Osaka Castle was the residence of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who built it as a base from which to unify Japan.
The main keep of Osaka Castle was built in 1583 by Hideyoshi Toyotomi. The keep has been burnt down and rebuilt several times over the course of its history having been destroyed during the Siege of Osaka, and burnt down in a great fire at the time of the Meiji Restoration. The current main keep is the second complete reconstruction and dates from 1931.
The museum inside the castle and the magnificent outer stone walls are particularly impressive, while the observatory on the top floor affords sweeping views of the entire city.
The park was built on the occasion of the 1987 Tennoji Exposition
The park is dotted with historic sites such as Chausuyama Hill and the house-shaped gate of the former Kuroda Clan’s rice storehouse. Take in the beauty of the seasons in the Keitakuen Garden or the botanical green house and enjoy this urban oasis that brims with water and greenery.
KINTETSU RAIL PASS 1day / 2day (OSAKA-NARA-KYOTO) - 1day Pass: Adult 1,500 yen / Child 750 yen - 2day Pass: Adult 2,500 yen / Child 1,250 yen
Convenient and beneficial for travelers in Nara from Osaka and Kyoto!
With this pass, you can get unlimited rides on the KINTETSU Railway and the Nara Kotsu Bus Line within designated zones for one or two days, perfect for visiting World Heritage sites and other shrines and temples in Nara! The pass is on sale at the front desk or the concierge desk (for hotel guests only).
More than 100 years since its opening
The Tennoji Zoo opened in January 1915 as the third zoo in Japan. Having expanded considerably over the years, the zoo currently houses about 1,000 animals of 230 species in an area of 11 hectares. It has remained popular with locals as a place for recreation and learning, attracting more than 1.5 million visitors annually.
SpaWorld - Health spa with thermal baths from around the world
SpaWorld is a health spa with a variety of baths, swimming pools, and beauty salons.
Tsutenkaku - the name means ""tower that reaches to the heavens"" - is a signature attraction of Osaka.
Built in 1956, the Tsutenkaku Tower is about 100 meters tall and is known for its statue of Billiken, the god of good luck, in the observatory on the 5th floor.
Well known throughout Japan, Shitennoji was established by Prince Shotoku over 1,400 years ago.
It is a 15- to 20-minute walk from the hotel.
For a true local experience, visit on the 21st or 22nd, when the monthly temple fair is held and a range of stalls are set up in the grounds.
One of the largest aquariums in the world, the Kaiyukan reproduces the marine ecology of the Pacific Rim.
After passing through the tunnel-shaped “Aquagate”, you will enter the huge Pacific Ocean tank, which is home to a 4.23-meter long whale shark that swims leisurely among schools of fish of various sizes, as well as 12 other tanks, each with a different theme. Be entranced by the mystical charm of the sea as you watch the marine residents of the aquarium. The surreal atmosphere of the Floating Jellyfish Area makes for a particularly magical experience.