Kita

Osaka-jo Castle

Kita (Japanese for north) is the northern part of central Osaka and is the location of Osaka’s central business district, the retail district of Umeda as well as the home of the famous Osaka-jo Castle.

Also located at in Kita at Shin-Osaka station is Osaka’s main Shinkansen bullet train terminal connecting Osaka with the rest of Japan.

Kita

Kita

About Kita

Kita in Japanese means north, so the district of Kita is the northern part of central Osaka. Kita is well known for its huge and…


Hep 5 whale

Hep Five Shopping Centre

Housing over 150 specialty stores and restaurants, HEP Five shopping centre is regarded as one of Osaka’s best shopping and entertainment complexes. The centre is…


Museum of Housing and Lliving

Museum of Housing and Living

The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living might sound like a strange name for a museum, but this is one of the most innovating museums…


Nakanoshima

Nakanoshima

Nakanoshima is a small island sandwiched between the rivers known as the Dojima-gawa and the Tosabori-gawa in central Osaka. Nakanoshima is home to much of…


Osaka-jo Castle

Osaka-jo Castle

The Osaka Castle (Osaka-jo) dates back to 1583 and was once the largest castle in the whole of Japan. Today the castle is one of…


Panasonic Centre

Panasonic Center

Osaka’s Panasonic Centre is a high tech showcase of one of Japan’s leading electronic companies, Panasonic. This fascinating technology display is located on the banks…


Umeda Sky Building

Umeda Sky Building

The Umeda Sky building is probably one of the most recognized buildings in Osaka. The building is comprised of two 40 story towers that are…


Osaka Science Museum

Osaka Science Museum

The Osaka Science Museum is located on the island of Nakanoshima. Built in 1989, its predecessor, the City Electric Science Museum was both Japan’s first Electric Science…


Only in Japan

In this shop in Tokyo’s Odaiba you can pay to spend some time in a room full of cats.