Osaka Area Guide: Universal Citywalk Osaka ユニバーサル・シティウォーク大阪
Universal Citywalk Osaka is a large US-style mall just outside the gates to Universal Studios Japan (USJ) in Osaka and includes a number of restaurants selling signature Osaka dishes such as takoyaki as well as souvenir and retail stores.
Universal Citywalk Osaka Attractions
The Takoyaki Museum consists of five vendors, branches of takoyaki shops in Osaka, where you can review takoyaki history, sample the variations that have come about since 1935, and pick up souvenirs, all under one roof. The branches are Kukuro, Aizuya, Kougaryu, Amachan and the Juhachiban branch. Naniwa's Specialty Ichibirian sells takoyaki goods and souvenirs.
There's a plethora of other places to eat including fast food outlets like MOS, as well as popular chains such as TGI Fridays, Hard Rock Cafe, Ganko (Japanese food), 551 Horai (steamed pork buns) and Fujin Raijin Ramen.
Other choices include Chinese, Korean and Italian-style eateries, a conveyor (kaiten) sushi restaurant, okonomiyaki, pizza and onigiri (rice balls).
There are a variety of stores in Universal Citywalk Osaka many of them appealing to the young and young at heart. Jump Shop retails Manga characters, figurines and collectibles, Rock Shop stocks fashion items and novelties, while Kilostore offers used clothing by weight. There is also a branch of Lawson's convenience stores.
Universal Citywalk Osaka Hotels
There are a growing number of hotels congregated around Universal Studios Japan and Universal Citywalk Osaka including the Park Front Hotel, Hotel Universal Port, Hotel Keihan Universal Tower and Hotel Keihan Universal City.
Access - how to get to Universal Citywalk Osaka & USJ
Universal Citywalk Osaka & USJ can be reached by direct train from Osaka Station in Umeda taking about 15 minutes. Alternatively change at Nishikujo Station (on the Osaka Loop Line) to the Yumesaki Line for Universal City Station.
From Osaka Namba Station, Nishikujo Station is an 8 minute ride on the Hanshin Namba Line, then change trains to the Yumesaki Line.
From JR Nara Station take a JR Yamatoji Line train and change at Shin-Imamiya for the Osaka Loop Line for Nishikujo Station.
From Kansai International Airport (KIX) take an express train to Nishikujo Station and change.
Universal Citywalk Osaka
6-2-61 Shimaya Konohana-ku Osaka
Osaka Prefecture 554-0024
Tel: 06 6464 3080
Hours: 3F 10am-10pm