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A good escape.

Advantages: Nice relaxing cafe bar in a busy area.
Disadvantages: Art gallery is expensive.

Kirin Plaza Osaka is in the Dotombori area - the part of Osaka to eat and get drunk in. It is just off Ebisubashi in the very centre of Dotombori and close to Namba rail stations. It is there simply to promote the image of Kirin beer - one of the major b ...

oblivionjapan 27.04.2007 · Read full review
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Not a real Castle but worth a visit.

Advantages: A large open space in the centre of Osaka.
Disadvantages: Why not go to Himeji castle or Kyoto?

...TRANSPORT: JR Osaka-Loop Osaka-Jo Koen ADMISSION: 600yen (Children Free) HOURS: 9-5pm Osaka castle is a modern reconstruction. It still looks very beautiful from afar but if you want the feel of a genuine wooden castle, with hidey holes and sword mar ...

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Osaka Castle

Advantages: Landmark of Osaka
Disadvantages: None

...It is a famous attraction in Osaka and it is worth visiting. I enjoyed my visit very much because it is also a history museum. The original was built by Hideyoshi Toyotomi. However, it was burnt down during the war. The current castle is rebuilt by t ...

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If you are in Osaka you must go.

Advantages: Great place to eat, drink and be merry.
Disadvantages: Looks like another grim shopping centre.

Osaka, my home for the last two years, is a city with two centres, North (Umeda) and South (Namba). Both have buisness and entertainment areas but Dotombori located next to Namba is the area most Osaka residents and visitors would associate with eating, ...

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I love the Umeda Sky Building

Advantages: View and fake mist
Disadvantages: Glass Elevator

This place has a great view over Osaka, I have a bit of a fear of enclosed heights so the Glass Elevator ride which will take you to the top, had me a bit worried but my friends (I have been a few times) loved it. I have been in the daytime and the eveni ...

worm1976 27.07.2005 · Read full review
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