Umeda Osaka is a commercial and business district in Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan. Umeda is best known as the city's main northern railway terminus (Osaka Station, Umeda Station).

Umeda (梅田) as the centre northern part of Osaka City is often called "Kita" by the locals. Umeda is a district bristling with high-rise towers and crowds of shoppers, business people, travellers and visitors. Major department stores, shopping malls, movie theatres, office buildings and hotels are gathered in this area. The main train station is called Osaka for JR and Umeda for other railways (Hankyu & Hanshin) & subway. Umeda has the world largest underground shopping mall complex, which connects most of the stations, department stores, shopping buildings and first class hotels. Refer to our Osaka map to locate the attractions that interest you.

Yodobashi Umeda
Yodobashi Umeda

The district's name means "ume field". It was originally written as "buried field" (埋田), because the area had been agricultural and was filled in to accommodate the new train station in the 1870s.

Umeda Landmark Buildings

Umeda Sky Building
The 170 metre high building provides 360 degree views from its public observatory. Also know as the Floating Garden Observatory it has a very distinct architecture.

Umeda Sky Building
Umeda Sky Building

Osaka Central Post Office
Gate Tower Building, which features the Hanshin Expressway passing directly through the 5th-7th floors of the building.

HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel
HEP FIVE shopping complex, which features specialty shops targeted at young people, has a bright red ferris wheel on its roof. From the air conditioned gondola at the top of the wheel 106 meters above the ground, you can get a splendid view of downtown, of Osaka harbor, and all the way out to Mt Ikoma.

Tsuyunoten Shrine
Tsuyunoten Shrine (
Ohatsu Tenjin) is a tranquil oasis among the noise of busy Umeda in central Osaka. Tsuyunoten Shrine dates back to the 6th century.

Osaka Tenmangu Shrine
Osaka Tenmangu Shrine hosts Osaka's biggest festival Tenjin Matsuri, which is one of the greatest boat festivals in the world

Umeda Shopping - Department Stores

Daimaru Department Store
Hankyu Department Store
Hanshin Department Store
Umeda Loft

Umeda Shopping - Shopping Centres (Malls)

Yodobashi Umeda - Cameras, computers, electronics
GARE Osaka
Whity Umeda
Diamor Osaka
Hilton Plaza West
HERBIS Plaza ENT - BVLGARI, Gucci, Coach, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany
Hankyu Sanbangai
NU Chayamachi

Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street

With small shops a long 2.6km, it is the longest shopping street in Japan. Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street is where you can experience Japanese downtown shopping style.

Umeda Shopping - Specialty Stores

Books Kinokuniya: Over 3,000 m2
Books Asahiya: Over 2,000 m2
Pokemon Center Osaka (in the Umeda Center Building)

Umeda - Hanshin Department Store
Umeda - Hanshin Department Store

Umeda Entertainment & Culture

Blue Note Osaka→Billboard-Live Osaka
Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
National Museum of Art Osaka
Osaka City Central Public Hall
Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library
Shiki Theatre Company
Umeda Arts Theatre
Umeda Sky Building

Umeda Parks - Nakanoshima Park

Nakanoshima Park is a quite green oasis in the heart of busy Osaka.  Nakanoshima Park features 4000 trees, river frontage and a rose garden.

Umeda Train Stations

It is a little difficult to understand the train station of the Umeda district as there are three passenger stations all with the generic name Umeda Station. Each is operated by a different railway company and is normally referred to by their full names: Hanshin Umeda Station, Hankyu Umeda Station and Osaka Municipal Subway Umeda Station.

JR West  - Osaka Station (Has over 600,000 passengers a day)
(●JR Kobe Line, ●JR Kyoto Line, ●JR Takarazuka Line, ●Osaka Loop Line, ●JR Yumesaki Line, ●Yamatoji Line, ●Hanwa Line, ●Kansai Airport Line)

Kita Shinchi Station
●JR Tozai Line

Hankyu Railway
●Kyoto Line,
●Kobe Line,
●Takarazuka Line

Umeda Station
Hanshin Electric Railway Main Line
Umeda Station

Osaka Municipal Subway
Umeda Station (Midosuji Line, M16)
Nishi-Umeda Station (Yotsubashi Line, Y11)
Higashi-Umeda Station (Tanimachi Line, T20)
There are over 2.3 million passengers a day at these stations. They rank fourth busiest in Japan.



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