Wander through the hushed, beautiful gardens of this ancient temple and you may be lucky enough to bear witness to a spiritually awakening ceremony you'll never forget. Osaka Aquarium KAIYUKAN
I never thought I'd say this, but... This aquarium rules. Take an afternoon and get lost among the sharks, penguins, and jellyfish. Banpaku Kinen Koen
As a New Yorker it's hard for me to admit, but Central Park can't keep up with Osaka's crazy (and family friendly) expo park, complete with small rides, statues, and swan-shaped paddle boats. Nekonojikan Cat Cafe
If you're a cat person, a niche subcultures person, or, heck, a cafe person, this particular wonder is for you.