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  • Kyocera Dome Osaka
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Nishi-ku Chiyozaki 3 - Medium 2 - 1
    This domed baseball stadium in Nishi Ward in Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture is commonly known by the name of its predecessor, the Osaka Dome, and is the home ground of the Orix Buffaloes. Comprised of nine floors above ground and one basement level, this massive baseball field is frequently used for concerts and events in addition to actual baseball games. The stadium’s shopping mall (entry free) includes an official shop selling Buffaloes merchandise. The stadium’s tours (fee required) are also popular and enable participants to see the insides of the dome and players practicing up close.
  • Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Umeda Store
    Shopping
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Ofukachou 1-1
    One of Japan’s largest consumer electronics mass retailers, Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Umeda is located right in front of the North Gate of JR Osaka Station. The store boasts an impressive range of products, from home appliances to PCs, cameras, games etc. It is the core tenant of the Yodobashi Umeda mall, and attracts large numbers of visitors, including not only Osaka locals but also foreign tourists. The fifth to seventh floors of the Yodobashi Umeda mall are occupied by popular fashion boutiques and miscellaneous goods stores, etc. The “Yodobashi the Dining” area on the eighth floor has a large number of restaurants.
  • Hankyu Department Store Umeda Main Store
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    4.5
    381 Reviews
    Shopping
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Kakudachou 8-7
    Hankyu Umeda Main Store is one of Osaka’s longest-established department stores, having been founded as a station terminal department store in 1929 when Umeda Station was renovated. Hankyu Umeda Main Store has a total of 15 floors (13 floors above ground and two basement levels); the total floor space is larger than any other department store in Japan. With a concentration of the world’s leading brands in “International Boutiques” on the fifth floor, and another floor with a concentration of Japanese and international cosmetics brands, etc. Hankyu Umeda Main Store is renowned as the starting point for new fashion trends in the Kansai region.

    You will be overwhelmed by luxe. Aparel, designer bags, cosmetics everywhere. Paradise for very rich people. And yourself ? Just looking !

  • Grand Front Osaka
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    4.0
    528 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Ofukachou
    Grand Front Osaka is a multi-function commercial complex located in the Kita Ward of Osaka City, to the north of Osaka Station and Umeda Station. It comprises a North Building, South Building, and high-rise residential tower, with a hotel, shopping mall, restaurants, a theater, office space, plazas, rental space, etc. The large shopping area has over 260 individual stores, including fashionable luxury brand boutiques, interior furnishings stores, etc.; many of the stores are their brands’ first Kansai region store, or the Kansai region flagship store.

    Stayed at Intercontinental Hotel near Grand Front Osaka. The mall has many shops and restaurants. Lots of good options for both local Japanese or Western cuisine. Perfect for rainy days and have to...

  • Umeda Sky Building
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    4.0
    1094 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Oyodonaka 1-1-88
    Forming part of the “Shin Umeda City” development project in the Kita Ward of Osaka City, the Umeda Sky Building is a skyscraper that is 173 meters high. With its unique design, consisting of twin towers that are linked at roof-level by the Floating Garden Observatory, it has become a prominent landmark in Osaka’s Umeda district. From the Floating Garden Observatory, visitors can enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of the Osaka cityscape while feeling the wind on their faces; the Observatory is very popular with foreign tourists and couples.

    First of all the architecture calls the attention, also the entrance welcomes you with a lot of greenery. but I can say that the best part (apart from the magnificent views) are the escalators, they...

  • Umeda Arts Theater Main Hall
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    4.0
    63 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Chayamachi 19-1
    The Umeda Arts Theater Main Hall is located inside the Chayamachi Applause in Chayamachi. It was previously known as the Umeda Koma Theater. It moved to its current location from the west of the HEP FIVE building in 1992 and in 2005 it was renamed. You can enjoy a wide variety of performances from Takarazuka Revues, plays, modern and classic musicals, opera, and ballet. The auditorium holds 1,905 seats with a large chandelier in the center. You can enter on the first and second floors with a lobby on each floor, as well as shops and restaurants.

    Located at Used (Osaka) station, near Chaya-machi. Its next to Starbucks, various musical is seen at this theater, you should visit. I went to see Takarazuka revue, you should visit ticket center...

  • Daimaru Umeda
    Shopping
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 3-1-1
    Daimaru Umeda is a department store located close to Osaka Station and Umeda Station. Representing a whole new kind of department store, Daimaru Umeda has a total of 17 floors (15 floors above ground and two basement levels). Besides fashion boutiques, there is also the “Ufufu Girls” floor for young women, and large branches of the Uniqlo and Tokyu Hands retail chains. The Pokemon Center Osaka and Tomica Shop are located on the 13th floor, with restaurants and cafes on the 14th floor.
  • HEP FIVE
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    4.0
    163 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Kakudachou 5-15
    HEP FIVE is a fashion shopping mall in Osaka City. The building is very distinctive, with a red ferris wheel on the roof, and with the use of a striking red and white color scheme for the external walls. This is a trend-setting mall, with around 170 shops—mainly selling fashion and miscellaneous goods targeted at female consumers—and restaurants. The ferris wheel on the roof is an Umeda district landmark, enabling visitors to view Osaka City and Mt. Rokko from a height of 106 meters above ground level. The mother-and-child pair of red whale sculptures hung in the first-floor atrium were designed by famous industrial designer Tatsuya Ishii.

    This shopping mall is aimed very much at teenagers and younger adults, but is worth a quick visit, whatever your age, to see the enormous red whales hanging in the atrium area! There is also a ferris...

  • Umeda Loft
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Chayamachi 16-7
    This general living goods specialty store is about a seven-minute walk from the Chayamachi ticket gate at Umeda Station. Focusing on general goods and stationary they offer a wide variety of popular and trendy items. The store contains many sub-stores including the playful bookstore Village Vanguard, the hobby-shop/anime goods store Bunkyodo JOY, the first of its kind in Kansai three price shop via Capri, Shimamura Instruments, Ticket Port, mini theater Theater Umeda, and others. A variety of popular events are held in the first floor Loft Market and the fifth floor Loft Forum.

    梅田の中心部から徒歩で行ける所にあるロフトです。文具やコスメ、日用雑貨とかいろんなものが売ってあります。若い人や観光客が多い印象でした。周辺には若者向けの店やテレビ局などがあり、賑わっています。

  • LUCUA
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    4.0
    131 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 3-1-3
    This is the east building of LUCUA osaka, Japan’s largest station commercial facility located at Osaka Station. It is filled with approximately 200 fashion and cosmetic shops, cafes, restaurants and sweets stores. There are also many stores that choose it for their Kansai region or Japan debuts, a reason why it bustles with mainly female customers every day.

    Lucua is one of the several departmental stores right in or next to JR Osaka station, besides Lucua101, Daimaru, Grand Front Osaka etc, just to name a few. It covers several floor areas and sell a...

  • Osaka Temmangu Shrine
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    4.0
    359 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Tenjimbashi 2-1-8
    Nicknamed “Tenman no Tenjin-san,” this Shinto shrine is dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane, the god of scholarship, and accordingly bustles with hordes of students during entrance examination season. Together with the Gion Festival in Kyoto and the Kanda Festival in Tokyo, the Tenjin Festival, held each year in July, is one of Japan’s three largest festivals. Throngs of tourists press close to watch the boats fireworks as well as the boats traveling to and fro on the river carrying sacred objects.

    Located near Tenjinbashi-suji shopping street, this place is very quiet but beautiful, A worth place to visit after you shopped around Tenjinbashi-suji shopping street. The closest station to...

  • Hanshin Department Store Umeda Main Store
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    4.0
    141 Reviews
    Shopping
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 1-13-13
    A department store connected directly to Hanshin-Umeda Station renowned locally for its selection of foodstuffs and groceries. The grocery section in the basement is filled with shops offering everything from Osaka favorites to the tastes of renowned shops from around the country, such as ikayaki fried squid, 551 Horai, and rusks by Gateau Festa Harada, well-known for its lines. The Hanshin Department Store also hosts fashionable apparel shops, cosmetics stores, and a Hanshin Tigers shop on the eighth floor where you can purchase a variety of team-themed goods. In summer, a beer garden, which has become a mecca for Tigers fans, is opened on the roof where patrons can enjoy watching live baseball.

    Calling all foodies and gourmands - report to B1 (that’s first floor basement level)! You will thought you have died and have gone to heaven. Nuff said. (You will surely gain 10 pounds just by...

  • Hankyu Sanbangai
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    4.0
    168 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Shibata 1-1-3
    Hankyu Sanbangai is a large-scale shopping center attached to Hankyu Umeda Station. An artificial river flows through the underground part of the shopping center. It was constructed as a symbol of Osaka, the City of Water. The origin of this name is Trevi Plaza, a space where people come to relax while eating. The best spot of the shopping center is the food court on the second basement of the North Building, with its 1,000 seating capability. There are rows of many popular stores here, catering to customers from all walks of life. Many different types of facilities exist side by side here, such as children's rest rooms and Japanese areas, filled with antique works of art.

    Are you a tourist? Staying around Umeda station. Then, go. The place is basically across the street from the train station. Now, thats not saying much when the station is huge. Look for it on...

  • Dojima Avanza
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Doujima 1-6-20
    This office building is on Dojima Yotsubashi-suji street in Kita-ku, Osaka, and was built with great ingenuity to focus on functionality and amenity, with 60% surrounded by open space. Tucked away amongst the abundant seasonal trees you'll find the uniquely shaped Dojima Yakushido dome with a pond, waterfall, and a walkway. This blend of greenery, water, and light forms an oasis in the city, and has become a famous location in Naniwa. While the upper floors are office space from the B1F to the 3F you'll find Kansai's largest Junkudo bookstore as well as a variety of shops and restaurants.
  • BREEZE BREEZE
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 2-4-9
    A shopping mall located in Breeze Tower in Osaka City’s Kita Ward occupying the eight floors of floor B1 through 6 and floor 33. The facility is host to 50 establishments, including shops making their Osaka debut, popular select shops offering fashionable and elegant items, and restaurants. The Kansai and Osaka flagship stores for United Arrows and top English designer Margaret Howell are also located here. Visitors can enjoy food and tea while looking out over the buildings and beautiful nightscape of Umeda from the cafes and bars on the 33rd floor.
  • Osaka Marubiru
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 1-9-20
    This is a 123.92 meter high-rise building in Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka City, famous as an Umeda landmark due to its prominent cylindrical shape. Most of the building is occupied by the “Osaka Daiichi Hotel,” and the lower floors below the 10th floor are mainly for commercial use. Major tenants are “Tower Records,” the CD shop, “L. L. Bean” the outdoor brand, and overseas travel specialty shops and beauty salons. There is also a variety of eateries such as “Starbucks Coffee” great for a break, and “Takonotetsu”, a restaurant where you cook your own takoyaki (octopus dumpling), is popular with tourists.
  • LUCUA 1100
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 3-1-3
    This building, which opened in 2015, is filled with fashion stores is in the “North Gate Building,” which can be directly accessed from JR Osaka Station. It shares a plaza with the adjacent LUCUA building. It boasts trendy shops filled with the latest fashions and lifestyle goods, not to mention stores inherited from the department store “JR Osaka Mitsukoshi Isetan,” offering a “never-before-seen combination” of goods to a wide variety of demographics. In addition to a Tsutaya bookstore and Disney Store, it also features a number of famous restaurants and the “Baruchika” zone, which is filled with food and drink establishments that stay open into the night.
  • Taiyuji Temple
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    3.5
    64 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Taiyujichou 3-7
    This Koyasan Shingon sect temple is a ten-minute walk from JR Osaka Station. It was constructed by Kobo Daishi in accordance with Emperor Saga's imperial prayer in the year 821. The principal Buddhist icon, the thousand-armed Kannon-bosatsu enshrined here, was a gift from Emperor Saga. The temple was razed in both the summer campaign of the Siege of Osaka, in 1615, and in the air raids of Osaka in 1945. After the war, the temple was rebuilt with the exception of the thousand-armed Kannon-bosatsu, which had escaped the flames. Acala 'The Immovable', enshrined in the Ichigan Hall, is also referred to as the one immovable prayer, and many people come to the hall to pray for world peace. Every year, on May 28th, practitioners of Shugen-do hold a unique festival, in which a fire-offering is made.

    Taiyu-ji Temple is located not far from Subway Higashi-Umeda station. From JR Osaka station, it is also within a walking distance. Unfortunately the surrounding is now a red light district. But this...

  • Sweets Paradise Umeda Branch
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    3.5
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Kakudachou 5-1 Umeda Rakuten building 2F
    This is a cafe focusing mainly on sweets on the second floor of the Umeda Rakutenchi Building. The poppy, cute shop interior hosts an all-you-can-eat menu of about 30 different sweets (including some seasonal varieties). The shop's most popular item, Fluffy Shortcake, uses 17.7% fat cream from Hokkaido in their whipped cream in an exquisite pairing with strawberries. Apart from cakes, they also serve pasta, salads, snacks and drinks for a fully stocked menu. Take as much as you like of whatever you like!

    Had my heart set on big dessert ... as dinner. Sadly, my first encounter of disappointing service in Japan, and not because he didnt speak much English. Anyway, it turned off my craving for...

  • Tsuyu no Tenjinsha (Ohaatsu Tenjin) Shrine
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    4.0
    268 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Sonezaki 2-5-4
    The Tsuyu no Tenjinsha Shrine, which is located in the middle of a bustling area of Kita Ward, Osaka City, is reputed to have been built around the year 700. The Bunraku puppet drama “Sonezaki Shinju” was written by Chikamatsu Monzaemon about a tragic double suicide that occurred within the Shrine in 1703; as the name of the heroine of this drama was Ohatsu, the Shrine is now commonly referred to as the “Ohatsu Tenjin.” The Shrine is believed to be a good place to pray for success in business, safe journeys, or a good marriage, and as result it receives a large number of worshippers every day, particularly local shopkeepers and women. A flea market is held here on the first Friday of every month, and the Shrine is famous for its annual festival held in July each year.

    梅田・新地辺りへ行く機会が減っても、何故か必ず毎年1回は通り掛かるお初天神。 通っていた短大も曽根崎心中の縁の地。 こないだまで気付きもせんかったけど。 繁華街の喧騒がふわっとなくなる空間で、結構好きなんだよね。 急に吹き抜けの広場に出た感じ。海底洞窟に急に光が差し込む空間みたいな感じ。 今は茅の輪くぐりの時期。 前も一度、この時期に通り掛かってお詣りして帰った。 あー、いっつも美人にな...

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While Osaka prefecture is the country's second smallest prefecture, its capital, Osaka City, is the country's third-largest and arguably one of the most popular in the Kansai region thanks to its vibrant nightlife, the Osaka people's openness, and its much-loved cuisine, which has earned it the nickname “the nation's kitchen."

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