Theme Parks Osaka of Kids in Kansai

関西在住の外国人家族のための遊び場情報サイトです。
This website is to provide information about Kansai to foreign families.

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Universal Studios Japan

ユニバーサルスタジオ・ジャパン

It is very similar to Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles without the studio tour.
There are many attractions, restaurants and souvenir shops. Universal City Walk also has a variety of restaurants and shops . Going early & on a weekday is highly recommended. The fireworks on Saturday nights & holidays are very impressive. Getting an annual pass is great idea if you intend to visit it more than two times in a year. Please check their English homepage for updated information.

ADDRESS/TEL
2-1-33 Sakurajima, Konohana-ku, Osaka
大阪市此花区桜島2-1-33
06-4790-7000
URL
ACCESS
Approx 10 min. from JR Osaka on the Loop Line to JR Universal City Stn.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Studio Pass (One day pass)
Adult (over Junior High School Student) ¥5 500
Child (4-11) ¥3 700
Senior (65 & over) ¥4 800
Disabled Aduult ¥2 750
Disabled Child ¥1 850
HOURS
9:30-5:00 or 7:00 (Last entry at 4:30 or 6:30)
HOLIDAY
Monday or the following day if it is a holiday.
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Wheelchair
Baby care room/Stroller
Museum shop
Parking ¥700 for 3 hours

Kidzania Koshien

キッザニア 甲子園

Children can have a hands-on experience working in various occupations. They put on uniforms from different companies, stores, banks, restaurants, TV stations, etc. such as Toyota, Sagawa, etc. & work. Meals can be eaten in a food court.

ADDRESS/TEL
1-100 Hachiman-cho, Koshien, Nishinomiya, Hyogo
兵庫県西宮市甲子園八番町1-100 ららぽーと甲子園
0570-06-4343
URL
ACCESS
Take the Hanshin Line from Umeda Stn. & get off at Koshien Stn. 10-15 min. walk from the station.
Take the Hankyu Line & transfer at Imazu Stn. & take the Hanshin Line & get off at Koshien Stn. 6 min. walk.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Reservations are required.
Adult (16-)
¥2 100 for 6 hours on weekdays/weekends
¥2 000 for 5 hours on weekdays/weekdays
Child (3-15)
¥3 700 for 6 hours on weekdays
¥3 300 for 5 hours on weekdays
¥3 850 for 6 hours on weekends
¥3 400 for 5 hours on weekends
Baby-Free
Two-year-olds or younger are free of charge, however, they may not participate in any activities.
HOURS
【1st group】9:00 am-3:00 pm For six hours
【2nd group】4:00 pm-9:00 pm For five hours
Entrance is only at 9:00 am & 4:00 pm.
HOLIDAY
No regular holiday
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Baby care room
First aid
Children-sized toliets
INFORMATION
Koshien Baseball Stadium

Hirakata Park

ひらかたパーク

There is something for everyone in the family. It has one of the few wooden rollercoasters in Kansai. Various events and shows are held during the year.

ADDRESS/TEL
1-1 Hirakatakouenmae, Hirakata, Osaka
枚方市枚方公園町1-1
072-844-3475
URL
ACCESS
Take the Keihan Honsen Line & get off at Hirakata Koen Stn.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Adult(13-) ¥1 300
Child(3-12) ¥700
An annual pass is available.
There is a charge for each attraction.
HOURS
10:00-18:00
It differs each season.
HOLIDAY
No holiday
It differs each season.
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Wheelchair
Baby care room/Stroller rental
Restaurant
Parking¥1 500/day
INFORMATION
Ice skating rink (winter)/Snow land
Pool (summer)
Small animals/Rose Garden

Misaki Park

みさき公園

The Kansai International Airport & Akashi Kaikyo Bridge can be seen from the park when the weather is good. There are many interesting attractions for kids & is a great place to have a picnic.

ADDRESS/TEL
3990 Tannowa, Misaki-cho, Sennan-gun, Osaka
大阪府泉南郡岬町淡輪3990
072-492-1005
URL
ACCESS
50 min. on the Nankai Line from Nanba to Misaki Park Stn.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Adult (13-) ¥1 300
Child (3-12) ¥700
There is a charge for each attraction.
HOURS
9:30-5:00
It differs each season.
HOLIDAY
Tuesday or the following day if it is a holiday.
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Wheelchair
Baby care room/Stroller rental
Restaurant/Lunch Area
Parking ¥1 200/day
INFORMATION
There is a zoo, pool, amusement park & a dolphin show.

Osaka Maritime Museum 

なにわの海の時空間

The museum shows how the ocean & rivers have played an important part in Osaka's development. There are some exhibitions that adults & children can have an on-hands-experience.

ADDRESS/TEL
2-5-20 Nankokita, Suminoe-ku, Osaka
大阪市住之江区南港北2-5-20
06-4703-2900
URL
ACCESS
7 min. walk from either the Cosmo Square Stn (Exit 1) or the Trade Center Mae Stn. (Exit 3) on the OTS New Technoport Line.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Adult ¥600
Under15 Free
It differs with each facility.
HOURS
10:00-5:00 (Last entry at 4:30)
HOLIDAY
Monday or the following day if it is a holiday & New Year's.
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Coin lockers

Big Bang

大阪府立大型児童館ビックバン

It is an indoor playground for children that was opened in June 1999. There are a variety of craft classes that children can join as well as a huge jungle gym.

ADDRESS/TEL
1-9-1 Sayamadai, Sakai
大阪府堺市茶山台1-9-1
072-294-0999
URL
ACCESS
3 min. walk from Izumigaoka Stn. on the Senboku Kosoku Line.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Adult (16-) ¥1 000
Junior High School Student ¥800
Elementary School Student ¥600
Child (3-) ¥400
HOURS
10:00-5:00 (Last entry at 4:30)
HOLIDAY
Monday or the following day if it is a holiday.
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Wheelchair
Baby care room/Stroller
First Aid
Parking ¥700 for 3 hours

Kids Plaza Osaka

キッズプラザ大阪

Kids Plaza is an indoor playspace for children so it is a great place to go on a rainy day. There is a computer room, crafts room, small library & kitchen. It's best to go early in the morning to sign up for the different classes. There is an eating area so you can bring your own lunch & spend the day.

ADDRESS/TEL
2-1-7 Ogimachi, Kita-ku, Osaka
大阪市北区扇町2-1-7
06-6311-6601
URL
ACCESS
2 min. walk from Ogimachi Stn. on the Sakaisuji Subway Line.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Adult (16-) ¥1 200
Child (6-15) ¥600
HOURS
9:30-5:00 or 7:00 (Last entry at 4:30 or 6:30)
HOLIDAY
Monday or the following day if it is a holiday.
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Wheelchair
Baby care room
Parking ¥700 for 3 hours
INFORMATION
Ogimachi Park