We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Top things to do in Osaka

Name
Ranked #1 of 229 attractions in Osaka
  • Under renovation 12/25/2014
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Map | Visitor photos (1)
Ranked #2 of 229 attractions in Osaka
Category: Museums
Owner description: Welcome to Kids Plaza Osaka where kids can learn through play!We are the first chirene's museum in Japan.We are always ready... more » Owner description: Welcome to Kids Plaza Osaka where kids can learn through play!We are the first chirene's museum in Japan.We are always ready to provide kids with amusing facilities and new surprises and thrills every time they visit. Founded in July 1997, our basic philosophy is that children learn while playing and having fun nourishes creativity and awakes new potentials to personal development. Since our opening, more than 400,000 guests from every region in Japan (mainly from Kinki region's 6 prefectures) visit annually. « less
Map | Visitor photos (47)
Book a Tour
$184* and up
Ranked #3 of 229 attractions in Osaka
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
The heart of Osaka nightlife, this area is filled with theaters, restaurants, cafes, bars, arcades and nightclubs.
Map | Visitor photos (693)
Ranked #4 of 229 attractions in Osaka
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
Map | Visitor photos (103)
Ranked #5 of 229 attractions in Osaka
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Aquariums
Owner description: See the wide range of habitats that make up the Pacific Rim on a tour of this fascinating aquarium, which takes you from one... more » Owner description: See the wide range of habitats that make up the Pacific Rim on a tour of this fascinating aquarium, which takes you from one environment to another and lets you feel as though you’re underwater. « less
Map | Visitor photos (801)
Ranked #6 of 229 attractions in Osaka
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
Map | Visitor photos (184)
Book a Tour
$84* and up
Ranked #7 of 229 attractions in Osaka
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Gardens

Magic Building which you enter from the street at level three. The Sky garden is off to the south on a low rise southern block which you look down onto. It represents the lanscape... more »

Map | Visitor photos (450)
Book a Tour
$184* and up
Ranked #8 of 229 attractions in Osaka
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Built prior to the influx of Buddhist architecture, this shrine - one of the oldest in Japan - exemplifies a purely Japanese... more » Owner description: Built prior to the influx of Buddhist architecture, this shrine - one of the oldest in Japan - exemplifies a purely Japanese style design. « less
Map | Visitor photos (136)
Book a Tour
$84* and up
Ranked #9 of 229 attractions in Osaka
Category: Castles; Landmarks
Owner description: Formally the home of the wife of 16th-century Japanese ruler Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the 15-acre Nishinomaru Garden is one of... more » Owner description: Formally the home of the wife of 16th-century Japanese ruler Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the 15-acre Nishinomaru Garden is one of Osaka's most beloved cherry blossom viewing spots, with the Osaka Castle Tower enhancing the backdrop. « less
Map | Visitor photos (629)
Ranked #10 of 229 attractions in Osaka
Category: Museums
Map | Visitor photos (57)
Ranked #11 of 229 attractions in Osaka
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: This extremely popular theme park is equivalent to the Universal Studios in Hollywood and Orlando, and features shows, rides... more » Owner description: This extremely popular theme park is equivalent to the Universal Studios in Hollywood and Orlando, and features shows, rides and restaurants based on famous movie themes, like Jaws, Back to the Future and Terminator. « less
Map | Visitor photos (982)
Ranked #12 of 229 attractions in Osaka
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: A collection of Japanese, Chinese and Korean ceramics – among the best in the world – is displayed at this outstanding... more » Owner description: A collection of Japanese, Chinese and Korean ceramics – among the best in the world – is displayed at this outstanding museum. « less
Map | Visitor photos (20)
Ranked #13 of 229 attractions in Osaka
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
Map | Visitor photos (16)
Book a Tour
$84* and up
Ranked #14 of 229 attractions in Osaka
Category: Castles; Landmarks
Owner description: Once the largest castle in Japan when originally built in the 1580s, this castle has an observation platform with city views... more » Owner description: Once the largest castle in Japan when originally built in the 1580s, this castle has an observation platform with city views and a history museum that uses holograms, 3D pictures and other technologies to describe the history of the castle and the period during which it was built. « less
Map | Visitor photos (954)
Spa World
Ranked #15 of 229 attractions in Osaka
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Spas; Onsen Resorts
Owner description: Drawing on natural spring water, Osaka's Spa World is one of the largest hot spring complexes in the world, featuring themed... more » Owner description: Drawing on natural spring water, Osaka's Spa World is one of the largest hot spring complexes in the world, featuring themed rooms modeled after spas around the world and a water theme park on the roof. « less
Map | Visitor photos (34)
Ranked #16 of 229 attractions in Osaka
Category: Lookouts; Landmarks
Map | Visitor photos (113)
Ranked #17 of 229 attractions in Osaka
Category: Flea/ Street Markets; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Map | Visitor photos (183)
Book a Tour
$84* and up
Ranked #18 of 229 attractions in Osaka
Category: History Museums; Museums
Map | Visitor photos (71)
Ranked #19 of 229 attractions in Osaka
Category: Nature and Parks
Map | Visitor photos (55)
Ranked #20 of 229 attractions in Osaka
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Map | Visitor photos (123)
Ranked #21 of 229 attractions in Osaka
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
Map | Visitor photos (32)
Ranked #22 of 229 attractions in Osaka
Category: Gardens; Parks; Sports Complexes
Map | Visitor photos (50)
Ranked #23 of 229 attractions in Osaka
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: The oldest temple in Japan, built over 1,400 years ago, this temple is famous for its symmetrical design and even has an... more » Owner description: The oldest temple in Japan, built over 1,400 years ago, this temple is famous for its symmetrical design and even has an architectural arrangement named after it,”Shitenno-ji-style temple layout.” « less
Map | Visitor photos (242)
Book a Tour
$84* and up
Ranked #24 of 229 attractions in Osaka
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
Map | Visitor photos (25)
Book a Tour
$84* and up
Ranked #25 of 229 attractions in Osaka
Category: Islands; Nature and Parks
Map | Visitor photos (68)
Ranked #26 of 229 attractions in Osaka
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Harkening back to the quieter, more intimate Osaka of the 19th century, small food shops and historic souvenir purveyors lie... more » Owner description: Harkening back to the quieter, more intimate Osaka of the 19th century, small food shops and historic souvenir purveyors lie under paper lanterns on each side of the narrow, stone-paved lane. « less
Map | Visitor photos (34)
Book a Tour
$184* and up
Ranked #27 of 229 attractions in Osaka
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Map | Visitor photos (7)
Ranked #28 of 229 attractions in Osaka
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Map | Visitor photos (71)
Ranked #29 of 229 attractions in Osaka
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
Map | Visitor photos (59)
Ranked #30 of 229 attractions in Osaka
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Map | Visitor photos (5)
Trusted travel advice about Osaka