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Special feature: Activities in Osaka for both young and old

Special feature: Activities in Osaka for both young and old

2021-05-10 Management office

In this article we would like to introduce you to the top 5 activities in Osaka that even the youngest travelers can enjoy to the fullest! We have prepared a range of indoor activities like workshops not just for the rainy day, but also amazing and fun outdoor activities out in the nature. These are our top picks for an unforgettable day with the family and we hope they will come in handy on your visit to Osaka!
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Sightseeing SUP Tour, Dotonbori Course

Stand-up Paddling (SUP) also locally referred to as “Water surface strolling” is a popular activity that offers you a chance to enjoy the stunning view of Osaka from a rather unique angle. Most people associate SUPs with the seaside, however river SUPs are just as an excellent activity as the sea version.

The highly sought-after Dotonbori course!

This course will take you a lovely trip from β Hommachibashi, through Higashi Yokoborigawa and Doton River, around such popular spots and sights like the Dotonbori promenade or the Glico sign, all the way to the Minatomachi dock. You will be accompanied by a knowledgeable and passionate guide, so you can just relax and enjoy the ride.

▽Popular tourist area, Dotonbori

▽A rare sight, the underside of a suspended bridge!

Create special memories of your trip to Osaka!

The SUP experience can be enjoyed by all age ranges and offers a rare opportunity to experience Osaka from a rather unique angle. Whether with your friends or family, your special someone or even your pets, this experience is bound to become a treasured memory.

  • SUP Guided Tour - Dotonbori Course

    Osaka City Minami Area(Shinsaibashi, Namba, Nipponbashi)

    Recommended for familiesRecommended for couplesSmall GroupTraveling with the GirlsTrip with the GuysTo Make MemoriesCharterOn the RiverOutdoor ActivitiesOut of the OrdinaryIncludes GuideNature

Try your hand at making your own, super realistic and adorable plastic food sample!

This tour will give you a chance to create your very own plastic food sample. Once finished it’s yours to keep and bring home as a unique souvenir.

The wax-made food sample making as it used to be done in the good old days is simply fun!

On one hand it is quite easy to make very realistic food samples from wax, however since they are not very heat resistant most of the samples today are made with resin which is more heat resistant. During this experience you can make long-lasting products like a parfait from resin, but also foods like tempura or spaghetti the old-fashioned way from wax!

Using wax is a lot of fun and it actually resembles real cooking in a sense, since you need to scoop the wax with a ladle and then shape it directly with your hands. This activity is very popular with the kids as much as it is with adults simply because it is a blast!


5 minutes on foot from any of the following stations:
Nanba Station on the Nankai Denki Line or Osaka Metro Midosuji/Yotsuhashi Lines
Nipponbashi Station on Osaka Metro Sennichi-mae Line and Kintetsu Nanba Line

  • A memory for your trip to Osaka! How about an experience in making wax food samples?

    Osaka City Minami Area(Shinsaibashi, Namba, Nipponbashi)

    Recommended for familiesRecommended for groupsCan Buy SouvenirsWorkshopsIndoor Activities

You can enjoy making and eating sushi in a crafty atmosphere! Making cute decorated sushi rolls

Simple and beginner friendly, no need to bring anything!

Fun and easy, this sushi making experience feels almost like a handicrafts workshop. All the ingredients are prepared on site, so how about giving it a shot and making adorable makizushi under the guidance of an expert instructor?

The sushi you make is yours to take home and enjoy!

You can make two different types

If you have a pattern you want to make e.g. adorable animals or nice flowers, we accept requests in advance on a first-come, first-served basis.

Relive the fun experience at home

After the workshop you will be given a recipe with pictures so you can easily recreate your makizushi from the comfort of your home, together with your family. Make sushi designed like your favourite cartoon character, do something uniquely seasonal, the possibilities are endless.


5 minutes on foot from the Nakazakicho or Tenjinbashisuji-rokuchome Stations on the Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line

  • Make Cute Sushi Art!!

    Osaka City Kita Area(Umeda, Fukushima, Temma)

    Recommended for familiesRecommended for groupsSmall GroupTo Make MemoriesWorkshopsFood Great for Indoor TypesIndoor Activities

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