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Kita (Umeda)

osaka >> Kita (Umeda) (Osaka Travel)

The Kita district, also known as Umeda , is one of Osaka's two main city centers. It is located around the large station complex that comprises Osaka and Umeda Stations. Kita's counterpart is Minami around Namba Station. Besides being Osaka's busiest transportation hub and a bustling business di See more >> Osaka Travel: umeda

Abeno Harukas

abeno harukas osaka >> Abeno Harukas (Osaka Travel)

Standing at 300 meters, Abeno Harukas in Osaka is the tallest skyscraper in Japan. The building stands on top of the Kintetsu Osaka Abenobashi Station and is conveniently located across from JR Tennoji Station. It houses a department store, an art museum, a hotel and an observation deck.

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Minami (Namba)

osaka >> Minami (Namba) (Osaka Travel)

Located around Namba Station, Minami is one of Osaka's two major city centers. It is the city's most famous entertainment district and offers abundant dining and shopping choices. The district is easily accessible as it is served by three train companies as well as three subway lines and a highw See more >> Osaka Travel: dotonbori

osaka >> Tennoji (Osaka Travel)

Located in the southeast of central Osaka, the Tennoji and neighboring Abeno districts are home to the tallest skyscraper in Japan, Abeno Harukas. Tennoji Station is one of Osaka's largest transportation hubs, served by multiple JR and subway lines. Kintetsu Osaka Abenobashi Station is just across See more >> Osaka Travel: shinsekai
Shitennoji Temple

osaka >> Shitennoji Temple (Osaka Travel)

Shitennoji is one of Japan's oldest temples and the first ever to be built by the state. It was founded in 593 by Prince Shotoku, who supported the introduction of Buddhism into Japan. Although the temple's buildings burned down several times throughout the centuries, they were always carefully See more >> Osaka Travel: temple

Osaka Station City

osaka >> Osaka Station City (Osaka Travel)

Osaka Station is a major railway station in Osaka's Umeda district that is served by a large number of local and interregional trains, but not the shinkansen which stop at Shin-Osaka Station. The formerly dark and cramped station underwent extensive renovation works and was reborn in 2011 as Osa See more >> Osaka Travel: city

osaka >> Grand Front Osaka (Osaka Travel)

Grand Front Osaka is a large commercial complex north of JR Osaka Station in the Umeda district that was opened in 2013. It consists of a wide variety of shops and restaurants, an Intercontinental hotel, office and event space, as well as a residential tower. Elevated walkways connect the multiple See more >> Osaka Travel: kindai

ohara >> Ohara (Kyoto Travel)

Ohara is a rural town nestled in the mountains of northern Kyoto, about one hour from Kyoto Station, but still technically located within Kyoto's city limits. Ohara is best known for Sanzenin Temple and particularly popular in mid November during the autumn leaf season, which typically occurs abou See more >> Kyoto Travel: sanzen

japan >> Kyoto Tower (Kyoto Travel)

Standing 131 meters tall just across from Kyoto Station, Kyoto Tower is Kyoto's tallest structure and a rare modern iconic landmark in the city famous for its ancient temples and shrines. The tower was completed in 1964, the same year as the opening of the shinkansen and the Tokyo Olympics. See more >> Kyoto Travel: tower

japan >> Kyoto Aquarium (Kyoto Travel)

Kyoto Aquarium is modern and nicely designed, but small compared to Japan's best aquariums. It was newly opened in March 2012 in Umekoji Park, about one kilometer west of Kyoto Station. The two-story facility is divided into nine zones with various themes, exhibiting a variety of aquatic animals. See more >> Kyoto Travel: aquarium

japan >> Yurakucho (Tokyo Guide)

The Yurakucho district lies one stop south of Tokyo Station along the JR Yamanote Line. Together with the adjacent Ginza district, Yurakucho offers a wealth of shopping and dining opportunities. Yet at the same time, Yurakucho has a more approachable, relaxed atmosphere than its upscale neighbor, See more >> Tokyo Guide: yurakucho

tokyo >> Tokyo Station and Marunouchi (Tokyo Guide)

Located between the Imperial Palace and Tokyo Station, Marunouchi is one of Japan's most prestigious business districts. During the Edo Period, Marunouchi was located within the outer moats of Edo Castle and contained the residences of some of Japan's most powerful feudal lords. Together with nei See more >> Tokyo Guide: marunouchi

tokyo >> Tokyo Disney Resort Guide: Ikspiari Shopping Mall (Tokyo Guide)

Ikspiari is a shopping mall at Tokyo Disney Resort, located between Maihama Station and the Disney Ambassador Hotel. It features more than a hundred shops, restaurants, cafes and bars, as well as Cinema Ikspiari, a 16-screen movie theater. See more >> Tokyo Guide: resort

japan >> Shibamata (Tokyo Guide)

Shibamata is a neighborhood on the eastern end of Tokyo, not far from the Edogawa River which is the natural border between Tokyo and Chiba Prefecture. The town retains its old-school charm from yesteryear and is a perfect break away from modern Tokyo. One of the main attractions to see is the Shi See more >> Tokyo Guide: neighborhood