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Osaka for young kids

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Osaka for young kids
With a theme park or animal attraction for every day of the week, Osaka has plenty of activities to keep children busy and entertained during their visit.
Good for: Families, Groups, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall
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Universal Studios Japan
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Universal Studios Japan

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.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Joypolis
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Joypolis

Bounce around in simulator rides, interact with movies and enjoy the other unique, high-tech amusements at this theme park, which also has a slew of arcade games.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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National Bunraku Theater
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National Bunraku Theater

One of the few places where bunraku, traditional Japanese pupper theater, can be enjoyed, this theater combines the latest in theater technology with architectural elements from the Edo period in Japan.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Pokemon Center Osaka
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Pokemon Center Osaka

At the largest Pokemon Center on Earth, kids can browse and buy thousands of Pokemon figurines, stuffed animals, and other paraphernalia, then congregate in the union room to battle their Pokemon and trade cards.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Maishima Sports Island

A man-made island in Osaka Bay, Maishima is home to the city's best shoreline, sunset-viewing spot, and pottery village, which offers hands-on classes and bakes pottery in a unique climbing kiln.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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America Mura
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America Mura

Also called America Village, America Mura offers a daily fashion show of Osaka's most out-there fashion trends, many of which come from the area's J-pop culture stores.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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