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What comes to your mind when you hear Osaka, Japan? Dotonbori is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Osaka. Many fancy signboard and monuments are located along Dotonbori canal. You should see this view with your own eyes if you came to Osaka, Japan. Glico running man signboard is the most famous one.  Everybody imitate this pose and Take a picture in front of those sign board on Evis bridge  This board uses 140,000 LED lights, and it light up at night. Also there are huge monuments such as a giant pufferfish, an octopus, a crab for your attention and creating an amusement park atmosphere as well. Dotonbori canal runs parallel to Dotonbori street It is the best place in Osaka to experienced food culture also known as entertainment district. Japanese food is nice and healthy and Osaka is called kitchen of the country. A catch line here is  “Kuidaore” men’s “Eat till you drop” In the Hozenji alley, there are the enormous variety of restaurants around temple such as Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki, Kushikatsu(Osaka local food) and Ramen on tradisional narrow alley. River-cruising while drinking and seeing this city is great way to enjoy in Osaka.
Dōtonbori
Dotonbori-1 Chome-9 Chuo Ward
What comes to your mind when you hear Osaka, Japan? Dotonbori is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Osaka. Many fancy signboard and monuments are located along Dotonbori canal. You should see this view with your own eyes if you came to Osaka, Japan. Glico running man signboard is the most famous one.  Everybody imitate this pose and Take a picture in front of those sign board on Evis bridge  This board uses 140,000 LED lights, and it light up at night. Also there are huge monuments such as a giant pufferfish, an octopus, a crab for your attention and creating an amusement park atmosphere as well. Dotonbori canal runs parallel to Dotonbori street It is the best place in Osaka to experienced food culture also known as entertainment district. Japanese food is nice and healthy and Osaka is called kitchen of the country. A catch line here is  “Kuidaore” men’s “Eat till you drop” In the Hozenji alley, there are the enormous variety of restaurants around temple such as Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki, Kushikatsu(Osaka local food) and Ramen on tradisional narrow alley. River-cruising while drinking and seeing this city is great way to enjoy in Osaka. 
Osakajokoen is one of the nearests. From Kansai International Airport, Take an Airport Express on the Nankai Airport Line to Shin-Imamiya station. At Shin-Imamiya station, transfer to Osaka Loop Line. From there, you will get to Osakajokoen in 15 minutes. It takes about one hour and costs about one thousand yen from Kansai Internationl Airpot to Osakajokoen staion. The main tower was rebuilt in 1931 and the original does not exist anymore.  The cost for rebuilding the main tower was entirely funded by citizens of Osaka.  It’s 54.8 meters high. You can go up with an elevator. Please don’t remind us how ugly it is. The view from the top of the tower is outstanding! Shachihoko is a lion-headed fish in Japanese folkfore. The main tower has two of them on it’s roof. Osaka castle was originaly built by Hideyoshi Toyotomi.   Hideyoshi  made his way in the world from a low position and ruled over the whole country. Hokoku shrine is where Hideyoshi is enshrined.  The castle is surrrounded by a moat filled with water so that it is veary hard to invade.   There is also a dry moat.  It is on a higher place so they could not flood it. Do you see that the way the stone walls are piled up varies by location? They differ across the ages. The stones used for the wall were gathered from all over the country. The biggest stone in the stone wall in Osaka castle is called “octopus stone”.  It weighs 130 tons. It’s said that it’s called “octopus stone” because the pattern on the surface looks like an octopus. In Japan, we hava the custom of enjoying foods and drinks with a view of cherry blossoms. It’s called Ohanami. Osaka castle park is a popular site for Ohanami. It gets very crowded with people enjoying Ohanami in spring. Foods and drinks taste so much better when viewing pieces of cherry blossoms fall. Lets’s have a hanami party in the next cherry blossom season.
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Osaka Castle
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Osakajokoen is one of the nearests. From Kansai International Airport, Take an Airport Express on the Nankai Airport Line to Shin-Imamiya station. At Shin-Imamiya station, transfer to Osaka Loop Line. From there, you will get to Osakajokoen in 15 minutes. It takes about one hour and costs about one thousand yen from Kansai Internationl Airpot to Osakajokoen staion. The main tower was rebuilt in 1931 and the original does not exist anymore.  The cost for rebuilding the main tower was entirely funded by citizens of Osaka.  It’s 54.8 meters high. You can go up with an elevator. Please don’t remind us how ugly it is. The view from the top of the tower is outstanding! Shachihoko is a lion-headed fish in Japanese folkfore. The main tower has two of them on it’s roof. Osaka castle was originaly built by Hideyoshi Toyotomi.   Hideyoshi  made his way in the world from a low position and ruled over the whole country. Hokoku shrine is where Hideyoshi is enshrined.  The castle is surrrounded by a moat filled with water so that it is veary hard to invade.   There is also a dry moat.  It is on a higher place so they could not flood it. Do you see that the way the stone walls are piled up varies by location? They differ across the ages. The stones used for the wall were gathered from all over the country. The biggest stone in the stone wall in Osaka castle is called “octopus stone”.  It weighs 130 tons. It’s said that it’s called “octopus stone” because the pattern on the surface looks like an octopus. In Japan, we hava the custom of enjoying foods and drinks with a view of cherry blossoms. It’s called Ohanami. Osaka castle park is a popular site for Ohanami. It gets very crowded with people enjoying Ohanami in spring. Foods and drinks taste so much better when viewing pieces of cherry blossoms fall. Lets’s have a hanami party in the next cherry blossom season.
The Umeda Sky Building is one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. That  is 173 meter tall and 40-story building. It consists of two buildings that are connected with each other by the “Floating Garden Observatory”. roof features is  a doughnut-shape that provides a 360-degree view.  SKY walking on the top is great way see Osaka city. the British publisher Dorling Kindersley say, “ the Umeda Sky Building is  in a “Top 20” list of world buildings that also included the legendary Taj Mahal in India, and Spain’s Sagrada Família In the basement of the Sky Building there is a gourmet restaurant area which is designed to resemble the streets of the mid-20th century Showa era.  There are 20 different restaurants here serving everything from local dishes like okonomiyaki (savory pancakes) and takoyaki (octopus dumplings), to more international fare like Indian curry and a French restaurant specializing in cheese and wine. Even if you aren’t hungry, this area is worth a visit just to enjoy the sense of taking a trip back in time.
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Kuchu Teien Observatory
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The Umeda Sky Building is one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. That  is 173 meter tall and 40-story building. It consists of two buildings that are connected with each other by the “Floating Garden Observatory”. roof features is  a doughnut-shape that provides a 360-degree view.  SKY walking on the top is great way see Osaka city. the British publisher Dorling Kindersley say, “ the Umeda Sky Building is  in a “Top 20” list of world buildings that also included the legendary Taj Mahal in India, and Spain’s Sagrada Família In the basement of the Sky Building there is a gourmet restaurant area which is designed to resemble the streets of the mid-20th century Showa era.  There are 20 different restaurants here serving everything from local dishes like okonomiyaki (savory pancakes) and takoyaki (octopus dumplings), to more international fare like Indian curry and a French restaurant specializing in cheese and wine. Even if you aren’t hungry, this area is worth a visit just to enjoy the sense of taking a trip back in time.
America-mura is birthplace of street culture and pop culture  Within this small area there are over 2,500 stores selling local and imported fashions, cafes, restaurants, bars, and clubs.  There is a Triangle Park, where young people gather to show off their unique styles and discover the latest trends. This is a spot for skaters, and hip hop dancers to congregate.  Also it’s a popular place to meet people and hang out, as well as the center of the annual Halloween festivities, when people flock to America-mura in often outrageous costumes. there are many shops specializing in hot dogs, hamburgers, and cute sweet such as sweet pancakes, bubble tea, cotton candy, and 40cm soft cream  It’s famous for many nice graffiti art are drown by heads on the wall illegally. In recent years as the new trendy shopping areas of Osaka such as Horie(next to America -mura) have risen in popularity
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America Village
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America-mura is birthplace of street culture and pop culture  Within this small area there are over 2,500 stores selling local and imported fashions, cafes, restaurants, bars, and clubs.  There is a Triangle Park, where young people gather to show off their unique styles and discover the latest trends. This is a spot for skaters, and hip hop dancers to congregate.  Also it’s a popular place to meet people and hang out, as well as the center of the annual Halloween festivities, when people flock to America-mura in often outrageous costumes. there are many shops specializing in hot dogs, hamburgers, and cute sweet such as sweet pancakes, bubble tea, cotton candy, and 40cm soft cream  It’s famous for many nice graffiti art are drown by heads on the wall illegally. In recent years as the new trendy shopping areas of Osaka such as Horie(next to America -mura) have risen in popularity
Nippom means Japan. Baishi means bridge. Japanese bridge is Nippombashi. But there is no river. It’s electric town.  It has many electric store such as Joshin, Sharp, Nissei, Panasonic.  At many of these smaller stores, discounts are common and You can negotiate a price  At the bigger stores there are often tax-free offers for overseas visitors. otaku culture is there such as Manga,  figure, Cosplay.  it also has electric toys, computer, electric equipment and gaming item.  It is like AKIHABARA in Osaka Tokyo. You will also see young ladies dressed in French maid costumes They has Maid Cafes (cafe when waitresses dressed in maid outfits serve you) At these cafes the girls in maid costumes serve drinks, chat with customers and sometimes play games too. They held cosplay festival annually in march So many people who wear fancy cosplay comes to here.
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Osaka Nippombashi Denden Town
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Nippom means Japan. Baishi means bridge. Japanese bridge is Nippombashi. But there is no river. It’s electric town.  It has many electric store such as Joshin, Sharp, Nissei, Panasonic.  At many of these smaller stores, discounts are common and You can negotiate a price  At the bigger stores there are often tax-free offers for overseas visitors. otaku culture is there such as Manga,  figure, Cosplay.  it also has electric toys, computer, electric equipment and gaming item.  It is like AKIHABARA in Osaka Tokyo. You will also see young ladies dressed in French maid costumes They has Maid Cafes (cafe when waitresses dressed in maid outfits serve you) At these cafes the girls in maid costumes serve drinks, chat with customers and sometimes play games too. They held cosplay festival annually in march So many people who wear fancy cosplay comes to here. 
Namba area is huge shopping district. When people come to Osaka, there is always a lot of talk about shopping and shopping mall.  The reason is that Osaka is an old merchant city and trading and commerce are deeply rooted in the local history This is main street in Osaka called Midosuji,  1.3km long and 6 lines one way. 800 ginkgo tree are planted on both side of this street.  In autumn, they become very beautiful yellow color. In winter, they are decorated with fantastic illuminations.  There is Midosuji red line subway runs under this street. And It’s possible to access Shinsaibashi, Dotombori, America mura, and Nippombashi by walking.
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Nanba
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Namba area is huge shopping district. When people come to Osaka, there is always a lot of talk about shopping and shopping mall.  The reason is that Osaka is an old merchant city and trading and commerce are deeply rooted in the local history This is main street in Osaka called Midosuji,  1.3km long and 6 lines one way. 800 ginkgo tree are planted on both side of this street.  In autumn, they become very beautiful yellow color. In winter, they are decorated with fantastic illuminations.  There is Midosuji red line subway runs under this street. And It’s possible to access Shinsaibashi, Dotombori, America mura, and Nippombashi by walking.
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Tsutenkaku is a tower and well-known landmark of Osaka, Japan and advertises Hitachi.  This observation tower  is located in the Shinsekai district(New World in English), an interesting sightseeing area.  Its total height is 103 m; the main observation deck is at a height of 91 m. the Tsutenkaku was inspired by the Eiffel tower inParis. Inside is enshrined Billiken, the God of Happiness  The statue of Billiken became closely associated with the tower and is a popular symbol of good luck.  It is possible to reach both Namba and Shinsaibashi from Shinsekai. It takes about 15 minutes by train.  At night, The tower will light up, which shows a different color set for every two month The color at the top of the tower changes depending on weather forecast for tomorrow. If its sunny, it will be white, cloudy is orange, rainy is blue.    And the clock on the east side of the tower is said to be the biggest in Japan. The fee to go to the top is 500 yen. This where you want to go to see in Osaka, Japan.
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Tsutenkaku
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Tsutenkaku is a tower and well-known landmark of Osaka, Japan and advertises Hitachi.  This observation tower  is located in the Shinsekai district(New World in English), an interesting sightseeing area.  Its total height is 103 m; the main observation deck is at a height of 91 m. the Tsutenkaku was inspired by the Eiffel tower inParis. Inside is enshrined Billiken, the God of Happiness  The statue of Billiken became closely associated with the tower and is a popular symbol of good luck.  It is possible to reach both Namba and Shinsaibashi from Shinsekai. It takes about 15 minutes by train.  At night, The tower will light up, which shows a different color set for every two month The color at the top of the tower changes depending on weather forecast for tomorrow. If its sunny, it will be white, cloudy is orange, rainy is blue.    And the clock on the east side of the tower is said to be the biggest in Japan. The fee to go to the top is 500 yen. This where you want to go to see in Osaka, Japan. 
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ABOUT KUROMON MARKET Kuromon Ichiba Fish Market is located in the center of Osaka, Minami. The most famous fish at Kuromon Market are the conger pike in summer and Fugu in winter. At least 10% of the seafood shop in Kuromon specialize in Fugu and Hamo. A lively and roofed market which stretches about 580m, there are about 150 shops and is always bustling with people. This market has everything you want. From fresh seafood, blow fish and soft shelled turtle specialty shops, to restaurants, fruit and vegetables shops, butchers, pickled goods, dried food, Japanese sweets and Western cakes. Kuromon Market is full of great energy, with local tantalizing sights and aromas – you will never be bored strolling down this street. Kuromon Ichiba is a perfect place to enjoy Tabe Aruki, a culture of Osaka where we eat as we stroll. Experience Osaka’s Kuidaore, meaning eat till you faint food menus available here. Enjoy seafood skewers at the fish shop, or have some fresh fruit juice from fruit shop, or try delicious matcha soft ice-cream at the tea shop. You wont be able to resist the mouth watering aroma from the local shops, stalls and eateries. You’ll fall in love with the charm and fun of Kuromon Ichiba. Prepare to eat until you’ve had enough when you visit Kuromon Market.
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Kuromon Ichiba Market
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ABOUT KUROMON MARKET Kuromon Ichiba Fish Market is located in the center of Osaka, Minami. The most famous fish at Kuromon Market are the conger pike in summer and Fugu in winter. At least 10% of the seafood shop in Kuromon specialize in Fugu and Hamo. A lively and roofed market which stretches about 580m, there are about 150 shops and is always bustling with people. This market has everything you want. From fresh seafood, blow fish and soft shelled turtle specialty shops, to restaurants, fruit and vegetables shops, butchers, pickled goods, dried food, Japanese sweets and Western cakes. Kuromon Market is full of great energy, with local tantalizing sights and aromas – you will never be bored strolling down this street. Kuromon Ichiba is a perfect place to enjoy Tabe Aruki, a culture of Osaka where we eat as we stroll. Experience Osaka’s Kuidaore, meaning eat till you faint food menus available here. Enjoy seafood skewers at the fish shop, or have some fresh fruit juice from fruit shop, or try delicious matcha soft ice-cream at the tea shop. You wont be able to resist the mouth watering aroma from the local shops, stalls and eateries. You’ll fall in love with the charm and fun of Kuromon Ichiba. Prepare to eat until you’ve had enough when you visit Kuromon Market.