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Osaka has many museums, art galleries and a world-class aquarium.

Visitors planning to see multiple museums should consider the Kansai Grutto Pass. For 1100 yen, the pass provides free or discounted admission to around 50 museums and galleries in the Kansai Region. It is available annually from early April through January of the following year and is valid for one entry to each participating museum. The pass expires four months from its first use or on March 31, whichever occurs first.

History Museums

Osaka Museum of History

Tanimachi 4-chome Station across Osaka Castle
Hours: 9:30 to 17:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays)
Admission ends 30 minutes before closing
Admission: 600 yen

Peace Osaka

Directly south of Osaka Castle Park
Hours: 9:30 to 17:00 (entrance until 16:30)
Closed: Mondays and the day following holidays (except Tuesdays and weekends)
The last day of each month and December 28 to January 4
Admission: 250 yen

Osaka Museum of Housing and Living

At the northern end of the Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street
Hours: 10:00 to 17:00 (entry until 16:30)
Closed: Tuesdays (except national holidays) and New Year holidays
Admission: 600 yen

Science Museums

Osaka Science Museum

Higobashi Station on the Yotsubashi Subway Line
Closed for renovations until February 1, 2022

Art Museums

National Museum of Art, Osaka

Higobashi Station on the Yotsubashi Subway Line
Hours: 10:00 to 17:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
Admission: 430 yen (collection), fees vary for special exhibitions

Aquariums

Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan)

Osakako Station on the Chuo Subway Line
Hours: 10:00 to 20:00 (from 9:30 in May, Oct, mid Jul to Aug)
Admission ends at 19:00
Admission: 2400 yen

Food and Drink

Cup Noodles Museum Osaka Ikeda

5 minute walk from Ikeda Station on the Hankyu Takarazuka Line
Hours: 9:30 to 16:30 (entry until 15:30)
Closed: Tuesdays (or next day if Tuesday is a national holiday), New Year holidays
Admission: Free (making your own cup noodles costs 400 yen)

Getting there and around

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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    • Feel Osaka Yu
      Budget-friendly
      Open in 2018, just a minute's walk from Shinsaibashi Station, Feel Osaka Yu offers shared dormitory rooms and private rooms. Free WiFi and a shared kitchen are provided. Guests can conveniently go shopping at the nearby America Village. Osaka Castle is a 5-train ride from the property, while Umeda is a 6-minute train ride away. The shared bathroom is fitted with free toiletries. All guest rooms will provide guests with a microwave. Yodoya Bridge and Kyocera Dome are both a 4-minute train ride away. Nagahoribashi Station is a 10-minute walk away.
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    • Osaka Guesthouse Midoriya
      Budget-friendly
      Osaka Guesthouse Midoriya offers dormitory rooms that are shared with other guests, and private rooms in Osaka, 2.2 km from Osaka Castle and 4.1 km from Shitennoji. Every room is fitted with a shared bathroom. Osaka Guesthouse Midoriya features free WiFi throughout the property. There is a shared kitchen at the property. The hostel also offers bike hire. Glico Man Sign is 5 km from Osaka Guesthouse Midoriya, while Namba CITY shopping mall is 5 km from the property. Osaka Itami Airport is 15 km away.
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    • Hostel Yu - Luxury Mixed Dormitory -
      Budget-friendly
      Open in 2018, just a minute's walk from Shinsaibashi Station, HOSTEL 優 - Luxury Mixed Dormitory - offers shared dormitory rooms. Free WiFi and a shared kitchen are provided. Guests can conveniently go shopping at the nearby America Village. Osaka Castle is a 5-train ride from the property, while Umeda is a 6-minute train ride away. The shared bathroom is fitted with free toiletries. All guest rooms will provide guests with a microwave. Yodoya Bridge and Kyocera Dome are both a 4-minute train ride away. Nagahoribashi Station is a 10-minute walk away.
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    • Tomiya
      Budget-friendly
      Located just a 2-minute walk from Dobutsuen-Mae Station, Tomiya offers free WiFi. JR Shin-Imamiya Station is a 5-minute stroll away, while Shin-Imamiya Station on Nankai Line is a 10-minute walk from the property. All units have a private bathroom, kitchen, refrigerator, freezer and flat-screen TV. Free drinks and scale are provided in the public area. Property is secured with a security camera and auto-lock entrance door. Tsutenkaku is 700 metres from Tomiya. The nearest airport is Osaka Itami Airport, 17 km from Tomiya. There are various convenience stores and dinig options within a 10-minute walk from the property.
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    • 旅館-ホテル業 The Familiar Inn
      Mid-range
      Situated in Osaka, near Hanazono Shopping Mall, Matsunomiya Shrine and Haginochaya Shopping Street, 旅館-ホテル業 The Familiar Inn features free WiFi. All units here are air-conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV, a living room with a sofa, a well-equipped kitchen and a private bathroom with bidet, slippers and a hairdryer. A microwave and fridge are also available, as well as a kettle. Tsurumibashi Shopping Street is 1.3 km from the holiday home, while Tsumori Shrine is 1.9 km from the property. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 17 km from 旅館-ホテル業 The Familiar Inn.
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    • Guest House Laule'a Tennoji
      Mid-range
      Set in Osaka, near Abeno Harukas, Kuwazu Ten Shrine and Kyozen-ji Temple, Guest House Laule'a Tennoji features free WiFi. The accommodation features a spa bath. Accommodation is fitted with air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with hot tub, slippers and a hairdryer. A microwave, a fridge and stovetop are also featured, as well as a kettle. Popular points of interest near the aparthotel include Shitennoji Koshindo Temple, Negainomiya Temple and Horikoshi Shrine. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 17 km from Guest House Laule'a Tennoji.
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    • Guesthouse Ten-roku - Female Only
      Budget-friendly
      Attractively set in the centre of Osaka, Guesthouse Ten-roku - Female Only features air-conditioned rooms, free bikes, free WiFi and a shared lounge. Popular points of interest nearby include Toyosaki Shrine, Tsunashikiten Shrine Otabisha and Hankyu Men's Osaka. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen and luggage storage for guests. All guest rooms in the guest house are fitted with a kettle and an iPad. The rooms have a shared bathroom, slippers and bed linen. Popular points of interest near Guesthouse Ten-roku - Female Only include Catholic Osaka Umeda Church, Seibi Park and EST Osaka - Umeda. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 10 km from the accommodation.
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    • Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka
      Budget-friendly
      Located a 10-minute walk from Matsuyamachi and Tanimachi Rokuchome subway stations, Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka offers cosy accommodation decorated with wooden interior. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Compact units come with reading lights, power outlets and curtains to secure privacy. Bathroom facilites are shared. You will find a 24-hour front desk and a shared kitchen at the property. Guests can relax in the common area fitted with tatami (woven-straw) flooring. The hostel also offers bike hire. Shitennoji is 1.7 km from Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka, while Tsutenkaku is 2.1 km from the property. The nearest airport is Osaka Itami Airport, 14 km from the property.
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    • HOTEL THE FLAG Shinsaibashi
      Mid-range
      3-star accommodation, HOTEL THE FLAG Shinsaibashi is located in central Osaka, 600 metres from Dotonbori River and the Ebisu Tower Ferris Wheel, 700 metres from popular music and shopping district America Village. Conveniently located in the Chuo Ward, the hotel is situated 2.4 km from Shinsekai. The hotel offers a 24-hour front desk with multi-lingual staff. Free WiFi is available at the hotel. Each air-conditioned room is equipped with a flat-screen TV and desk. Free toiletries and rain shower are provided in all rooms, while certain rooms feature a bathtub. A buffet breakfast is available daily at the hotel. Traditional locations such as Shitennoji Temple and Kuromon Ichiba Market are within 2.5 km from the hotel. Osaka Itami Airport and Kansai International Airport are both less than a one-hour train ride from HOTEL THE FLAG Shinsaibashi.
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    • Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel
      Luxury
      Opened in March 2014, Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel is located on the high floors of Abeno Harukas building featuring direct access to Tennoji Station. Luxurious rooms feature free WiFi, and guests can enjoy 360 degree views of the city from the panoramic view point on the 58th floor. On-site private parking is available at an additional charge. The spacious air-conditioned rooms feature Sealy beds, a coffee machine, an electric kettle and a minibar. Ironing facilities, a safety deposit box and an en suite bathroom are included in each. Located above the 38th floor, all rooms offer stunning city views. Guests can work out at the fitness centre or shop at the Kintetsu Department Store located on the lower floors of the building. A free-use business centre is on site, while a museum and outdoor terrace can be enjoyed on the 16th floor. Luggage storage and concierge services are offered at the 24-hour front desk. The restaurant on the 57th floor offers Japanese and Western meals, as well as Teppanyaki grill dishes. A buffet restaurant featuring a bright open kitchen is available on the 19th floor. Miyako Osaka Marriott Hotel is a 10-minute train ride from Namba Station and a 20-minute train ride from Osaka/Umeda Station. Tennoji Zoo is a 10-minute walk away. Guests can purchase a 1-day Studio Pass for Universal Studios Japan TM, which is located a 30-minute train ride away. Osaka Marriot Miyako Hotel is an Alliance Hotel of Universal Studios Japan TM. ? Universal Studios. CR15-0113
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