Family and Kids in Osaka

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Shitenno Ji

    Family and Kids

    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 history, the temple's buildings were burned down several times throughout the centuries. The present temple was, however, reconstructed to reflect the original 6th century design. Near the temple ...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Grand Front Osaka

    Family and Kids

    This is a straightforward commercial complex. Lots of restaurants for eating, including many international and regional outlets. Lots of stores for shopping, spread out over six floors. Altogether there are 266 outlets. It also has the Intercontinental Hotel Osaka, a convention center, and showrooms. Check out the Panasonic Center, which is the company's flagship showroom. There are gardens on ...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Osaka Museum Of History

    Family and Kids

    Located across from the moat of the Osaka Castle Park, the modern style museum building has some great views of the castle. The exhibits inside explore Osaka's evolution - cultural, social, technological - from ancient to modern times. Each floor is themed after a specific period in the city's 1400 year old history. Highlights include a miniature recreations of the Naniwanomiya Palace and shopp...Read more
  4. Amazing Osaka attraction for kids
    Nipponbashi

    Family and Kids

    This area has been a market in one form or another for a long while. During the Meiji and and Taisho periods this was the place to go for second hand books. Electronics stores opened up after world war two. Furniture and home appliance stores followed. Today though, it caters to Japan's 'otaku' culture, with a thriving trade in collectibles, video games, card games, toys, manga, anime, cabarets...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street

    Family and Kids

    This 150 metre long arcade is famed manly for all the stores selling kitchenware and cooking implements. There is practically nothing related to making a meal that you can't find here. Pots, pans, knives, chopping boards, lacquerware, aprons, plastic food, tenderizer, plates, mugs, chopsticks - you'll find these in every imaginable variety.
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Osaka
    Ebisubashi

    Family and Kids

    This tiny bridge is the source of an amusing but legendary anecdote. When the Kansai-based Hanshin Tigers baseball team tossed a statue of KFC mascot Colonel Harland Sanders into the river from this bridge in 1985, it was followed by an 18 year long losing streak for the team. This was called the 'Curse of the Colonel'. Other than this, it's just a pretty structure that serves a gathering point...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Kids Plaza Osaka

    Family and Kids

    Essentially this is a giant interactive playground. The facility is from the 3rd to 5th floors. Each floor is has a theme; these are Discovery, Adventure and Creativity. Combining games, athleticism, role-play and workshops, the plaza is one of the coolest learning spaces for exploring nature, science, society and culture. Parents often walk away wishing this was what schools were like.
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Midosuji Sculpture Street

    Family and Kids

    Midosuji Street is Osaka's main road stretching approximately 4 kilometres. It was opened in the year 1937. With around 800 ginkgo trees and quaint buildings, a walk down the Midosuji Street is a visually pleasing one. Recently, around 29 sculptures by well-known Japanese and overseas artists were installed along the street. These sculptures include works by Henry Moore, August Rodin and Kotaro...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Tenjimbashi-suji Shopping Street

    Family and Kids

    The Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street is arguably the longest shopping street in Japan. It is a covered shopping street which stretches more than two kilometres! It starts from the Tenjimbashi-suji Rokuchome Subway Station and ends at the Tenjinbashi Bridge. The street houses shops that sell things such as groceries, clothes, shoes, books, medicine, snacks and sundries. There are also many ...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Osaka City Central Public Hall

    Family and Kids

    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. It was completed in 1918. Inside, check out the ceiling painting 'Tenchi Kaibyaku', depicting the Japanese creation myth. In the basement you'll find the Iwamoto Memorial Room, dedicated to the man ...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Hankyu Umeda Main Store

    Family and Kids

    Opened in 1929, this was the world's first department store to open at a railway terminal. Most of the mall's offerings comprise of the world's best luxury fashion brands. Cosmetics do a thriving trade too. Most of the shops cater to women. It has some good restaurants, covering various cuisines, mainly Japanese. The vendors on the bottom floor specialise in Japanese delicacies. This is the fla...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Tsutenkaku

    Family and Kids

    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 damaged beyond immediate repair.  And so it stayed for many years. After World War II, The Tsutenkaku Kanko Co. Ltd. was put in charge of rebuilding the tower. The new tower was opened for public ...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Kemasakuranomiya Park

    Park

    Stretched out along the length of the Okawa River for four kilometres, this park has roughly 4700 cherry trees lining its path. Come springtime, the blossoms make it one of the most magical and romantic walk in all of Osaka. The best time to visit is at sunrise, or an hour before sunset. The trees are lit up at evening time to keep the magic going. Such is the popularity of the area that pleasu...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Osaka Station City

    Family and Kids

    This used to be a cramped and dark station, a reputation that was blown away by the 2011 renovations that made it one of the most attractive train stations in the country. The main feature to gawk at is the sleek and huge metal and glass ceiling. The station is divided into north and south buildings, which are connected by the Toki no Hiroba (Time and Space) Bridge. North Gate building: Lucua ...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Museum Of Oriental Ceramics

    Family and Kids

    This is thought to be one of the finest ceramics collections in the world. Most of the collection focuses on Chinese and Korean artwork, and there are Persian and Vietnamese works too. However, you'll also find a couple of Japanese National Treasures - Celadon vase with Iron Brown Spots, Tenmoku Glaze bowl with Silvery Spots. From each of these countries the artefacts gathered here date back ce...Read more