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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!

Explore Osaka from the water with this fun SUP river tour!

On this extremely popular tour you can explore Osaka from the river surface! Hop on the SUP (standup paddleboard) and paddle across the rivers of Osaka. SUPs can often be seen by the sea and usually used by one person, but on this tour you get to enjoy the SUPs in a group as you traverse the wide rivers flowing through the city.

Safety first with the instructor by your side at all times

At City SUP Boards the instructor will gently guide you step-by-step through everything you need to know so you can enjoy this experience safely even as a first-timer.

Enjoyable in any season!

Whether in spring when the cherry blossoms bloom along the river of in autumn when the foliage turns bright red, the scenery you get to enjoy on this ride is truly breathtaking.

Cool down in the hot and humid summer by dipping your feet into the cool river waters and in winter don an adorable Chanchanko kimono vest and warm up underneath a real kotatsu heated table so typical for japanese households. Hop on in any season and make many unforgettable, unique memories!


2 minutes on foot from 18th exit of the Tenmabashi Station on the Osaka Metro Tanimachi line/Keihan Main line

  • City Center “Walk on the Water” SUP Guided Tour

    Osaka City Kita Area(Umeda, Fukushima, Temma)

    Recommended for families,Recomme…

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 families,Recomme…

Adorable and delicious, try your hand at making decorative maki 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 families,Recomme…

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