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Top 9 Family-Friendly Attractions in Osaka - 2023

Updated Sep 2023
  • No.1

    Universal Studios Japan

    15,385 Reviews
    7.1km from downtown
    Traveler Emi
    "USJ is a place Definitely worth visiting when you are in Osaka. Express pass is a must considering the crowds and long queues."
    Highlights: Universal Studios Japan is located in Osaka and is the world's third Universal Studios theme park after Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Florida. Visitors can go on exciting rides, watch performances and shows, and new attraction launches each year, attracting a large number of visitors.
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  • No.2

    The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter

    495 Reviews
    7km from downtown
    "If it’s not on your list of things to do while your in Osaka... add it. Now. Utterly fantastic! The ride was phenomenal and the Olivander’s wand shop experience was brilliant. The Butterbeer was gross though. More like ButtBeer."
    Highlights: Located at Universal Studios Japan, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a theme park based on the stories and characters of the well selling Harry Potter series. Visitors must walk past gigantic rocks and follow a path lined with trees three storeys high before the great doors to this magical world spring into sight. Besides housing many attractions and games related to the Harry Potter movies, the park also features many sites found in the books, including restaurants and shops. All of these help make visitors feel as if they have truly walked into a world of magic.
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  • No.3

    Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

    2,511 Reviews
    8km from downtown
    Kawaii Japan
    "This aquarium is huge! It's one of the best aquariums I've been to. You need more hours to see most, if not all, of the animals and species. There are different varieties of marine life here, so it's very impressive."
    Highlights: The Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is located in the ​Mount Tenpo area of Osaka Bay. It is very suitable for families and children. Walk down the spiral staircase around the central water tank, and see the huge whale shark swimming in the water tank. There are displays of a large number of marine life and attractions suitable for the entire family.
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  • No.4

    Tempozan Giant Ferris Wheel

    471 Reviews
    7.7km from downtown
    "A great place to visit. Entry 950 yen/person. 15 minutes ride. Beautiful view of of Osaka city, port and Sea. Colorful wheel."
    Highlights: Located next to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, the Tempozan Giant Ferris Wheel features a spectacular "skyrocket fireworks" lighting effect at night, in which the Ferris wheel is colorfully lit with beautiful patterns. These lights also act as a real-time weather forecast for the next day's weather. At the visitors can look over the busy Osaka Port and gaze far into the distance to Kansai International Airport in the south and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in the west.
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  • No.5

    LEGOLAND Discovery Center Osaka

    271 Reviews
    7.8km from downtown
    "Legoland on the third floor of Dabaoshan Shopping Mall is an indoor environment, and it is surprising that there are small trains inside. The Lego showroom is also very good, there will be day mode and night mode. There are not many queues, Lego will have earthquake mode after the good, check your Lego is strong enough. Fun is still relatively strong."
    Highlights: Legoland Discovery Center Osaka, located in Mount Tenpo, is an indoor amusement park ideal for children. The park makes use of Lego bricks to recreate well-known attractions and street scenes around Osaka, such as Tsutenkaku, Dotonbori, and Hanshin Koshien Stadium. Tired visitors can also watch a 4D movie or grab some food from the park's restaurant.
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  • No.6

    Ebisu Tower Ferris Wheel

    156 Reviews
    2.7km from downtown
    "Built in 2005, the Ferris wheel of the God of Wealth stands on the north bank of Dotonbori and the south facade of the Don Quixote Dotonbori store building; with its unique shape, bright colors and joy, it has become the landmark of Dotonbori and the landmark of Osaka. In the center of the tall Ferris wheel, there is a 17-meter high and 15-meter wide statue. The handbag and smile look like the god of wealth in China; and the salmon indicates that it is the god of commerce in Japan/God of wealth-Ebisu; The right hand holding is the mascot of the Don Quixote chain brand "Penguin Jun". The real name of the Ferris wheel : Ebisu Tower( Huibishou Iron Tower); for the above reasons, there is a nickname that Chinese tourists like: the Ferris wheel. The Ferris wheel is 77 meters high, and the U-shaped running track is different from the traditional circle; there are 32 hanging baskets for 4 people and 1 row. About 12 minutes of running time, sitting south, feet - clear Doton - sparkling, before you - the surrounding scenery is unobstructed, and there is no charm."
    Highlights: The Ferris wheel attached to the Don Quixote Dotonbori store is commonly known as the "God of Fortune Ferris Wheel". In the center of the 77-meter-high Ferris wheel, there is a "God of Wealth" with a length of 17 meters and a width of 15 meters. There are 32 gondolas for 4 people in a row, and it takes about 12 minutes to make one rotation.
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  • No.7

    Osaka Museum of Natural History

    63 Reviews
    9.5km from downtown
    "Very good museum, exquisite, the outside looks small, the inside is quite big, the animal bones look very shocking, the door is hanging should be the skeleton of the blue whale, adults visit is also very interesting."
    Highlights: The porch in front of the gate of the museum displays skeletal specimens of fin whales. There are many specimens of animals, plants, insects, fossils, etc. in the museum, and some exhibits such as dinosaurs and elephants can be touched. Here you can witness the silent march of reptiles and mammals, some dying out on the way of evolution, and some all the way to modern times. There are also interactive teaching games on the second floor, which are highly educational and interesting.
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  • No.8

    OSTEC Exhibition Hall

    45 Reviews
    969m from downtown
    "Located on Nakanoshima, it is also one of the free tour facilities of Daegu. There are many interactive games about science, astronomy, physics, even if the children do not understand Japanese, they still play for an afternoon, until the closed hall. Fortunately, we are Chinese, and we can almost guess the meaning of many Japanese characters."
    Highlights: The Osaka Science and Technology Museum is located in Kamoto-cho, Nishi-ku, Osaka City, adjacent to the Osaka City Riku Art Museum. Many tourists choose to visit the two museums together in one day. The Osaka Science and Technology Museum is divided into two floors with 4 different themes, namely materials, new life, earth and energy. In the material exhibition area, you can see polyimide hollow fiber membranes that can separate oxygen in the air, and learn about "invisible substances", radiation, and magnetism detected by non-destructive inspection technology. In the new life exhibition area, you can see some technologies developed to solve various problems on the earth such as global warming and energy problems. The Earth exhibition area introduces the verification experiments of the method of transporting huge stones when building the pyramids, the ancient fish "sturgeon" that originated 300 million years ago, and the activities of marine research and development institutions introduced through deep-sea creatures or images and real scenes. . In the energy exhibition area, visitors can learn knowledge about energy such as radiation and hydrogen while having fun with quizzes and games.
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  • No.9

    Osaka Science Museum

    52 Reviews
    1km from downtown
    "This is Osaka's famous science museum and planetarium, it is worth a try, the price itself is very cheap, the content involved in the museum can be rich and interesting, I am sure adults can learn from a lot of what they see."
    Highlights: Opened in October 1989, the Osaka Municipal Science Museum introduces visitors to many things related to the universe and energy in an easy-to-understand way of "seeing, touching, and swimming well" under the theme of "space and energy". related knowledge. Among them is the Planetarium, equipped with high-performance projectors, capable of projecting 28,000 planetary celestial objects through the world's largest dome screen with a diameter of 26.5 meters. The OMNIMAX wide-screen system in the museum is the largest video system in the world. Its picture and sound effects can make you experience the realistic feeling of "being in the universe and roaming the galaxy".
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