Travel / Tourism Spots in Kita / Osaka Station / Umeda / Yodoyabashi Area

  • Umeda Sky Building Kuchu-Teien Observatory
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Oyodonaka 1-1-88 Umeda Sky Building
    An observatory facility located at the top of the 173 meter high Umeda Sky Building skyscraper located in Osaka City’s Kita Ward. Visitors can enjoy a 360 degree panorama of the streets of Osaka from the open air Sky Walk circular gallery, and many tourists both Japanese and international alike come to this famous spot to view the setting sun and Osaka’s nightscape. At night, the area is lit up by small, foot-level lights, creating a magical atmosphere. There is a fence at the site where lovers can attach a heart-shaped padlock to vow their love for one another, a popular destination for couples on dates. There is also a café on the 40th floor where you can take a break while enjoying the view.

    This place provided great Observation Desk. I would suggest to come during night because the view is really nice.

  • Kids Plaza Osaka
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    4.5
    368 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Ougimachi 2-1-7
    Japan’s first hands-on learning museum for children, Kids Plaza Osaka is dedicated to helping children experience new things and emotions through play and to extend the possibilities and individuality of children. The Kids Town, designed by artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, is a maze-like area made up entirely of curved lines. The museum is overflowing with exhibits where children can learn about world cultures, nature, chemistry, and society while playing. The museum also conducts events where children and parents can join in together and the facilities are complete with a nursing room and dining tables. The museum is also popular with families with young children. Ogimachi Station is the closest station to the museum.

    A great experiences no only for childrens, its a place for adult also. The fee is cheap and you can spend your whole day here with the family

  • Osaka Temmangu Shrine
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    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...

  • Umeda Sky Building
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    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.
  • Osaka City Central Public Hall
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Nakanoshima 1-1-27
    A symbol of the knowledge, culture, and history of Osaka, construction on Osaka City Central Public Hall began in 1911 with a one million yen donation in building funds from Einosuke Iwamoto, with the hall opening in 1918. Brick reinforced with steel beams in construction, with three floors above ground and one basement level, the architecture of this extravagant building applies the Neo-Renaissance style as its basic tone while also presenting majestic baroque touches. In addition to concerts by celebrated orchestras from around the world, the hall has also played host to lectures by historical figures such as Helen Keller. The building was registered a national Important Cultural Property in 2002.

    This Central Hall is a place where you can take beautiful photo and selfie. The architecture design is really awesome.

  • Osaka Science Museum
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    230 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Nakanoshima 4-2-1
    A science museum in Nakanoshima, Kita Ward, Osaka City, that focuses on Space and Energy. It first opened in 1989. Here both children and adults can explore space and its discoveries, chemistry, science, electricity, energy, and so much more from all angles in exhibits spread out amongst the different floors. The staff will also present science shows in the areas of their expertise. In the underground planetarium with the world's largest 26.5-meter dome screen you can enjoy videos of the cosmos.

    This museum was great! There are many things to learn about science here. There are 4 floors and each floor is a good experience. The foods here are good, too. My favorite one was the balance that...

  • The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
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    275 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Nakanoshima 1-1-26
    The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, which opened in 1982, is dedicated to ceramics from the East Asia region. The Museum’s collection—which is focused mainly on Chinese and Korean ceramics—is world-class in terms of both quantity and quality. The 300 or so representative items that make up the Museum’s permanent exhibitions effectively bring across the appeal of ceramics, such as the painstaking effort made to ensure that ceramics reflect the light to best effect. The Museum’s themed exhibitions and special exhibitions are also very popular.

    I visited this place on february, it is just nice. Easy to access by subway, just a few hundreds walking distance.

  • Tsuyu no Tenjinsha (Ohaatsu Tenjin) Shrine
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    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.

    Tsuyuten shrine (Ohatsu-Tenjin) is a hidden spot located between buildings and built 1,300 years ago. It’s a historical and typical architecture of Japanese shrine. We were there without any plan...

  • The National Museum of Art, Osaka
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Nakanoshima 4-2-55
    This art museum is located in Nakanoshima, Kita Ward, Osaka City. Founded in 1977, it relocated to its current location in 2004. It is notable for being one of the only underground art museums in the world. The museum primarily collects and exhibits works of modern art from the post-war era to now. In addition to exhibiting its collection, the museum also holds exhibitions and seminars about a range of art genres with a focus on contemporary art. Other events organized by the museum include workshops for children.

    A stunningly ugly building with two underground exhibition floors. When I visited, you had to pay separately to see shows on each floor, and then extra for an audio guide. To add insult to the...

  • Taiyuji Temple
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    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.

    We came across this temple by chance on our first day while exploring the streets around Umeda station looking for a restaurant. Its not spectacular - simply an oasis of calm in a very busy city and...

  • The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Tenjimbashi 6-4-20 Housing Information Center Building 8F
    The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, which opened in 2001, is located in Tenjinbashi in the Kita Ward of Osaka City. The Museum is focused on the cultural and historical aspects of how people in Osaka lived during the period from the latter part of the Edo period through to the Showa period. The ninth floor of the Museum building features a row of life-size replica buildings facing onto a “main road,” including Machiya shop-houses, stores, a firewatching tower, etc.; visitors can enjoy strolling around this recreation of an Osaka street scene from days gone by. The eighth floor has dioramas and other exhibits showing Osaka’s streets looked like at different times between the Meiji period and Showa period. The Museum also holds seasonal special exhibitions.
  • HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Kakudachou 5-15
    This Ferris wheel is located on the 7th floor of HEP FIVE, a four-minute walk from JR Osaka Station. The red Ferris wheel is a symbol of HEP FIVE and when the weather is fine visitors are able to see the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge and Mt. Ikoma. It takes about 15 minutes to go around and the 360 degrees panoramic view is a must-see. At night the view of the twinkling neon lights of high-rise buildings creates a romantic atmosphere. The Ferris wheel cars are air conditioned and recommended scenic spots are in the inside the car, making it fun to look for from about 106 meters high in the sky. Visitors can also save their memories with a photo service for a fee.
  • Tachibana-dori (Orange Street)
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    Osaka Osakashi Nishi-ku Minamihorie
    This street represents what is fashionable in Osaka, and is located approx. three minutes from the Osaka Metro Yotsubashi Line's Yotsubashi Station. It runs westward one street south of Amerika-mura Triangle Park. The 800-meter long street is lined with photogenic stores popular with young people such as cafes, boutiques, accessory shops, imported furniture stores and interior design shops. The neighborhood flourished as a furniture district from around the last days of the Tokugawa shogunate (1853-1867), and since there are traditional Japanese furniture dealers that have continued to operate since before World War II even now, it is a charming area with a mixture of old and new.
  • Kema Sakuranomiya Park
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    Osaka prefecture Osaka city Kita-ku - Miyakojima
    This park is a famous cherry blossom viewing spot along the banks of the Okawa River. The riverside park runs from the Owaka River's Kemaaraizeki to the downstream Tenma Bridge and has water, greenery and cherry trees. There are approx. 4,800 cherry trees that line the 4.2 kilometers of the park, and it becomes a spectacular spot to view cherry blossoms bustling with many people when they are in bloom. Along the park, besides Japan's first gas lamps and retro brick buildings such as one that houses a mint, there is also a water plaza and promenade, making it an ideal place for relaxing strolls. In addition, the park has barrier-free access.
  • Horikawa Ebisu Shrine
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    Osaka Osaka-shi Kita-ku Nishitenma 5-4-17
    A three-minute walk from Minami-Morimachi Station on the Tanimachi Line and Sakaisuji Line subways as well as JR Osaka-Temmangu Station. This Shinto shrine is located just off the Hanshin Expressway Loop Route Kitahama exit and is known to locals as the Horikawa-no-Ebessan. The shrine is dedicated to Hiruko. The shrine is believed to grant worshippers business prosperity. The shrine is famous for its Toka Ebisu Festival held from January 9th through 11th each year. During the three days of the festival, the grounds bustle with tens of thousands of visitors. The festival continues into the night, during which time the approach to the shrine and its grounds are lit up with lanterns and the festival shopping arcade becomes filled with fun night stalls. Enoki Shrine, the shrine's auxiliary shrine, is also known as Danjiri Inari Shrine.

    Horikawa Ebisu is located between Ogimachi and Minamimorimachi. You can also walk from Umeda. Ebisu is a god of fortune, and its festival on January the 10th is well known. As I went at the beginning...

  • Osaka Mint Bureau Cherry Blossom Viewing
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Tenma 1-1-79
    Every year in the middle of April for about one week, an approximately 560-meter road in Kita Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture from the Japan Mint southern gate to the northern gate is opened to visitors for cherry blossom viewing. Many precious varieties of cherry blossoms line the road, including benitemari, odemari, kodemari, and Yoro blossoms. After the sun sets, the blossoms are gently illuminated, creating an almost otherworldly spectacle. Temmabashi Station and Osakajo-kitazume Station are the closest to the entrance. The premises are one-way only, and the surrounding areas have limited vehicle access, so using public transportation is recommended.
  • The Phoenix Hall
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Nishitenma 4-15-10 Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance inside Phoenix Tower
    This is a concert hall in the Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Phoenix Tower. It's near the junction of the Keihan National Route and Midosuji, and also near JR Osaka Station. It seats a maximum of 335. Behind the stage is a massive window, and the view from atop the tower sets a wonderful atmosphere for the audience. Performances are mostly highly artistic, with lots of western Classical music featured. There are also more casual musical events, such as Teatime Concerts with drinks and snacks.

    高層ビルとは言いませんが割と高いビルの中にある音楽ホールです。あいおいニッセイ同和損保が運営しているらしく「ザ フェニックスホール」の名と並列に表記されていました。梅田新道交差点に有ります。

  • Mint Museum
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Tenma 1-1-79
    This museum is a 15-minute walk from the subway Minamimorimachi Station and was the first in Japan to use a gas lamp as a landmark. The museum building was originally a thermal power plant built in 1911 and is the last western-style brick building built in the Meiji period in the precincts of the Mint Bureau. On the second floor, in addition to a display of the medals used in the Tokyo ad Nagano Olympics, there is a corner where visitors can learn the history of the Mint and touch the gold and silver bullions. On the third floor, coins and currency from around the world are displayed with LED lighting. The information inspection room is also open and visitors can learn extensively about money.
  • Shin-Umeda Shokudogai
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Kakudachou 9-26
    This restaurant quarter is located under the railway girders between Hankyu Department Store on the east side of JR Osaka Station and Hankyu Umeda Station. 18 shops were opened in 1950 as a relief project for retirees of facilities related to the former Japanese National Railways. There are now approx. 100 restaurants including Japanese cuisine, western cuisine, Chinese cuisine, standing bars and fast food restaurants that are bustling with customers every day.
  • Ohatsu Tenjin Urasando
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    2-10-10 Sonezaki Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
    This hidden gourmet street is located close to Umeda Station. Along the narrow alleyway, there are various kinds of shops nestled up to one another. The variety is truly rich, with everything from Italian, French, sushi, oyster bars, live shrimp bars, grilled pork skewers, beef or pork tripe hotpots, charcoal grilled meat, kushiage and Okinawan cuisine, to taverns and public bars. Because there is only a small distance between different shops, many people go pub crawling here. The lunch menus are also very satisfying.

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