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Umeda Sky Building—Floating Garden Observatory: Things to Do in Osaka

Umeda Sky Building—Floating Garden Observatory: Things to Do in Osaka

Floating Garden Observatory (Kuchu Teien) at Umeda Sky Building Contact Information: 〒531-0076 1-1-88 Oyodo-naka,Kita-ku,OsakaCity Phone: 06-6440-3899 http://www.kuchu-teien.com/index.php http://www.osaka-info.jp/en/facilities/cat10/post_294.html   Hours*: 9:30 AM–10:30 PM daily (last admission at 10:00 PM) *Please check the website for holiday hours. Admission Rates**: Adults ¥1000 Middle–High School Students ¥700 Elementary School Students ¥500 Children (4 Years and older) ¥200 Seniors ¥800 People with Disability ¥500 **Please check the website for group rates for each category. Umeda Sky Building is supposed to offer an unobstructed, spectacular…

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Dotonbori: Things to Do in Osaka

Dotonbori: Things to Do in Osaka

Dotonbori: Things to Do in Osaka Located in the Namba district of Chuo ward along the canal, Dotonbori is one the most popular and touristy destinations in Osaka. You’ll know when you get there by the huge neon signs, throngs of people, many shops, and restaurants with comical signs and displays on top. Tourists flock over here for the famous street food (takoyaki, okonomiyaki, oden, etc.), shopping, and of course, posing in front of the Glico Man sign. We visited…

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Grand Front Osaka/Lucua/Osaka Station: Things to Do in Osaka

Grand Front Osaka/Lucua/Osaka Station: Things to Do in Osaka

Grand Front Osaka/Lucua/Osaka Station: Things to Do in Osaka Osaka Station is one of the largest train/subway stations I have ever been to, and it serves more purposes than just as a hub for transportation. Besides shopping and dining, Osaka Station also offers a brief respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. While we were visiting, there was a free exhibit for “Flower Art Museum” where people could walk around live flower arrangements or sit on a bench…

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Things to Do and Places to Visit in Osaka in 2 Days

Things to Do and Places to Visit in Osaka in 2 Days

Things to Do and Places to Visit in Osaka, Japan: I only had two full days to explore Osaka, and as I was more interested in all the yummy food that Osaka has to offer than her attractions, I passed over some of the main attractions, i.e. the Osaka Castle and temples. Also, I wanted to explore the small neighborhoods and their charm rather than the crowded, touristy places. Here is a list of places to visit and things to…

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Things to Do and Places to Visit in Paris

Things to Do and Places to Visit in Paris

Even though we were in Paris for 10 days and covered the major tourist attractions, there still remain many places we didn’t get to visit or things we didn’t get to do. Nevertheless, I think I have created a pretty good list to keep you busy on your visit to Paris. Click on the links below for visitor information, details, my impression or experience, and pictures! Montmartre/City Free Walking Tour Sacré-Cœur (done on the same day as Montmartre, as Sacré-Cœur is…

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Montmartre/City Free Walking Tour–Things to Do in Paris

Montmartre/City Free Walking Tour–Things to Do in Paris

Montmartre/City Free Walking Tour: website: http://cityfreetour.com/paris/ email: reservation@cityfreetour.com; sms/phone/whatsapp: +33 5 42 47 70 57 Montmartre Free Tour: Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon @ 10:30 AM I wanted to go on a walking tour while in Paris, and City Free Tour was one of the many walking tours that were highly rated online as well as by my friend. Now, I know the name indicates the tour as being free, but the etiquette is that at the end of the tour,…

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Sacré-Cœur–Things to Do in Paris

Sacré-Cœur–Things to Do in Paris

Sacré-Cœur: 35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, 75018 Paris; +33 1 53 41 89 00; http://www.sacre-coeur-montmartre.com/english/ Hours: Daily: 6 AM—10:30 PM Free entrance After France was defeated by Germany in a war in 1870, Alexandre Legentil and Hubert Ronhault de Fleury spearheaded a vow and a project to build a church pledged to the Sacred Heart of Jesus to mark the country’s contrition and repentance. The two believed that the defeat by the Germans was rooted in spiritual, rather…

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Château de Versailles–Things to do in France

Château de Versailles–Things to do in France

Visiting Château de Versailles: Place d’Armes, 78000 Versailles; +33 1 30 83 78 00; http://en.chateauversailles.fr/ Hours:  Peak Season (Apr 1—Oct 31): The Palace: Monday: Closed Tues-Sun: 9 AM—6:30 PM Last admission at 6 PM   The Estate of Trianon: Monday: Closed Tues-Sun: 12 PM—6:30 PM Last admission at 6 PM   The Coach Gallery: Monday: Closed Tues-Sun: 12:30—6:30 PM Last admission at 5:45 PM   The Gardens: Open daily: 8 AM—8 PM* Last admission at 7 PM *On Saturdays with…

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Arc de Triomphe–Things to Do in Paris

Arc de Triomphe–Things to Do in Paris

Arc de Triomphe: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris; http://www.arcdetriompheparis.com/ Hours: Apr—Sept: 10 AM—11 PM Oct—Mar: 10 AM—10:30 PM   Located on the western end of Champs-Élysées, this iconic monument was built between 1806 and 1836 to commemorate all those who fought for France, especially during the Napoleonic Wars. Along with names of generals and wars engraved on the inside and top of the arch, the Memorial Flame, which has been burning unperturbed since first ignited in 1923, burns in…

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Champs-Élysées–Things to Do in Paris

Champs-Élysées–Things to Do in Paris

Champs-Élysées: 8th arrondissement from Place de la Concorde to Place Charles de Gaulle (Arc de Triomphe); https://en.parisinfo.com/transport/73130/Avenue-des-Champs-Elysees As one of the most famous streets in the world, Champs-Élysées is a broad avenue lined with trees, numerous retails shops, restaurants, gardens, monuments, and theaters. Before the avenue became what it is now, it once housed fields and gardens. You can read about the history here. The avenue is also well-known for many events such as the military parade on Bastille Day,…

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