11 Unique Places to Visit in Osaka 2017

Osaka is the second biggest city in Japan. Although Osaka is not the biggest city, there are many cool places to visit. Here is a list of places I as a Japanese, think cool to visit. Some of them are not major tourist area, but I am sure that it will be unique and exciting experience.

Osaka Castle


Osaka Castle is a Japanese castle in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. The castle is one of Japan’s most famous landmarks and it played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period. Enjoy beautiful gardens, park, and the castle itself.

Nipponbashi/Den-den Town

Do you like anime, manga, and Maid cafes? This is the place for you!

Umeda/Kita area

The Kita (キタ) is the area around Umeda station, where major terminals for the Osaka subway, JR , Hankyu and Hanshin railways can be found, boasts department stores, buildings full of fashionable shops and various attractions.



Historically a theater district, it is now a popular nightlife and entertainment area characterized by its eccentric atmosphere and large illuminated signboards. There are many restaurants!


Shinsaibashi is a district in the Chūō-ku ward of Osaka, Japan and the city’s main shopping area. At its center is Shinsaibashi-suji, a covered shopping street, that is north of Dōtonbori and parallel and east of Mido-suji street.


Means American Village. This is the place inspired by West coast America. Although it’s called “American” Village, it is not exactly like America. This is the place you can find clothing store for the younger generation, second-hand cloths stores, and clubs, bars, food, and some “herbs”.


Kuromon Ichiba Market

Spacious market with vendors selling street food, fresh produce & shellfish, plus souvenirs. This is where you can find many different kinds of seafood. The price can be a little high due to the increase of tourist population.


Instant Ramen Museum

(photo by Benzoyl)

This is a museum about Japanese instant noodles made by NISSIN. In the museum, you can design and make your own Cupnoodles.


Asahi Beer Factory

You can take a tour and taste their delicious beer while you learn about Japanese beer! If you are a Japanese beer enthusiast, it’s the place you should visit.


The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living

This museum features re-creations of buildings & streets in Osaka to depict life in the past. You will feel like a you went to the past, and enjoy retro feeling 🙂


Douguya-suji Shopping Arcade/Kitchen Wear Street

A place where you can buy unique cooking utensils, and make your own wax food sample!


Citation: Wikipedia.org
Last update: 2017 June 14



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