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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 the Ferris wheel and aquarium are located.

Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan)

Hours: 10:00 to 20:00 (from 9:30 in May, Oct, mid Jul to Aug)
Admission ends at 19:00
Admission: 2400 yen

Tempozan Ferris Wheel

Hours: 10:00 to 22:00 (entry until 21:30)
Admission: 800 yen

Naniwa Food Theme Park

Hours: 11:00 to 18:00
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 Sakishima Building 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: 11:00 to 20:00
Restaurants: 11:00 to 22:00
Admission: Free

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
      Set in Osaka, within 600 metres of Tempozan Ferris Wheel and 3.1 km of Isoji Central Park, Guest House Yadomaru offers accommodation with a shared lounge and free WiFi throughout the property. The property is around 3.2 km from Minato Kumin Centre, 4 km from Osaka Bay Tower and 4.3 km from Foleo Osaka Dome City. The property is situated 6 km from Hirao Park and 6 km from Chishima Park. At the guest house the rooms are equipped with a shared bathroom. Aeon Mall Osaka Dome City is 5 km from Guest House Yadomaru, while Ansei Earthquake Tsunami Monument is 5 km from the property. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 23 km from the accommodation.
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    • Hotel Universal Port Vita
      Luxury
      Ideally located in the Osaka Bay district of Osaka, Hotel Universal Port Vita is set 2.9 km from Universal Studios Japan, 5 km from Osaka Bay Tower and 5 km from Tempozan Ferris Wheel. With a restaurant, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. Private parking is available on site. All guest rooms at the hotel come with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a safety deposit box. Hotel Universal Port Vita offers some units with city views, and all rooms include a kettle. Guest rooms will provide guests with a fridge. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Speaking English and Japanese at the 24-hour front desk, staff are always on hand to help. Isoji Central Park is 7 km from Hotel Universal Port Vita, while Minato Kumin Centre is 7 km from the property. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 19 km from the hotel.
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    • TOMARO Osaka Bay
      Mid-range
      Set in Osaka, TOMARO Osaka Bay has well-equipped accommodation boasting free WiFi, 800 metres from Tempozan Ferris Wheel and 2.8 km from Isoji Central Park. Accommodation is fitted with air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchenette, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with bidet, slippers and a hairdryer. A terrace is available on site and cycling can be enjoyed within close proximity of the aparthotel. Minato Kumin Centre is 2.8 km from TOMARO Osaka Bay, while Osaka Bay Tower is 3.6 km from the property. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 23 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) 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) 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • The Park Front Hotel at Universal Studios Japan
      Luxury
      Having had its grand opening on 1 August 2015, The Park Front Hotel at Universal Studios Japan is the newest official Universal Studios Japan hotel, situated within a minutes’ walk from the theme park gate. Both Universal City Station and the Universal City Walk Osaka are within a minutes’ walk from the property. 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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    • USJに一番近いゲストハウス J-Hoppers Osaka Universal
      Budget-friendly
      Just a 15-minute walk to Universal Studios Japan, USJに一番近いゲストハウス J-Hoppers Osaka Universal offers private and dormitory rooms with air conditioning. The hostel features free WiFi, 24-hour shared shower rooms, a fully-equipped kitchen and a lounge room with a variety of board games. JR Ajikawaguchi Station is a 5-minute walk away. Beds in dormitory rooms come with a curtain to secure your privacy, while a reading light, power outlet and a security deposit box are also provided. Private rooms feature tatami (woven-straw) flooring, bunk beds as well as futon bedding. Toilets and shower rooms are shared. Towels are provided at a surcharge. The shared kitchen is equipped with fridges, microwaves, toasters and electric kettles. Complementary coffee, tea and green tea are provided in the kitchen. There are coin-operated laundry machines and dryers for your convenience. There are some restaurants and a convenience store within a short walk from the hostel. The nearest Ajikawaguchi Station can be reached in 10 minutes from Osaka Station, and in 20 minutes from Shin Osaka Bullet Train Station.
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    • Universal Bay Condominium
      Mid-range
      In the Osaka Bay district of Osaka, close to Tempozan Ferris Wheel, Universal Bay Condominium features a terrace and a washing machine. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi. The air-conditioned apartment consists of 3 bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave and a kettle, and 1 bathroom with a hot tub and slippers. Towels and bed linen are provided. Isoji Central Park is 3.5 km from the apartment, while Minato Kumin Centre is 3.5 km away. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 24 km from Universal Bay Condominium.
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