The zoo is located inside Tennoji Park. This zoo has the third-longest history out of all zoos in Japan. About 180 species (or about 1,000 animals) are being raised in the approximately 11-hectare park.
This cultural park was built on the site of the Japan World Exposition (“Osaka Banpaku”). It is surrounded by lush greenery and combines cultural, sports, and leisure facilities. With the “Tower of the Sun” as the center, other attractions such as the Natural and Cultural Gardens, the Japanese Garden, and the National Museum of Ethnology are also present.
Namba Grand Kagetsu
15 minutes away by train
With Manzai (two-person comedy act), Rakugo (traditional Japanese comic storytelling), and new comedic acts from Yoshimoto every day of the year.
Osaka Castle Park
20 minutes away by train
Osaka Castle Park is located in the center of Osaka, with a castle tower full of history and romance at its core. It is a place where people can relax and enjoy the flowers of the four seasons while looking at Osaka Castle and the moat.
Shitennō-ji is said to be one of the seven main temples erected by Prince Shōtoku. According to the Nihon-shoki (The Chronicles of Japan), its construction began during the first year of Empress Suiko’s reign. This temple is located in Tennoji-ku, Osaka.
A comprehensive museum of history that introduces the city “Osaka” by age. An exhibit on the history of Osaka, from ancient times to modern times, is on display using reconstructed models, images, exhibition panels, and many more.
In the large hall of the National Bunraku Theatre, plays and dances centering on the Ningyo Joruri and Bunraku, which are part of the “Representative List” of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, are performed.
Dotonbori is the representative downtown area of Minami (South), Osaka. You can enjoy eating, shopping, looking for souvenirs, watching theater, and many more, both day and night.
15 to 20 minutes away on foot
Shinsaibashi-Suji Shopping Street is a shopping arcade located in Chuo-ku, Osaka City. There are approximately 180 shops that sell clothes, food, drinks, and so on. About 60,000 people visit on weekdays while about 120,000 visit on Sundays and public holidays.
An extensive market that sells street food, fresh food items, seafood, souvenirs, and many more. Its center is located one street to the east of Sakaisuji, and it is deployed to the south of Sennichimae-dori.
A unique district that is the most vibrant in Minami (South), Osaka, and that leads the youth culture of Kansai. Located to the west of Osaka Metro Shinsaibashi Station, the whole area stretching from Nagahori-dori all the way to Dotonbori is known as Amerikamura.
Namba Parks is a complex located in Namba. The main theme of the entire facility is “coexistence with nature.”
Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street
12 minutes away by train
Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street is the longest shopping street in Japan, with a total length of approximately 2.6 km. There are about 600 shops lined up, from shops that are perfect for eating while walking, all the way to bargain clothing stores, “typical” Osaka variety stores, and izakayas (Japanese-style bar).
25 minutes away by train
Abeno Harukas’s observation deck “Harukas 300” opened in the spring of 2014. Abeno Harukas is Japan’s tallest skyscraper (300 meters high).
25 minutes away by train
The entrance area of Tennoji Park with a large lawn of grass; affectionately referred to by the nickname “TEN-SHIBA” by the people (note: “shiba” means “lawn” in Japanese).
Shin Umeda City
30 minutes away by train
The center of this complex is the Umeda Sky Building (Kuchu Teien Observatory) and the hotels located in Shin Umeda City.