Osaka (大阪), Japan Travel Guide
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Places of Interest in Osaka
- Osaka Museum of History
Museum detailing the history of Osaka.
- Osaka Castle
1931 reconstruction of the castle built in 1586 by Shogun Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
- National Museum of Art
Museum housed in a cutting-edge structure and holding an impressive collection of art including Picasso, Cezanne and Warhol.
- Museum of Oriental Ceramics
Museum housing one of the world's finest collections of Oriental ceramics.
- Floating Garden Observatory
Observatory on the spectacular Umeda Sky Building.
- National Bunraku Theater
Famous theater for the performances of Bunraku puppet dramas.
- Universal Studios JapanTheme park that brings the magic of Hollywood to Osaka.
- Spa World
Huge spa resort with spas from different countries of the world.
- Japan Folk Art Museum
Museum containing an outstanding array of traditional folk arts and crafts.
- Shitenno-ji Temple
One of the temples considered the birthplace of Japanese Buddhism.
- Tempozan Harbor Village
A waterfront project that gives the Edo-period landfill a modern makeover.
- Suntory Museum
Cutting-edge museum in Tempozan Harbor Village.
- Osaka Aquarium
Innovative aquarium exhibiting marine life from around the world.
- Liberty Osaka Museum
Museum that looks into human rights and discriminatory practises in Japan.
Skyscrapers of West Umeda, Osaka
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