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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Dotonbori is Osaka’s most famous tourist attraction and has been called the heart of Osaka, known for its bright and extravagant neon lights, which pierce the night and reflect off the surface of the Dotonbori Canal. This “bright heart” of Osaka is a colorful must-see anytime you travel through Japan’s Kansai region.
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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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So I’ve been craving Okonomiyaki since I landed and this one was a highly-popular choice along with the fact that it’s a Michelin-starred restaurant. It was also recommended by a few friends that traveled through Osaka, and some local. With that said, it was no surprise that there was a a pretty long line as I arrived for lunch.
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