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Best things to do in Nishi Ward

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Museum
“Art exhibitions from Japan and overseas. The National Art Museum of Osaka (国立国際美術館, Kokuritsu Kokusai Bijutsukan) occupies two underground floors on Nakanoshima Island in central Osaka. The museum focuses on Japanese and foreign contemporary art, with exhibitions from the museum collection and special exhibitions.”
36 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Interactive museum about science. The Osaka Science Museum (大阪市立科学館, Ōsaka Shiritsu Kagakukan) on Nakanoshima Island has four floors of interactive exhibits and displays. The museum was designed with children in mind and takes visitors through displays on the universe, chemistry, electricity and energy. A science show is held three times a day (in Japanese only). ”
44 locals recommend
Park
“Utsubo Park is a large public, urban park, situated at Utsubo-Hommachi in Nishi-ku, Osaka, Japan. The park was constructed at the site of a former air field of the United States Army, so the land is a long rectangle shape characteristic of a runway.”
43 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Kyocera Dome Osaka opened in March 1997 as a unique landmark of Nishi-ku, Osaka. It is not only the franchise stadium of the Orix Buffaloes, but also a multi-purpose dome for events, concerts and sports. There is a dome tour around the inside of the stadium (1,000yen for adults, confirm in advance for available dates); tour participants can see the bullpen where pitchers warm up, the bench, and more. 9 minutes walk from Osaka Loop Line Taisho Station. Nankai Koya Line Abikomae Station 11 min (7 stops) ⇒ Shin-Imamiya Station 3 min (non-stop) ⇒ Osaka Loop Line Taisho Station”
31 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Friendly and trendy, near the western edge of Ame-Mura, Absinthe serves fantastic cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks and juices and a rare (for Japan) Mediterranean menu (falafel, hummus and babaganoush, plus pastas and pizzas). It's a tad pricey, but you're paying for quality ingredients, stylish surrounds and laid-back atmosphere; sliding doors create a sidewalk cafe vibe, weather permitting. And, yes, it does serve absinthe.”
5 locals recommend
Rock Club
“Namba Hatch is a club presenting various genres of live music, such as rock, jazz, soul and hiphop”
18 locals recommend
Establishment
“This public tennis center also serves as a venue for junior tennis tournaments attracting global attention, with the participation of many tennis superstars of the future.”
6 locals recommend
Establishment
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“Also known as Osaka Dome, this futuristic stadium is home to the Orix Buffaloes baseball team and also hosts concerts, trade fairs and other events. ”
19 locals recommend
Bar
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“ビデオゲームバースペースステーション/Space Station It is a bar with many games. Monday - Thursday: 20: 00 - 2: 00 Gold - Sat: 20: 00 - 5: 00 Sunday: 20: 00-2: 00 It is possible to enter after 10 p.m., entry possible after 12 o'clock, on Sundays ”
14 locals recommend
Street Address
“ A science show is held 3 times a day ( in Japanese only). A planetarium with multiple daily shows. It is located adjacent to National Museum of Art Osaka 国立国際美術館 ”
5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Provide Japanese noodles such as salted and spicy mushrooms, including sparrow tsukemen eating with thick fish cake juice, with Tonkotsu soup in a Japanese style soup stock.”
6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The name means 'chicken nobility', but prices at this popular Osaka-based yakitori chain are decidedly for regular folk. Look for the yellow and red sign and the number 280 (the price of all the generously portioned grilled skewers, plus tax), then climb the narrow stairs to the dining room with booths separated by untreated wood slats, and streaming J-pop hits. ”
2 locals recommend
Establishment
“歌手やちびっこ劇がたくさん行われる【オリックス劇場】。 なんとこの劇場からなんと徒歩2分!行列を待たずに会場ギリギリまで休んで頂けます。 This is the nearest theater "Oricks Gekizyo". Here is done many concerts. ”
3 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 4
2 locals recommend
Street Address
“Monjiro 紋次郎 Excellent Yakiniku & Shabu shabu House. 17:30 - 24:00 Closed on Tue.”
2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Great comedy and atmosphere on a Friday evening!! ROR Comedy is Osaka's longest running stand up comedy group performing weekly shows in English, and have gained a sizable following among local expats and tourists. ”
5 locals recommend