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    Discover attractions & things to do in Osaka

    There are many things to do while in Osaka.  With a wide range of attractions available, such as traditional festivals, galleries, shrines, nature, shopping, nightlife, theatres and comedies, Osaka is a city that exudes a charming appeal to the young and old all year round.

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    • Osaka Castle

      Catch the spectacular scenery of the cherry blossoms as you celebrate hanami with your loved ones in Japan’s most famous castle.

      Distance from Hotel 4.9 km 59 mins 36 mins 22 mins
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    • Sumiyoshi Taisha

      Merely 15 minutes from the Residence via Nankai Railway, the Grand Shrine, with its distinctive traditional architecture, attracts huge crowds that come on New Year’s Day for hatsumode, their first Shinto shrine visit of the year. 

      Distance from Hotel 6.1 km 1 h 14 mins 15 mins 24 mins
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    • Osaka Tenmangu

      Built in memory of a 10th century scholar, the shrine is well worshipped by students praying for good grades every year; while others will pray for good luck by purchasing an omamori, a Japanese amulet.

      Distance from Hotel 5.7 km 1 h 9 mins 36 mins 22 mins
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    • Nakanoshima Park

      Home to modern art museums and beautiful Meiji-era architecture, the riverside park is perfect for a picnic or a stroll on a clear day especially when the roses are in full bloom, or a serene cruise down the Yodogawa River.

      Distance from Hotel 3.8 km 46 mins 20 mins 15 mins
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    • Namba

      A visit to Osaka is incomplete without enjoying Namba nightlife, with its vibrant and diverse options of bars, clubs, restaurants and entertainment, as the performing arts scene thrives in both modern and traditional genres.

      Distance from Hotel 8.4 km 1 h 44 mins 39 mins 22 mins
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    • Umeda

      The northern city centre of Osaka is known for its up-scale department stores and many shopping malls, endless dining options, and night entertainment with bars and karaokes that open throughout the night.

      Distance from Hotel 4.6 km 55 mins 20 mins 11 mins
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    • Banpaku Memorial Park

      Built to commemorate Osaka Expo 1970 and marked by a unique Tower of the Sun monument at the entrance, the park is well-loved for its cherry blossoms and scenic views during springtime. 

      Distance from Hotel 18.1 km 3 h 44 mins 54 mins 30 mins
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    • Tennoji Zoo

      Featuring herbivorous and carnivorous animals of sorts in a layout of savannah zones, the zoo is located inside Tennoji Park, where one gets to catch excellent views of the 103m-tall Tsutenkaku (Tower Reaching Heaven) and 300m-tall skyscraper Abeno Harukas.

      Distance from Hotel 1.9 km 23 mins 15 mins 9 mins
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    • Dotonbori Street

      Just 10 minutes by foot from Fraser Residence Nankai, Osaka, savour treats as restaurants and street vendors serve up authentic Japanese snacks, such as the okonomiyaki pancake and takoyaki octopus meat-balls in the tourist hot-spot

      Distance from Hotel 850 m 10 mins 10 mins 7 mins
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    • Shinsekai

      Home to Osaka’s landmark, Tsutenkaku tower, Shinseki is the best place to discover Osaka’s past charm with a rich plethora of internationally acclaimed local food fare served in a retro ambience.

      Distance from Hotel 1.6 km 19 mins 12 mins 9 mins
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    • Shinsaibashi

      The covered shopping street is every shopper’s haven with everything from high-end department stores and luxury boutiques to second-hand stores and quirky fashions.

      Distance from Hotel 1.1 km 13 mins 10 mins 8 mins
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    • Doguyasuji

      Located within minutes from the Residence, the Doguyasuji shopping district is popular among locals and foreigners for their local food fare, cooking and restaurant-related items, such as lacquerware, pottery, artificial food props and takoyaki hot plates.

      Distance from Hotel 800 m 9 mins 9 mins 7 mins
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    • Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

      Designed around the concept of the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” get into encounters here with everything from gigantic Japanese spider crabs and playful California sea lions to the adorable South American capybara.

      Distance from Hotel 7.8 km 1 h 35 mins 35 mins 17 mins
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    • Bunraku

      Performed by three kinds of puppeteers, the traditional Bunraku puppet performance has been adored by generations since it was founded in Osaka in 1684.

      Distance from Hotel 1.1 km 14 mins 12 mins 7 mins
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