Top Places for Art and Cultural Activities in Osaka

Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Osaka is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Osaka a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Osaka.

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Check the list of top places for art and culture in Osaka:

  1. Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

    #1 of 42 Art and Cultural Attractions in Osaka
    Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

    Tags: Religious Site, Outdoors, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: 2-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-0045, Osaka Prefecture

    Timings: 06:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine is one of Japan's oldest shrines. It was founded in the 3rd century. This was before the introduction of Buddhism to Japan and hence the shrine has a unique style...Read more

  2. Shitenno Ji

    #2 of 42 Art and Cultural Attractions in Osaka
    Shitenno Ji

    Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site

    Address: 543-0051 1-11-18 Shitennoji, Tennoji-ku, Osaka City

    Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details

    Shitennoji is one of Japan's oldest temples. It was established and built in the year 593 by Prince Shotoku (famous for supporting the introduction of Buddhism to Japan). Having a rough...Read more

  3. Osaka City Central Public Hall

    #3 of 42 Art and Cultural Attractions in Osaka
    Osaka City Central Public Hall

    Tags: Architecture , Hall

    Address: Japan, 〒530-0005 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka, 北区中之島1丁目1−27

    Timings: 09:30 am - 09:30 pm Details

    The Neo-Renaissance style architecture of this elegant and solemn looking building, with columns and domed towers and red brick color, makes it stand out starkly in Osaka's usually modern landscape. I...Read more

  4. Tsutenkaku

    #4 of 42 Art and Cultural Attractions in Osaka
    Tsutenkaku

    Tags: Landmark, Tower, Architecture , Observation Deck

    Address: 1 Chome-18-6 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 556-0002, Japan

    Timings: 09:00 am - 08:30 pm Details

    Tsutenkaku is a tower situated in Shinsekai, Osaka. The tower was first built in the year 1912 as a replica of the Eiffel Tower.  However, in the year 1943, the tower suffered a fire and was dama...Read more

  5. Kyocera Dome Osaka

    #5 of 42 Art and Cultural Attractions in Osaka
    Kyocera Dome Osaka

    Tags: Church, Stadium

    Address: Japan, 〒550-0023 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka, Nishi Ward, Chiyozaki, 3丁目中2番1号

    Timings: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    This post-modern stadium is the home of the Orix Buffaloes baseball team. IT has seating for over 36000. The venue is also frequently used for concerts. The main feature of the stadium is the dome, wh...Read more

  6. Tsuyunoten Shrine

    #6 of 42 Art and Cultural Attractions in Osaka
    Tsuyunoten Shrine

    Tags: Religious Site

    Address: Japan, Yubinbango 530-0057 Osaka-shi, Osaka, Kita-ku, Sonezaki 2-chome, 5-4

    Timings: 07:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    This shrine is old, 13 centuries old. Established around the year 700, it did not become popular until 1000 years later. In 1703, it was the location of a double suicide - a merchant named Tokubei and...Read more

  7. Osaka Tenman-gu Shrine

    #7 of 42 Art and Cultural Attractions in Osaka
    Osaka Tenman-gu Shrine

    Tags: Religious Site, Streets

    Address: 2-1-8 Tenjinbashi, Kitaku, Osaka 530-0041

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Osaka Tenman-gu Shrine was founded in the 10th century. It is one of the most important shrines in Japan that is devoted to the Shinto deity Sugawara Michizane. The shrine is well k...Read more

  8. Nanbayasaka Shrine

    #8 of 42 Art and Cultural Attractions in Osaka
    Nanbayasaka Shrine

    Tags: Religious Site

    Address: 2 Chome-9-19 Motomachi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 556-0016, Japan

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This shrine used to be much more prominent, both in reputation and in size, than it is today. It used to be part of a complex of 12 buildings. But wars and Meiji era edicts dictating the separation of...Read more

  9. Isshinji Temple

    #9 of 42 Art and Cultural Attractions in Osaka
    Isshinji Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Japan, 〒543-0062 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka, Tennoji Ward, Osaka, 2−8−69

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    It's said this shrine was founded in the 12th century by Honen. Several key figures in Japanese history have been associated to this shrine. Tokugawa Ieyasu was its patron. 19th century Kabuki actor I...Read more

  10. National Museum Of Art, Osaka

    #10 of 42 Art and Cultural Attractions in Osaka
    National Museum Of Art, Osaka

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum

    Address: 4-2-55 Nakanoshima, kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0005, Japan

    Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Situated in an architecturally stunning building, the National Museum of Art, Osaka is situated on Nakanoshima Island. The museum building was designed in such a way that it represents the growth and ...Read more

  11. Yasui Shrine

    #11 of 42 Art and Cultural Attractions in Osaka
    Yasui Shrine

    Tags: Religious Site

    Address: 1 Chome-3-24 Osaka, Tennoji Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 543-0062, Japan

    Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The origin of this shrine, set atop a steep set of stairs, is ambiguous. It's said to have been built between the 6th and 10th centuries. It is dedicated to two monks, Sukuna-hikona-no-kami and Sugawa...Read more

  12. Imamiya Ebisu Shrine

    #12 of 42 Art and Cultural Attractions in Osaka
    Imamiya Ebisu Shrine

    Tags: Religious Site

    Address: 1 Chome-6-10 Ebisunishi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 556-0003, Japan

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    If you are a merchant in Osaka then there is no way you do not know this shrine. It was founded in 645AD and at that time it was thought to bring luck to fishermen. As times evolved this began to exte...Read more

  13. Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library

    #13 of 42 Art and Cultural Attractions in Osaka
    Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library

    Tags: Library

    Address: 1 Chome-2-10 Nakanoshima, Kita Ward, Osaka Prefecture 530-0005, Japan

    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Back in 1904, this neo-Baroque library is probably most famous for its architecture. Check out the massive portico supported by large columns at the entrance. Also check the copper roof. Most of the d...Read more

  14. Hokoku Shrine

    #14 of 42 Art and Cultural Attractions in Osaka
    Hokoku Shrine

    Tags: Religious Site

    Address: Japan, 〒540-0002 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka, Chuo Ward, Osakajo, 2−1

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This Shinto shrine located inside of Osaka Castle Park is dedicated to Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the man who unified Japan under a single rule some time before the` Edo period. The shrine, built on the orde...Read more

  15. Bank Of Japan Osaka Branch Old Building

    #15 of 42 Art and Cultural Attractions in Osaka
    Bank Of Japan Osaka Branch Old Building

    Tags: Religious Site

    Address: 2 Chome-1-45 Nakanoshima, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 530-0005, Japan

    Timings: 10:00 am - 02:50 pm Details

    This neo-Renaissance building was built in 1903. Though it no longer functions as the main bank building, it has been noted as a Important Cultural Property of Japan. Check out the blue-green dome roo...Read more

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