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Ogimachi Park Playground – Osaka Family Play Spot

Ogimachi Park Playground

The Ogimachi Park Playground is the perfect place to spend the day. Located just behind the Kansai TV Studio which holds Kids Plaza – an amazing museum where kids learn through play, this huge play park has a number of slides, climbing wall that scales the Kansai TV Studio, open …

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Genmian Brown Rice and Vegetables Cafe, Osaka

genmian

Genmian Brown rice and vegetables cafe is a welcome stop after days of sightseeing, and takoyaki and kushikatsu (Osaka street food). Genmian cafe serves healthy meals with carefully selected ingredients focusing on brown rice and seasonal vegetables that are close to pesticide free. They serve meat and poultry that is …

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Bornelund Playville, Osaka – An Indoor and Outdoor kids` Play Space

Bornelund Playville

Bornelund Playville is an extension of the Bornelund toy shops and popular Kid-o-Kid indoor playcenters. Bornelund combined the two adding an outdoor play space filled with plants, water, sand and natural-type of playground versus the colorful plastic equipment we`ve grown accustomed to. They opened their first Playville in Tennoji Osaka in October last …

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Nakaoe Park Playground, Osaka

Nakaoe Park

Nakaoe Park (中大江公園) is a large 100 square meter space divided into four large multi-purpose areas; an area for toddlers, a playground, an open space, and green space with beautiful cherry trees in Spring. We were staying at the Hotel MyStays Otemae and stumbled upon this park after an early morning wake up from …

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Dratec Racing Simulators, Shinsaibashisuji, Osaka

Dratec

We stumbled across Dratec (ドラテク) Racing Simulator shop while exploring Shinsaibashi suji, one of Osaka`s oldest and busiest shopping districts. Dratec Driving Technique houses four race car simulators consisting of triple screen displays, audio and vibration systems and software that includes 100 tracks from around the world. These simulators are actually …

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Kids Plaza Osaka – The Museum Where Kids Learn Through Play

Kids Plaza Osaka

Kids Plaza Osaka is an excellent indoor museum to take your kids to rain or shine. Built as an educational museum in 1997 it provides three floors of exhibits and activities that will keep your kids interested and engaged for hours. When entering Kids Plaza visitors are first greeted by their “Ball Circus”, …

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Camden Blue Star Donuts, Shinsaibashisuji, Osaka

Camden Blue Star Osaka

Camden Blue Star Donuts is a Portland-born doughnut shop that opened in Osaka`s bustling Shinsaibashisuji neighborhood in September 2016. Little A and I were thrilled to have stumbled onto Camden Blue Star after a long morning of sight seeing in Shinsaibashisuji. We had visited their Daikanyama Log Road location in Tokyo just last month and were …

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Tennoji Zoo, Osaka – An Urban Oasis in Metropolitan Osaka

Tennoji Zoo Park

Tennoji Zoo (Osaka Zoo), opened in 1915, is Japan`s third oldest zoo. Over the years Osaka City`s Recreation and Tourism Bureau has been working to contribute to the protection and preservation of wild species by renovating the zoo`s old facilities into more efficient ones as well as introducing natural habitats for the …

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