Osaka Takoyaki Museum, Osaka

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Watch the chefs flip various "takoyaki" balls with chopsticks at Osaka Takoyaki Museum, a food court featuring a wide variety of takoyaki outlets. A paradise for takoyaki lovers, you can get a portion from a vending machine or be your own chef as you enjoy the famous Japanese snack, invented and popularized by an Osaka vendor and revered in the local area. You can learn about the history of the dish, the utensils required to make it, and its ingredients, which essentially consist of diced octopus in a wheat-flour batter. Get some souvenirs and take part in year-round events and games at the museum, which sits a short walk from Universal City station. Put Osaka Takoyaki Museum into our Osaka online journey builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Osaka.
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  • I really enjoy a visit to the Museum of Takoyaki residing in Universal City in October 2017. Very large selection of Takoyaki here and the price is very affordable. It is suitable for enjoying Takoyaki here after a full day of play at USJ. Octopus is own texture and flavor really traditional Japan so highly recommended.
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  • All around! Not only great tasting food. Is a bite-sized, and easy to eat as it is. Some hanging out was the Shah!
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  • Takoyaki to represent the Osaka on the fourth floor of the universal shopping and present side by side. Tables and chairs are placed on each store and have shared areas in the middle and can be compared to eat in there. With a covered area, restaurants and delicious! Takeout is of course available
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  • A lot of cute Takoyaki and Osaka-themed souvenirs here! You can find top 5 popular Takoyaki shops here, including Aizuya, Kukuru, Juuhachiban etc. If you're a fan of Takoyaki, it's a great place for you! It's within walking distance from universal studios and the university city JR train station. Located on 4th level at Universal City, it wasn't hard to find at all. Please note that you have to purchase your tickets via a vending machine prior to queuing up to collect your order. There are pictures on the option buttons, so don't fret if you can't read and/or speak Japanese.
  • This place has many unique variations on takoyaki, but the flavor of the octopus and the texture of the batter is not as good as you will find in downtown Osaka. Please go to Dontombori to eat Takoyaki instead. This museum does have a lot of cute gifts and mascots, though!
  • Not really a "museum". More like a food court that has 5/6 stalls that sell takoyaki and a huge souvenir store that you can find in Dotonbori. Not worth coming all the way here, unless you're going to universal studios already.
  • It's inside the Universal Citywalk. If you're a takoyaki lover like me, this place is surely for you. You would surely enjoy the different versions of takoyaki and you can also bring home some ingredients to make your own takoyaki.
  • A lot of takoyaki stalls. Taste okay
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