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Osaka & Nagoya with Kids Itinerary

During the September holidays, I was back in Japan for my… *drum roll*… 16th time!  You’ll be surprised if I tell you that, despite being to Japan so many times, I have barely explored Osaka prior to this trip.

For most travellers, Osaka is one of the first cities they would visit, probably right after Tokyo and Kyoto.  Or usually with Tokyo and Kyoto as part of a Golden Route (Tokyo – Kyoto – Osaka) travel.

I visited Osaka briefly during my very first trip to Japan back in 2004.  And to be frank, I thought Osaka was kind of boring back then.  BUT…. That was without kids.  I often mention on this blog that when you travel to the same place with and without kids, you will see it in a very different light.  And while Osaka was not particularly interesting to me back when I was 23 and single (oops, did I just give away my age?), I was amazed by how fun Osaka can be when you travel there with kids!

For this trip, we had the privilege to work closely with Klook Travelour favourite travel activities booking platform.  Just like during our Thailand trip last year, we discovered activities that we didn’t previously know of through Klook which helped to fill up our itinerary.   One of the best items we found on Klook was the SUPER value-for-money Osaka Amazing Pass which I highly recommend! We were also able to get express pass to Universal Studios Japan painlessly through them.  During our December 2015 Japan trip, before we knew about Klook, we had to go through a painful process to get the USJ Express Pass via their Japanese website.  Well… times have changed! And I was so glad to be able to get those express passes with simple clicks on Klook website.

In line with our collaboration with Klook, we are thrilled that they are offering Bumble Bee Mum readers an exclusive discount code for your travel bookings! During checkout, key in the promo code BUMBLE10 to receive additional $10 off minimum booking of $120!  Valid till 31 December 2017.

We also had the opportunity to work with My Concierge Japan, together with food instagrammer cum guest author on our blog Justin.   My Concierge Japan is a young and dynamic start-up in Japan that offers reservation services for Michelin-star and other high quality restaurants in the Kansai region.  I had so much fun working with them, because despite us being based in different countries, we share the same passion towards wanting to provide a valuable service to travellers.  I will write more about My Concierge Japan in a separate post, but in the meantime, do check out their website to find out more about what they do!

ITINERARY

We spent 6 full days in Osaka during this trip, which may sound like a really long time for one city, but there was never a bored moment.  Following that, we hopped onto a shinkansen (bullet train) and zipped over to Nagoya for another 2 days – mainly to visit the newly opened Legoland Japan.   So here we go, with our itinerary outline!

DAY 1

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN

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Skip the queue! Pre-purchase Universal Studios Japan Tickets and Express Passes online.

DAY 2

LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTRE OSAKA

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Save money by using the Osaka Amazing Pass to visit Legoland Discovery Centre Osaka!

SANTA MARIA OSAKA BAY CRUISE

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Save money by using the Osaka Amazing Pass to go on Santa Maria Osaka Bay Cruise!

TEMPOZAN FERRIS WHEEL

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Save money by using the Osaka Amazing Pass to ride the Tempozan Ferris Wheel!

UMEDA SKY BUILDING FLOATING GARDEN OBSERVATORY

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Save money by using the Osaka Amazing Pass to visit the Floating Garden Observatory!

DAY 3

HEP 5 FERRIS WHEEL

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Save money by using the Osaka Amazing Pass to ride the HEP 5 Ferris Wheel!

POKEMON CENTRE OSAKA

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YUKI

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OSAKA CASTLE

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Save money by using the Osaka Amazing Pass to visit Osaka Castle and ride the Osaka-jo Gozabune Boat.

DOTONBURI

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Save money by using the Osaka Amazing Pass to ride the Tombori River Cruise.

DAY 4

OSAKA AQUARIUM KAIYUKAN

Skip the queue! Pre-purchase tickets to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan online.

KUROMON ICHIBA MARKET

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HARUKAS 300 OBSERVATORY

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Save money and get your transport covered by purchasing Harukas 300 admission + Osaka Visitors’ Ticket package!

AJIKITCHO BUNBU-AN

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DAY 5

KIDZANIA KOSHIEN

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KOBE HARBOURLAND

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KOBE CONCERTO CRUISE

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DAY 6

MOMOFUKU ANDO INSTANT RAMEN MUSEUM

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KIDS PLAZA OSAKA

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DAY 7

LEGOLAND JAPAN

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Save money by getting discounted tickets to Legoland Japan online!

MAKER’S PIER NAGOYA

DAY 8

SCMAGLEV & RAILWAY PARK

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2 Comments

  • Sharon says:

    Hi 👋🏼 bumblebeemum,

    Will you be posting a even more detail itinerary like how you travel from point to point? This is a Super holiday itinerary that covers universal studio, Pokémon, Legoland and Kidzania! Will be my plan for 2018 June/Dec holiday 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

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