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The Osaka Bay Area is a collection of young city districts on man-made waterfront islands and peninsulas, built to accommodate Osaka's sprawling growth. The districts host a variety of tourist attractions, such as museums, theme parks, observatories and shopping centers. Osaka's domestic and international port facilities are also found in the area.

Tempozan Harbor Village

The Chuo Subway Line conveniently connects Tempozan Harbor Village with central Osaka in under 20 minutes. The district offers pleasant shopping and entertainment facilities. It is centered around Tempozan Marketplace, a medium-sized mall around which a Ferris wheel and aquarium are located.

Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan)

Hours: 10:00 to 19:00 (entry until 18:00), longer hours during holidays
Closed: Small number of irregular closing days
Admission: 2400 yen

Tempozan Ferris Wheel

Hours: 10:00 to 22:00 (entry until 21:45)
Admission: 800 yen

Naniwa Food Theme Park

Hours: 11:00 to 20:00
Admission: Free

Mount Tempozan

Sakishima Island and Cosmo Square

Many of Sakishima Island's facilities are designed to accommodate business conferences and trade fairs. However, there also a few interesting attractions for regular tourists, such as the observation deck of the Cosmo Tower and the shopping mall in the Asia Pacific Trade Center.

Cosmo Tower

Observatory: 11:00 to 22:00 (entry until 21:30)
Closed: Mondays (or following day if Monday is a national holiday)
Observatory Admission: 800 yen

Asia Pacific Trade Center

Shops: typically 11:00 to 19:00
Restaurants: typically 11:00 to 22:00

Nanko Bird Sanctuary

Hours: 9:00 to 17:00
Closed: Wednesdays
Admission: Free

Sakurajima Island

Sakurajima Island's main attraction is Universal Studios Japan, a popular theme park.

Universal Studios Japan

Getting there and around

Tempozan Harbor Village and Sakishima Island are connected to central Osaka by the Chuo Subway Line, which stops at Osakako Station (a 5 minute walk from Tempozan Harbor Village) before terminating at Cosmosquare Station on Sakishima Island. From Cosmosquare Station, an elevated train, the New Tram, serves Sakshima Island and eventually connects to Suminoekoen Station on the Yotsubashi Subway Line.

How to get to and around Osaka

Hotels around Osaka

    • Kaneyoshi Ryokan
      A modern Japanese inn in Dotombori. the center of Osaka. 2 subway stations nearby. Close to many shops and Osaka Castle.
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    • Guest House Yadomaru
      Budget-friendly
      Featuring 1-star accommodation, Guest House Yadomaru is set in Osaka, 500 metres from Tempozan Ferris Wheel and 3.1 km from Isoji Central Park. The air-conditioned accommodation is 3.2 km from Minato Kumin Centre. Hirao Park is 5.8 km from the guest house and Aeon Mall Osaka Dome City is 5.8 km away. Featuring a shared bathroom, units at the guest house also feature free WiFi. Guests can also relax in the shared lounge area. Ansei Earthquake Tsunami Monument is 6.3 km from the guest house, while Universal Studios Japan is 6.4 km from the property. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 27 km from Guest House Yadomaru.
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    • HOTEL SAILS
      Luxury
      Located in Osaka, HOTEL SAILS offers 4-star accommodation with a restaurant and a bar. The property is around 2.8 km from Isoji Central Park, 2.8 km from Minato Kumin Centre and 5.5 km from Aeon Mall Osaka Dome City. The property is non-smoking and is situated 500 metres from Tempozan Ferris Wheel. The hotel offers a buffet or American breakfast. Speaking English and Japanese at the reception, staff are always at hand to help. Hirao Park is 5.7 km from HOTEL SAILS, while Ansei Earthquake Tsunami Monument is 5.9 km away. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 26 km from the accommodation.
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    • Auberge du Tanuki Noir Maison d'H?tes
      Mid-range
      Situated 2.4 km from Universal Studios Japan, Auberge du Tanuki Noir Maison d'H?tes d'H?tes is set in the Osaka Bay district of Osaka. The property is located 4 km from Glico Man Sign. Namba CITY shopping mall is 4.1 km from the property. At the guest house, the rooms have a wardrobe. The property offers a simple breakfast including coffee and cookies. Guests at Auberge du Tanuki Noir Maison d'H?tes d'H?tes can also enjoy a French breakfast for an additional fee upon prior request. Billboard Live Osaka is 5 km from the accommodation, while Shinsekai is 5 km away. Osaka Itami Airport is 23 minutes away by train, while Kansai International Airport is 55 minutes away by train from the property.
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    • LIBER HOTEL AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN
      Luxury
      LIBER HOTEL AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN features air-conditioned rooms with satellite flat-screen TV in the Osaka Bay district of Osaka. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and ticket service, along with free WiFi. The hotel has a garden and provides a terrace. Guest rooms in the hotel are equipped with a kettle. All units will provide guests with a fridge. A continental breakfast is available daily at LIBER HOTEL AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN. Universal Studios Japan is 3.1 km from the accommodation, while Tempozan Ferris Wheel is 6 km away. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 22 km from LIBER HOTEL AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN.
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    • Hotel Universal Port Vita
      Luxury
      Ideally located in the Osaka Bay district of Osaka, Hotel Universal Port Vita is a 4-minute walk from Universal Studios Japan, 4 km from Osaka Bay Tower and 6 km from Tempozan Ferris Wheel. Featuring a restaurant, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. Private parking is available on site. Guest rooms in the hotel are fitted with a kettle. All guest rooms at Hotel Universal Port Vita come with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a safety deposit box. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Speaking English and Japanese at the 24-hour front desk, staff are willing to help at any time of the day. Isoji Central Park is 4 km from Hotel Universal Port Vita, while Minato Kumin Centre is 4 km from the property. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 16 km from the hotel.
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    • Hotel Universal Port
      Luxury
      Hotel Universal Port is a 4-minute walk from Universal Studios Japan and a 20-minute drive from Osaka Station. It offers 1 restaurants, and rooms with free WiFi. Guest rooms offer both air conditioning and heating facilities. Each room is equipped with a fridge, an electric kettle and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. The en suite bathroom comes with toiletries and a bathtub. Hairdryers, slippers and bath amenities including a toothbrush set are provided. Laundry and dry cleaning services are available. Luggage storage can be found at the 24-hour front desk. Restaurant Port Dining Rico Rico serves a variety of buffet dishes for breakfast. Universal Port Hotel is a 20-minute ride from Shin-Osaka Station and Umeda Station. It is a 15-minute drive from Kaiyukan and a 25-minute train ride from Namba Station.
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    • The Park Front Hotel at Universal Studios Japan
      Luxury
      The hotel features private parking, various cafes, restaurants and shops on site, as well as free WiFi access in all areas. Universal City Station is a 12-minute ride from JR Osaka Station via train, and a 20-minute ride from JR Shin-Osaka Station, where bullet train access is provided. The limousine bus service from Osaka International Airport to the property takes 45-minutes. From Kansai International Airport, the limousine bus will take 70-minutes. By car, it is around a 20-minute drive from Osaka via the Hanshin Express Way. The hotel features a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage and massage services, and a coin laundry service is available at an extra cost on the 2nd floor. In addition, guests will find a caf?, a pancake shop, a pizza restaurant and a convenience store all within the property premises. All rooms are furnished with an air purifier/moisturizer and are air-conditioned with a flat-screen satellite TV, desk and seating area. The en suite bathroom features a private bath and shower. Free toiletries, slippers and a hairdryer is provided. Rooms are also soundproof and feature refrigerators as well as personal lockers. The on-site restaurant Buffet Dining Akala has a Hawaiian themed interior and serves a wide array of international cuisine, including Chinese, Western and Japanese dishes. The restaurant is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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    • TOMARO Osaka Bay
      Mid-range
      TOMARO Osaka Bay features air-conditioned guest accommodation in Osaka, 800 metres from Tempozan Ferris Wheel, 2.8 km from Isoji Central Park and 2.8 km from Minato Kumin Centre. Boasting full-day security, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace. Free WiFi is available and private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. The accommodation comes with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with walk-in shower, bidet and slippers, while the kitchenette has a microwave, a fridge and a stovetop. Units are equipped with a dressing room. At the aparthotel, the units include bed linen and towels. The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire is available at this 3-star aparthotel. Aeon Mall Osaka Dome City is 5.5 km from the aparthotel, while Hirao Park is 5.5 km from the property. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 26 km from TOMARO Osaka Bay.
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    • Guest House Rice Chikko
      Budget-friendly
      Guest House Rice Chikko is located in Osaka and features free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar and shared lounge. The property is located 7 km from Namba Station and Glico Man Sign. All rooms in the guest house are fitted with a flat-screen TV. The shared bathroom is equipped with free toiletries. Guest House Rice Chikko is a 30-minute train ride or a 15-minute drive away from Universal Studios Japan. Shinsaibashi Station is 7 km from Guest House Rice Chikko, while Shinsekai is 7 km away. INTEX Osaka is 2 km away, while Kyocera Dome Osaka is 4.4 km away. The nearest airport is Osaka Itami Airport, 15 km from the property.
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    • Orange House
      Budget-friendly
      Situated in Osaka, a 4-minute walk from Taisho Station on the JR and subway lines, Orange House features accommodation with seating area. Complimentary WiFi is available. All units include a private bathroom and have air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a microwave. Some units also have a kitchen equipped with an oven. Glico Man Sign is 2.7 km from Orange House, while Namba CITY shopping mall is 2.9 km away. Itami Airport is 20 km from the property.
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