The Umeda Sky Building is a brilliant piece of architecture and engineering. From top of the roof you have stunning views of Osaka and beyond towards Kyoto. The 173 meter tall building consists of two towers that are connected with each other by the “Floating Garden Observatory” on the 39th floor.
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This bright yellow oblong-shaped Ferris wheel along the Dotonbori river is probably one of famous landmarks in the area. Often it was mistaking for just another wild Osaka decoration while few realize it’s an actual ride
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Located at the 8th floor of the HEP Five Mall in Umeda, this Ferris wheel is a 15-minute ride where you can enjoy the Panoramic view of Osaka City. Inside the gondolas, they have speakers to plug in your mobile and listen to some music while you ride. One of the many perks of getting an Osaka Amazing Pass is you get to ride for FREE instead of paying ¥600.
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I spent the whole day being a kid at the Universal Studios Japan last July 26, 2018 and I could say it’s the most magical birthday ever! Wandering around Hogsmeade and with Butterbeer flavored drink and a wand is every Harry Potter fans dream come true.
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Osaka Castle (Osaka-jo) was built in one of Japan’s more tumultuous eras of history – the Azuchi-Momoyama period – Osaka Castle is one of the region’s most impressive and iconic landmarks. Restored in 1997 after bombing raids in World War II, this gargantuan castle is the pride of Osaka and is a must-see for visitors to Osaka City.
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