Osaka is a popular tourist hub located in the Kansai region of Japan. It is in the opening of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay. It is the second largest city in Japan, after Tokyo.

Osaka was known as the ‘Nation’s Kitchen’, and served as a merchant city of Japan since historical times. It was also the center of rice trading for the country.

There are various places of interest for a tourist visiting Osaka. These include many parks, temples, shrines and amusement parks, etc. The Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan contains 35,000 aquatic animals spread over 14 tanks.

Next to the aquarium, you can ride an 112m tall Ferris wheel located in the Tempozan Ferris Wheel. The Osaka Castle is a beauty in itself. If you are in a religious mood, you can visit the countless shrines present in the area. The architecture is simply breathtaking.

The Floating Garden Observatory on the platform, which connects the two towers of the Umeda Sky Building, gives a fantastic view of the city. And also, the escalator up the last five floors is a place for you if you are the extreme enthusiast. It crosses over from one tower to another, and you get the feeling of moving into the open air. 

There are also various museums in Osaka. The Museum of Oriental Ceramics has a fascinating collection of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean antique ceramics of different historical periods.

The National Museum of Art is one of the three national contemporary art museums in Japan and holds fascinating exhibitions of more or less known Japanese artists, as well as famous international artists.

Osaka Museum of History, just outside of Osaka Castle Park, represents the 1400-year history of Osaka, each floor being dedicated to a different period. Also, the top floor shows the inside of the Naniwa-no-miya Palace.

Osaka Science Museum, on the other hand, offers a magnificent glimpse into the world of science. Here, visitors can learn about electricity, planets, and the whole universe. The museum’s planetarium is also able to project 28 thousand stars on one of the world’s largest dome screens.

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September 12, 2016 10:02 am Published by

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