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We are coming to Osaka by cruise ship and will be there from 8AM to 5PM - one day only. We have been to Kyoto and Nara; can you suggest what we should not miss in Osaka when we visit; and how to get around to your suggestions

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Hi,

A lot depends on your interests of course. But I can give you a few suggestions.
But you can try these:

Osaka Castle - over 400 years old
Dotonbori - Famous for nightlife (but worth walking through even in the day)
Nipponbashi Denden Town - Osaka's version of Akihabara's discount electronic shopping area
Amerika-mura & Europe-dori
Tsutenkaku Tower
Tennoji Park
Shitennoji Temple - one of Japan's oldest
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Umeda - big station & shopping
Shin Umeda City - floating garden observatory
Ohatsu Tenjin Shrine
Nakanoshima Park
Tempozan Harbor Village

For more info and detail, you could also look at:
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2157.html
http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/regional/osaka/

I hope you have a great time!

Robert

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