Located in the southeast of central Osaka, the Tennoji (V, 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.

How to get to and around Osaka

Hotels around Osaka

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Hilton Osaka Hotel
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Very conveniently located inside JR Osaka Station City.
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Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport
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InterContinental Hotel Osaka
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J-Hoppers Osaka Guesthouse
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Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel
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Swissotel Nankai Osaka
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The Ritz-Carlton Osaka Hotel
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