To feel the real pulse of Osaka, step out and explore nearby areas such as Abeno, Nishi, and Dotonbori.
Do make the effort to see some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make this region the special place it is. There are some excellent galleries to visit near here. In particular, don’t miss the Osaka City Museum of Fine Art. Experience established and up-and-coming artists strut their stuff at the Namba Grand Kagetsu.
If you are travelling with kids, you’ll make their day if you take them to the family attractions nearby. Bring the kids to a trip to Tennoji Zoo, and see some fascinating creatures.
When it’s time to escape the bustling streets of Osaka, head to one of the many nearby green spaces. Families love to visit places like Tennoji Park, Utsubo Park and the Amerika-Mura Triangle Park. There is a relaxed atmosphere here as well as beautifully designed garden beds and trees.
While you are in and around Naniwa, stop by Tsutenkaku Tower and the Glico Man Sign. Shitennoji Temple offer those exploring Osaka a chance to better understand the part religion has played in the area.
If you are ready to grab a bargain, explore the many stores of the Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade, the Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street and Hozenji-Yokocho Alley.
At the end of a long day seeing the sights around Naniwa, rest up in one of the area’s popular hotels or serviced apartments. The Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka, the Swissotel Nankai Osaka and the Best Western Hotel Fino Osaka Shinsaibashi are just some of the many great places to stay around here.