Experience Osaka’s multi cultural sites in a day.

After enjoying the food of Osaka, you can go on a cultural tour! Osaka is a center of culture and economy in Western Japan. It has thrived as a hub of transportation and business, and many people come and go. Let’s learn about the history of Osaka and its interesting culture!


A:“The Instant Ramen Museum”, where ramen was born

Instant ramen is one of the biggest things created in Japan and its creator Momofuku Ando, achieved this in his lab, the back yard of his house in Osaka. You can participate in a workshop where you can actually make your own noodles at this museum.
→Fun and Tasty! Learn about the history behind Instant Ramen at “The Instant Ramen Museum”!

●The Instant Ramen Museum
Access: 5 min walk from Hankyu-takarazuka line “Ikeda”station.(From the exit to Masumi-cho)
Hours:9:30 ~ 16:00 (Last entry is 15:30 )
Address:8-25 Masumicho Ikeda, Osaka


B:The longest street for shopping in Japan, “Tenjinbashi-suji shotengai”

Let’s go back to the center of the city. It’s a street where you can experience Osaka’s energetic attitudes towards business and commerce. There are more than 600 shops located close to Osaka Tenmanguu, with so much to see! You can get some great souvenirs here!

→There is so much to see on the longest shopping street in Japan! “Tenjinbashi-suji-shotengai”

●Tenjinbashi-suji shotengai
Access: JR Tozai line “Tenmanguu”or “Minami-morimachi”station
Hours: Depends on the shop
Address: Tenjinbashi, Kita-ku, Osaka city, Osaka

C:Experience culture with a walk through the nostalgic narrow street of“Hozenji-Yokocho.”

After experiencing the energetic shopping area of Osaka, why not take a walk down this narrow and nostalgic pathway? There is a lot of popular literature and music associated with this street. Don’t forget to visit Hozenji-temple, a temple blended in with the life of this town.

→Osaka’s MUST visit! Experience culture with a walk through the nostalgic narrow street, “Hozenji-Yokocho”.

●Hozenji Temple/Mizukake Fudo-son
Access: 5 min walk from Namba station. 10 min walk from Kintetsu Osaka Namba station.
Address:1-2-16 Nanba, Chuo-ku, Osaka city, Osaka


D:The oldest architectural structure in Japan , “Shitenno-ji Temple”

Lastly, you should visit this building in Japan and learn about its long history. It was built over 1400 years ago and is known as the oldest center for Buddhism in Japan. It’s a good place to get to know about what the western part of Japan used to be like at the time.
→The oldest, 1400 year old architectural structure in Japan , “Shitenno-ji Temple”

●Shitenno-ji Temple
Access:15 min walk from Kanjo line, Midosuji line and Tanimachi line “Shitenno-ji”station.
Hours:April to September A.M.8:30~P.M4:30/October to March A.M.8:30~P.M.4:00
Address:1-11-18 Shitennoji, Tennoji Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture

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