1. Visit Osaka Castle
Osaka castle is the iconic symbol of Osaka in the Kansai region of central Japan. Even though this outstanding castle was destroyed and rebuilt a number of times, the Osaka Castle, which is now a museum, played an important role in the unification of Japan during the samurai era of the 16th century. You can explore a selection of weaponry as well as art works, once you are inside and even take a panoramic view of the Osaka park on its observation deck on the 8th floor. While on the grounds there are food trucks, souvenir stores and many more. Though, the Castle may no longer exist in its original form, however few of the castle’s structures have preserved its original form, Some of them are Otemon Gate or the Main Gate, sections of the massive stone wall, the castle moat and a number of turrets. There are 13 government-designated Important Cultural Properties in all.
2. Ride the Tempozan Ferris Wheel
Your Trip to Osaka wouldn’t be complete without a ride on the gigantic Tempozan Ferris Wheel, which at of 112.5 meters high (369 ft) and of 100 meters across (330 ft) and is considered as one of the world’s biggest Ferris wheels. The Tempozan Ferris Wheel is also one of the most exemplary sights in Osaka, Japan and is located on the edge of the spectacular Osaka Bay. Riding this enormous Ferris wheel will give you superb & jaw dropping view all over the Osaka bay and when you reach a certain height, the buildings, people and street became smaller and smaller. If you ride it at night, the street lights and spotlights turns into a shining stars like, glittering from ground up to sky. The Wheel is also illuminated at night in colors which represents the next day’s weather forecast, green means the next day will be cloudy, blue means it is going to rain and red means it will be sunny.
3. Osaka Universal Studios Japan
The most important theme parks in the country after Disneyland in Tokyo and is also the second largest in Japan is the Universal Studios Japan. It is one of just four Universal Studios theme parks around the world and the Universal Studios Japan is double the size of its nearest neighbor, Universal Studios Singapore. This is currently the 4th most visited theme park in the world, you can come here to check out everything related to your beloved films. Though, keep in mind that there is definitely more of a Japanese twist here, so expect to see a range of local characters too.
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