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Located in the southeast of central Osaka, the Tennoji (天王寺, Tennōji) 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 the street.

The area south of Tennoji Station has undergone redevelopment in recent years, revitalizing the district. With about seven malls in the immediate vicinity of the station, there is a wide range of shopping opportunities. Other nearby attractions include Shitennoji Temple and Tennoji Park, which features its own zoological garden and an art museum. West of the park lies Shinsekai, a uniquely Osakan dining and entertainment district.

Abeno Harukas

Observatory: 10:00 to 22:00
Shopping: 10:00 to 20:00 (some shops until 21:00)
Restaurants: 11:00 to 22:00
Standing at 300 meters, Abeno Harukas is the tallest skyscraper in Japan. Besides many floors of office space, the complex offers Kintetsu's flagship department store, the Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel, an art museum and a top-floor observatory.

Mio Tennoji

Shopping: 11:00 to 21:00 (main) 11:00 to 21:00 (plaza)
Restaurants: 11:00 to 22:00 (main) 9:00 to 22:00 (plaza)
Located in the JR Tennoji Station complex, Mio Tennoji consists of a main building and a plaza building. The main building offers twelve floors of shopping with two floors of restaurants, while the plaza building has eleven floors of shops with the top four floors occupied by an electronics chain shop, schools and clinics.

Abeno Q's Mall

Shopping: 10:00 to 21:00
Restaurants: 10:00 to 22:00 (some restaurants until 23:00)
Abeno Q's Mall offers five floors of shopping with a wide variety of tenants. There is a food court (Q's kitchen) on the third floor and a restaurant level (Q's dining) on the fourth. Major tenants include Tokyu Hands, Ito Yokado and Uniqlo.

Shitennoji Temple

Shitennoji Temple is one of Japan's oldest temples and the first ever built by the state government. The outer temple grounds are free to enter but admission charges apply to enter the inner precinct. Also paid is admission to the Gokuraku-jodo Garden, which was designed based on descriptions of the Western Paradise of the Amida Buddha.

Getting there and around

JR Tennoji Station is one of the major stations on the Osaka Loop Line with direct JR connections to Nara, Kansai Airport and Wakayama.

Kintetsu Osaka Abenobashi Station is the terminal station for Kintetsu trains to Asuka and Yoshino. It is located beneath the Abeno Harukas building, across the street from JR Tennoji Station.

From Osaka Station

15 minutes, 200 yen from JR Osaka Station. Alternatively, 15 minutes, 280 yen from Umeda Station on the Midosuji Subway Line. Get off at Tennoji Station.

From Namba Station

5 minutes, 160 yen from JR Namba Station. Alternatively, 5 minutes, 230 yen from Namba Station on the Midosuji Subway Line. Get off at Tennoji Station.

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Hotels around Osaka

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    • Guest House Laule'a Tennoji
      Mid-range
      Set in Osaka, near Abeno Harukas, Kuwazu Ten Shrine and Kyozen-ji Temple, Guest House Laule'a Tennoji features free WiFi. The accommodation features a spa bath. Accommodation is fitted with air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with hot tub, a hairdryer and free toiletries. A microwave, a fridge and stovetop are also featured, as well as a kettle. Popular points of interest near the aparthotel include Shitennoji Koshindo Temple, Negainomiya Temple and Horikoshi Shrine. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 17 km from Guest House Laule'a Tennoji.
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    • Tomiya
      Budget-friendly
      Located just a 2-minute walk from Dobutsuen-Mae Station, Tomiya offers free WiFi. JR Shin-Imamiya Station is a 5-minute stroll away, while Shin-Imamiya Station on Nankai Line is a 10-minute walk from the property. All units have a private bathroom, kitchen, refrigerator, freezer and flat-screen TV. Free drinks and scale are provided in the public area. Property is secured with a security camera and auto-lock entrance door. Tsutenkaku is 700 metres from Tomiya. The nearest airport is Osaka Itami Airport, 17 km from Tomiya. There are various convenience stores and dinig options within a 10-minute walk from the property.
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    • 旅館-ホテル業 The Familiar Inn
      Mid-range
      Situated in Osaka, near Hanazono Shopping Mall, Matsunomiya Shrine and Haginochaya Shopping Street, 旅館-ホテル業 The Familiar Inn features free WiFi. All units here are air-conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV, a living room with a sofa, a well-equipped kitchen and a private bathroom with bidet, a hairdryer and free toiletries. A microwave and fridge are also available, as well as a kettle. Tsurumibashi Shopping Street is 1.3 km from the holiday home, while Tsumori Shrine is 1.9 km from the property. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 17 km from 旅館-ホテル業 The Familiar Inn.
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    • Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel
      Luxury
      Opened in March 2014, Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel is located on the high floors of Abeno Harukas building featuring direct access to Tennoji Station. Luxurious rooms feature free WiFi, and guests can enjoy 360 degree views of the city from the panoramic view point on the 58th floor. On-site private parking is available at an additional charge. The spacious air-conditioned rooms feature Sealy beds, a coffee machine, an electric kettle and a minibar. Ironing facilities, a safety deposit box and an en suite bathroom are included in each. Located above the 38th floor, all rooms offer stunning city views. Guests can work out at the fitness centre or shop at the Kintetsu Department Store located on the lower floors of the building. A free-use business centre is on site, while a museum and outdoor terrace can be enjoyed on the 16th floor. Luggage storage and concierge services are offered at the 24-hour front desk. The restaurant on the 57th floor offers Japanese and Western meals, as well as Teppanyaki grill dishes. A buffet restaurant featuring a bright open kitchen is available on the 19th floor. Miyako Osaka Marriott Hotel is a 10-minute train ride from Namba Station and a 20-minute train ride from Osaka/Umeda Station. Tennoji Zoo is a 10-minute walk away. Guests can purchase a 1-day Studio Pass for Universal Studios Japan TM, which is located a 30-minute train ride away. Osaka Marriot Miyako Hotel is an Alliance Hotel of Universal Studios Japan TM. ? Universal Studios. CR15-0113
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    • Connect Inn
      Budget-friendly
      Located 200 metres from Kyogan-ji Temple, Connect Inn offers a restaurant, a shared lounge and air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. There is also a dining area and a kitchen with a fridge. A ? la carte breakfast is available daily at the apartment. Connect Inn offers a terrace. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Himekoso Shrine, Osaka Johnan Christ Church and Anraku-ji Temple. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 16 km from Connect Inn.
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    • Kammon Inn Osaka
      Budget-friendly
      Set in Osaka, 5 km from Tennoji Park and 5 km from Haginochaya Shopping Street, Kammon Inn Osaka offers city views and free WiFi. All units come with air conditioning, and some have a flat-screen TV, washing machine, a kettle, completed with a kitchen. Hayashi Fumiko Literary Monument is 5 km from the apartment, while Kuroda Han Historical Gate is 5 km away. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 17 km from Kammon Inn Osaka.
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    • Guest House Matsu
      Budget-friendly
      Located in Osaka, 200 metres from Hanazono Shopping Mall, Guest House Matsu provides air-conditioned rooms and a bar. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The guest house features family rooms. At the guest house each room comes with a shared bathroom. Guesthouse Matsu offers a terrace. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Matsunomiya Shrine, Haginochaya Shopping Street and Tsurumibashi Shopping Street. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 17 km from Guest House Matsu.
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    • Guesthouse Sumiyoshi
      Budget-friendly
      Renovated in August 2017, Guesthouse Sumiyoshi is nestled a 5-minute stroll from Kohama Station. Guest rooms are air-conditioned and free WiFi access is featured throughout the entire property. Sumiyoshi Taisha shrine is a 10-minute walk from the accommodation. The bathroom is shared with other guests. Bath towels, toothbrushes and razors are available at an additional charge. The common lounge features a refrigerator and electric kettle, while the shared bathroom comes with bath amenities such as body soap, hair conditioners, shampoo and a hairdryer. Namba Station is a 15-minute train ride from Guesthouse Sumiyoshi, while Tennoji Station and Umeda Station are respectively a 25 and 30-minute train ride away.
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    • Dream House
      Budget-friendly
      Conveniently set in the Nishinari Ward district of Osaka, Dream House is located 300 metres from Hanazono Shopping Mall, 700 metres from Haginochaya Shopping Street and less than 1 km from Matsunomiya Shrine. The property is set 1.1 km from Tsurumibashi Shopping Street, 1.6 km from Tsumori Shrine and 2 km from Hayashi Fumiko Literary Monument. The accommodation provides a shared kitchen and luggage storage space for guests. All units are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a fridge, a kettle, a bidet, a hairdryer and a desk. Featuring a private bathroom with a bath and free toiletries, rooms at the guest house also offer free WiFi. The area is popular for cycling, and free use of bicycles is available at Dream House. Liberty Osaka Museum is 2.4 km from the accommodation, while Tsutenkaku is 2.4 km away. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 17 km from Dream House.
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    • Cocoroom Cafe Garden Guest House
      Budget-friendly
      Cocoroom Cafe Garden Guest House has a restaurant, free bikes, a shared lounge and garden in Osaka. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a concierge service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The guest house features family rooms. Guests at the guest house can enjoy an Asian breakfast. Cocoroom Cafe Garden Guest House offers a terrace. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Tsutenkaku, Haginochaya Shopping Street and Hayashi Fumiko Literary Monument. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 17 km from Cocoroom Cafe Garden Guest House.
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