A Guide to Osaka
Osaka has risen to the ranks of being the second most popular city to visit when in Japan. With a rich history that helped transformed the once meeting location and then a bustling trading port to the current cosmopolitan city with a mix of business, entertainment, culture while retaining tradition.
The location of The St. Regis Osaka is one to boast of. Besides being conveniently located just above the train station which serves as the perfect base for those visiting Kyoto and Nara, the hotel is also steps away from lifestyle district of Midosuji Boulevard. The culture scene in Osaka is equally rich with famous historic attractions such as the stunning Osaka Castle and a variety of museums to enrich your visit.
CULTURE & HERITAGE
The city of Osaka has a variety of museums, art galleries and a world-class aquarium that is sure to intrigue the curious.
Osaka’s National Museum of Art is located close to Osaka Castle. An innovation modern exterior design, the museum’s collection houses mainly post-war contemporary art pieces with a intimate selection of pre-war works from the likes of Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst and Paul C’ezanne.
Right next-door is the Osaka Science Museum, the first of its kind in Japan. Suitable for all ages, the Osaka Science Museum features four levels of fun; interactive displays and has a huge planetarium.
Osaka Aquarium, also known as Kaiyukan, is one of the largest public aquariums in the world and a well-known attraction in Osaka located near the Osaka Bay.
Across 15 tanks displaying not only fishes but also marine life including reptiles, mammals, birds and more, each representing a specific region of the Pacific Rim. The main feature of Kaiyukan is the tunnel tank of illuminated sharks and sea life.
Viewing is made easy with their spiral pathway design and visitors are encouraged to start from the top making their way down.
Nearby Attractions & Landmarks
Arts & Culture
Osaka Museum of History 1.9 km/1.2 miles
Osaka Science Museum 2.0 km/1.2 miles
Osaka Municipal Oriental Porcelain Museum 2.0 km/1.2 miles
National Museum of Art 2.5 km/1.5 miles
Osaka Municipal Museum of Art 2.5 km/1.5 miles
Umeda Sky Building 4.0 km/2.5 miles
Tsutenkaku Tower 4.3 km/2.7 miles
Sumiyoshi Taisha 8.5 km/5.3 miles
Mydome Osaka 1.0 km/0.6 miles
Osaka International Convention Centre 2.0 km/1.2 miles
Osaka Koseinenkin Hospital 2.0 km/1.2 miles
Intex Osaka Exhibition Centre 2.0 km/1.2 miles
Osaka Central Hospital 3.0 km/1.9 miles
Shitennoji Temple 4.7 km/2.9 miles
Osaka City General Hospital 5.0 km/3.1 miles
Osaka Jogakuin College 5.0 km/3.1 miles
City University 5.0 km/3.1 miles
Osaka City University 5.0 km/3.1 miles
Shinsaibashi Street 1.0 km/0.6 miles
Minatomachi River Place 2.0 km/1.2 miles
Nakanoshima Park 2.0 km/1.2 miles
Dotonbori 2.0 km/1.2 miles
Osaka Koseinenkin Kaikan Dai-Hall 2.0 km/1.2 miles
Bunraku Puppet Theatre 2.6 km/1.6 miles
Honmachi Street, Nipponbashi District 3.0 km/1.9 miles
Kabuki-za Theater 3.0 km/1.9 miles
Izumi Hall 3.0 km/1.9 miles
Kabuki Theatre 3.0 km/1.9 miles
Osaka Aquarium 8.0 km/5.0 miles
Universal Studios Japan 8.5 km/5.3 miles
Midosuji Boulevard 0.0 km/0.0 miles
Festival Hall 1.0 km/0.6 miles
Nagahori Street 1.0 km/0.6 miles
Osaka Castle 2.0 km/1.2 miles
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore 0.5 km/0.3 miles
Republic of Singapore Embassy 0.5 km/0.3 miles
Consulate General of India 0.6 km/0.4 miles
British Consulate General 0.6 km/0.4 miles
Royal Thai Consulate General 0.8 km/0.5 miles
United States Consulate General 2.0 km/1.2 miles
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany 3.0 km/1.9 miles
Iwatani International Corporation 0.1 km/0.0 miles
Takenaka Corporation 0.1 km/0.1 miles
Marubeni Corporation 0.5 km/0.3 miles
Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corp. 0.5 km/0.3 miles
Takeda Pharmaceuticals 0.5 km/0.3 miles
ITOCHU 0.5 km/0.3 miles
Kobayashi Pharmaceuticals 0.5 km/0.3 miles
Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. 0.5 km/0.3 miles
Shionogi & Company, Ltd 0.8 km/0.5 miles
Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co. Ltd. 0.8 km/0.5 miles
Nippon Life Insurance Company 1.0 km/0.6 miles
Osaka Securities Exchange Co. Ltd. 1.0 km/0.6 miles