Osaka: Universal CityWalk Osaka

Located near Universal Studios Japan in Osaka Prefecture in Japan, Universal CityWalk Osaka is an entertainment and retail district that serves as an entrance plaza to Universal Studios Japan.

Universal CityWalk Osaka has a shopping mall that is filled with numerous shops and restaurants. It also connects Universal Studios Japan with the nearby JR train Station. The first CityWalk originated as an expansion of Universal Studios Hollywood. Since then each park had its own CityWalk. 
Checking out the Osaka Takoyaki Museum
Outside of Hotel Keihan
We got to visit Universal CityWalk Osaka because it is just beside Hotel Keihan (our residence for our 5th day of stay in Japan.) Since its very close we got the chance to visit the Osaka Takoyaki Museum and eat dinner at the Daikisuisan Revolving Sushi restaurant and then lunch on the next day at Ra-men restaurant. Aside from that we also got the chance to watch a monkey show at the CityWalk. Lastly, the CityWalk is also the last part of Universal Studios Osaka that we got to visit before going back home to Tsubasugaoka (because the train station is there). 
So many restaurants to choose from...
There's even a monkey show
It's also nice to visit it at night
We got to eat here...
All those neon signs...
Visitors who visit the CItyWalk would probably say that it's a mix of Western and Japanese cultures, particularly the restaurants and the food they serve. If you plan to dine at the Citywalk you have a wide array of restaurants to choose from... from the local dishes (Japanese food) to Western style food and even Indian cuisines. The good thing about the CItyWalk is that you  don't need to pay any entrance fees to visit it because it is outside the theme park (and there are no rides to line up too). 
My wife posing for my blog
Here's where we had lunch.
Overall, Universal CityWalk Osaka is a great place to bond with friends or buy souvenirs without paying for entrance tickets.
The JR Station near the CityWalk
Getting there:

From Kansai International Airport (KIX) ride a JR rapid to Nishikujo Station then transfer to the JR Yumesaki Line to Universal City Station. The whole travel is estimated to last 70 - 75 minutes.

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