Top 10 Things to do in Osaka, Japan

Osaka is a city in Japan and is the capital city of Osaka Prefecture and the largest part of Keihanshin metropolitan area. The city is a mix of cultural heritage and modern buildings and there is a lot one can do in this city.  From market places to museums and from shopping  districts to adventurous activities, there is a lot for everyone to do in Osaka, Japan. The following are the top 10 things to do in Osaka, Japan:

things to do in osaka, japan

1. Go Sightseeing

There is a lot to see in Osaka. You can go sightseeing in Nakonoshima to see places like Osaka Science Museum , the Osaka Central Public Hall and Museum of Oriental Ceramicts etc.  The entire city is a visual treat for tourists.

2. Visit Municipal Whole Market Honjo

Osaka’s municipal whole market Honjo is also must visit and you can find and buy a number of goods from across the world.

3. Visit National Museum of Art

Enjoy the national museum of art as this museum focusses on Japanese and foreign contemporary art. After this you can visit Kuishinbo Yokocho to learn about food culture in Osaka.

4. Go on Top of Umeda Sky Building

To catch the entire skyline of the city, you can go on top of the Umeda sky building through an elevator and get an amazing birds-eye panorama view of the city.

5. Visit Tsuyuno Shrine

Visit Tsuyuno Shrine to pray for everlasting love and success in life as this temple welcomes believers from all across the world.

6. Go to Universal Studios

If you wish to experience some adventure and thrill, head to Universal Studios and experience the largest aquarium in the world!

7. Visit the Local Markets

Have fun doing some shopping in the local markets including Doguyasuji shopping street etc. where you will definitely be spoilt for choice.

8. Picnic at Osaka Castle

Another fun activity that you can do is going picnicking at Osaka Castle and later head to mega-onsen Spa world to relax and unwind.

9. Ame-Mura

Ame-Mura or American Town is a place you can visit to catch a glimpse of the modern and hip youth of the city. It has many stores, cafes and restaurants that you can check out.

10. HEP Five Ferris Wheel

This is a large Ferris wheel whose height is greater than that of some buildings. Visit it and enjoy some thrill and action.