Nipponbashi is a center for electrical appliance shopping with a deep history. Also known as "Den-den Town."
Ten'noji is an area spreading out with Ten'noji Station and Ten'noji Park in the center. It forms a railway terminal complex with the Osaka Loop Line, Hanwa Line, Kansai Honsen Line, Kintetsu Minami-Osaka Line, municipal subways converging at this area. The Shiten'noji Temple on the north side of Ten'noji Station is one of the typical Buddhist structures built in the late 6th century through the early 7th century, featuring what is known "Shiten'noji type Buddhist temple layout" with a middle gate, a tower, a main hall and a lecture hall standing from south to north in a beeline.
Ten'noji Park located to the northwest of Ten'noji Station contains Ten'noji Zoo opened in the eartly 20th century, and the Osaka Municipal Art Museum mainly showing old Japanese and Oriental works of art.
Located to the northwest of Ten'noji Park is Nipponbashi, where there is the Kuromon Ichiba (marketplace) known as the kitchen for "Minami" (busy quarters with Namba and Shinsaibashi in the center). If you get off at Nipponbashi Station of Sakai-Suji Subway Line and go south down the Sakai-Suji Avenue, you will find "Den-den Town" (electric town), also called "Akihabara of Osaka," clustered with electric appliances wholesalers' shops standing side by side on Nipponbashi 3-Chome through 6-Chome. Many shops give an in-house advertising broadcast in Korean or Chinese. The advent of an increasing number of computer shops is a recent phenomenon.
From Osaka :
2 min from Namba to Nipponbashi Station by Subway Sen'nichimae Line.
33 min from Kansai Airport to Tennoji Station by JR Line "Haruka" (limited-stop express).
From Tokyo :
[Rail] About 2 hours and 30 minutes to Shin-Osaka Station from Tokyo Station by JR Tokaido Shinkansen Line. About 25 minutes from Shin-Osaka Station to Ten'noji Station or Nipponbashi Station by subway.