Family and Kids in Osaka

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Isshinji Temple

    Family and Kids

    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 Ichikawa Danjuro VIII was buried here. The temple is famous for the statues it make of its deities, and how it makes them. When it began running out space to store the urns of ashes of its devotees,...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Tsurumiryokuchi Park

    Park

    In 1990 The International Garden and Greenery Exposition was held in this location to celebrate the beauty of flowers. Not wanting to let the exposition be forgotten, they turned the park into a garden with flowers for every season. It's a huge space with lots of natural and landscape diversity - fields, forests, ponds and streams. Landmarks include a windmill on a hillside of tulips, a large c...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Hankyu Sanbangai

    Family and Kids

    Located at the base of the Hankyu Umeda Station, this is one of Osaka's largest retail spaces. The mall has four floors, two underground and two above ground. Most of the shops are fashion stores ranging from brand names to eclectic local outlets. Children will enjoy the kiddy land levels. For some reason there is a stream flowing through one of the lower levels.
  4. Amazing Osaka attraction for kids
    Osaka Science Museum

    Science Museum, Children Museum, Observatory

    The Osaka Science Museum was opened in October 1989. It has four floors of interactive exhibits and displays. Designed especially for children, the museum takes visitors through interactive displays about the universe, chemistry, electricity and energy. A science show is held three times a day (in Japanese only). Apart from the exhibits, the Science Museum also has a planetarium with multi...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building Observatory

    Family and Kids

    In 80 seconds the glass elevator will take you up from the ground to the 52nd floor of this skyscraper. There you'll find a lovely observation deck with 360 degree views of Osaka. The best time to visit is at sunset or later, when the streets and buildings below have lit up. The effect of the lights is hypnotizing. The building itself stands on a little island removed from the mainland, which m...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Osaka
    National Museum Of Art, Osaka

    Family and Kids

    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 shape of a bamboo plant. The museum houses Japanese and foreign contemporary art, with exhibitions from the museum collection and special exhibitions.
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Yanmar Stadium Nagai

    Family and Kids

    Built to host a soccer match in the 1964 Summer Olympics, this 47000 seater stadium has become an important athletics center. It is the start and end point for the Ladies Marathon. The Cerezo Osaka football team regularly plays matches here. Sometime concerts are performed. ARchitecturally, note the curving roof over the stands, which does not require pillar support.
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Tennoji Park

    Park, Botanical Garden

    The Tennoji Park is a botanical garden in Osaka. It features many statues made with wires and covered with beautiful flowers. Located next to Tennoji Station, the Park is an urban oasis. It was opened in the year 1909. Tennoji Park also includes the traditional Japanese garden Keitakuen, Osaka Municipal Museum of Art, Tennoji Zoo, Chausuyama Tomb and a lot of other interesting buildings and lan...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Yasui Shrine

    Family and Kids

    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 Sugawara-no-Michizane. It also honors a warrior named Sanada Yukimura, whose likeness is sculpted in stone here. He died in the fighting during the Siege of Osaka by Tokugawa Ieyasu. There is a well near...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Abeno Qs Mall

    Family and Kids

    Though it has about the same number of stores as any major mall in Osaka, this one is distinct for having a lot more space. For tourists who can get a little overwhelmed with how crowded Japanese malls can be, this one is a godsend. Other than that the offerings are identical to other shopping centers around the city. Lots of fashion and accessory outlets. Good restaurants. A video arcade. Ome ...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Imamiya Ebisu Shrine

    Family and Kids

    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 extend to merchants around the city. These days it is visited annually by millions of people,making it one of the most popular shrines in the city. The To-ka Ebisu Festival in January alone attracts mo...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Tempozan Market Place

    Family and Kids

    Rounding off the attractions at Tempozan (the other include the Ferris Wheel and the Osaka Aquarium), is this collection of eateries and boutiques. There are a smattering of other highlights. The Naniwa Kuishinbo Yokocho is basically a theme park of Osaka cuisine - takoyaki, okonomiyaki, kushikatsu. The Tempozan Anipa petting zoo ought to keep children occupied, as should the Legoland outlet. C...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library

    Family and Kids

    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 documents inside are related to Osaka including some ancient texts. Therefore, even though there are business and academic books here, the library functions mainly as a store of cultural knowledge r...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Shiki Theatre Company

    Family and Kids

    This is one of the 8 theaters belonging to this franchise. It is one of the few theaters in Osaka that showcase Western musicals, Such as the Lion King or Phantom of the Opera. To this affect the design is also Western, with high ceilings, and a seating section that looks above the stage. The facilities are state-of-the-art. There is seating for 500 people. Check their website for upcoming shows.
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Tenma Tenjin Hanjo Tei

    Family and Kids

    Rakugo is a form of Japanese theatrical storytelling in which a single person sits on the stage in front of the audience and acts out the entire play all on his own. The actor is called Koza. The style has been perfected to extreme comedic effect. And that is the only kind of show this theatre performs, the only such theatre in the city. There are side shows too - magic tricks and acrobatic stu...Read more