- No need to worry about cold winter or rain! 6 Osaka Sightseeing Spots for Indoor Fun
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No need to worry about cold winter or rain! 6 Osaka Sightseeing Spots for Indoor Fun
So, this time, we will introduce you to some sightseeing spots in Osaka that you can enjoy indoors regardless of the weather, even in the cold winter or on a rainy day!
This time we will introduce some sightseeing spots in Osaka that can be enjoyed indoors, regardless of the weather.
An aquarium is the perfect spot for a rainy day outing. Kaiyukan is an aquarium where you can encounter a variety of sea and land creatures, with approximately 620 species and 30,000 plants and animals on display.
There are various exhibits such as the Aqua Gate and the Kaiyukan Galaxy, but the most famous exhibit is the Pacific Ocean tank where whale sharks swim. During meal times, which occur twice a day, you can see whale sharks swimming close to the surface as they wait for their food, or standing up to feed, which is a rare sight only seen when whale sharks are feeding.
Every evening from 5:00 p.m., the aquarium becomes "Kaiyukan by Night," and visitors can enjoy a romantic "night sea" with lights and sounds. It is recommended to spend a quiet and relaxing time in this fantastic aquarium, which is different from the daytime.
Address: 1-1-10 Kaigan-dori, Minato-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Access: A 5 minute walk from Exit 1 of "Osaka Port Station" on the Osaka Metro Chuo Line
・Namba Grand kagetsu
The Namba Grand kagetsu is a theater where you can enjoy manzai and rakugo performances by Yoshimoto's comedians and talents, from the big names to the young ones. One of the main attractions of the theater is Yoshimoto Shinki Gekijou, where you can enjoy live comedy with ad-libs. There are at least three performances every day, including special events, so anyone can enjoy comedy at any time.
The theater also has a wide variety of stores selling limited-edition products, official Yoshimoto Kogyo goods, Kansai sweets and sundries, and more.
The theater is also a great place to find unique Osaka souvenirs, as you can enjoy shopping even if you do not have a ticket for the performance.
Address: 11-6 Sennichimae, Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi,Osaka
Access: A 4 minute walk from Exit 3 of "Namba Station" on the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line
Abeno Harukas is the tallest* skyscraper complex in Japan, standing 300 meters above ground. It houses a variety of facilities, including department stores, restaurants, museums, offices, and hotels, and the observation deck "Harukas 300" on the top floor offers a panoramic view of the Osaka Plain and other vast landscapes. The observation deck on the top floor, "Harukas 300," offers a 360-degree view of the Osaka Plain and other vast landscapes.
The building is directly connected to Kintetsu Osaka Abenobashi Station and Tennoji Station, allowing visitors to enjoy lunch, sweets, and other gourmet treats throughout the day.
*As of November 2022
Address: 1-1-43 Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka-shi,Osaka
Access: Direct connection from "Kintetsu Osaka Abenobashi Station" on the Kintetsu Line and "Tennoji Station" on the JR Osaka Loop Line/Osaka Metro Midosuji Line
・Osaka Municipal Museum of Housing Osaka Museum of Living Now and Then
This is a museum specializing in the theme of "housing" where visitors can learn about life in Osaka, which prospered as "the nation's kitchen".
The museum's theme is "Housing", and visitors can learn about the lifestyle of Osaka, which prospered as the "Kitchen of the Nation". The tools and furnishings of daily life have been faithfully reproduced in every detail, allowing visitors to enjoy a "hands-on" exhibition, as if they were stepping back in time to the Edo period. It is also a great place to reminisce about the good old days with family and friends.
The all-weather museum is perfect for a rainy day out.
Address: Residence Information Center Bldg. 8F, 6-4-20 Tenjinbashi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Access: Direct connection from Exit 3 of "Tenjinbashisuji Rokuchome Station" on the Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line, Sakaisuji Line and Hankyu Corporation
A 6 minute walk from "Tenma Station" on the JR Osaka Loop Line
・Kids Plaza Osaka
As the name implies, Kids Plaza Osaka is a museum for children where they can learn through play and experience, nurture their imagination, and develop their potential and individuality. The spacious museum offers many participatory exhibits and workshops on themes such as science, culture, and society that allow children to actually use their five senses. For example, there is a wide range of programs such as a newscaster experience, a wheelchair experience, and bubbles that people can put in.
Each corner is full of creative activities that even adults will want to try, making it fun for the whole family to enjoy together.
Address: 2-1-7 Ogimachi, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture
Access: Short walk from Exit 2 of Ogimachi Station on the Osaka Metro Sakaisuji Line
A 3 minute walk from "Tenman Station" on the JR Osaka Circular Line
Kuromon Ichiba is a shopping street in Osaka's Minami district and is known as "Osaka's Kitchen." It celebrated its 200th anniversary on November 18th, 2022. Although not indoors, it is a covered shopping street and is safe even on rainy days. About 150 stores line the 580-meter-long arcade, which is always crowded with people.
The specialty of the market is hamo (yellowtail) in summer and fugu (blowfish) in winter, but there are also specialty stores specializing in suppon, restaurants, produce, meat, dry foods, Japanese and Western confectionery, and many other types of stores. There are also a variety of menus for eating and walking, such as grilled skewers, fresh juice, and soft-serve ice cream. We recommend downloading the "Eating and Walking Map" from the official website and heading there.
Address: 2-4-1 Nippombashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi,Osaka
Access: A 5 minute walk from Exit 10 of "Nippombashi Station" on the Osaka Metro Sennichimae Line
How was it? We introduced some of Osaka's sightseeing spots that can be enjoyed indoors. If you visit Osaka on a rainy day or during the cold season, please refer to the above.
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* Information as of November 2022.
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