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Exploring Osaka with Mio: Additional Attractions


  1. Tempozan Ferris Wheel:
    Mio rode the Tempozan Ferris Wheel, enjoying panoramic views of Osaka Bay and the city. “The view from the Ferris wheel is amazing, especially at night when the city lights up,” she said.
  2. Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan:
    Mio visited the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, home to a wide variety of sea creatures in its huge tanks. “This is one of the largest aquariums in the world, and the exhibits, including whale sharks and jellyfish, are impressive,” she noted.
  3. Tempozan Marketplace:
    Mio enjoyed shopping and dining at Tempozan Marketplace. “There are many different shops and restaurants here, making it a fun place to spend the day,” she commented.


  1. Tsutenkaku Tower:
    Mio climbed Tsutenkaku Tower, a symbol of the Shinsekai area. “The view from the observation deck is wonderful, and there are interesting exhibits about Osaka’s history and culture,” she said.
  2. Jan-Jan Yokocho:
    Mio strolled through Jan-Jan Yokocho, a retro alley with a nostalgic atmosphere. “This street feels like stepping back in time, with delicious street food like takoyaki and kushikatsu,” she noted.
  3. Spa World:
    Mio relaxed at Spa World, a large spa complex. “This place offers a variety of baths from different countries, perfect for unwinding after a busy day,” she commented.

Osaka Bay Area

  1. Universal Studios Japan (USJ):
    Mio spent a day at Universal Studios Japan. “The rides are all fantastic, and the Harry Potter area makes you feel like you’re in a magical world,” she said.
  2. Tempozan Harbor Village:
    Mio enjoyed shopping and dining at Tempozan Harbor Village. “This area has lots of shops and restaurants, and it’s a great place for families to have fun,” she noted.
  3. Osaka Culturarium at Tempozan:
    Mio visited the Osaka Culturarium at Tempozan, enjoying various exhibitions. “The museum has art and history exhibits that provide an intellectual experience,” she commented.

Sakai City

  1. Daisenryo Kofun (Emperor Nintoku’s Tomb):
    Mio explored Daisenryo Kofun, one of the largest tombs in the world. “The sheer size of this tomb is awe-inspiring, and it really makes you feel the weight of history,” she said.
  2. Sakai Knife Museum:
    Mio visited the Sakai Knife Museum, learning about the history and craft of Japanese knives. “The museum showcases the skill of Sakai’s craftsmen, and the knives are truly impressive,” she noted.
  3. Sakai City Hall Observatory:
    Mio enjoyed the view from the Sakai City Hall Observatory. “From here, you can get a great view of the entire city and the Daisenryo Kofun,” she commented.
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