Huge amusement area with many gigantic facilities. Meet E.T. and the Terminator 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 the largest outlet mall in Japan 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 256 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 the world's largest Ferris wheel with a diameter of 100 meters and height of 112 meters. Tenpo-zan Harbor Village has the world largest aquarium, Kaiyu-kan, that contains 39,000 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 characters such as E.T. or the Terminator 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 Honcho Station, 24 minutes.