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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 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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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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Deli-Cieux (Rooftop Café at Printemps Haussmann)–Things to do in Paris

Deli-Cieux (Rooftop Café at Printemps Haussmann)–Things to do in Paris

Deli-Cieux, Rooftop Café at Printemps Haussmann: 64 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris, 9th Arrondissement; https://www.printemps.com/paris-haussmann There are multiple places in Paris where you can get a nice view of the city, such as the Eiffel Tower, Montparnasse Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and rooftop bars and cafés of different buildings. I was determined to go to the rooftop café at Printemps Haussmann after reading about it online. Not only is it free to enjoy the view, but also refreshments are available at…

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Montparnasse Tower Panoramic Observation Deck–Things to Do in Paris

Montparnasse Tower Panoramic Observation Deck–Things to Do in Paris

Montparnasse Tower (Tour Montparnasse) Panoramic Observation Deck: 33 Avenue du Maine, 75015 Paris; +33 1 45 38 52 56; https://www.tourmontparnasse56.com/en/ Hours: Summer hours (Apr 1—Sept 30): Daily: 9:30 AM—11:30 PM Winter hours (Oct 1—Mar 31): Sun-Thurs: 9:30 AM—10:30 PM Fri-Sat & eve of public holidays: 9:30 AM—11:00 PM   Rates: Regular one-time visit: Adults: €17 Students: €15 12-18 years: €12 4-11 years: €9.50 *4 and under: Free “Day & Night Ticket” (valid for 2 visits within 48 hours): Adults: €23…

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