Osaka is often cited as a stop on trips to the Kansai region, with travellers favouring it for its easy access to transportation and shopping. If you are travelling to Osaka, the following six attractions and their surroundings can be considered classic must-see goals for the region, including classical architecture, theme parks, and family-friendly destinations.
Osaka Castle Park, located in the centre of Osaka, is a sizable urban garden with the Osaka Castle Tenshokaku standing in the middle, an irreplaceable symbol of Osaka.
Osaka Castle Tenshokaku, known as one of the "Three Famous Castles of Japan," was built in 1583 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a very famous figure in Japanese history, more than 400 years ago. The original version of the castle was destroyed by war or natural disasters. When you visit the castle, you can climb up to the castle and enjoy the view of Osaka city.
In spring, when cherry blossoms are in full bloom in Osaka Castle Park, the Nishinomaru Garden in the park is the perfect place to enjoy them. There are more than 600 cherry blossoms in the park, and the picture is quite wonderfully romantic in spring when they are in full bloom, with the classical Tensho-Kaku as a backdrop, a picture full of Japanese style.
In spring, the cherry blossoms are in full bloom in Osaka Castle Park, and the Nishinomaru Garden in the park is the perfect place to see them. There are pink cherry blossoms at the entrance of Osaka Castle Park. If it is the time when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, people will spread picnic cloths on the ground and sit on the ground. We share the bento snacks and wine we each brought, chatting, singing and dancing with smiles on everyone's faces. Osaka Castle Park is very large, and there is a tour bus that goes directly to the inside of Osaka Castle and Tensho-Kaku at the entrance, or if you are not in a hurry, then you can walk in and enjoy the scenery along the way. Because it is in the centre of the city and there is no admission fee, Osaka Castle Park is more like a place for citizens to relax and have fun, and you can see a few residents walking along the
road, laughing and joking from time to time. A quiet moat outside the high castle walls is typical of old Japanese castles.
The famous Universal Studios Japan is located in the city of Osaka, and its popularity rivals that of Tokyo's Disney, making it a destination for almost every traveller to Osaka. The most attractive part is that Universal Studios Japan has the only Harry Potter-themed area in Asia, making it an unmissable pilgrimage for Harry Potter fans.
With thrilling roller coasters, exciting theatre shows, and amusement rides that recreate the plot of the movie, Universal Studios Japan has a separate park that includes Spider-Man, Harry Potter, Jaws, Hello Kitty, Sesame Street, and many other themes, as well as a daily parade of lively floats and theme events for different festivals.