One of the best things to do in Osaka is to visit Universal Studios which means fun for the whole family; from little children to grandparents. Kids will also love the Aquarium and Spa World.
The Spa World in Osaka is a combination of onsens, saunas and water play areas. Enjoy a relaxing soak in themed onsens from around the world. From Ancient Greek and Roman spas, to a Finnish Sauna House, a day at Spa World is a luxurious addition to any holiday. Saunas have been recreated to offer visitors the experience of a Turkish Hammam, an Israeli Salt Room and a Canadian Forest Bath. And, of course, there is something for the kids. The swimming area has two huge water slides and a range of aquatic play equipment which will provide hours of entertainment. Kids need to be taller than 115cm to ride the slides.
With incredible exhibitions and rollercoasters, some seen only in Japan, this day out is one that everyone will love. Named the world’s best ride for five consecutive years, the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey experience will certainly thrill. For the little ones, play with Curious George, visit Waterworld, see a street festival or take in the spectacular night parade and find out for yourself why Universal Studios in Osaka is one of the world’s most beloved theme parks.
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
The aquarium is a place of wonder and delight for people of all ages. Explore the underwater world and take a tour of the Pacific Ocean in the permanent exhibition. At 5 pm visit the Night Sea Theatre for a light show which makes it feel as if you are in the depths of the ocean. Bespoke adult classes and experiences can also be arranged.
The Japanese rail system makes it very easy to take side trips on the bullet trains (shinkansen).Within an hour or two of Osaska you can visit Nara, an ancient city containing eight world heritage listed sites, Kyoto, home of the Golden Pavilion and the Imperial Palace, or Naoshima, home to some of the country’s most interesting contemporary art installations.