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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  • This was a little bit difficult to get to, you have to go up a set of escalators and then walk to the back where you will find the 'museum'. As many people have stated it's not actually a museum but a...  more »
  • Together popular takoyaki 5 stores in Osaka "Osaka takoyaki Museum" is the Orthodox offering takoyaki tastes unique creative takoyaki commitment until. But good fun.
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  • Famous shops of the Osaka takoyaki are gathered together, eating out, very useful. Good hotel in nearby USJ hotel can eat slowly brought back to room. Eat, the seating is very crowded, so quite so difficult.
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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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