Huge amusement area with many gigantic facilities. Meet Hollywood movie characters at Universal Studio Japan®
The Bay Area of Osaka has recently developed into a place of large-scale facilities for shopping and dining, and has became popular among young people in particular.
On the sidewalk lined with palm trees is ATC( Asia Pacific Trade Center). It has an outlet mall as well as shops, restaurants and amusement facilities, a popular spot in the south harbor. WTC Cosmo Tower, the symbol of the adjacent Osaka Bay Area, boasts a height of 252 meters and the 360 degree glass-windowed view spot commands a stunning view of the city of Osaka.
Mt. Tenpo-zan is the spot from where to see the sunset, and it has a large Ferris wheel with a diameter of 100 meters and height of 112.5 meters. Tenpo-zan Harbor Village has one of the world largest aquariums, Kaiyu-kan, that contains 80,000 sea creatures of 580 kinds.
The Universal Studio Japan® covers a huge area of 54 hectares on the opposite side of the river from Mt. Tenpo-zan. It is now a very popular spot where visitors can enjoy the world of popular Hollywood movie characters in attractions, as well as various events and shopping.
From Tokyo :
[Rail] 2 hours 30 minutes by JR Tokaido Shinkansen Line to Shin-Osaka Station. From Shin-Osaka Station, take subway to Cosmo Square Station by changing at Hommachi Station, 24 minutes.