Top 10 Outdoor Spots in Osaka City 🍀

♥Posted by Aya

Japan has four distinct seasons, with hot and humid summers and snowy colder winters. However, the weather is comfortable in April, May, October and November, and it is recommended to relax outside feeling the wind on holidays.

There are many big parks and shrines in Osaka city, and you can feel a sense of freedom, so I recommend it as a travel destination.

There is also a place where you can spend time eating local Osaka gourmet, so you can enjoy the feeling of Osaka.

This time, I picked up spots in Osaka City with the theme of refreshing.( ノ ゚ー゚)ノ



 

Relax in the big park!

Osaka Castle Park

Osaka Castle Park is the tourist spot in Osaka. It takes about 2 minutes on foot from Osaka Metro Morinomiya Station.

Osaka Castle is located in the center of the park. There is a park around there, and you can enjoy events and street performances without getting bored.

 

In the park, there are stone walls and moats which are remnants of the castle. There is a paved promenade around it. Let’s take a walk with a pleasant breeze.♪

There are many benches nearby, so if you get tired, take a good rest and refresh yourself.

 

If you are hungry, you can go to a restaurant where you can enjoy food and sweets. If you want to eat outside, I recommend Takoyaki and Takosen.(╹ڡ╹ )

There is Osaka Castle Park branch of Wanaka, a famous Takoyaki restaurant in Osaka, so please buy it.

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Nakanoshima Park

This is a waterfront park located between the Dojima River and the Tosabori River, and is an oasis in the city. The Osaka Science Museum with a planetarium, stylish cafes and restaurants are located nearby, making it a popular dating spot.

The access is about 3 minutes walk from Kitahama Station of Osaka Metro Midosuji Line.

 

It is a park with a history that was first established in Osaka City in 1891.

You can see western style houses built at that time such as the Central Public Hall and the Prefectural Nakanoshima Library. The building goes well with rich greenery and is perfect for taking pictures.

 

In this park, there is a rose garden where about 310 kinds and 3,700 roses bloom, which is perfect for a walk. The roses are seen twice a year, in spring and autumn.✿

The best time to see them is from early May to late May in spring and late October to early November in autumn.

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Tsurumi Ryokuchi Park

In 1990, the park became the main site for the International Garden and Greenery Exposition, and was redeveloped after the exposition.

It takes about 5 minutes on foot from Tsurumi Ryokuchi Station of Osaka Metro Nagahori Tsurumi Ryokuchi Line, and you can enter the site.

 

Admission is free, and visitors can enjoy large windmills, large lawns, Japanese gardens and almond forests. There are restaurants and shops, so you can fill your stomach.

 

There are also activities that take advantage of the vast park. There are a lot of places to play such as horse riding, camping ground, barbecue ground, ball field, athletic field, heated pool, park golf course and futsal field.♪(^∇^*)

You may need to apply and pay for activities, so please check in advance. There are many ways to enjoy it, so you won’t get bored even if you visit many times.

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Tempozan Park

This is a perfect spot for a change of pace. It is a 7 minute walk from Osaka Metro Osakako Station. Also, it is close to Kaiyukan by 3 minutes on foot, so it is good to visit after that. It’s close to the sea, so the smell of the sea will be wafting in.

 

This is also a hidden cherry blossom spot, and the rich nature is also attractive. It is quiet and calm, so I recommend it when you want to stay away from the crowd. There are benches nearby, so it’s nice to enjoy the drinks and Osaka gourmet you bought.♪

 

In fact, Mt. Tempo in Tempozan Park is recorded as the smallest mountain in Japan. Height above sea level: 4.5 m.


Mt. Tempo

Why don’t you climb Mt. Tempo and take a picture at the top of the mountain as a memory?

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Enjoy in amusement parks and shopping streets!

Universal Studios Japan

Speaking of the outdoor spot that Osaka is proud of, it is USJ. You can enjoy it all year round, but I recommend spring and autumn. It’s relatively comfortable, so you can go around without stress. It takes about 5 minutes on foot from JR Universal City Station.

 

It is a world that faithfully reproduces the world of movies, and it is fun just to take pictures and walk around. The Harry Potter area is full of the world view covered with snow all year round. When you walk on the street, you feel like you have become a character in a movie.*★,°*:.☆( ̄▽ ̄)

 

The park has an open atmosphere and you can enjoy it from morning to evening, so it is perfect for enjoying with friends and lovers. When you ride an attraction, you can smile naturally and refresh yourself!

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Osaka Tennoji Zoo

This is a famous zoo in Osaka city which has been familiar for a long time. The zoo has 2 gates and Shinsekai Gate is about a 10 minute walk from Osaka Metro Zoo Mae Station and Tennoji Gate is about a 5 minute walk from Tennoji Station.

The zoo opened in 1915 and celebrated its 100 year anniversary in 2015. 1,000 animals of 180 species are raised in an area of about 11 hectares.

 

The large site is divided into a park and a zoo. The original life of animals is reproduced as much as possible, and a wide range of animals such as lions, giraffes, hippos, lesser pandas, polar bears, fur seals and penguins are exhibited.♡

At the polar bear pool, you can see a cute side such as playing with toys or receiving snacks. Looking at the animals, there is no doubt that you will be healed from your heart.

The entrance fee is reasonable and you can visit easily.

When you look up at the sky from the zoo, you can see Abeno Harukas, the largest commercial building in Japan.

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Shinsaibashi-Suji Shopping Street

You can also refresh your mood by shopping. Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street is where you can shop outside without worrying about the weather.

This is a shopping street with an arcade, and there are about 180 shops along 580 meters from north to south. It takes about 5 minutes on foot from Shinsaibashi Station of Osaka Metro Midosuji Line.

There are famous brands, fast fashion, cafes and restaurants, so you can enjoy without moving around.♪

If you get tired, why don’t you have something sweet at PABLO Shinsaibashi, a shop specializing in baked cheese tarts?

Here you can enjoy mini tarts and soft serve ice cream that is perfect for eating around!

 

It is connected to Dotonbori, so you can enjoy the atmosphere of Osaka.

It is good to buy souvenirs and favorite things here and enjoy Osaka gourmet at Dotonbori.

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Visit unique spiritual places!

Sumiyoshi Taisha

This is a shrine, and the precincts are wide and the solemn air flows.

When you go through torii gate, a big vermilion bridge appears. This bridge is called Soribashi, and it is said that there is a blessing just by crossing. It’s especially dangerous when you go down the bridge, so please cross slowly.

 

There are many things to see in this shrine, but one that is interesting is Omokaru-ishi. This is a stone to tell if your wish will come true.


Omokaru-ishi

First, you hold the stone to check the weight, and after you make a wish, you hold the same stone again. It is said that if the stone feels heavy, “effort is needed to make your wish come true," and if it is light, “your wish will come true.".(●ˇ∀ˇ●)

It’s about 1 minute walk from Nankai Main Line Sumiyoshitaisha Station and it’s easy to access.

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Namba Yasaka Shrine

This is a unique power spot in Namba. It is said that it started when a plague spread in the era of the emperor at that time and it was enshrined to quell it.

It takes about 8 minutes on foot from Namba Station on Osaka Metro Yotsubashi Line.

 

The highlight of this shrine is the Shishiden which is right inside. Built in 1974, it has a light in the eye, a speaker in the nose and a stage in the mouth. Mai dance is performed here for Shinto rituals and New Year’s holidays.(@_@)

The blessing of the shrine is victory. Winning games, succeeding at work, wanting to make money, wanting to marry a lover, wanting to have a healthy child … and so on. Please ask what you want to win.

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Samuhara Shrine

This shrine is a 5-minute walk from Osaka Metro Awaza Station and is said to bring good health, prosperity of the family, health and longevity without damage.

It is a popular power spot, with many people coming to express their gratitude, such as “I was involved in an accident, but I was safe because I had an amulet.".

 

It’s a small shrine between buildings, but what is especially popular is a ring-shaped amulet.*:・゚✧

This is said to have the benefit of protecting your body, but it is famous for being popular and not available.

Even if you can’t get it, it’s important to think with an open mind, “There must be someone who needs it more than I do.".

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In Japan, the time when you can spend comfortably outdoors is limited, so why don’t you enjoy breathing the fresh air outdoors then?

And have an irreplaceable experience, such as seeing beautiful scenery, eating delicious gourmet food, or getting energy at power spots!

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