Ayeong (19) From South Korea

Meiji-no-mori Mino Quasi-national Park (Mino Waterfall)

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It was so nice that I could feel the natural riches of mountains and rivers. I saw monkeys on the roadside trees when I was walking to the fall. I hadn't seen wild monkeys in Europe so I was surprised when I could see wild monkeys so close.

Johannes Kiener (29) From Austria

Nakanoshima

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Nakanoshima Park, which has a tranquil atmosphere even in the day time, is one of my favorite places. I recommend to take a relaxing walk while looking at retro buildings around this area then rest at a fashionable café and restaurant.

Jacques Le Francais (23) From France

Takimi Koji

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I went there soon after I arrived in Japan. It was interesting that I could get a glimpse of Japan in the Showa period.

Palk Haijin (38) From South Korea

Sakai City Hall Observatory Lobby

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The night view from the observatory is very beautiful. It was impressive as there are not such high buildings in New Zealand. The view all the way to Namba is so romantic.

Mark Bell (25) From New Zealand

Maishima Helicopter Tour (Ogawa Air)

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I enjoyed a helicopter flight for the first time. I was so excited seeing the scenery of Osaka city from the sky.

Momoka (30) From China

Mitsui Outlet Park Osaka Tsurumi

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I often visit this shopping mall because there are some brand stores I like. It's a convenient place to purchase things and eat at the same place.

Ayaka (20s) From China

Kishiwada Danjiri Kaikan

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I was amazed to see the "Danjiri," which is a finely made parade float, near the entrance. I have never seen the real Danjiri Festival but could feel its atmosphere by seeing a movie there.

Koka (32) From China

Gourmet & Music Cruise “Himawari”

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We enjoyed eating dishes while listening to live music in a gorgeous mood. The scenery from the boat was so nice, too.

Momoka (30) From China

Osaka Temmangu Shrine

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I went to Temmangu Shrine on New Year's Day and was so surprised that there were so many people. I enjoyed the atmosphere of Japanese New Year's Day.

Ayaka (20s) From China

Minoh Hot Spring (Minoh Onsen Spa Garden)

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I sometimes have a one-day trip to Minoh Onsen to be relaxed and refreshed. I like my skin being smooth like silk. It's easy to get there by train and autumn foliage are very beautiful, too.

Ayaka (20s) From China

Minamo Kairo

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There is a replica of 'Sanjikkoku bune,' a small rice carrier cargo boat in the small, nicely paved park. You can relax and feel calm.

Koka (32) From China