Spots in Minamimorimachi / Temma Area

  • The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living
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    4.0
    830 Reviews
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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.

    The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living was opened back in 2001 yet still didn’t appear in one of the most popular travel guide books that we took with us and we heard about it locally. I have seen an...

  • Osaka Temmangu Shrine
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    4.0
    373 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...

  • Kids Plaza Osaka
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    4.5
    368 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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

  • Natural Hot Spring - Naniwa no Yu
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    144 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Nagaranishi 1-7-31
    This hot spring is approximately eight minutes' walk from Tenjinbashi-suji 6 chome Station. It is a super-sized public bath in the Umeda shopping district in Osaka. What is special about this building is that the rooftop of the eight-story building is an outdoor bath. Customers can relax in the hot spring while gazing up at the panoramic view of the sky. The hot spring uses 100% natural water from a sodium chloride bicarbonate salt spring. It is also known as Beauty Water thanks to its softening and emulsifying effect on the skin. In addition to the hot spring, the facility's other services include a stone sauna, body scrubs and beauty treatments for women to enjoy.

    Absolutely recommended to anyone seeking for a place to relax. Clean and pleasant inner and outer areas with good variety on different baths. Had a great time.

  • Hankyu Sanbangai
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    173 Reviews
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    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.

    On basement level two (BF2) there are over 100 small food shops all reasonably priced and many with English menus or some ability to understand my terribly limited Japanese. We had okonomiyaki one...

  • Umeda Arts Theater Main Hall
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    65 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...

  • Tenma Tenjin Hanjo Tei
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    109 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Tenjimbashi 2-1-34
    An entertainment hall dedicated to rakugo traditional comedic storytelling which opened in 2006 and the only dedicated rakugo facility in the Osaka-Kyoto area. Rakugo masters belonging to the Kamigata Rakugo Association perform daily. The matinee program changes weekly while the evening show changes daily. The theater seats up to 216 and attendees can enjoy the performances of young newcomers and veterans up close and personal. The theater also provides “yose” variety shows featuring magicians and manzai comedy duos. Outside, the theater is decorated with a red rickshaw, a recreation of the one used by Katsura Harudanji I, and this has become a popular spot for taking commemorative photos. The closest station is Minamimorimachi Station.

    Due to COVID-19 this theater was closed for some time, but it opens from July 1. That’s why I went to listen Rakugo, a kind of narrative performance. It was excellent. There are generally two...

  • Taiyuji Temple
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    3.5
    72 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.

    I stepped out of Higashi-Umeda Station Exit No.4, and walked through a narrow watering-hole alley east. I went under an elevted highway. After a couple of blocks, I found Taiyu-ji Temple on my...

  • Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street
    Shopping
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Tenjimbashi
    This covered shopping street is centered on the road approaching Osaka Tenmangu Shrine. Running north to south for 2.6 kilometers from Tenjinbashi 1-chome to Tenjinbashi 6-chome, it is famous as Japan's longest shopping street. There are approx. 600 stores along the street. During the Edo period (1603-1868), the Tenman vegetable market was located nearby, and the street developed around the market as the main approach to the shrine. Many events are held centered on the shrine to this day. The stores sell everything from clothing to food, and include cafes, restaurants and izakaya bars.
  • Osaka Mint Bureau Cherry Blossom Viewing
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    4.5
    33 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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 Sakura Street of Japan Mint is open to the public only one week/year in mid April. If youre fortunate enough to be Osaka at the time, go see gorgeous cherry blossoms. They have so many different...

  • Keihan Mall
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    3.5
    36 Reviews
    Shopping
    Osaka Osakashi Miyakojima-ku Higashinodamachi 2-1-38
    This is a shopping mall directly connected to the Keihan Electric Railway Kyobashi Station. In 1990, the hotel Keihan Kyobashi was opened in the building, and established an apparel, food and lifestyle shopping complex. There are approximately 150 stores located from the basement to the seventh floor which include fashion stores, stores that sell household goods, cafe restaurants, and food products with an atmosphere inviting customers to casually drop in. Access to the shopping complex from the JR Station and subway is convenient and it is the perfect spot to take a break or spend time waiting for a train. There is also a spacious nursing room with a bench sofa and a wash basin for parents with small children.

    This is a suburban mall which provides for basic needs. Not a must visit but it has a big uniqlo store so it is worthwhile to go there if you are after some uniqlo stuff. First floor has a starbucks...

  • Umeda Loft
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    5 Reviews
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    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。

  • Horikawa Ebisu Shrine
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    3.5
    44 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    With the plethora of shrines and temples in the area, this one of the more easily accessible shrines. If you go to any Ebisu shrine during the second week of January, it will be in festival mode...

  • Kema Sakuranomiya Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Umeda Arts Theater
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Chayamachi 19-1
    This underground theater is located in the Umeda Arts Theater, inside Chaya-machi's Chaya-machi Applause Tower. It has 898 seats, half that of the main hall, but because of this, the seats are that much closer to the stage, giving the audience a much more intimate view of the performances here. The theater is primarily used for non-musical plays, but musical performances are also held here, and it is also a venue for Takarazuka Revue amateur performances, Youth Theater Japan performances and by the Rakugo Asahi East-West Association and Kamigata Rakugo performances. There is a bar with a counter in the lobby, where visitors can relax before performances begin and during the interludes.
  • The Phoenix Hall
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    3.0
    5 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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。

  • NU chayamachi
    Shopping
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Chayamachi 10-12
    NU chayamachi is a fashion mall located in Chayamachi, in the Kita Ward of Osaka City. Since opening in 2005, it has become a major landmark in Chayamachi; it is distinguished by its post-modern external appearance, reminiscent of bamboo screens. In 2011, NU chayamachi Plus opened opposite the original NU chayamachi; between them, the two malls constitute a large-scale shopping complex with around 100 individual stores. Besides fashion boutiques and sundries stores, there are also bookstores and restaurants.
  • Mint Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Tenma 1-1-79
    "A 15-minute walk from Minami-morimachi Subway Station, the museum is marked by Japan's first gas lamp. Originally built in 1911 as a thermal power station, the building was refurbished into the Mint Museum and now is the only brick western-style building remaining from the Meiji period (1868-1912) on the premises. On the second floor, there are exhibits on the history of the Mint and prize medals awarded to athletes at the Tokyo and Nagano Olympics, etc., as well as an ""Experience Corner"", where visitors can touch gold and silver bullion bars. On the third floor, various coins from around the world are illuminated by LED and displayed. A reading room for further information is also open to the public to learn more about currency."
  • Hanadako
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Kakudachou 9-16 Shin Umeda Esophagus Street 1F
    Hanadako located in Shin-Umeda Shokudogai (food arcade) right next to Umeda Station is known as a takoyaki (octopus dumpling) restaurant where there is always a queue. A largish takoyaki fried on a high flame is attractive with a springy texture. It has the taste of a main Osaka dish with the soft, fragrant flavor of the stock, and the standard sauce as well as Negimayo topped with heaped spring onions are also popular. In the eating area, there is only seating for six with a standing-bar style. It is a popular restaurant with many visitors including regular local customers, shoppers and tourists.
  • Kinokuniya Umeda Main Store
    Shopping
    Osaka Osaka-shi Kita-ku Shibata 1-1-3 Hankyu 3 Bangai
    This bookstore is one of a chain established in 1927. This large, well-known chain has 81 book centers and 68 stores in major cities across Japan. In addition to Japanese books, electronic books, Western books, used books, domestic and international magazines, and CDs and DVDs, the store also carries an abundance of stationary, knickknacks, and other choice items. Further, the store holds a variety of events.

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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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