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Attractions in Osaka and Japan
There is a lot to see and do in Osaka and throughout Japan. The following are just a few of the many wondeful attractions Japan has to offer.  
 
GoJapan.com  
Site dedicated to visitors in Japan. Includes a "How To" section offering tips for getting around Japan. Links to maps, hotels/inns, articles by topic, events/festivals, tradition and culture, food, and more.  
 
Japan Visitor  
Travel, accommodation & cultural background information and services for visitors to Japan.  
 
Japan Sightseeing Guide - Travel Guide to Japan  
Site includes hotel guide, museums, traditional and pop culture, media, festivals and townpage.  
 
Japan National Tourist Organization | Japanese  
Comprensive tourist guide including travel tips, accommodations, shopping, transportation, maps, weather, and more. News, travel updates, and useful links available.  
 
Japan Travel Bureau (JTB)  
Travel and tour information. Links include: Congresses, Conferences and Symposiums, Events and Exhibitions, Cultural and Nature Tour Planners, Japan Rail Pass, Specialists Serving Asian Travellers.  
 
Japan Travel Info  
Presented by the Japan National Tourist Organization, this site offers organized info for tourists in Japan. Transportation, accommodation, visa info, and more. Some sections are specifically designated for the press and for travel agents.  
 
Japanese Hot Springs  
Hot Spring index categorized by prefecture. Links and background info on Japanese hot springs.  
 
Welcome to Japan  
Overview of travel information including airport arrival, accomodation, climate/holidays, dining, tours/culture. Individually maintained.
 
CHICAGO ATTRACTIONS
Chicago showcases some of the most amazing buildings in the world, some of the most entertainment events in the world, and has always been a leading city for travel and tourism with the long list of attractions it has to offer. From traditional art to state of the art, Chicago is full of things to do and places to see.  
 
Chicago Cultural Center  
Visit the Chicago Cultural Center website for complete information on the myriad of free public programs and exhibitions presented here.  
 
Art Institute of Chicago  
World-famous collection of masterpieces from historical to contemporary. 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.  
 
John Hancock Observatory  
875 North Michigan Avenue  
312-751-3681  
This Michigan Avenue giant (1,127 feet) was built in 1970. Although it is 327 feet lower than the Sears Tower, the observation deck provides a stunning view of the lake and city.  
 
Navy Pier  
600 East Grand Avenue  
312-595-7437  
On Chicago's lakefront, Navy Pier offers a mix of attractions, from the Crystal Gardens to the breathtaking views atop the 150-foot Ferris wheel, (modeled after the Ferris wheel built for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, see sidelight, The fair that put Chicago on the map). It is also home to the Cineplex Odeon's huge IMAX Theater and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.  
 
Sears Tower Skydeck  
233 South Wacker Drive  
312-875-9696  
This soaring structure is the world's second-tallest building (after the 1996 Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur). Take one of the 100 elevators to the Skydeck Observatory on the 103rd floor, 1,353 feet above ground, for a spectacular view of the city. On a clear day, you can see four states: Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Indiana.  
 
Museum Campus  
Lake Shore Drive at Roosevelt Road  
 
* Adler Planetarium  
312-922-STAR  
 
* Field Museum of Natural History  
312-922-9410  
 
* Shedd Aquarium  
312-939-2438  
 
Millennium Park website  
Visit the Millennium Park website for information on Chicago's newest attraction.  
 
Maxwell Street Market  
The New Maxwell Street Market is a family affair. Moms, dads, kids and grandparents, alike, enjoy strolling the market looking for bargains and where bargaining is the universal language.  
 
James R. Thompson Center  
Immense glass and steel structure, designed by Helmut Jahn, houses State of Illinois government offices and three levels of stores and restaurants in an atrium mall.  
 
Landmarks  
Map of Chicago area landmarks and attractions. Discover Chicago's landmarks and the architects who contributed to Chicago leading the way in design and innovation.  
 
Interactive Chicago Map  
Chicago Interactive Mapping tool uses Geographic Information System technology to display roads, ward boundaries, schools, transit, and other points of interest. Customize and zoom to your area of interest.  
 
Lincoln Park Conservatory  
Located next to the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago's largest park, this horticultural collection, including a 50 foot tall fiddle leaf rubber tree dating from 1891, expands into four greenhouses and is well worth the visit.  
 
North Park Nature Center  
North Park Village Nature Center provides urban citizens with an opportunity to interact with wildlife, plants and other natural resources through environmental education and access to improved natural landscapes.
 

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