LEGOLAND (R) Discovery Center Osaka is a massively popular indoor theme park that families – both children and adults – can enjoy. Below is a thorough guide on this appealing facility!
What is LEGOLAND (R) Discovery Center Osaka?
LEGOLAND (R) Discovery Center Osaka is an indoor theme park that can be found inside the famous leisure spot, Tempozan Marketplace. Covering an area of 3,400 sq.m., it is adorned with more than three million LEGO (R) blocks. It has a bunch of attractions, such as the Play Zone with a slide and a huge playground, the thrilling 4D Cinema, and a workshop where you will be taught how to build Lego.
Age limit: From 3 years old ※Adults (16 years old and above) without children and children (15 years old and under) without adult companions will not be allowed inside
Example admission price: 2,300 JPY per person (incl. tax) (there are discounts such as those that are received for booking tickets online) ※Free for children 2 years old and younger
Estimated duration of stay: Average of 2 – 3 hours
The park is overflowing with attractions that will let you know, see, and feel the fun in LEGO (R) blocks with your family! Below are the attractions that come especially recommended.
LEGO (R) Factory Tour
Based on the concept of a virtual factory tour, this corner of the park is a place where you can observe the manufacturing process of LEGO (R) blocks through an overwhelmingly big screen. You will even be given a special gift to commemorate your tour (children only/available while stocks last).
LEGO (R) City Train World
This is a new attraction that just opened in March 2018. At the Train World, you can create original trains by combining various LEGO (R) blocks, and then make them run through towns and streets that are based on Tokyo, Osaka, and Shanghai. There is also a digital game corner where you can drive the train using a touch screen panel, as well as a game where you can compete to find out who makes the best time in loading cargoes onto the train and driving it to a set destination.
Kingdom Quest is a shooting ride that will let you fight in a chariot armed with a laser gun. You will follow a story wherein you will have to rescue the captured princess by defeating the skeleton warriors and monsters in a setting that looks like a medieval kingdom. How many enemies can you defeat? Once the adventure is over, you will get your score, which you can compare with the scores of the rest of your family.
Miniland (R) is an area filled with miniature dioramas resembling famous spots in Osaka, such as Osaka Castle, that were made using more than a million LEGO (R) blocks. The tall towers and buildings – also made with LEGO (R) blocks – boast of such high quality that they look exactly like the original. You might even strangely feel like a giant! When the sun sets, the town gets lit up, transforming the landscape into a gorgeous night scene.
Be Also Sure to Enjoy the Shop and Cafe!
Inside the park, there is a cafe where you can rest while looking after your children. Here, you can enjoy various dishes – from cold juices to hot drinks, light fare like snacks and sandwiches, heavy meals like hamburgers and curries, muffins, and sweets.
There is also a shop that carries a rich variety of items, which is perfect for those who want to shop for souvenirs! You can find many kinds of merchandise, including limited-quantity items that are normally difficult to find and parts that you can buy by weight.
The following routes are the fastest ways to get to LEGOLAND (R) Discovery Center Osaka. Travel packages that will let you enjoy attractions in the area like the neighboring Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan – the biggest aquarium in the world – and shopping and dining at Tempozan Marketplace are also recommended.
Osaka Metro: Get off at Osakako Station and then walk for 5 minutes
JR Yumesaki Line: Get off at Universal-city Station and then get on the shuttle boat for about 10 minutes
A short walk away from Tempozan Harbor Village stop on the Osaka City Bus
Hanshin Expressway Bayshore Line/Osaka Port Line: About 5 minutes from Tempozan IC (paid parking available)
If you are traveling around Osaka, you have to add LEGOLAND (R) Discovery Center Osaka to your itinerary. Note that another one of its main appeals is that you can have fun here regardless of the temperature or weather outside!
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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