The city possesses a plethora of museums, with focuses ranging from ethnography to art to natural history. Osaka Castle is regarded by locals and visitors alike as a historical and cultural symbol of the city that is not to be missed. Unforgettable are the various types of bridges that span Osaka's waterways and the many sloping roads throughout the metropolis. Sky-scraping landmarks like the Tsutenkaku Tower, the WTC Cosmotower and the Floating Garden Observatory are interesting sights from ground level, but they offer spectacular views from their top stories. Adventurous types may want to brave the Tempozan, the world's largest Ferris wheel.
Language: Japanese Currency: Japanese Yen (JPY)
Driving Directions and Parking Information
Tempozan Wharf is located approximately 47km from the cruise terminal. Available on the first floor of the terminal. Payment for parking Japanese Yen only.
From the airport, get on Kansai-koku saikuukou renrakukyou for 4km. Take exit rinkuu JCT toward hanshin kousoku osaka kobe. Continue onto hanshin kouskou 4 gou wangansen for 17km. Take exit Toshi dakatenpouzan toward tenpouzan deguchi. Take minato doori/kokudou 172 gousen to your destination.
Driving from Kansai International Airport: Across the Bridge (Kansai Airport bridge) and drive Hanshin Express way (Wangan line #4) and Osaka-ko Line (#16) to Tempozan exit. Turn right at the Yawataya intersection then straight to the Chikko Higashi intersection. Turn right then straight to the Tempozan terminal.
Driving from Itami Airport: Drive Hanshin Express way (Ikeda line No 11 Osaka-ko line No 16) to the Tempozan exit. Turn right at the Yawataya intersection then straight to the Chikko Higashi intersection. Turn right then straight to the Tempozan terminal.
Driving from downtown: Drive Sennichi mae Dori street to West.. Across Taisho Bridge. Pass Osaka Dome (on your right), turn left at the Sakaigawa intersection. Straight forward on Minato dori and then turn right at the Chikko Higashi intersection. After turn right just straight to the Tempozan Terminal.