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Osaka Castle

3.1 mile / 5 km / 15 minutes by car

Built around 400 years ago by the famous military commander Toyotomi Hideyoshi, this castle is one of Osaka’s major sightseeing destinations and attracts numerous domestic and international visitors.


Osaka City Central Public Hal

1 mile / 1.6 km / 20 minutes’ walk

Situated in the Nakanoshima area, bordered on the north and south by the Dojima and Tosabori rivers respectively, this building boasts a beautiful Neo-Renaissance exterior. It is deeply connected with the development of arts and culture in Osaka and has received national government designation as Important Cultural Heritage.



1.4 miles / 2.2 km / 12 minutes by train

This shrine is dedicated to Sugawara-no-Michizane – a 9th-century scholar, poet, and politician. Osaka’s merchants and the locals now revere him as the deity of learning and the performing arts, and as the guardian deity of the area. Tenjin Matsuri, held every July 24th and 25th, has a history of more than 1,000 years. This lively festival includes a parade of people dressed in ancient imperial attire, 100-boat procession, and fireworks display.


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The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living

This museum introduces the history and culture of residential Osaka. Walk through the scale model of Osaka's cityscape, wear a kimono or yukata, and experience the life and culture of yesteryear through the various events the museum holds.