Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Osaka

Sitting in the heart of the Kansai region, Osaka the third-largest city in Japan. It could be the proximity to Korea, China, and the coast that has made it become known as the "Kitchen of Japan". Osaka's people have a true zest for life. They promote a casual air and ease and are slightly, unconventionally boisterous. Osaka is regenerating, now recognising its past beauty and working hard to re-establish it. This stimulating city that works to live is now more than ever a must-see.

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La Baie

La Baie offers exceptional seafood and meat dishes with an imaginative, eclectic flavour. They are recipients of a Michelin star, a 5-spoon and fork of the Michelin Guide Kyoto Osaka Kobe 2011. They also serve lunch. For dinner, men are requested to wear a jacket.
Adresse: Ritz-Carlton, 2-5-25 Kita-ku, Umeda, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6343 7000
Åpningstider: Lunch: 11:30-14:30, Dinner: 15:30-21.30
Transport: Metro Stop: Osaka Station (Sakurabashi Exit)


Hidden under the Hankyu railway is this cozy, superior izakaya (Japanese-style pub-restaurant). They serve grilled fish prepared whilst you wait, and it´s highly recommended. Unlike most Izakaya, this one has an English menu.
Adresse: Kappa Yokocho-nai, Shibata 1-7-2, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6373 1484
Åpningstider: Daily: 16.00-23.00

Matsusakagyu Yakiniku M

Matsusakagyu Yakiniku M is a popular restaurant that offers the traditional Japanese dish, Matsusaka beef, one of the most exclusive and expensive cuts of meat in the world. It may not be cheap, but it is without a doubt worth every penny. The staff is very friendly and all guests have access to free WiFi.
Adresse: 1-1-19 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6211 2917
Åpningstider: Daily: 17.00-00.00

St. Regis Bar

At the St. Regis Bar you will feel right at home. In a cosy environment you can enjoy a few drinks and something good to eat while listening to live music.
Adresse: 3-6-12 Hommachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6258 3333


Ichiran is claimed to be the best ramen restaurant in the city. So if you like noodles, this is the place for you. There are numerous variations to choose from.
Adresse: 7-18 Soemoncho, Chuo-ku, 1F, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6212 1805

Endo Sushi

The sushi at Endo Sushi has been described as one of the best. So if you like fish, rice and vegetables you will probably love this place.
Adresse: 1-1-86 Noda Fukushima-Ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6469 7108

Kobe Misono

This steak house has existed since 1945 and was probably the place where the first teppanyaki steak was served. This is a good restaurant to go if you want to try the famous Kobe beef.
Adresse: 1-11-19 Sonezakishinchi, Kita-ku, Star Building 3F, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6341 4471


Fukutaro is claimed to be a must-try in Osaka. This is a good place to try okonomiyaki, a pancake-like dish. There are numerous variations to choose from and if you can't decide there is still the grill-it-yourself option.
Adresse: 2-3-17, Sennichimae, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6359 2951
Åpningstider: Monday-Friday: 17.00-01.00, Saturday-Sunday: 12.00-00.00
Transport: Metro Station: Namba Station


Restaurant Splendido can be found at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Here you can enjoy Italian dishes in a cosy atmosphere.
Adresse: 2-5-25 Umeda, Kita-ku, 1F The Ritz-Carlton Osaka, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6343 7020

Tsurutontan Soemoncho

Another great noodle place is Tsurutontan Soemoncho. Make sure you are hungry when you come here since the portions are really big and the food is delicious.
Adresse: 3-17 Soemoncho, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6211 0021


This Michelin restaurant has been described as mind-blowing, exceptional, artistic and delicious. Hajime is a great place to go if you want something extraordinary. Here, every dish is a like a piece of art and every desert like a dream come true.
Adresse: 1-9-11-1F Edobori, Nishi-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6447 6688

Outback Steakhouse Umeda

If you are craving a nice steak you can head to Outback Steakhouse Umeda. This restaurant can be found in various places throughout Japan and the world, bringing the best of Australian cuisine.
Adresse: 2-1-24 Umeda, Kita-ku, 1F, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6457 7121

Fujiya 1935

This restaurant fuses the best of Japanese, Italian, and Spanish dishes into an outstanding menu. Try the refreshing creations of crab spaghettini and enjoy seasonable ingredients from the region. The friendly staff is happy to offer you a selection of great wine with your menu.
Adresse: 2-4-14, Yariyamachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Åpningstider: Daily 12.00-13.00, 18.00-20.00
Transport: Metro Stop: Sakaisujihonmachi station

Okonomiyaki Mizuno

This is Osaka's oldest pancake house and offers you mouthwatering variants with different ingredients and toppings. Mizuno has traditional Japanese pancakes for every taste and every meal of the day.
Adresse: 1-4-15, Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6212 6360
Åpningstider: Daily: 11.00-22.00
Transport: Metro Stop: Namba Station or Nihonbashi Station

Harukoma Sushi

Located in Japan's longest shopping arcade Tenjinbashisuji is the fabled Harukoma Sushi, recognisable if only by the line leading up to its inconspicuous front door. Lines move fast, however, and the superb quality of the sushi and sashimi served here are certainly worth the short wait. Price to quality ratio is among the best in town.
Adresse: 5-5-2 Tenjinbashi, Kita-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6351 4319

Planet 3rd

Planet 3rd is a cute and hip little café with cool decor and a nice atmosphere. They serve an American breakfast between 7am and noon and have free internet access.
Adresse: Nishi-Shinsaibashi 1-5-24, Hearton Hotel 1F, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6282 5277
Åpningstider: Daily: 07.00-00.00
Transport: Metro Stop: Shinsaibashi

Rue d’Or

You can find the French Bistro Rue d’Or at The St. Regis Osaka. Here you can enjoy a tasty croissant and a café au lait. You can also enjoy a nice lunch accompanied by a glass of French wine.
Adresse: 3-6-12 Honmachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6258 3333
Åpningstider: Daily: 6:30-10:00, 17:30-22:00

Murphy's Irish Pub

Murphy's is a popular and well established Irish bar, which attracts an eclectic mix of Japanese and Western clientele. For all sports enthusiasts, their 100 inch screen is the ideal way to watch international and domestic sports on.
Adresse: 1-6-31 Higashi-shinsaibashi, Lead Plaza 6F, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6282 0677
Åpningstider: Sun–Thu 5pm–1 am, Fri–Sat All night
Transport: Metro Stop: Nagahoribashi

Club Joule

Club Joule is all Trance lovers' paradise. The club is very popular and attracts a mostly young audience. Besides hard house/trance, you can also enjoy hip-hop at this modern club.
Adresse: 2-11-30 Nishi-shinsaibashi, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6214 1223

Royal Horse

This jazz club and restaurant offers live music accompanied with great food. This is a good place to enjoy some of the best whiskeys and brandies of the area. The staff is friendly and the prices reasonable.
Adresse: 15−13 Toganocho, OsakaKita Ward, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6312 8958

The Blarney Stone

This Irish Pub in the middle of Osaka is the ideal location for celebrating a night in the town. Here you can catch regular specials on the cocktail menu and live on-stage events. Bring your friends or meet some new inside. You won’t regret stepping into Blarney Stone Umeda.
Adresse: 6F Sonezaki Center Biru 2-10-15 Sonezaki Kita-ku, Ōsaka
Telefon: +81 6 6364 2001
Åpningstider: Monday-Thursday: 17.00-01.00, Friday-Saturday: 17.00-05.00, Sunday: 15.30-05.00

Physique Pride

If you are looking for an open-minded and foreigner friendly gay-bar, the Physique Pride is your place. Drop in and find a dedicated party crowd having a good time on the dancefloor or hang out with some friends at the bar.
Adresse: 8-23 Doyama-cho, Sanyo-Kaikan
Telefon: +81 6 6361 2430

Owl Osaka

Owl Osaka is your number one address for live music, events and performances. In the heart of the Umeda district, this venue dazzles with an outstanding concert hall and exciting acts. Check their website for upcoming events and keep an eye on the happy hours.
Adresse: Umeda Rakutenchi Building B1, 5-1 Kakuda-Cho, Kita Ward, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6-6362-0822
Åpningstider: Daily: 19.00-01.00

Pure Osaka

Spirits are high in this nightlife venue. The place is well-known for its unending parties and satisfied guests. While the tight program features various events, you can also book the club for a private party. You will never see bored faces in this place, only pure fun!
Adresse: Diamond Bldg. B1 2-3-12 Shinsaibashi suji, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6214 6600
Åpningstider: Friday-Saturday: 22.00-05.00

Club Life

Hip Hop, Reggae, House – you name it. Club Life is a hot meeting point among the young party crowd. Here you can dance until early morning hours, share a story over some drinks and meet new people. Enjoy yourself and drop into Club Life!
Adresse: Chuo Ward, Higashishinsaibashi, 2 Chome−8−12, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6484 3264
Åpningstider: Daily: 20.00-06.00


You want to shoot some pool? Play some darts? Then Balabushka is the ideal place for your night out on the town. Here you can compete with friends and strangers, and enjoy nice drafts during your stay. When you get tired, you can take a seat on the comfy sofas in the loft.
Adresse: Mittera Kaikan 4F 2-9-5 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6211 5369
Åpningstider: Monday-Thursday: 18.00-03.00, Friday, Saturday: 18.00-05.00
Transport: Metro Stop: Shinsaibashi Station

Ghost Ultra Lounge

This dance club will keep you up all night long. The music ranges from R’n’B to Hip Hop or House and gives you the chance to move your body to the beat. International guests are warmly welcomed within and the staff will take good care of you. Note that the party usually starts late here, so best drop by around midnight.
Adresse: Shinsaibashi WEST B1F, 2-17-3 NIshi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6214 0545
Åpningstider: Thursday-Tuesday: 22.00-late

T.N.T. Craft Beer Pub and Bottle Shop

As the name already suggest, this is your spot for Craft Beer to drink and take home. The modern interior expresses a DIY culture and will make you immediately feel at home. Tell the friendly staff your preferences and you will receive professional advice on your perfect match. Beer-lovers don’t want to miss this pub on their travel itinerary.
Adresse: 1-2-5 Sangenya Higashi, Taisho-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 80 4242 2357
Åpningstider: Monday-Friday: 17.00-00.00, Saturday-Sunday: 16.00-00.00
Transport: Metro Stop: Taisho Station

Club Ammona

If you are looking for a luxury nightlife experience, check out Club Ammona. Between live performances and theme parties you can even get beauty treatments in the upbeat club. They have regular hairdressing session and nail salon within. Beautify yourself and drop directly into the party – Club Ammona makes it possible.
Adresse: Tamahachi Bldg 2F, 2-3-22, Higashi Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6211 3993
Åpningstider: Daily: 22.00-01.00

Misono Building

The second and third floors of this somewhat dilapidated building in the Ura-Namba district hide some of the most unique and interesting bars in Osaka. The long narrow halls are lined on either side by tiny, intimate bars, many of which have an interesting theme, such as retro video games, offering some of the city's best nightlife.
Adresse: 2nd fl, Misono Bldg, 2-3-9 Sennichi-mae, Chūō-ku, Osaka

The National Museum of Art

This museum is not only impressive for its modern outside design, but offers visitors far more interesting things on the inside. It exhibits Japanese as well as contemporary art from various artists from all over the world. Most of the exhibits are from the post-war era.
Adresse: 4-2-55 Nakanoshima, kita-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6447 4680
Åpningstider: Tuesday-Thrusday, Saturday-Sunday: 10.00-17.00, Friday: 10.00-19.00
Transport: Metro Stop: Higobashi

Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle is the city's most famous landmark. It was originally built in 1583 by the order of Hideyoshi Toyotomi but suffered several destructions throughout history. Rebuilt in 1931 with the external appearance created by Hideyoshi Toyotomi, the Japanese Government designated the main tower as a Registered Tangible Cultural Property years later, in 1997.
Adresse: 1-1, Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6941 3044

Osaka Museum of History

The Osaka Museum of History lies just outside Osaka Castle Park. It aims to bring the city'a history to life and features a multi-dimensional experience of the 1,400-year history of Osaka, with life-size reconstructions, scale models, and key photographs and movies. An entertaining and fun experience for young and old.
Adresse: 1-32 Otemae 4-Chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6946 5728
Åpningstider: Monday, Wednesday-Thursday: 09.30-17.00, Saturday-Sunday: 09.30-17.00

Shin-umeda City Floating Garden

Shin Umeda City was completed in 1993 and has become one of Osaka's main points of orientation in the city. You can enjoy a great view over the city at the observatory on the 39th floor.
Adresse: 1-1-88, Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6440 3855

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is one of the biggest aquariums in the world, and has a great variety of fish, and even a few whale sharks. The Japanese word Kaiyukan, literally means "Playing in the Sea Pavilion".
Adresse: 1-1-10 Kaigandori, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6576 5501

The National Bunraku

In this theatre you can view the fascinating and unusual art form "bunraku", which is a Japanese puppet drama derived from the 17th-century. There are also English programs available and earphones for translations.
Adresse: 1-12-10, Nippon-bashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6212 2531

Osaka Municipal Museum of Art

The Osaka Municipal Museum of Art offers artwork from the country's finest contemporary artists. The museum has sculptures, paintings and calligraphy from both known established artists and skilled newcomers.
Adresse: 1-82 Chausuyama-cho, Tennoji-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6771 4874
Åpningstider: Tuesday-Sunday: 09.30-17.00

Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

The Samiyoshi Taisha Shrine is one of Japan’s oldest shrines and it is registered as a National Treasure. Many events are staged at this historical location. Every year on New Year´s day, a large crowd gathers at the shrine to celebrate.
Adresse: 2-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6672 0753
Transport: Sumiyoshi Taisha

The Museum of Oriental Ceramics

This museum is specialized in ceramics and almost three thousand items from China and Korea are displayed here. The stylish museum has a world-class collection of oriental ceramics.
Adresse: 1-1-26, Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6223 0055
Åpningstider: Tuesday-Sunday: 9.30 -17.00
Transport: Metrostop: Yodoyabashi

Shitennoji Temple

Shitennoji Temple is the oldest officially administered temple in Japan. The temple was built by Prince Shotoku and had an important status in the city's trade history due to its location on the Bay. Throughout history, the temple has been reconstructed several times.
Adresse: 1-11-18 Shitennoji, Tennoji-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6771 0066

Video Game Bar Space Station

This is a great place to go if you like playing video games while drinking since these two pleasures are combined at the Video Game Bar Space Station. You can choose from game machines like Xbox, Super Nintendo, Genesis and many more.
Adresse: 2-13-3 Nishi-shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 80 4151 6336
Åpningstider: Monday-Sunday: 20.00-02.00


Dotonbori is one of Osaka's most popular areas. You can find almost everything here; theatres, bars, nightclubs, cafés, restaurants, you name it. All day and night, entertainment guaranteed!
Adresse: Dotombori, Osaka


Another popular area is Shinsaibashi. This area features not only some of the best fashion stores in the world but also a great nightlife and local food.
Adresse: Shinsaibashi, Osaka

Nanba Grand Kagetsu

If you're looking for some fun, the Nanba Grand neighborhood is your place to go. There is a multitude of entertainment centers, theaters, shops and you are guaranteed a fantastic vibe at this busy place.
Adresse: 11-6 Nambasennichimae, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6641 0888

Universal Studios Japan

The Universal Studios Japan is the Hollywood equivalent theme park with attraction from your favourite movies. This is a great place for a whole day of family fun with numerous restaurants, rides and shows.
Adresse: 2−1−3 3 Sakurajima, Osaka
Telefon: +81 570 200 606

Osaka Science Museum

This museum offers fun and education for the whole family. You can easily spend hours wandering through its exhibitions and permanent collections. If you’re interested in life, the universe and everything in between you can learn more about our solar system in the planetarium hall or join the science show.
Adresse: 2.1,4cho-me, Nakanoshima Kita-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6444 5656
Åpningstider: Tuesday-Sunday: 09.30-17.00
Transport: Metro Stop: Higobashi Station

Osaka International Peace Center

This museum aims to promote peace and gives information about Osaka in World War II. Historical documents and video installations depict aerial assaults, attacks on Japan as well as the horrors of the atom bomb. Learn more about Osaka’s recent past by visiting these exhibitions.
Adresse: 2-1 Osakajo, Chuo Ward, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6947 7208
Åpningstider: Tuesday-Sunday: 9.30-17.00
Transport: Metro Stop: Morinomiya Station

Kema Sakuranomiya Park

In Japan the cherry blossom or Sakura is celebrated for its beauty and symbolizes renewal, life as well as ephemerality. In this park along the Okawa River you can watch the spectacle of about 5000 cherry trees blooming in early spring. The best time for picnics among the magnificent white and pink trees is late March or early April.
Adresse: Kema Sakuranomiya Park, Osaka
Transport: Metro Stop: Sakuranomiya Station


Originally constructed in 1912 and rebuilt after WWII in 1956, the Tsūtenkaku Tower stands 103 meters tall and gives you an outstanding view of all of Osaka. When on top you can venture to step on the platform with a guide and safety belt and experience some exciting vertigo.
Adresse: 1 Chome-18-6 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6641 9555
Åpningstider: Monday-Sunday: 9.00-21.00
Transport: Metro Stop: Shin-Imamiya Station

Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum

Have you ever wondered where this delicious and easy to make Ramen comes from? Then visit this Cup Noodle Museum and learn more about the inventor and the history of the popular dish. Next to free audio guides the place offers ramen workshops for the whole family.
Adresse: 8-25 Masumi-cho, Ikeda-shi, Osaka
Telefon: +81 72 752 3484
Åpningstider: Monday, Wednesday-Sunday: 9.30–16.00

Yamamoto Noh Theater

Experience one of the world's oldest theatrical forms – Noh – at the oldest operational theatre of its kind in Osaka. Opt for the "Kamigata Night” programme to acquaint yourself with all of Kansai Region's traditional performing arts, such as the famed Kabuki, Bunraku Puppet Theatre, Rakugo, and, of course, Noh. The stylish theatre hosts shows in both English and Japanese (the latter are often accompanied by explanatory materials in English, Chinese and Korean), and offers visitors a unique opportunity to attend workshops conducted by professional artists.
Adresse: 1-3-6 Tokuicho,Chuo-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6943 9454

Museum of Housing and Living

The exquisite museum offers visitors an immersive experience into Osaka's Edo (9th floor), Meiji (8th floor) and recent Showa periods. Life-size recreations of Osaka's ancient streets and scale models are complete with multiple original artifacts dating back to the respective eras. One of the museum's main attractions is the opportunity to try on and be photographed in a traditional kimono against the backdrop of a historic Japanese street.
Adresse: 6-4-20 Tenjimbashi, Kita-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6242 1170
Åpningstider: Wed-Mon 10am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm), Tue closed


Crowned by the looming Tsutenkaku tower, the district of Shinsekai is one of the city's premier entertainment districts, with a slew of dining, drinking and shopping options. It is also the best place int he city to try kushikatsu, a regional delicacy consisting of skewered and deep-fried meat and vegetables.

Hozenji Temple

Tucked away behind a busy street, just a few blocks away from Dotonbori canal, lies the tiny and quaint 17th century Buddhist temple, Hozenji. It is a rare space of peace and tranquility in one of the city's busiest districts, and should not be missed.
Adresse: Chuo Ward, Nanba, 1-2-16, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6211 4152

Osaka Station City

The Osaka Station City is not only the main railway station in Umeda but also a popular shopping place in the city. If you arrive to Osaka by train you can directly dive into shopping life and check out the many department stores and fashion centers within. Take your time to stroll through the building, there is much to see.
Adresse: Osaka Prefecture, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6458 0212
Transport: Osaka Station, Kitashinchi Station

Hankyu Department Store

In the Umeda district lies Hankyu, Japan’s largest chain of department stores. This is a flagship store situated at Hankyu Terminal in Umeda. The interior is exclusive, just as other Hankyu stores across Japan. The brands are both International and Japanese, such as GAP, Miyake, Nicole Farhi, Kenzo and Cerruti. If you go there, do not miss the food market on the two bottom floors, which has become known for its high quality and service.
Adresse: 8-7 Kakuda-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 361 1381
Åpningstider: Monday-Thursday, Sunday: 10.00-20.00, Friday-Saturday: 10.00-21.00

Hep 5 Department Store

There are over 150 stores in the “hip” Hep 5, also in the Umeda district. Most of them are fashion retail shops that suit young costumers, but people of all ages can find something of interest at this department store. There is a Disney store and a Snoopy Town Shop for the children, all kinds of clothing stores (some of them provide discounted clothes), a food department and lots of other things. The greatest attraction in Hep 5 must still be the large Ferris wheel, from which you will get an outstanding overview of central Umeda district of Osaka.
Adresse: 5-15 Kakuda-cho, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6313 0501
Åpningstider: Daily: 11.00-23.00

Flea Market at Ohatsu Tenjin Shrine

There are several markets worth a visit and they are often set up around the temples. At the flea market at Ohatsu Tenjin Shrine (Umeda), held twice a month (1st and 3rd Friday of every month), you will find many works of art and antiques. The market has 30 to 40 interesting antique shops. While it might not ba a large market, the quality of its items is high.
Adresse: 2-5-4 Sonezaki, Kita-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6311 0895

Daishie Market at Shitennoji Temple

The Daishie Market at Shitennoji Temple is held monthly, and has a wide variety of second hand clothing, antiques and traditional food to sample. The market is held the 21st of every month, and is located next to the Shitennoji Temple (Tennoji district).
Adresse: 1-11-18 Shitennoji, Tennoji-ku, Osaka

Central Wholesale Mart

This food market is sought after for its fresh produce. The market was established in 1931, and specialises on fish but also has everything from high-quality meat, eggs, vegetables and fruit, to other more unusual ingredients.
Adresse: 1-1-86, Noda, Fukushima-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6469 7850

Kintetsu Department Store

This mall is situated in the Tennoji district. It sells items like clothing, food, cosmetics, accessories, electrical appliances, bedlinen and furniture. Among international top brands, there are also traditional Japanese items, kimonos and ceramics. On the ninth floor Kintetsu has an art gallery which hosts exhibitions and art events.
Adresse: 1-1-43 Abeno-suji, Abeno-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6624 1111


Another popular area is Shinsaibashi. This area features not only some of the best fashion stores in the world but also a great nightlife and local food.
Adresse: Shinsaibashi, Osaka


This shopping area in Osaka is a temple for fashionistas and vintage fans. The shops here sell America-inspired clothes, shoes and feature a number of second hand shops for records and, again, fashion. A shopping heaven during day times, the district is also worth visiting at night as it turns into a vibrant party location.
Adresse: 1~2 chome, Nishisinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Transport: Metro Stop: Shinsaibashi Station


Do you need a new memory card for your camera, a back-up charging device for your phone or a fresh set of headphones? Then there’s no better place to go than Yodobashi Camera. Within you get all kinds of electronic devices, good services and low prices. In case you get hungry during your shopping tour there are also a number of sweets and gourmet shops within the building.
Adresse: 1-1 Ofukacho Kita-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 4802 1010
Åpningstider: Shopping: 09.30-21.30, Dining: 11.00-23.00
Transport: Metro Stop: Osaka Station or Umeda Station

Kuromon Ichiba

Kuromon Ichiba, the Black Gate, is a huge market place that will surprise you with delicacies of the area. Around 200 shops and stalls will offer you fresh fruit, healthy vegetables or meat and also deliver restaurants nearby. Mingle with the locals and taste Japan at this shopping market.
Adresse: 2 Chome-4-1 Nipponbashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6631 0007
Transport: Metro Stop: Nippombashi Station


Near Sakaisuji Avenue you can find an electronics paradise at Nipponbashi. Better known as “Den-Den Town”, the district offers you collectibles, various manga and comic books, as well as movies and DVDs. The vast offer and the low prices make this area the ideal shopping location to browse and buy.
Adresse: Nipponbashi 3 chome, Sakai-Suji, Osaka

Abeno Harukas

Abeno Harukas is not only Osakas biggest skyscraper but also holds one of the largest department stores in all of Japan. On 100,000 square meters you can find stores from well-known brands and high quality interior design shops. If you’re looking for some excitement besides shopping you can climb the 60th floor and enjoy Osaka from above on the building's observation deck.
Adresse: 545-8545 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6624 1111
Åpningstider: Daily: 10.00-22.00

Grand Front Osaka

This shopping mall is a paradise for bargain hunters. Here you can get the latest fashion, high-end electronics and modern furniture. A number of restaurants and cafes provide refreshments during a long day of shopping. You won’t leave this place empty handed.
Adresse: 530-0011 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6372 6300
Åpningstider: Daily: 10.00-21.00

Pokemon Center

This place will warm the hearts of retro game fans. This shop is dedicated to the little monsters and inside you will find collectibles, kitsch and everything in between. Kids and grown-up Poke-buffs will love this store. Step in and catch 'em all!
Adresse: Daimaru Umeda Store 13F, 3-1-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6346 6002
Åpningstider: Daily: 10.00-20.00
Transport: Metro Stop: Osaka Station or Hanshin Umeda Station

Mitsui Outlet Park Osakatsurumi

Sportsgear, brand Jeans, urban fashion – you name it. This outlet center will fulfill your bargain dreams. Here you can buy all your favourite brands for discount prices. Popular also with the locals, it can get quite crowded in the evening hours so you might want to make sure to step in early in the day.
Adresse: 2-7-70 Mattaomiya, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6915 3939


This underground shopping mall leads you directly to the Osaka main train station. This unusual place holds a number of fashion stores as well as cafes and restaurants for you. Don’t forget to bring comfy shoes; you will want to walk around a lot in there!
Adresse: Umeda Chikagai, Komatsubaracho, Kita-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6312 5511

Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street

The longest shopping street in Osaka and all of Japan, Tenjinbashisuji stretches some 2.6km from north to south of the city, and is a must-visit for shopaholics and souvenir hunters. The arcade houses over 600 shops and stores, along with street food vendors' stalls, restaurants, pachinko parlors and more. Here you can buy everything from Manga comics to Japanese knife sets, local delicacies and teas, clothing, and more.
Adresse: Tenjimbashi, Kita-ku, Osaka
Transport: Metro Stop: Ogimachi Station, Tenjimbashisuji 6-chome or Minamimorimachi Station


This shopping center is a heaven for urban shoppers. Inside you can mingle with the hip local crowd looking for the latest fashion trends. Whether office or party life, you will find dresses for every occasion at Lucua.
Adresse: 3-1-3 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 6151 1111


Ota-Road is Osaka's answer to Akihabara, an otaku culture paradise where lovers of contemporary Japanese pop culture can find merchandise and collectibles related to their favorite anime, manga and video games. There are also a number of arcades, hobby shops and maid cafes, which should not be missed.

Kansai International Airport

Kansai International Airport is located 50 kilometers south of Osaka. The simplest way to travel between Osaka and the airport is by train. You can also choose between different bus services and shuttles. Airport limousine buses go to more specific places and hotels in Osaka. A journey to Osaka Station takes approximately one hour. There is also a high speed ferry service that takes you to Kobe Airport.
Adresse: Kansai International Airport, Osaka
Telefon: +81 72 455 2500

Public transport

The subway provides the fastest and most efficient way of getting around. Lines operate from early in the morning until midnight. There is a number of travel passes for Osaka and the Kensai region available. A one-day pass is valid for unlimited travel on subways, the tram line and city buses. Multiple Ride Cards can be used until their fare expires.


Taxis are a good way of getting around. You can call one or hail one down where it is safe to stop. Chidori Taxi Co +81 6 6661 2181 Toho Taxi Co +81 6 6659 2523


Look for red signs to find a post office or mailbox. Post offices are generally open between 9.00 and 17.00. Osaka Central Post Office:
Adresse: 3-2-4, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka


Considering that Osaka is the third biggest city in Japan, you can easily find a pharmacy here. Ask your hotel if you need help finding one. Sugi Pharmacy:
Adresse: 2-4-1, Hannan-cho, Abeno-ku, Osaka
Telefon: +81 6 4399 5061


Country code: +81 Area code: 6


Voltage: 100 V Frequency: 50/60 Hz Power sockets: type A / B