Tennoji / Abeno Area天王寺 / 阿倍野エリア
A historical area with an energy of its own for multidimentional experience from the tallest building of Japan to the area housing hundreds of historical shrines, to the unique floating neon blowfish welcoming you into the eccentric “New World”!
The shopping area surrounding the Tennoji Station crowded with people as the terminal for various railroads including the JR Line has expanded in recent years.
The tallest building of its type in Japan that will be officially opened in spring 2014. Designed under the theme of a "town-like place", the diverse variety of shops include premium brands and trendy shops. A panoramic view of Osaka can be seen from the Harukas 300 observation deck on its top level. It is also home to Japan’s largest department store (by total retail floor space), a hotel and art museum.
Located around “Doubutsuenmae station”(just one station on subway from Tennoji station) , There is uniquely lively area called Shin-sekai(New world).
This entertainment district is most famous for its Jan-Jan Yokocho Street, loved by locals, and the large blowfish lantern suspended in the air. This area is full of energy, and is always crowded with tourists and locals alike. Around the iconic Tsutenkaku Tower, amongst the hundreds of restaurants, can be found many new restaurants that welcome families with small children. This is the perfect place to take commemorative photos to remember Osaka including the Billiken statue and Tsutenkaku Tower in the background.
A historically rich area with approximately 200 shrines and temples to see. Sumiyoshi-Taisha Shrine is the most popular shrine amongst the shrines in Osaka and bring more than 2 million visitors during hatsumode (New year's first worship) each year. It was built 1,800 years ago to serve as the Main shrine of all the 2,300 Sumiyoshi shrines spread nationwide, and is the Sumiyoshi Sanjin, regarded as gods of sea and sailing.
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.