Osaka

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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
 
 
     
 
The world's largest aquarium
Kaiyukan is one of the world's largest aquariums which features a large tank designed to reproduce the environment of the Pacific Ocean letting the world's largest fish, the whale shark swim freely. The tank is surrounded by 14 other tanks reproducing 10 areas throughout the world. Including 'Aqua Gate' where fish swim through and a world of transparent life 'Floaty Jellyfish Museum', the aquarium keeps and displays about 30,000 aquatic animals of 580 species. It is enjoyable for both kids and adults alike.
       
●Open/10:00-20:00 (*Last admission is one hour before the closing time. *The opening hours vary by season)
●Closed/Some days in winter  ●Admission Fee /Adults (16 or high school & over) ¥2,300, Junior high & elementary school students(age 7 to 15) ¥1,200, Preschool child(age 4 to 6) ¥600, Children age 3 and younger is Free  ●Tel/06-6576-5501
◆Access/5 min. walk from Subway Osakako (Osaka Port) Stn.
       
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Universal Studios JapanTM
 
 
     
 
Recreating blockbusters realistically
The world's greatest movie theme park, Universal Studios JapanTM, derives from Hollywood. There are varieties of exciting attractions, which are realistic reproductions of blockbuster movies. It is a world apart where the attractions-thrilling rides, genuine shows from Hollywood and other entertainment etc.
-make everyone forget about the real world during your visit. Now, "DIVE INTO THE MOVIES".
       
●Open/9:00-21:00 (vary according to the season)
●Closed/Open all-year round  ●Admission Fee/Adults (12 & junior high school students & over) ¥7,200, Children (4-11, infants, elementary school students) ¥4,980, Seniors (65 & over) ¥6,470 *The admission ticket includes park entrance and use of all attractions in the park  ●Tel/06-6465-3000
◆Access/A short walk from JR Universal-city Stn.
       
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The Floating Garden Ovservatory
 
 
     
 
Commanding view of the Osaka Plains from 170m above ground
The building has an aerial garden observatory, about 170m above the ground, which offers a 360-degree panoramic view from Osaka city to Awaji Island. There is a gourmet town 'Takimi-koji' which is a reconstruction of Osaka's olden alleys. There is HEP FIVE nearby, popular for its bright red giant Ferris wheel.
       
●Open/10:00-22:30 (Last entry at 22:00)
●Closed/Open all-year round  ●Fare/Adults ¥700, Junior high & high school students ¥500, Elementary school students ¥300, Infants ¥100  ●Tel/06-6440-3855
◆Access/10 min. walk from JR Osaka Stn. or Subway /Hankyu /Hanshin Umeda Stn.
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Osaka Tenmangu Shrine
 
 
     
 
Tenjin Festival in the summer is one of Japan's 3 great festivals
Dedicated to the God of learning, Lord Michizane Sugawara, the shrine is fondly known by many as "Tenma no Tenjin-san", and is revered by many including students preparing for exams. The summer's Tenjin Festival is one of Japan's 3 great festivals with a history and tradition of almost 1,000 years, and is visited by over 1 million people each year. The approach to the shrine is Tenjinbashi Suji Shotengai; Japan's longest shopping street.
       
●Closed/Open all-year round  ●Tel/06-6353-0025
◆Access/5min. walk from Subway Minami-morimachi Stn. or JR Osaka Tenmangu Stn.
       
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Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
 
 
     
 
Exhibiting world class oriental ceramics
The museum currently houses approximately 2,700 pieces of Chinese and Korean ceramics from the Ataka Collection. The collection of oriental ceramics including two national treasures and 13 important cultural assets, leads the world in quality. The area is perfect for a stroll with the Nakanoshima Park, the Osaka Central Public Hall and the National Museum of Art, Osaka in close proximity.
       
●Open/9:30-17:00(last entry at 16:30)
●Closed/Mondays (the following day when Monday falls on National Holiday), the beginning and the end of year. 
●General Admission /Adults ¥500, College and High School Students ¥300, Child free. 
*A different fee may apply to temporary exhibitions and special exhibitions. Please check the information for each exhibitions.
●Tel/06-6223-0055
◆Access/5 min. walk from Subway/Keihan Yodoyabashi Stn. or Kitahama Stn.
       
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Osaka Castle
 
 
     
 
Osaka's symbol that continues to be loved by its citizens
Osaka Castle Museum has become more beautiful and easier for tourists to look around since the Heisei large-scale repairs in 1997. There is a historical exhibition inside the castle, and the top floor is an observatory. The Osaka Castle Park that spreads across as if to embrace the Main Tower is famous for its seasonal blooms. Nearby is the Japan Mint, famous for its cherry blossoms and you can also enjoy a river cruise on the waterbus "Aqua Liner".
       
●Open/9:00 -17:00 (Last entry at 16:30)
●Closed/The beginning and the end of year.  ●Fare/Adults ¥600  ●Tel/06-6941-3044
◆Access/15 min. walk from JR Morinomiya Stn. /Osakajokoen Stn. /Subway Temmabashi Stn. /Tanimachi 4-chome Stn. /Keihan Temmabashi Stn.
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