Family and Kids in Osaka

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Namba Parks

    Family and Kids

    If you think the Namba Parks is just another shopping mall, you are wrong! Yes, it is a shopping mall, but, a spectacular one! The Namba Parks is a massive retail and office complex in Osaka. Built in an old Osaka baseball stadium, the complex boasts of an eight level rooftop garden that features tree groves, rock clusters, cliffs and canyons, lawns, streams, waterfalls and ponds! And ofcourse,...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Osaka Takoyaki Museum

    Family and Kids

    Even given Osaka's famous love for food, especially takoyaki, calling this place a museum is a bit misleading. It's nothing more or less than the city's best Takoyaki vendors brought together to one place for your eating and comparing pleasure. Each of these restaurants have their own twist on the dumplings. So by the time you're done sampling them all, you'll definitely walk away with an educa...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Universal Citywalk Osaka

    Family and Kids

    This shopping complex just outside of Universal Studios Japan's gate is not very large, so it's worth a quick look. There are around 58 shop selling quirky merchandise. There are gourmet restaurants, including the Takoyaki Museum. The building also has a hotel and a cinema complex. Street performers are nearly always camped out in front of the mall.
  4. Amazing Osaka attraction for kids
    National Bunraku Theatre

    Family and Kids

    Bunraku puppet theatre is one of Japan's finest cultural offerings. This facility serves as the headquarters of the art form in Japan, which is fitting, as Osaka has been the Bunraku capital for centuries. The shows involve a puppeting team, musicians, and a narrator. Performances are usually held only on specific months, for three weeks at a time. These are January, April, June, July, August a...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Kyocera Dome Osaka

    Family and Kids

    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, which looks like a giant, silver UFO. The facilities - sound, seating, lights and screens - are all state of the art. There are four restaurants on site, and a lounge too.
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Osaka
    Tsuyunoten Shrine

    Family and Kids

    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 a courtesan named Ohatsu. Their star crossed love was made the subject of a Bunraku play, which instantly made the shrine famous. Today, it's said to bestow blessings on the relationships of those...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Ikuno Korea Town

    Family and Kids

    Who wouldn’t love a little slice of Korea right in the middle of Osaka, right? Ikuno Korea Town is the perfect place as it is lined with a plethora of Korean restaurants and shops. The narrow lanes here are full of vibrant surprises and offer different knick-knacks. You will find many noodle shops that serve delicious dishes at pocket-friendly rates. This area has some tiny guesthouses id...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Nagai Park

    Park

    This park is the complete package for outdoor activities. It's large, 67 hectares and has many facilities. These include the Nagai stadium, ball grounds, pools, tennis courts, a rubber baseball stadium, a sports center for the disabled, jogging tracks and large lawns. It is abundant with flowering trees too - cherry blossoms, dogwoods, azaleas, German Irises, and hydrangeas. A large part of the...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
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    Park

    This 10 hectare rectangular park is a trendy hangout. It used to be an airfield. Then for a while it was a fish market. After that went defunct, in recent decades the neighbourhood around the park has filled up with nice boutiques, cafes and European restaurants. The Utsubo Tennis Center is on the park's western side. To the east is a lovely rose garden complete with streams and fountains. It's...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Osaka Tenman-gu Shrine

    Family and Kids

    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 known for hosting the festival of Tenjin Matsuri. During the festival, the shrine's deity is paraded in a palanquin through the streets of the city. It has a joyous procession accompanied by fi...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Tennoji Zoo

    Zoo

    With 1500 animals representing over 300 species, in a space spread out over 100 thousand square meters, the Tennoji Zoo is one of the largest in Japan. It is also one of the oldest, opened in 1915, since which time it has steadily grown. The main thematic areas are the African Savannah (plant and meat eaters sharing the space), Asian tropical jungle (monkeys and exotic birds), the reptile house...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Floating Garden

    Observatory

    The Umeda Sky Building is a 173 metre spectacular high rise building situated in Osaka. The structure of the building consists of two main towers which are connected with each other by the Floating Garden Observatory on the 39th floor. From the garden, one gets amazing views of the city. Many locals take pride in this man made marvel. A must visit while on your tour of Osaka.
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Nanbayasaka Shrine

    Family and Kids

    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 Shinto and Buddhism saw the shrine's other buildings demolished. Today the shrine is famous for its gigantic lion's head building. All good shrine have a myth. For this one, it is that of the shri...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Shin-umeda Shokudogai

    Family and Kids

    Starting out with barely 18 shops but now host to a over 100 bars and restaurants, this street has now joined the rest of Osaka in affirming the city's reputation as a 'Eat Till You Drop' destination. Eight of the origina 18 are still around. The best way to experience the street is in little bites. Have a small snack at one place then move on to another. This dining style is known as hashigo i...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Namba Walk

    Family and Kids

    This is a 715 metres long underground shopping arcade. There are 270 shops here spread out over three major zones. In any other city it would be an extraordinarily hip and trendy shopping centre. In Osaka, a shopper's paradise, it is pretty run of the mill. Apparel, food and drink are the main attractions here. There's small water fountain. The powder room is popular for some reason. Check out ...Read more