Osaka Tenpozan Santa Maria Cruising (Video)

by Hideo

The Port of Osaka

These days luxury cruise ships such as Diamond Princess, Celebrity Millenium, and Ocean Princess call at the port of Osaka.  Actually Diamond Princess called at the Port of Osaka on Sep 8th 2015. 

Osaka Tenpozan Santa Maria Cruising (Video)

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

is located in front of the port of Osaka.  It is one of the largest aquariums in the world and It has the 5th largest tank of water.  The most popular attraction is a big whale shark called "Jinbeizame."  Of course you can see fur seals, penguines, tropical fish, sea otter, sea turtles, jelly fish, capibara and the like.

Osaka Tenpozan Santa Maria Cruising (Video)

The Santa Maria

sails from next to the port of Osaka.  You can enjoy 45-minute Osaka Bay cruise.  First you see Giant Ferris Wheel next to Osaka Aquarium. And you pass under the Tenpozan Bridge, which is a white cable-stayed bridge that has a structure with the bridge beams supported by cables.  On the left side you see USJ, or Universal Studio Japan.  Last year(2014) under the influence of Harry Potter Opening, nearly 13 million tourists visited USJ.  It was the highest record ever and surpassed the number visiting the USJ of Holywood and Florida in U.S.A.  We can see the tower of Hogwarts Castle and roller coaster.

Osaka Tenpozan Santa Maria Cruising (Video)

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Osaka Bay Bridge

is a red bridge, one of the symbol of the port of Osaka.  It is the third longest-spanning cantilever truss bridge in the world.  The bridge features a double-deck structure.  The upper deck is used for Kobe-bound traffic while the lower deck is for Osaka-bound traffic.

Osaka Tenpozan Santa Maria Cruising (Video)

Why don't you enjoy Osaka Golden Tour.

 

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17 Sep 2015


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Hello, I'm HIDEo YOSHIda. Please call me HIDEYOSHI, the same name as the famous shogun who built the Osaka Castle in 1585.

I was born in Kobe and worked in Osaka for nearly 40 years. I would like to introduce the Kansai region to you ,including Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, and Wakayama.

Kobe is one of the two largest ports in Japan, along with Yokohama. After the opening of the Port of Kobe in 1868, foreigners built their residences on the hillside of the Kitano-cho area, overlooking the ocean. Many of the foreign residences are now open to the public as museums, including the Weathercock House, with it's symbol weathercock on the triangle-shaped roof.
In Meriken Park, the red Port Tower (the city's landmark), creates a beautiful contrast against the white Kobe Marine Museum. The museum's design was inspired by the waves and sailing ships.

When you have a chance to visit Osaka, please join my tour. I'm sure you'll enjoy the interesting and historical, scenic spots. For example, Shin-Sekai is a downtown area with a strange mix of nostalgic atmosphere and contemporary energy. You can try local foods (kushikatsu, sushi, tempura) at a reasonable price. Billiken (a famous statue of the spirit of luck) will be waiting for you!!. Dotombori is a popular street with a lot of flashy signboards. Osaka is widely known as a "Kuidaore-no-machi", or literally "drinking and eating luxuriously to death." Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi HIDEYOSHI in 1585. Oh, it's my residence, isn't it !

These days "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" area in USJ, or Universal Studios Japan, is also attracting more and more people.

I'll be looking forward to seeing you !! read more


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