Osaka’s top booked activities 2017
Japan’s second-largest city is more than just a transit stop for places like Kyoto and Nara! Home to Universal Studios Japan and the birthplace of takoyaki, there’s more reasons to love Osaka than you think!
Inspired to make a trip down? Check out Klook’s top 10 activities for Osaka and add them to your itinerary the next time you travel to Japan!
10. Universal Studios Japan Royal Express Pass (Ticket + Wristband) Japan Pick Up
The Universal Studios Japan Royal Express Pass is truly the pass for the ultimate theme park fan. Compared to other passes that allow timed entry to specific rides only, the Royale Express Pass gives you unlimited queue jumps for classic USJ rides and 6 queue jumps for popular park attractions! On top of that, you’ll enjoy VIP views for shows like WaterWorld and Universal Monsters Live Rock and Roll Show. Royal Express Pass holders also enjoy guaranteed timed entry to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
There are only 200 Royal Studio Passes available each day, so the exclusivity is real!
9. 4G WiFi (JP Airport Pick Up) for Japan
No better way to stay connected than with your very own pocket WiFi device! Connect up to 5 devices at any one time and enjoy easy pick-up and drop off throughout Japan.
Be one of the first few customers to redeem your device at the Kansai Airport Counter and enjoy a FREE JPY500 restaurant coupon!
8. Nankai Line Airport Express - Kansai Airport to Namba Station
For the fastest and most convenient way from Kansai Airport to the city, hop aboard the Nankai Line Airport Express! Klook your tickets and enjoy easy pick-up when you land at Kansai International Airport.
The journey takes just 38-minutes from the airport to the town centre and trains depart every 30-mins, so you won’t have to worry about having too wait too long for the next one!
7. ICOCA IC Card
This is definitely a product you’ll need if you’re planning to travel around Kansai. The name itself is a play on the Japanese phrase ‘iko ka’ meaning ‘shall we go?’ in the local dialect.
The card covers transportation lines across major cities in the Kansai region including Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe. ICOCA cards purchased on Klook come pre-charged with JPY1500 including a deposit of JPY500.
6. Universal Studios Japan Ticket (1.5 Day Pass, KIX/Namba OCAT Pick Up)
If you just can’t get enough of Universal Studios Japan, how about Klook-ing yourself a 1.5 day pass? Enter at 3pm the day before and right when the park opens the day after! The park is generally less crowded towards the end of the day so it’s the perfect time to hop on the rides that typically have long queues!
Simply pick up your tickets when you land at Kansai International Airport or at the Namba OCAT Station.
5. Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukuan
The Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukuan is one of the world’s most unique aquariums for one very big reason - it is home to not one, but two whale sharks!
With 27 tanks housing a wide variety of marine life ranging from fish to manta rays and even seals, the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukuan is one of the largest in the world and will definitely have you entertained for hours on end.
4. USJ VIP Wristband + Harukas 300 Observatory Pass
The USJ VIP Wristband gives the holder early entry to Universal Studios Japan and even reveals the opening time of USJ the day before (it changes daily) so you can be there before everyone else!
Klook yourself a USJ VIP Wristband + HARUKAS 300 package and gain access to the tallest building in Japan standing at 300m tall. Do note you will need to visit HARUKAS 300 the day before your intended USJ visit to pick up your wristband!
3. Express® Pass - Universal Studios Japan
Maximise your day at Universal Studios Japan with an Express® Pass! This exclusive pass has multiple options for skipping the lines at all attractions or just your favourites. Express® Pass holders also enjoy special reserved spots for parades.
2. Osaka Amazing Pass
The Osaka Amazing Pass truly is amazing. Enjoy unlimited rides on all of Osaka’s public transportation systems and free entry to more than 30 iconic attractions in the city! On top of that, you’ll even receive a booklet of discount coupons for F&B and retail.
Pick up your pass from the airport or in downtown Osaka and start exploring! The card is only activated from first use (either via subway or at an attraction) so you can plan how you want to maximize your time.
Attractions include: Osaka Castle, Osaka Zoo, Nagai Botanical Gardens, Tombori River Cruise and Umeda Sky Garden.
1. Universal Studios Japan 1 Day E-Ticket
Rounding up the list at the top spot is none other than Universal Studios Japan! Osaka’s darling attraction is one of the main reasons why people choose to visit the city, and for good reason.
Apart from the evergreen rides and attractions like The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the Flying Dinosaur, many people love USJ's seasonal attractions like Cool Japan that feature tie-ups with names like Nintendo and the Final Fantasy franchise.
If you haven't been to USJ we promise you it'll be life-changing!