For a real insiders view of Osaka, step out and discover nearby areas such as Osaka, Joto, and Miyakojima.
You’ll find plenty of unique cultural attractions in and around Higashinari. Spend a few hours of browsing the exhibits at the Osaka Science Museum, the Osaka Museum of History and the Osaka Museum of Oriental Ceramics. The area is a great destination for art lovers. Make sure you see the Osaka National Museum of Art and the Osaka City Museum of Fine Art. Culture vultures can enjoy a night of great entertainment at venues such as Festival Hall, the Namba Grand Kagetsu and the Umeda Arts Theater.
Get active with the kids at the Umeda Joypolis Sega. Take pictures, browse the educational displays and learn about the variety of species at Tennoji Zoo.
Get your body moving in the great outdoors while you are in the area. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. Admire the trees and flowers, pull out your sketch pad, or just relax in the shade at Nakanoshima Park, Tennoji Park and Utsubo Park.
Spots such as Tsutenkaku Tower, the Tamatsukuri Inari Shrine and Sanko Shrine are popular places for visitors to the area. Whatever your faith, serenity and calm awaits at sacred places like Shitennoji Temple.
If you love to shop, shop til you drop amid the various stores of HEP Five, the Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade and the Osaka Central Wholesale Market.
If you’re a sports lover, be sure to catch local favorites, the Cereza Osaka, take to the field at Nagai Stadium. To endear yourself with the locals, be sure to wear pink and blue, the colors of the Cereza Osaka.
After exploring the delights of Higashinari, rest up at one of the area’s bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. The Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka, the Swissotel Nankai Osaka and the Best Western Hotel Fino Osaka Shinsaibashi are among the best places to find a warm welcome and a good night’s rest.