The list of things to do in Osaka is almost endless, from film-themed amusement parks to gigantic historic castles, entertainment districts, animal experiences, parks, historic sightseeing, shopping and dining. This vibrant commercial centre and thriving metropolis is the home of the world-famous Osaka Castle, with its onsite museum tracing the city’s history. You can visit Universal Studios Japan to ride thrill rides, play games and interact with your favourite film characters. Head for the Dotonbori district for shopping, dining and theatre. 

At Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, you can see all manner of exotic sea life up close. For history, you can visit Shitennoji or Shinsekai, where you can also shop at traditional markets. To light up your Instagram feed, climb to the top of Tsutenkaku Tower for its observation deck that lets you see for miles, or head for the Umeda Sky Building with its roof garden observatory. 

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