Spring, summer, fall, winter………. naturally, Japan has them all, but there’s one more season to look forward to: that’s right rainy season!!☔
You can expect rainy season to start in early June and end around late July.
Now, unless you really love rain it may not seem all that appealing to you. But before you race to see if you can get your vacation dates changed, take a deep breath and check out this blog post.
There’s no need to fear rainy season. In fact, Osaka has plenty of indoor activities for you to enjoy during your stay.
– Get Hands On –
The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living 大阪くらしの今昔館🏡
Only two stops from Umeda you can find The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living. Like walking into a time capsule, you can experience for yourself what living in the Edo Period of Japan would have been like! To really dive into the experience, you can even rent a kimono to wear as you explore. Take as many pictures as you like to remember the experience.
Address: 6-4-20 Tenjinbashi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Closed on: Tuesdays
-Adults: 600 JPY
*Seniors (65 years and older) living in Osaka: free
-High School & University Students: 300 JPY
-Temma Station – JR Loop Line – ~5 min. on foot
-Ogimachi Station – Osaka Metro Sakaisuji Line – ~7 min. on foot
-Tenchinbashi 6-chome Station – Osaka Metro Sakaisuji & Tanimachi Lines – ~7 min. on foot
Fee: 500 JPY per person per pay
Time range: 30 mins per person
**Height above 110cm is allowed for rental.
Cup Noodle Museum in Osaka カップヌードルミュージアム 大阪池田🍜
Who doesn’t love ramen?🍜
At the Cup Noodle Museum you can learn about the history of instant noodles, join a workshop to make ramen from scratch, or even make your own original instant ramen noodle cup. When you make your own instant ramen noodle cup in the My CUPNOODLES Factory you not only design the cup but also choose the toppings to put inside! It’s a perfect souvenir for your trip.
Address: 8-25 Masumicho, Ikeda-shi, Osaka
Hours: 10:00~16:30 (Last entry: 15:30)
Closed on: Tuesdays (if a holiday should fall on Tuesday, the following day will be closed) & new year holiday
-Free admission to the museum
-My CUPNOODLES Factory: 300 JPY / 1 instant cup of noodles
**Note: depending on how congested it is that day, My CUPNOODLES Factory may close early.
-Chicken Ramen Factory (reservation required):
–Adults: 500 JPY
–Children (elementary school students and younger): 300 JPY
– Ikeda Station – Hankyu Takarazuka Main Line – ~5min. on foot
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan 海遊館🦈
If you have a whole day, we recommend visiting one of the largest aquariums in the world: Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. There are over 15 large tanks at Osaka Aquarium, with the largest being 9 meters deep. There’s a good reason for the large tanks: at Osaka Aquarium you can enjoy seeing the largest species of fish, the whale shark! There is plenty to see at Osaka Aquarium, from crabs and jellyfish to sharks and manta rays. If you’re lucky, you might even be in time for feeding time!
Address: 1-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Hours: 10:00-20:00 (Last Entry: 19:00)
Closed on: Irregular holidays (January 8 & 9, 2020 will be closed)
-Adults (16 years old and up): 2,300 JPY
-Children (7~15 years old): 1,200 JPY
-Children (4~6 years old): 600 JPY
-Infants & Toddlers (under 3 years old): Free
-Seniors (60 years old and up): 2,000 JPY
-Osakako Station – Osaka Metro Chuo Line – ~11min. on foot
-Sakurajima Station – JR Sakurajima Line – ~16min. on foot
– Entertainment & Recreation –
SEGA VR AREA ABENO
Don’t wanna shopping, what else can do we? Don’t wanna get wet during these rainy days, why not spend your time at the indoor activities and have fun with exciting games.
Try out the「ZOMBIE SURVIVAL」the latest VR game, which brings you into incredible worlds, kill the zombies and run as fast as possible as you can. Take your adventure to the next level of immersion. Compare TV games, believe that this game will allow you to experience the excitement and have a blast enjoying.
**Friendly reminder: Only for players ages 13 and above.
Address: Abeno Q’mall 1-6-1, Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Fee: 2,000 JPY (per pax) – 30 mins
Max. player per game: 1~6 persons
-Tennoji Station – JR lines & Osaka Metro Sakaisuji & Tanimachi Lines – 3~5 min. on foot
Ebisu Tower 360°VR View えびすタワー360°VR動画
While shopping at the most popular discount shop – Don Quijote (Dotonbori Store), you can also spend your time by experience the 360°VR view from Ebisu Tower’s Ferris Wheel. Wait! What? VR on ferris wheel? Not only sitting up on the ferris wheel enjoy the scenery, but wearing VR! You may feel like floating in the sky and VR will bring you to see the 360° scenic view of Osaka city. Moreover, day and night view are completely different whereby at night, you may see the vibrant lights of Osaka city!
Furthermore, it is the only oval-shaped ferris wheel in the world!
Address：7-13 Soemon-cho, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Hours：11:00～23:00 (Don Quijote is operating for 24 hours)
Closed on: Subject to weather conditions
Gateway：Don Quijote Dotonbori Store – 3rd Floor
Time: Approx. 15 mins.
VR Gondola：1,600 JPY (Only for children ages 7 and above)
Nearest Station：Osaka Metro Namba Station (Exit 14) – ~5 min. on foot
Spa World スパワールド 世界の大温泉♨
Every vacation needs a day just for relaxation–and Spa World is just the place to do it! This large indoor onsen has 11 different types of public baths for you to take a dip in, each with different themes such as the European Zone or the Asian Zone and so on. Men and women alike can enjoy. If you’re coming as a family, don’t miss out on the Swimming Area with a pool and water slides.
For more information about spas & onsen etiquette check out our blog here!
Address: 3-4-25 Ebsiuhigashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Closed on: Irregular Holidays
Fees: Please check the homepage.
-Doubutsuen-mae – Osaka Metro Midosuji & Sakaisuji Lines – 4min. on foot
-Shin-Imamiya Station – JR Line & Nankai Lines – 5min~10min. on foot
Have a blast at VS PARK in Suita City! Put your skills to the test with various sports and activities. Batting, mini-golf, billiards are some of the more conventional activities to choose from, or sports you don’t normally get a chance to try out such as curling and archery. But you can also try your hand at “Nigekiru”–run as fast as you can the animal projected onto the wall chases you, “Billoccer” a mix between billiards and soccer, voice sumo where your voice will move your sumo figurine–and more! Put your skills to the test at VS PARK.
Address: 2-1 Senribanpakukoen, Suita-shi, Osaka
-Weekends and holidays: 09:00-21:00
Closed on: Irregular holidays
-General Admission: 2700 JPY
-University Students: 2160 JPY
-Children: 1620 JPY
-Banpaku-Kinen-Koen Station – Osaka Monorail – 8min on foot