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The Best Things to Do in Osaka

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Top attractions in Osaka

Theme Park
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Families flock to Universal Studios Japan for the shows, rides, and attractions that fill the park, an installment of the international Unive
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Castle
Osaka Castle , Chuo
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Built and rebuilt numerous times since 1653, Osaka Castle looms over its surrounding gardens, moats, imposing stone walls, gates, and turrets
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Have your wishes granted at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, an independent Buddhist temple and World Heritage Site dating back to 1633. Constructed dur
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine serves as the starting point for the hiking trails, covered by densely packed vivid orange gates, that snake up t
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Dotombori District , Dotombori
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Whether the lights, the entertainment, or the food draws you to Dotombori District, visit this lively, colorful street to see downtown Osaka.
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Osaka

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Things to do in Osaka can take your from touring grandiose examples of traditional Japanese architecture, to taking advantage of exceptional shopping opportunities. Boasting marvelous gardens, an outstanding vantage point, and its own museum, Osaka Castle appeals to history enthusiasts. Attracting families, Universal Studios Japan allows tourists to delve into the fantastic world of blockbuster movies. Nature and animal lovers flock to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, where they can learn about the immense diversity of the country's marine ecosystems. Foodies go to Kuromon Ichiba Market, filled with colorful stalls packed with fresh foods.

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Where to stay in Osaka

The majority of Osaka's moderate and expensive accommodations concentrate in the districts of Umeda, Kyobashi, Namba, and Shin-Osaka. Base your stay in or near Minami neighborhood for proximity to a wide selection of shopping and dining options. For quick access to long-distance transportation to other cities and areas, look for hotels in Kita district. Many backpackers prefer the budget options in the Tennoji area, where the quality of rooms and prices vary wildly--call or check websites of specific establishments before you make reservations.
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