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Best 29 Date Spots in Osaka for Couples

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Are you thinking “Where should we go on our next date?” Or maybe you are feeling that your recent dates are getting a little stale. Here we introduce popular date spots, hole-in-the-wall spots known only to Osaka residents, and surprisingly fun spots. Please take a look at them and enjoy your next date.

Also, if you don’t have a boyfriend yet, I hope you’ll enjoy watching it as if you were on a date with model Hiro Nakase!
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▼ How about an illumination date?


Umeda area

Osaka Umeda Station has a lot of commercial facilities and gourmet spots.
I can’t decide where to go for fun!

1. HEP FIVE – How about a night view from the Ferris wheel of the Umeda landmark?

hep fiveHEP 5, with its red Ferris wheel on top of the building, houses many fashion brands popular among teens and young adults in their 20s. On holidays, the area around HEP 5 is packed with young people!hep fiveIt takes 15 minutes per lap. The Ferris Wheel is on the roof of a building, so you’ll feel the height.hep fiveWould you like to enjoy the night view of Umeda for two? It is located in the middle of the city, so it sparkles in all directions.

Facility Name: HEP FIVE
Address: 5-15 Kakudacho, Kita-ku, Osaka City
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TEL: Ferris wheel 06-6366-3634
Opening hours: 11:00-22:45 (last boarding)
Fare: 600 yen/person
5 minutes walk from Umeda Station on Midosuji Subway Line
5 minutes walk from Higashi Umeda Station on Subway Tanimachi Line
10 minutes walk from Nishi-Umeda Station on the Yotsubashi Subway Line.
5 min. walk from JR Osaka Sta.
3 minutes walk from Umeda Station on Hankyu Line
About 5 minutes on foot from Umeda Station of Hanshin Electric Railway

▼A short break in Umeda

2. Grand Front Osaka – For shopping, restaurants, or on a rainy day

grand front osakaGrand Front is a large commercial facility located right outside the North Exit of JR Osaka Station. It is packed with stores, restaurants, bookstores, museums, and much more! You can enjoy a strolling date with your friends and family.
There are many fashion items in the south building, and many delicious gourmet foods on the 7th, 8th and 9th floors.

grand front osakaIf you get tired of walking, there are also cafes and restaurants on the basement level for a rest.

grand front osakaYou can also relax at “Umekita Plaza” adjacent to the South Building. Various events are held on weekends and in season.

grand front osakaThe North Wing is centered around the “Knowledge Capital”, an “intellectual creation center”, and contains household goods stores, museums, etc.grand front osakaThe dynamic atrium space in the center of the building is the site of many events. Every year near Christmas, a beautiful tree appears. Perfect for a handsome date.grand front osakaOn the 6th floor of the North Wing is a restaurant area called “UMEKITA FLOOR”, which is like a food court for adults with over 14 restaurants. There are tables in the common area corridor, so you can enjoy a variety of food from your favorite restaurants with each other. Dining bars, bars, and many other styles of restaurants, oh my! They are open until 4:00 AM!

Facility Name: Grand Front Osaka
Address: 4-1 (Umekita Plaza), 4-20 (South Building), 3-1 (North Building), Ohfuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka City
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4 minutes walk from the central exit of “Osaka Station” on JR line.
5 minutes walk from the central ticket gate of Umeda Station on the Hankyu Line.
Seven-minute walk from the north ticket gate of Umeda Station on the Subway Midosuji Line

▼Here is a handsome dinner for your Umeda date

3. Umeda Sky Building – Hanging Garden Observation Deck

umeda sky building

umeda sky buildingLocated on the top 40th floor of the Umeda Sky Building, a 173-meter-high skyscraper, you can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view while feeling the breeze. The night view from here is really beautiful!umeda sky buildingI’m thrilled and excited to be on the see-through escalator to the observation deck!umeda sky buildingWith no obstacles, you can see beautifully 360 degrees to the other side! The rooftop observation deck is outside, so you can feel the wind on your skin. It is a bit cold in winter…umeda sky buildingI highly recommend couples to try this!
Keys are sold on the 39th floor (in the UMEDA SKYBLDG GALLERY SHOP).

▼Learn more about the Hanging Gardens! 

▼Pictures show access to the site

Facility Name: Hanging Garden Observatory
Address: Umeda Sky Building, 1-1-88 Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka City
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Opening hours:9:30-22:30 (last admission at 22:00)
Closed: No
Admission fee: Adults 1,500 yen
Approx. 10 minutes walk from JR “Osaka Station” Central North Exit
10 minutes walk from “Umeda Station” of Subway Midosuji Line
10 minutes walk from Chayamachi Exit ticket gate of Hankyu Railway “Umeda Station”.

3-1. Takimi Koji – Travel back in time to the Showa era with this Retro Restaurant Street

umeda sky buildingThe basement of the Umeda Sky Building, where the hanging garden is located, has a restaurant floor called Takimikoji that recreates a street scene from the early Showa period. Be sure to stop by here as well.umeda sky buildingWith midgets and Victorian dogs, it’s like stepping back in time to the Showa period!umeda sky buildingThere is also a branch in Umeda.umeda sky buildingThe most popular is the modan-yaki, but all are delicious. It is good to share.

Facility Name: Takimi Koji
Address:1-1-88 Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan Umeda Sky Building Basement
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Opening hours:11:30-21:30
Closed: Thursday
Approx. 10 minutes walk from JR Osaka Station Central North Exit
10 minutes walk from “Umeda Station” of Subway Midosuji Line
10-minute walk from the Chayamachi Exit ticket gate of Hankyu Railway’s Umeda Station

▼There are many more Umeda gourmet information! Check it out! 

Osaka Castle area

Osaka Castle and its surrounding area, which has become a gourmet destination, can be enjoyed just by wandering around.

4. Osaka Castle – Time travel to the Warring States Period!

osaka castleOsaka Castle is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Osaka. Its magnificent stonewalls and moats are also a must-see! There are many tourists from abroad, so we recommend you to visit in the morning. (Especially 9:00 a.m. is the best time.)osaka castleThere are 8 floors of the castle tower, each with its own exhibition room. History-loving boys and girls will be excited!osaka castleOn the 8th floor there is an observation deck with a view of Osaka Castle Park and the city of Osaka. You don’t have to be a history buff to enjoy the observatory.

osaka castleThere is a store and restaurant facility called “Miraiza Osaka Castle” right in front of the castle tower. The building resembles an old European medieval castle and is very magnificent.osaka castleIt’s nice inside too! The red carpet, the stained glass, even the staircase is nice!

▼Related articles on Osaka Castle here

Facility Name: Osaka Castle
Address: 1-1 Osaka Castle, Chuo-ku, Osaka
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Opening hours:9:00-17:00 (admission until 16:30)
Morinomiya Station” on JR Osaka Loop Line and Osaka Metro Chuo Line
Osaka-jo Koen Station on JR Osaka Loop Line
Tanimachi 4-chome Station” on Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line and Chuo Line

4-1. Jo-Terrace Osaka – Cafes and restaurants in Osaka Castle Park

osaka castle jo terraceJo-Terrace has a relaxed, modern Japanese atmosphere and is home to some of the most popular fashionable cafes and restaurants in the city. It has a different atmosphere from the castle tower. If you are visiting Osaka Castle, this is also a good place to stop by. It is located in front of JR Osaka Castle Park Station.osaka castle jo terraceOsaka Castle Park is a big place and you will get hungry and tired from walking, so take a break!

▼For souvenirs of Osaka Castle, click here

Address: 3-1 Osaka Castle, Chuo-ku, Osaka
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Opening hours: Varies by store.
Just down the stairs from “Osaka-jo Koen Station” on the JR Osaka Loop Line

Around the Minami district

You can also enjoy various food while shopping in the Namba and Shinsaibashi area.
Just walking down the Shinsaibashi-suji shopping street from Shinsaibashi to Namba is a fun spot!

5. Amemura – A popular spot for young people

Osaka’s American Village (commonly known as Ame-mura). Located near Shinsaibashi station on the Osaka Metro, this area is home to many fashion, gourmet, and general merchandise stores. In particular, there are a crazy number of vintage clothing stores, and it is a cutting-edge town where young people gather.triangularTriangular Park is one of the most famous parks in Ame-mura. The real name of the park is Mitsu Park. You can sit and chat without doing anything, or just enjoy the scenery.osaka amemuraThere is also a takoyaki (octopus dumpling) restaurant “Koga-ryu” and an “original ice cream dog” nearby, so you can buy octopus and eat it here in the park.

▼Here are directions to Triangle Park

osaka amemuraAmemura is a great place to walk around and browse the stores, so it’s best to avoid rainy days!

▼Click here for a rainy day date

▼Click here for a guide on how to enjoy the Ame-mura

▼Here are some of the best places to eat in Ame-mura

Facility Name: Amerika-mura (American Village)
Address: Around Nishi-Shinsaibashi 1-chome and 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka City
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Shinsaibashi Station on the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line
Yotsubashi Station” on the Osaka Metro Yotsubashi Line

6. Namba Parks – An urban oasis with interesting buildings and gardens

Namba ParksThe concept of this building, which is a “fusion of city, people and nature,” was designed by American Jon Jerde. It is an interesting building with curved walls and rounded glass windows.This urban complex directly connected to Nankai Namba Station offers clothing, gourmet food, general merchandise, and a movie theater.ParksThe Parks Garden on the rooftop is the only garden in the city where you can experience nature and has won various awards. It is the only garden in the city where you can experience nature, and has won various awards.

Facility Name: Namba Parks
Address: 2-10-70 Nambanaka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka City
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Nankai Electric Railway “Namba Station
Midosuji Subway Line, Sennichimae Line “Namba Station”

▼A short walk from the Namba Station

7. Dotonbori – Osaka’s gourmet food is takoyaki!

dotonboriIf there is one thing that Osaka is like, it is Dotonbori! Dotonbori is full of tourists from all over Japan and abroad. This messy atmosphere is very Osaka-like. Dotonbori is the best place to eat Osaka’s famous takoyaki! There are takoyaki restaurants everywhere.dotonboriEach store has different takoyaki flavors and characteristics, so it is recommended to walk around to try several different takoyaki shops!dotonboriThe takoyaki at Odori Dako contains a whole iidako octopus. The legs stick out from the takoyaki, making it a handsome ♡♡♡.

The way it is made is also very interesting.dotonbori“Wanaka” has an eat-in space on the second floor. You can sit and eat at your leisure.dotonboriThis is Akaoni. This restaurant has been featured in various media and the Michelin Guide.dotonboriIf you get tired of the sauce flavor, I recommend the salt flavor! It is light and delicious.
When eating takoyaki as a couple, “ahhh” is the standard ♡ It’s hot when you eat it in one bite, but…

▼Introducing all takoyaki restaurants in Dotonbori

ページが見つかりませんでした –Welove大阪・大阪のグルメ、イベント、観光...

dotonboriThe Glico sign is also a staple in Dotonbori. Be sure to pose with the Glico man for a commemorative photo!

▼Here are directions to the Glico signage
[Guided by photo] Navigate the nearest station and directions to the Dotonbori Glico sign!

▼Here to play in Dotonbori
New attraction in Dotonbori! Floating in the air in the VR gondola of the Giant Ferris Wheel “Ebisu Tower”
Mofumofu heaven at Dotonbori’s cat cafe [Gurudo]! Sorry for cheating.
[Fishing pond] Sturgeon fishing experience at Osaka Dotonbori Tsuribori! How is the result?

▼For gourmet food in Dotonbori, click here
[Dotonbori Gourmet] Here are some recommended lunches that you must try.

▼For useful information on Dotonbori, click here
Namba [Dotonbori] The best place to meet up! Introducing 10 recommended spots

Facility Name: Dotonbori
Address: 1-10 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka
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Midosuji Line, Yotsubashi Line, Sennichimae Line “Namba” station
Sakaisuji Line and Sennichimae Line “Nippombashi” station
Osaka Namba Station” of Hanshin Railway and Kintetsu Railway
Nankai Railway “Namba” station

8. Namba Grand Kagetsu – Osaka is known for its comedy!

namba kagetsuThe Namba Grand kagetsu is a theater where you can actually see and enjoy Osaka’s comedy. Every day, manzai, Yoshimoto Shinki Gekijou and other comedy acts open the show! It’s a good idea to have a date for a good laugh, enjoying seeing and hearing real laughter.
The first floor also contains restaurants such as meat, ramen, crepes, etc.
▼For detailed directions to Namba Grand kagetsu, click here▼

Facility Name: Namba Grand Kagetsu
Address: 11-6 Sennichimae, Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka
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TEL: 06-6641-0888
Midosuji Line Namba Station
Nankai, Kintetsu, Hanshin, JR Namba Station

9. Kuromon Ichiba – A date to enjoy delicious food in Naniwa’s kitchen

kuromon ichibaKuromon Ichiba is a shopping street with arcades. You can enjoy eating and drinking everything from seafood to meat and sweets. Everything looks so delicious! It is fun to wander around and see what you can eat.kuromon ichibaThe scallops are also grilled in their shells as shown. They must be delicious!kuromon ichibaEating and drinking is attractive because of the freshly baked hot food.kuromon ichibaThere is even meat. The skewers are kind to those who like to eat and walk around. The smell of the meat being grilled is delicious. The smell of the grill is so delicious that you will be tempted to come by.kuromon ichibaThe tuna shop’s delicious-looking sushi and rice bowls are also popular.kuromon ichibaThere is also an eat-in space where you can enjoy a delicious tuna bowl on the spot. Share and eat.

▼For detailed information on Kuromon Market, click here▼

Facility Name: Kuromon Market
Address: 2-4-1 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka City
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TEL: 06-6631-0007
Sakaisuji Line and Sennichimae Line “Nippombashi” station
Kintetsu Nihonbashi Station” station on the Kintetsu Namba Line

Around Tennoji Ward

A spot where you can enjoy the zoo and the landmarks all at once!

10. Tsutentaku Tower – This is Osaka! Let’s just go there for now!

tsutenkakuTsutenkaku is located in the center of Shinsekai. It was rebuilt in 1956 and is now in its second generation. Let’s see what Tsutenkaku in  Osaka looks like!tsutenkakuThe observation deck on the 5th floor is a gold mine! The glittering part is very Osaka-like!tsutenkakuBiriken, the god of happiness, can be seen here and there. It is said that it will bring you good luck if you stroke the soles of his feet.
Let’s both pet it and be happy!tsutenkakuA special outdoor observatory, “Tembou Paradise,” is located further up on the 5th floor, outside, where you can feel the Osaka breeze. (500 yen extra)

Facility Name: Tsutenkaku
Address: 1-18-6, Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka City
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TEL: 06-6641-9555
Opening hours: 9:00 – 21:00
Adults 800 yen
Osaka Municipal Subway Sakaisuji Line, Ebisucho Station, Exit 3 (4 min. walk)
Ebisucho Station on the Hankai Line (3-minute walk)
Osaka Municipal Subway Midosuji Line Zoo Animal Park Mae Station, Exit 1 (7 min. walk)
JR Loop Line Shin-Imamiya Station East Exit (7 min. walk)
Nankai Railway Nankai Main Line Shin-Imamiya Station West Exit (10 min. walk)

11. Shinsekai – Enjoy Osaka’s famous kushikatsu (deep fried skewers)

shinsekaiShinsekai, where Tsutenkaku Tower is located, is always mentioned in books and websites introducing Osaka. But many people in Osaka have never been to Shinsekai!shinsekaiSince Shinsekai has a nostalgic shooting range, let’s have fun at the candy shop!
It’s surprisingly exciting. (Let’s show her how good you are.)shinsekaiIn Shinsekai, you must try Osaka’s famous kushikatsu!
There are kushikatsu restaurants everywhere, so you will have a hard time deciding where to go in!shinsekaiEvery restaurant offers different kinds of kushikatsu, including batter, sauce, and ingredients. The best way to enjoy Shinsekai’s kushikatsu is to visit several shops.
Eat at one restaurant, just a few bottles, and go to the next one.

▼For more information about kushikatsu in Shinsekai, click here

Facility Name: Shinsekai
Address: Emisu Higashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka City
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Osaka Municipal Subway Sakaisuji Line, Ebisucho Station, Exit 3 (4 min. walk)
Ebisucho Station on the Hankai Line (3-minute walk)
Osaka Municipal Subway Midosuji Line Zoo Animal Park Mae Station, Exit 1 (7 min. walk)
JR Loop Line Shin-Imamiya Station East Exit (7 min. walk)
Nankai Line Shin-Imamiya Station West Exit (10 min. walk)

12. Tennoji Zoo – Check out all the animals in Osaka’s zoo

tennoji zooOsaka Municipal Zoo opened on January 1, 1915 and is the third oldest zoo in Japan. The zoo is also good for evening dates, as it holds a Night Zoo (night zoo) for a limited time in spring, summer, and fall.tennoji zooLocated in the middle of the city, the lion and Harukas. You can also see the interesting feeling of savannah and modern buildings.tennoji zooThere are also cute koalas! I know many of you went to the zoo as kids on field trips, but it’s still pretty fun as an adult, with cute and funny animals! Perfect for a handsome date night!

▼Details of the Night Zoo

Facility Name: Tennoji Zoo
Address: 1-108 Chausuyama-cho, Tennoji-ku, Osaka City
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Opening hours:
9:30-17:00 (admission until 16:00)
(Open until 18:00 on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays in May and September; admission until 17:00)
Closed: Every Monday (closed the following weekday if it is a holiday)
Admission fee: Adults 500 yen
Shinsekai Gate
8 minutes walk from Exit No.1 of “Dobutsuen-mae” subway station.
8 minutes walk from Exit 3 of Ebisucho Subway Station.
10 minutes walk from Tsutenkaku Exit (East Exit) of “Shin-Imamiya Station” (Nankai/JR)
Tenshiba Gate
8 minutes walk from Exit 5 of Tennoji Subway Station.
8 minutes walk from JR Tennoji Station Central Exit.
10 minutes walk from Exit 7 of Osaka Abenobashi Station on the Kintetsu Minami-Osaka Line.

12-1. Tenshiba – Here are some restaurants near the zoo

tenshiba tennojiThe entrance area of Tennoji Park, with its expansive lawn and relaxing atmosphere! It is just outside the Tenshiba Gate from the zoo.tenshiba tennojiHow about relaxing in a nice restaurant or stylish cafe after the zoo?tenshiba tennojiVarious events are held on the lawn. You can also see Abeno Harukas in the distance.

12-2. PANZA Tenshiba Ena – Enjoy activities in the middle of the city!

panza tenshibaAn indoor climbing experience for all levels of climbers, from beginners to those who enjoy climbing on a regular basis.
panza tenshibaThere are also climbs that can be enjoyed by two people, so you can cooperate or compete together.
panza tenshibaHere are some outdoor activities to enjoy!
Athletic activity with a maximum height of 8 meters wearing a special harness! Hold on to the rope and cross the suspension bridge and wire. Cackle! You’ll have a lot of fun!
There are many different courses.
panza tenshibaHooray! And there is also a zip line where you can enjoy feeling the wind….

▼Learn more about PANZA

▼Introduction of New Area ☆ Tensiba Ena

▼Introducing Tennoji area restaurants

Facility Name: Tenshiba
Address: 5-55 Chausuyama-cho, Tennoji-ku, Osaka City
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TEL:06-6773-0860 (9:00-17:00)
Tennoji Subway Station, Exit 5
JR Tennoji Station Central Exit
Osaka Abenobashi Station on the Kintetsu Minami-Osaka Line, Exit 7

13. Abeno Harukas – Spectacular view from the tallest skyscraper in Kansai

abeno harukasOsaka’s new landmark tower “Harukas 300” is the observation deck of Abeno Harukas, the tallest building in the Kansai region at 300 meters. The 360-degree panoramic view is very pleasant.abeno harukasAscending to the observation deck on the 60th floor, a wonderful view unfolds before your eyes.

abeno harukas

abeno harukasLocated on the 58th floor, the cafe/dining bar SKY GARDEN 300 offers a relaxing café with a view of the sky garden that soars to the sky above.abeno harukasI recommend the view during the day, but the night view is lovely and perfect for a date! It’s insanely beautiful! You can enjoy a night view date without worrying about the weather.abeno harukasIn winter, Harukas also hosts illuminations at night. Images are projected onto the glass surfaces and floor, offering a different way to enjoy the night view.

▼Learn more about Abeno Harukas

Facility Name: Abeno Harukas
Address: 58F-60F, 1-1-43 Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka
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TEL: 06-6621-0300
Opening hours:9:00-22:00
Closed: Open all year round
Price: 1,500 yen for day ticket (18 years and older)
Short walk from the central ticket gate of Tennoji Station on the JR Loop Line.
Midosuji Line and Tanimachi Line Tennoji Sta.
Short walk from the west ticket gate of Kintetsu Osaka Abenobashi Station

Bay Area

Osaka’s Bay Area is full of places where you can enjoy yourself all day long from morning to night♪

14. USJ (Universal Studios Japan) – Kansai’s Theme Park

usj universal studios japanIf you are planning to visit Osaka, you can’t miss Universal Studios Japan.
The park looks like you are in a Hollywood movie, and just walking around will surely be fun.
usj universal studios japanIn addition to the scream rides, there are also kawaii rides such as Minion Park and Sesame Street 4D, so even if amusement parks are not your thing, you will have 100% fun.

▼ If you want to visit USJ, click here first

usj universal studios japanThe popular attractions have lines, so be prepared to be bored! Playing games on your phone might be a good idea. Don’t forget your mobile battery!usj universal studios japanIn winter, USJ has a variety of Christmas events, so you can enjoy winter fun even in the cold. How about holding his hand in his pocket since it’s so cold?

Facility Name: Universal Studios Japan
Address: 2-1-33 Sakurajima, Konohana-ku, Osaka City
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TEL: 0570-20-0606
Opening hours: Vary by day. (See website for details)
Closed: Open all year round
Access: A short walk from Universal City Station on the JR Yumesaki Line

14-1. Universal CityWalk Osaka – For good eats and shopping after USJ

universal citywalk osakaThe Universal CityWalk Osaka is located at the entrance and exit of USJ leading to the station.universal citywalk osakaThe American-style streets are filled with stores and restaurants, so be sure to stop by before or after your visit to USJ.
TAKOPA is a group of takoyaki restaurants in Osaka, where you can compare the tastes of six different takoyaki restaurants.

▼Detail Universal CityWalk Osaka

universal citywalk osakaPopcorn Papa has 32 different flavors of popcorn. The oddball popcorns, such as plum bonito, are also interesting.

Facility Name: Universal CityWalk Osaka
Address: 6-2-61 Shimaya, Konohana-ku, Osaka City
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TEL: 06-6464-3080
Opening hours:Depends on the store. (See website for details)
Closed: Open all year round
Access:A short walk from Universal City Station on the JR Yumesaki Line

15. IKEA – What kind of room do you like?

ikeaYou all know IKEA. In Osaka, it is located in Taisho Ward. It is best to go there by car, but IKEA buses are available from Namba, Umeda, Dome-mae-Chiyozaki and Taisho stations.
IKEA is indoors, so you can enjoy your date in the rain, hot or cold.
ikeaI like this room. It’s fun to wander around and say, “I like this room, I like that room.”ikeaIf you are tired of wandering around, you can take a break and have a cup of tea. And it’s cheap!ikeaNot only furniture but also some cute accessories.ikeaAnd what can I say, the IKEA warehouse is very foreign. It is indeed a Scandinavian furniture store.

Facility Name: IKEA Tsuruhama
Address: 2-24-55 Tsuruno, Taisho-ku, Osaka, Japan
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Opening hours:
Weekdays: 10:00 – 21:00
Saturday, Sunday, holidays: 9:00 – 21:00
Parking:There are 2100 free parking spaces.
Umeda, Taisho⇔IKEA
A bus runs one-way for ¥210.
For more information, including a timetable, visit the official website

16. Osaka Aquarium – Let the graceful swimming fish soothe you

osaka aquarium kaiyukanOsaka’s best aquarium is here! Kaiyukan, one of the largest aquariums in the world, can be enjoyed all year round, no matter if it’s raining, hot or cold!osaka aquarium kaiyukanThe whale sharks in the huge tank are very powerful! It will be very exciting when they come close to you.osaka aquarium kaiyukanThe “Kaiyukan Galaxy” jellyfish exhibit area displays many jellyfish. It is very mysterious.osaka aquarium kaiyukanThere is also a hands-on corner where you can actually touch rays and sharks. Rough? Slippery? How does it feel?

▼Learn more about Osaka Aquarium

Facility Name:Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Address: 1-1-10 Kaigan-dori, Minato-ku, Osaka City
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TEL: 06-6576-5501
Opening hours: 10:00 – 20:00 (varies depending on the season)
Closed: about twice a month, see website for details
Fare: Regular fee 2,300 yen (over 18 years old)
Access: About 5 minutes walk from Exit 1 of “Osaka Port Station” of Chuo Line

17. Tempozan Market – Ride on a Ferris wheel and  Showa era vibes!

tempozan market

tempozan marketTempozan Market Place is located right next to Kaiyukan. There is a restaurant, a Giant Ferris wheel, and “Tempozan Anipa” where you can interact with animals. Kaiyukan allows re-entry, so you can stop here for a meal.tempozan marketThe streets of Naniwa Shokushinbo Yokocho are reminiscent of the area around 1965. It is a gathering place for good food of the Kansai region. Of course, there are okonomiyaki and takoyaki restaurants as well.tempozan marketWe can wander around and pick out clothes and hats together.tempozan marketThe view from the Giant Ferris Wheel is spectacular. The ocean is also beautiful. Speaking of couples, the Ferris wheel is a must, isn’t it? It’s exciting to be high up in the air.

Facility Name: Tempozan Market Place
Address: 1-1-10 Kaigan-dori, Minato-ku, Osaka City
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TEL: 06-6576-5501
Opening hours: 11:00 – 20:00 (varies by facility)
Closed: Fixed holidays, see website for details.
Access: About 5 minutes walk from Exit 1 of “Osaka Port Station” of Chuo Line

18. Sakishima Cosmo Tower – Here is a hole-in-the-wall night view spot

sakishima cosmo towerThis observatory offers a 360-degree view of the Sakishima (Nanko) Bay Area in Osaka. The Sakishima government office building of the Osaka Prefectural Government is located on the lower floor.

sakishima cosmo towerBecause of the strong impression of the office building, it is not well known that there is an observation deck on the top floor. It is especially empty on weekdays.

sakishima cosmo towerThe night view of the factory in front of you and the Ferris wheel on Tempozan are also beautiful.

sakishima cosmo towerThere is a place to sit down and have a relaxing conversation.

Facility Name: Sakishima Cosmo Tower Observation Deck
Address: 1-14-16 Nanko-Kita, Suminoe-ku, Osaka City
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Hours:11:00-22:00, last admission 21:30
Closed: Mondays (or the following day if the Monday is a national holiday)
Fare: 700 yen
Access: 3 min. walk from Trade Center-mae Station on the Nanko Port Town Line

▼ Click here for a hole-in-the-wall date

Kawachi Area

Let’s have fun at a long-established amusement park♪

19. Hirakata Park – Relaxing amusement park date

OsakaHirakataParkHirakata Park, also known as “Hiraparu”, is an amusement park that opened in 1912 in Hirakata City, Osaka Prefecture. There are a variety of attractions ranging from screams to gentle rides. The rides are not the latest attractions, but on the contrary, they are fun and you can play all day long.OsakaHirakataPark01Wooden Coaster Elf is twice as scary because, as the name implies, the course is made of wood! Boon through the wooden course and you’re about to hit a bump!OsakaHirakataPark07The Ferris wheel is colorful and the gondolas are round and cute, and the Ferris wheel is the best choice for a date. You can see the scenery from a distance!
There’s a pool in the summer, skating and illuminations on Halloween and in the winter, and plenty of seasonal events to enjoy in every season!

▼Learn more about Hirakata Park

Facility Name: Hirakata Park
Address: 1-1 Hirakata Koen-cho, Hirakata, Osaka, Japan
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TEL: 072-844-3475
Inquiry hours: 10:00 to 17:00
Opening days and hours vary depending on the season and weather. Please check the calendar and topics on the website before visiting the park to confirm opening days and hours.

Hokusetsu Area

Enjoy nature and even hot springs! There are quite a variety of spots!

20. Minoh Falls – For nature nearby downtown Osaka and a beautiful waterfall!

minohfallsMinoh Falls is a famous healing spot in Osaka. Not far from Osaka City, Minoh Park and Minoh Falls are full of nature and negative ions.minohfalls19The path from Minoh Station on the Hankyu Line to Minoh Otaki Falls is about 2.7 km, a light 40-minute hike. Enjoy the fresh greenery in spring, cool air in summer, and beautiful autumn leaves in fall while walking along the path!minohfalls5“You must try the Maple Tempura! Tempura? It is not a side dish, but a slightly sweet snack made by marinating maple leaves in salt for a year, coating them in a batter with sugar, and deep-frying them in rapeseed oil until crispy.

▼Learn more about Minoh Falls

▼Shoji Temple near Mino Falls is also recommended 

Facility Name: Osaka Prefecture Minoh Park, Minoh Otaki Waterfall
Address: 1-18 Minoh Park, Minoh City
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Contact hours: 9:00 to 17:30

20-1. Minoh Spa Garden – Have fun at the festival entertainment hot spring theme park!

Minoh Spa GardenMinoh Spa Garden is famous for its “Bijin-no-yu” hot spring, which is well-known in Kansai for its commercials. You can enjoy all day long with Minoh Theater where you can laugh, cry and be surprised, delicious buffet meals, bedrock baths, massages, fair, etc.!
Minoh Spur GardenNext door is the Minoh Kanko Hotel, the official Minoh Spa Spur Garden hotel. A popular lunch buffet is available here. The Spur Garden + Lunch Buffet set for day-trippers is a great deal!Minoh Spur GardenIt has a great view of Minoh, Osaka and other cities!

Facility Name: Oedo Onsen Monogatari, Minoh Spa Garden
Address: 1-1 Onsen-cho, Mino-shi, Osaka
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Bathing hours:10:00-23:45 (last admission 22:45)
Weekdays: 1,580 yen, weekends and holidays: 1,980 yen (consumption tax and bath tax not included)
Night time discount 770 yen (admission after 5:00 p.m.)

21. ExpoCity – Enjoy the fun without worrying about the weather or climate at a large complex

expocityExpo City is one of the largest complexes in Japan and is located in Suita City. You can spend a whole day here.expocityLalaport Expo City is a three-story building with over 300 stores. It’s fun to go on a date while wandering around and browsing the stores.expocity

expocityWhen you are tired of walking, how about a relaxing cafe time? There are cafes on every floor.

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Facility Name: EXPO CITY, Lalaport Expo City
Address: 2-1 Senri Banpaku Koen, Suita, Osaka, Japan
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TEL: 06-6170-5590 (main)
Opening hours: Depends on the store. (See website for details)
Closed: Open all year round
Access: Two-minute walk from Osaka Monorail Banpaku Kinen Koen Station

21-1. Let’s eat lunch at a stylish cafe [Ron Herman Cafe]

ron herman cafeI recommend having lunch at Ron Herman Cafe on the second floor of Ron Herman, located in another wing of Lalaport Expo City.ron herman cafeThe restaurant is spacious with high ceilings. You can have a relaxing lunch. It is a very stylish restaurant with lighting, big desks and sofas.ron herman cafe

ron herman cafeThe food is also great for girls, with a menu full of vegetables, and the latte art is kawaii.

Facility Name: RHC Ron Herman Osaka
Address: 2-1 Senri Banpaku Koen, Suita, Osaka, Japan
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TEL: 06-6155-7508
Opening hours:10:00 – 21:00
Closed: Non-scheduled holidays
Access:Two-minute walk from Osaka Monorail Banpaku Kinen Koen Station

22. Red Horse Osaka Ferris Wheel – Heart-pounding heights on Japan’s largest Ferris wheel?

osaka wheelThis is also located in Expo City. It is the tallest Ferris wheel in Japan at 123 meters. It is a landmark of Expo City. It is very big.osaka wheelIn the gondola, there is a cable to play music in your own phone.osaka wheelAll gondolas have see-through floors. You will be thrilled and terrified at the same time!osaka wheelThe Ferris wheel offers a panoramic view of Expo Park, the city of Osaka, and at night, the night view. The Ferris wheel is perfect for a date.osaka wheelThe illuminated Ferris wheel makes you say “beautiful”.

Facility Name: Red Horse Osaka Wheel
Address: 2-1 Senri Banpaku Koen, Suita, Osaka, Japan
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TEL: 06-6170-3246
Opening hours: 10:00-23:00
Fare: 1,000 yen/person (day ticket)
Closed: Fixed holidays (in accordance with Expo City)
Access: Two-minute walk from Osaka Monorail Banpaku Kinen Koen Station

23. NIFREL – Museum aquarium for adults to enjoy

nifrelNifrelle is also located in Expo City. It is an aquarium, but it is more like a zoo than a museum, and it is a place that both children and adults can enjoy.nifrelThe name of the facility, Nifrel, means “to touch,” and the creatures are so close that you can almost reach them.nifrelWe’ll have fun like kids again with the “Doctor Fish Experience”.nifrelAlligators are right up close! Through the glass, you can observe many places.nifrelIt’s crazy close! A little nervous? A little nervous? I’m a little nervous?

▼Learn more about Nifrel

Facility Name: NIFREL
Address: 2-1 Senri Banpaku Koen, Suita, Osaka, Japan
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TEL: 06-6876-2216
Opening hours: 10:00 – 20:00 (subject to seasonal changes)
Fare: 1,900 yen/adult
Closed: Open all year round
Access: Two-minute walk from Osaka Monorail Banpaku Kinen Koen Station

24. Tower of the Sun – Osaka’s symbol is big and cool!

tower of the sun banpakuThe Tower of the Sun is an exhibition pavilion built in the Harmony Square in the theme pavilion at the 1970 Japan World Exposition. It was the symbol of the World Exposition at that time and has now become a representative symbol of Osaka.tower of the sun banpakuIt is interesting to take pictures of hand-held sun towers and various sun towers.tower of the sun banpakuYou can go very close to the Tower of the Sun. It is very big.tower of the sun banpakuThis is the back side of the Tower of the Sun. This is the back side of the Tower of the Sun, which represents the “Black Sun” of the past. It’s big!

▼Learn more about the Tower of the Sun

Facility Name: Tower of the Sun (Expo Park)
Address: 1-1 Senri Banpaku Koen, Suita, Osaka, Japan
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TEL: 06-6877-7387
Opening hours:9:30-17:00
Fare:250 yen / for both Japanese Garden and Nature Park
Closed:Wednesdays (subject to seasonal changes)
Access:Two-minute walk from Osaka Monorail Banpaku Kinen Koen Station

25. Cup Noodles Museum – Make your own ramen at this hands-on museum

cup noodles museumThis is a hands-on food education museum in Ikeda City, Osaka. It is a facility where you can make your one and only original cup noodle in the world.cup noodles museumThis site explains the episode of the invention of instant ramen and the history of its subsequent development using trap doors and other devices. It’s not just for viewing, so it’s quite fun.cup noodles museumHere’s the best part. My Cup Noodle Factory” 300 yen per serving. First of all, you design your own cup. I wonder what kind of picture they draw on it… You are so good at it! You don’t know how to draw! I don’t have the artistic ability!cup noodles museumYou can choose your own soup and toppings. There are familiar toppings as well as specially selected toppings. It’s hard to decide which one goes best with which.cup noodles museumHave fun exchanging cup noodles with each other!

▼Learn more about the Cupnoodles Museum

Facility Name: Cupnoodles Museum Osaka Ikeda
Address: 8-25, Masubi-cho, Ikeda-shi, Osaka
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Telephone: 072-752-3484
Hours:9:00-16:30, last admission at 15:30
Closed: Tuesday (or the following day if Tuesday is a national holiday)
Fare: Admission is free.
Chicken Ramen Factory: Junior high school students and older: 500 yen
My Cup Noodle Factory, 300 yen per serving
Access: 5-minute walk from Ikeda Station on the Hankyu Takarazuka Line

26. Senri Riverbank – Watch airplanes landing

senri riverbankThis is a spot where you can see planes landing at Itami Airport (Osaka International Airport) up close. It is on the bank of Senri River that runs through Toyonaka City.senri riverbankIt is just a bank. There is nothing….make sure you use the restroom before you go.senri riverbankThe runway is just across the river, so you can see planes taking off. You can also hear the sound of the plane’s engines. It’s very powerful!senri riverbankA plane landing right above my head! I can almost reach it! The sound is amazing too!
It gets more exciting every time a plane comes in.

Night time is also recommended. The lights of the city and taxiway lights twinkle and shine, making it very beautiful.

Facility name: Senri river bank (left bank of Senri river)
Address: 2 Haradanaka, Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan
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Access:Hankyu Takarazuka Line Sone Station, approx. 25 min. walk (bike rental is convenient)
Recommended is by car (about 3 minutes from the nearest parking lot)

▼Itami Airport Renewal

Minami Osaka Area

Southern Osaka area around Kansai Airport!
You can stretch your legs a bit and relax…

27. Harvest Hill – Experience greenery, flowers, animals, and go-carts!

harvest hillThis hands-on agricultural park is located in Minami Ward, Sakai City. It is a perfect place for a relaxing date because it is just full of nature. There are hands-on classes such as pottery making, UV resin accessories, herbarium, etc., as well as handmade food classes such as bread, ice cream, sausages, etc.
You can see, touch, play, eat, and have it all!harvest hillTrain on the cute Ferris wheel, it’s so relaxing!harvest hillThumping on the suspension bridge…harvest hillFilled with seasonal flowers throughout the year, the flower garden is insanely beautiful! Check the HP to see what is in bloom, including tulips and nemophila in the spring and sunflowers in the summer.harvest hillYou can also experience horseback riding. You can also feed capybaras and interact with animals such as rabbits and sheep.

▼Learn more about Harvest Hill

Facility Name: Sakai Green Museum Harvest Hill
Address: 2405-1 Hachigamineji, Minami-ku, Sakai, Osaka
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Opening hours:
March-October: 9:00-17:30
July-August: 9:30-18:00
November: 9:30-17:00
December: 10:00-17:00
Closed: Every Wednesday during 1/1/ and Dec-Feb

28. Rinku Premium Outlet – Shopping spree for brand name items

Rinku Premium OutletsThe outlet is located in Rinku Town on the opposite shore from Kansai International Airport. This one, inspired by the American port town of Charleston, has a resort-like atmosphere! There are about 210 stores! The main side area and seaside area each have two floors, so it’s huge! But it’s great to be able to see all the different stores at once. Which one should I buy?

Rinku Premium OutletsYou will be walking a lot and need a break. Both areas have food courts and other restaurants.

Facility Name: Rinku Premium Outlets
Address: 3-28 Rinku Orai Minami, Izumisano, Osaka, Japan
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TEL: 072-458-4600
Opening hours: 10:00 – 20:00 (Opening hours may vary depending on the year-end and New Year holidays and seasons)
Closed: once a year (3rd Thursday in February)

28-1. SEACLE – Rinku’s gourmet and entertainment area

It’s connected to the outlet by a pedestrian bridge so you can get there quickly. There are stores, food and drink, a Ferris wheel and a super public bath.Before Christmas, the gondolas will be Christmas-spec! Kawaii ♡♡♡♡
Premium outlets can be seen from above. It’s a big place, isn’t it? Kansai International Airport can also be seen from the top.

Facility Name: SEACLE
Address: 3 Rinku Orai Minami, Izumisano, Osaka, Japan
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TEL: 072-461-4196
Opening hours: 10:00 – 20:00 (varies in some stores)
Food and beverage (excluding food court) 11:00-22:00
Rinku no Hoshi (Giant Ferris Wheel) 10:00 – 21:00
Rinku no Yu Weekdays 9:00-25:00 Weekends and holidays 7:00-25:00
Closed: Open all year round

29. Sennan Long Park – Seaside views to escape the crowds after shopping

sennan park
sennan parkLook! There are palm trees and it looks like the west coast of the US from all angles!
(What? Only me?)
sennan parkThere is an athletic facility, a skate park, a 3×3 court, and many other places where you can move your body and work up a good sweat.
sennan parkThere are some cute heart monuments on the beach and handsome
sennan parkAll restaurants at Long Park have a sea view and you can also enjoy a very romantic sunset♡!
A spot where you can have fun all day long with hot springs and glamping facilities.

▼Learn more about Senan Long Park


What do you think? Can you use it for your next date right away?
There are still more recommended date spots in Osaka, and we will keep adding more. Look forward to it!

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