The Umeda Sky Building is a 173 meter high skyscraper with two symmetrical 40-story towers connected by a platform located 150 meters from one of Osaka’s most beautiful views.
In addition to the panoramic views of the Garden Flutuante Observatory, the ideal food court at sunset and under city lights.
At the end of the building is the Takimi Restaurant Alley, a dining area located on a reproduction of a street in the Old Town that you should not miss.
Takimi Koji Alley is another charming place to eat or drink. It is located in the basement of a skyscraper and is a street that led to Japan at the beginning of the 20th century.
If you do not feel dizzy and want to enjoy a higher view, you can reach the Abenos Haruka Building, located 300 meters from a building, one of Osaka’s must-sees.
View of the calendar: daily from 10 to 22.30.
Kuromon Ichiba Market
Stroll the 600-meter-long fresh produce shop at Kuromon Ichiba Market, one of Osaka’s best attractions. In this market you can see huge crabs of crab, octopus, fruit, Kobe meat and vegetables and eat their delicious specialties such as sushi or sashimi on one of their benches.
A good option to learn more about the history and not to lose the city is to book this tour with a guide in Spanish.
Visiting hours: Monday to Saturday from 8:00 to 18:00.
Shitennoji and Isshinji Tennoji Templi
Just a short walk from each other, Isshinji and Shitennoji Tennoji are ideal for a detour away from the hustle and bustle of the city and are two of Osaka’s finest temples.
Shitennō-ji is a Buddhist temple and tranquil retreat with more than 1400 years of history, which has been completely restored and features the Kodo Pavilion, the Kondo Hall, the five-story Pagoda and the Jodo Gokuraku Garden.
The Buddhist temple of Isshinji Tennoji impresses with the two large statues at the entrance and is known for the Buddha statues, which were made from the ashes of the Buddhist dead. In addition to the statues, there are several buildings and a graveyard on the site.
Visiting hours: daily from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm.
The Shinsaibashi district north of Dotonbori is the main shopping district and another place you should visit in Osaka. Its fortress is Shinsaibashi-suji, a covered street characterized by the contrast between traditional shops and modern department stores. There are so many shops in the area that you can go shopping for a whole day, and much more if you drive to Daiso, one of the most famous, which sells items of all kinds for 100 yen or the big Daimaru.
Walls of America
America Mura, also known as Amemura, is an American-themed area west of Shinsabashi. American and second-hand shops, theaters and international restaurants make it a popular spot for young Japanese people looking for entertainment.