Kita Umeda in Osaka

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  • Kita Umeda Near Osaka Station

  • Kita Umeda, Osaka

  • Kita Umeda, Osaka

  • Kita Umeda Near Osaka Station

  • Osaka Station in Kita Umeda

  • Entrance Hall Of Osaka Station in in Kita Umeda

  • Osaka Station in Kita Umeda

  • Street Scene In Kita Umeda, Osaka

  • Kita Umeda, Osaka

  • Downtown Kita Umeda, Osaka

  • Cat Art 'Herbis Osaka' Aka Umeda Hanshin Daiichi Building

  • Downtown Kita Umeda, Osaka

  • Highrise Buildings Kita Umeda, Osaka

  • Impressive Sight Hanshin Expressway Kita Umeda

  • Gate Tower Building Hanshin Expressway Kita Umeda

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Facts & Figures

Umeda in the Kita district is one of the two main city centers in Osaka. This huge business area contains more than 40 skyscrapers, like the Umeda Sky Building, endless shopping, dining and entertainment facilities. Best Ryokans in Osaka Explore Ryokans in Osaka >
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The hotspots are around Osaka and Umeda Station (3rd busiest railway station in the world, appr. 2.4 Mio passengers/day).

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The word Umeda stands for "plum field". The area was used as farm land till 1870's. Later the Osaka train station was built at this place.


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Kita-ku (Umeda) is located in the northern part of Osaka.

How to get to Kita (Umeda)?

  • Osaka and Umeda Station are served by Japan Railways, Hankyu Railways and
  • Midosuji Subway L., Hanshin Railways, Yotsubashi Subway Line, Tanimachi Subway Line

Sightseeing spots


Umeda Sky Building - the Umeda Sky Building is a spectecular skyscraper with a height of 173m Read more >

Osaka Station - the station and the surrounding area underwent a huge re-development, the modern architecture is impressive Read more >

Grand Front Osaka - the new complex/district was finished in spring 2013

HEP Five - visit the huge HEP Five Ferris Wheel at the top floor of the shopping complex Read more >

Department Stores - shop till you drop in the largest department stores in Osaka: Isetan, Hankyu, Hanshin and Daimaru

Shopping Malls - like Whity Osaka, Diamor Osaka, HEP Navio and HEP Five

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)


Tenjin Matsuri Festival (24th till 25th)
Osaka’s greatest traditional festival (over 1000 years old) and ranked as one of the top 3 festivals in Japan. Enjoy spectecular processions on land and in the water, great fireworks and a unique atmosphere created by the traditional costumes and music. My must-see recommendation for you.

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