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Higashiosaka/Osaka

Photo Spots in Higashiosaka/Osaka

Abeno Harukas

Address:1 Chome-1-43 Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 545-6016, Japan

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Harukas 300 tops the list as the highest and most scenic observation deck in Osaka—a city known for its observation decks. The stunning views offer a 360º panoramic vista, no matter what hour you visit. Dinner is recommended at the 58th floor café, which offers diners gorgeous night views.

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Dotonbori

Address:1 Chome-6 Dōtonbori, Chūō-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 542-0071, Japan

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Dotonbori is the signature downtown area of southern Osaka, a district that has bustled with theaters and eating establishments from the Edo period to the present day. Even on weekdays, it overflows with visitors. The area includes countless eateries in an enjoyable atmosphere—fun for strolling around and sampling delicacies.

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Hirakata T-SITE

Address:12-2 Okahigashichō, Hirakata-shi, Ōsaka-fu 573-0032, Japan

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The Hirakata T-SITE is a famous spot that has received considerable attention on Instagram. The facility can be simply enjoyed as a grand bookstore with a wealth of art related books and collection of photographs—or for its very photogenic walls lined with books.

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Shimoakasaka Terraced Paddy Fields

Address:25 Azumazaka, Chihayaakasaka-mura, Minamikawachi-gun, Ōsaka-fu 585-0055, Japan

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Shimoakasaka is one of Osaka's few terraced rice paddies, and has been selected as one of Japan's top 100 fields. A bucolic area, it stirs feelings of nostalgia. Finding a convenient spot for photographs is not easy but listening to and interacting with local residents is recommended. The fields are flooded around June, making for very scenic sunsets.

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Mino Waterfall

Address:2-75 Minookōen, Minoo-shi, Ōsaka-fu 562-0002, Japan

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Famous as a location for enjoying Osaka's fall leaves, Mino Waterfall is recommended for an autumn visit, but it can be a great place to take in some negative ions in early spring as well. The Mino area is perfect as a weekend rest stop including hot springs, hidden cafés, shops, and natural parks.

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RWC2019 Venue Information

Hanazono Rugby Stadium

Location:1-1-1 Matsubaraminami, Higashiosaka, Osaka Prefecture
Capacity: 24100

> Hanazono Rugby Stadium official website