Expocity

Expocity, Suita: Hours, Address, Expocity Reviews: 4/5

Game & Entertainment Centers • Shopping Malls
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Expocity is a very large collection of shops and restaurants near the Redhorse Osaka Ferris Wheel. The Pokemon Center is a must-see for fans, and there are family-oriented stores and a food pavilion.
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dynamic14
Singapore, Singapore9,837 contributions
Huge and popular shopping mall in Japan, the multi-venue Expocity covers approximately 172,000 sq meters in Suita, just outside Osaka.

Too big to cover in one day, there are tons of shops, cinemas, food outlets and entertainment areas here.

What’s interesting is the new concept aqua-zoo Nifrel which we visited and highly recommend.
Written February 2, 2020
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_ralim488
Manila, Philippines23 contributions
A huge mall which I feel was often missed out on recommended lists of travel guides for Osaka. The place is huge and could keep one pretty occupied the whole day with its numerous attractions and activities, some of which is another giant ferris wheel, a Gundam Cafe, a Pokemon Center/Gym, an aquarium, among others. But what I enjoyed most if the KFC outlet that offers an all-day buffet that is always packed with diners.
Written July 3, 2018
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JohnnieisAlways
Sydney, Australia34 contributions
Family
Lalaport Expocity is at the outskirt of Osaka. To get to Lalaport ExpoCity from Namba, you will first board the train on Midosuji (red) line towards Esaka station. It is the last station on the Midosuji line. Once you have alighted at Esaka station platform, just wait for the Kita Osaka Kyuko train on the same platform to Senri-chuo. When you arrived at Senri-chuo and exit the station, follow the blue foot tiles for Osaka monorail. The monorail station is call Senri-cho and is about a 5 min causal walk from subway. Purchase the monorail tickets for Bampaku Kinen Koen station (2 stops away from Senri-chuo).
Seems to be a bit of travelling to get to Lalaport Expocity but is it worth it? Definitely. Though it is a massive shopping complex, it is cater for people from different age group. There is a gaming arcade, Pokemon gym, a gundam store, Loft, restaurants, food court and many more! Unlike Dotonburi where it is always crowded with people rushing to shop & to eat, the kids love Lalaport Expocity as there are so much space for them to run around and amusement rides to keep them entertained. Not to forget, a giant Pikuchu standing on the roof.
We ended our trip at Lalaport Expocity with a trip on the RedHorse Osaka Ferris Wheel. This is the tallest ferris wheel in Japan and was only opened in July 2016. The gondolas have transparent floor and it was so awesome! If you are going to Lalaport Expocity, you must jump onboard the RedHorse ferris wheel!
Written December 5, 2016
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Gideon
Singapore, Singapore1,153 contributions
Friends
The nearest train station is Bampaku-kinen-koen Station (Osaka-Monorail Saito Line).

A very big shopping mall with a lot of shops to shop and there is also a food mall and lots of restaurants around. Highly recommend this mall to everyone who is in Osaka.

I would say some of the prices here are somewhat a little cheaper than what you will find in Tokyo.

Be sure to also check out calbee store when you are there if you like chips! They fry them on the spot and it is really nice to eat when it is hot!
Written May 26, 2019
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TravelingPinayMom
Manila, Philippines112 contributions
Pokemon Gym! Kids loved it. There were various restaurants and shops but the highlights were the different attractions for all ages.... a zoo/aquarium, Pokemon Gym,Ferris Wheel, Museum/Interactive attractions and more. It takes a while to get there but we had so much fun we went twice. It was relaxing and enjoyable at the same time.
Written March 5, 2018
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Anne W
New Orleans, LA109 contributions
Solo
This is a very attractive mall containing a variety of restaurant and shopping choices. I enjoyed shopping for souvenirs as well as window shopping for clothing.
Written October 1, 2016
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AntonioRyan
Kyoto, Japan496 contributions
Couples
This particular mall is exceptionally large in size and offers branded shops such as Ralph Lauren, Armani Exchange, and Stussy which I personally like. It's also very family friendly as various kinds of shop for all age groups are available in this mall. Environment wise, the mall is very well air-conditioned and clean. I personally liked how there are also restaurants and coffee shops that can be accessed both from inside and outside. If you have time, do try the Expocity Ferris wheel as you can see the beautiful view of Osaka from above.
Written August 25, 2016
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Randy M
binghamton new york96 contributions
Couples
We traveled here just to do the Redhorse Osaka Wheel. We went midday on a Friday so there wasn't much of a crowd. No wait for the wheel, we got right on. It's a ferris wheel, it's tall and the cab is see-through. It was a good experience for the price. Great for pictures. We ended up also going to the Pokemon Gym, seems geared towards very young people. We browsed the mall for about an hour, nothing too special, it's a mall.
Written July 26, 2016
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Youxin
Singapore, Singapore10 contributions
Couples
In a weekend my wife and I went there. after we arrived, we found this mall extremely bad. The capacity of the mall isn't big, but staff hadn't done any adjustments, so there's no seat to sit, people flood out in every floors, even restroom we couldn't use. We never go here again.
Written July 17, 2016
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Samantha A
Osaka, Japan15 contributions
Solo
There has been allot of media attention about this mall, and it's always made to be a great place for tourists to visit. Well I've lived in japan 18 years and it's nothing special! I've been wanting to go for several months and finally went today. There was a crazy line of cars to even get into the complex (took 45 minutes just to get in and park the car), the shops are no different to what you'll find around umeda or namba. I spent ¥35,000 (around $300) and was appalled to find that even spending that amount, the car parking was still 800yen!If you don't spend any money there, it's 2,000yen and considering the location is so far from the city, it's a rip off. Parking in the most expensive place in Osaka, Umeda, will only cost around 1200yen for a day, I would consider going back to this mall, but only if parking was free. And I don't see that happening anytime soon.
PS- The old navy store will close January 22nd, 2017. My guess is the whole shopping mall is losing customers, possibly because of high parking charges!
Written December 18, 2016
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