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City break in Osaka. Active leisure ideas for Osaka - attractions, recreation and nightlife

South Osaka Skyline A majestic modern city offers its visitors a vast choice of entertainments fitting each taste, fancy and budget. Huge entertainment centers and amusement parks, beautiful gardens for open air leisure enthusiasts, upscale restaurants and night clubs will not let Osaka guests get bored during a journey. The Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan will turn to a perfect place for family recreation. After exploration of the collections the guests of the center can walk through a beautiful park and try a Ferris Wheel located I close vicinity to the aquarium. The aquarium center holds daily interesting entertaining events for kids.
Osaka is a genuine treasury of unique landmarks and sights. Unique samples of architecture of ultimate beauty, religious sanctuaries and ceremonial places, stunning nature areas and original … Open
One of the most popular amusement parks of the city of Osaka is the Universal Studios Japan park. Each day the park holds bright and impressive parades and marches with fairy creatures engaged. The territory of the park features different rest zones, attractive small boutiques and cafes. Those tourists tending to recreation in scenic nature areas are recommended to visit the Nagai park.
Plenty of aged trees, well equipped picnic area, winding lanes for hiking and cycling will engage park visitors for the whole day. During the warm season a promenade through the park turns into an engaging tour. The park sinks in wild blossom of fragrant flowers. A popular rest area among city guests is still the Spa World center. Apart from a scale choice of spa-treatments and different kinds of massages the center offers its clients to visit a nice swimming pool with a vast rest zone and excellent restaurant of healthy diet. Copyright
1. An electric train network joins the cities of Osaka and Tokyo. An intercity trip takes about four hours. Tourists being not enough local entertainment facilities and landmarks for … Open
Tourists travelling with kids will love the Kids Plaza center. The center features different playing grounds, interesting kids museum and originally styled café. On the top of the Kids Plaza center visitors will find an observation platform. Night entertainments fans are recommended to visit the Royal Horse bar as it serves clients till the early morning and treats them with exciting entertaining program.
Osaka The bar is of great popularity among jazz fans. Another original night entertaining center is the Pure night club. It will be of great pleasure for exciting party fans and buzzing and crowded place admirers. Not far from the city center tourists will find the most popular dance floor of Osaka named Easy Dance. The dance center will entertain its visitors with excellent track list and original interior design. Shop-a-holics should necessarily visit the largest shopping center in Osaka being the Namba Parks. One will literally need weeks to explore all the stores and departments, boutiques and entertaining facilities of the center.
Osaka is a typical Japanese city with a huge population, lots of cars in the streets, a variety of shopping and entertainment centers, restaurants, and classic attractions information on … Open
Some of the most interesting places in Japan are centers where they teach the country's traditional activity - the tea ceremony. Osaka is no exception - the city offers Kimono Tea Ceremony Maikoya offering great workshops. Everyone is invited to visit this place to get closer to the local culture. The center also has excellent decorations for photoshoots. However, Osaka is ready to offer some more places where you can take pictures in traditional Japanese clothes - namely, Kimono Photo Studio Plaza Ai or Mirai Studio Cafe.
night view in nakanoshima Besides cat and owl cafes (the best ones are Save Cat Cafe and Sunset Owl Cafe), which have long become common for Japan and some other countries, you can also find truly unique cafes in the city. For example, Tempozan Anipa, whose inhabitants are kangaroos, alpacas, capybaras, dogs, turtles, and Japanese favorites - cats. This is a real zoo, a visit to which brings only pleasant memories. You can dine in the company of snakes at American Village Snake Cafe, in the company of lizards, snakes, and owls - at Reptile Cafe Rock Star, and Small Animal Cafe Rock Star is suitable for those who prefer a company of small mice, ferrets, hedgehogs, chinchillas. Besides having a nice meal together with animals, guests can find out a lot of interesting information about them.
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There are also traditional zoos in the city. For example, Tennoji Zoo, where you can see beautiful tigers, lions, zebras, polar bears, elephants, hyenas, giraffes. It is worth noting that all the animals are kept in excellent conditions close to natural. Some animals can be fed. The zoo is located in Tennoji Park attracting tourists with its scenic views, the fragrant aroma of flowers, sports and playgrounds, as well as picnic areas. The park is one of the most popular leisure spots of local families. It is also worth taking small tourists to the Legoland Discovery Center (although adults will be interested as well) and Atc Asobi Mare where you can try zorbing.
night view in nakanoshima An ideal place to spend some active time is Ikura Circus where you can feel like an acrobat. The place is absolutely safe and reliable so there is no need to worry at all. Those who'd like to play tennis while on vacation should be advised to check out Hommachi Table Tennis Center. Gamers will be interested in three clubs in Osaka: PC and Retro Bar Space Station with a wide choice of consoles to suit every taste, Royal Game Center with its excellent arcade games, as well as VR Zone whose visitors can escape from this reality for a while. Gamblers will have a great time in Pooljam Shinsaibashi Casino whose guests can play roulette, blackjack, or poker.
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Tanimachiya Studio opens its doors to those wishing to learn how to create beautiful paper-mache crafts. You can also visit Eat Osaka Culinary Studio where foreigners are taught to cook like they do in Japan. Those who want to become an expert in traditional Japanese sake should head to simple-named Sake School. While in Osaka, it is also worth visiting Escape Osaka - Dark Zen, which features non-trivial plots and challenging puzzles. Nevertheless, the place is perfect for beginners too. It is preferable to come here with friends or family to spend a great time together.
from Yoriki-cho, Osaka The city has many art cafes and theaters, which host magnificent theater performances. So, fans of stand-up shows visit ROR Comedy Club, illusionist shows are held in Magic Lab, and the National Bunraku Theater is the finest place to get acquainted with the local culture. The Festival Hall often hosts interesting musical concerts - one only needs to check out upcoming events. Among other interesting art cafes are Umeda Art Theater and Yoshimoto Nishiumeda Theater, as well as Pirates of the Dotombori. Those waiting for new films' releases while on vacation in Osaka should choose the best cinema in town - Toho Cinemas Namba. If you'd rather watch an exciting sports match, you'll have a chance to enjoy one at the Kyocera Dome Osaka or the Panasonic Stadium Suita.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Osaka and surroundings

Recommended places for active recreation and leisure in Osaka

Where: Lead Plaza 6F, 1-6-31 Higashi-shinsaibashi, Osaka; Telephone: +81 (0)6 6282-0677; Metro: Nagahoribashi;
Where: Chayamachi 13-9, Osaka; Telephone: +81 (0)6 6371-3321; Metro: Umeda;
Beer Belly Edobori
Where: Edobori 2-1-21, Osaka; Telephone: +81 (0)6 6445-6366; Metro: Higobashi;
Club Joule
Where: 2-11-30 Nishi-shinsaibashi, Osaka; Telephone: +81 (0)6 6214-1223;
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Osaka
♥   Prefectural Natural Park 'Yata' , 6.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Prefectural Natural Park 'Hashikura' , 19.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Prefectural Natural Park 'Ina gawa keikoku' , 31 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Prefectural Natural Park 'Kasagi yama' , 41.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Prefectural Natural Park 'Hozu kyo' , 41.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Osaka
♥   Amusement park 'Festivalgate' , 1.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Universal Studios Japan' , 6.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Hanshin Park' Kōshien, 14 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Expoland' Suita, 15.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Mt. Ikoma Amusement Park' Ikoma, 16.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Osaka
♥   Water park 'Hirakata Park' Hirakata, Osaka, 20.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Nagashima Spa Land' Kuwana city, 119.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Guide to your best city break in Osaka - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Osaka - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Osaka?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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