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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
“you may walk from JR Osaka station. Its high twin building and they have floating garden at top of building. You can join the Osaka view from there.”
  • 141 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Shopping complex north of Osaka Station. Grand Front Osaka (グランフラント大阪) 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. ”
  • 105 locals recommend
Department Store
“Hankyu Department Store located connecting Hankyu Railway and Subway Umeda station.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Art exhibitions from Japan and overseas. The National Art Museum of Osaka (国立国際美術館, Kokuritsu Kokusai Bijutsukan) occupies two underground floors on Nakanoshima Island in central Osaka. The museum focuses on Japanese and foreign contemporary art, with exhibitions from the museum collection and special exhibitions.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Osaka Science Museum is one of Japan's leading science museums. From a child to an elderly person, this place is supported toward all age groups. And promoting a culture of enjoying science under the theme of "Space and Energy". 大阪市立科学館は、日本を代表する科学のミュージアムです。子供から年配の方まで、どの年齢層の方にも支持されており、「宇宙とエネルギー」をテーマに科学を楽しむ文化を、発信しています。”
  • 45 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“One of Umeda’s best known landmarks, HEP FIVE is essentially a shopping mall that just happens to have a huge red Ferris wheel attached to its roof. ヘップファイブは梅田の最も有名なランドマークの一つであり、本質的にちょうど赤い屋根の大きいな観覧車が屋根に取り付けられているショッピングモールである。”
  • 54 locals recommend
Electronics Store
“★Electrical shop★ This is the most biggest electrical shop in Osaka^^ This building also has restaurant, UNIQLO(clothes shop)”
  • 70 locals recommend
“Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street claims to be the longest in Japan. The covered arcade stretches more than two kilometers, starting approximately from Tenjimbashi-suji Rokuchome Subway Station and leading south until close to the Tenjinbashi Bridge. The shopping street has a neighborhood atmosphere and is where many locals shop for a huge variety of goods such as groceries, clothes, shoes, books, medicine, snacks and sundries. Prices for fashion products are relatively low in return for average quality. There are also many eateries and cafes.”
  • 75 locals recommend
“There is a rose garden in the park, which is at its best viewed in mid-May and mid-October. It is lit up in winter and is full of spectators. Osaka Metro Midosuji Line・Keihan Railway「Yodoyabashi」、Osaka Metro Sakaisuji Line・Keihan Railway「Kitahama」Exit 1 公園内にはバラ園があり、5月中旬と10月中旬に見ごろを迎えます。 冬にはライトアップもなされ、見物客で賑わいます。 Osaka Metro御堂筋線・京阪電車「淀屋橋駅」、Osaka Metro堺筋線・京阪電車「北浜駅」1号出口すぐ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“Known by the nickname Tenma-no-Tenjin-san. Enshrines Sugawara-no-Michizane, the god of learning. Famous for the Tenjin Festival held every year on July 24th and 25th.”
  • 60 locals recommend
History Museum
“Hours 10:00am-5:00pm (For an entry, until 4:30) Closed Tuesday Year-end and new year 12/29-1/2.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Attractive complex around Osaka Station. Osaka Station (大阪駅, Ōsaka-eki) is a major railway station in Osaka's Umeda district (also known as Kita) 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 Osaka Station City, one of Japan's most attractive railway stations.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Discount Store
“Please come over to the head store of the biggest discount shop group in Japan, Don Quijote, in Umeda! From brand goods to home appliances, we have an extensive selection of tax-exempt items.”
  • 47 locals recommend
“Inside the Nakanoshima Park, you can see beautiful ceramics wrapped in soft sunlight in the natural lighting daylight exhibition room. 中之島公園内の一角にあり、自然採光を利用した展示室では、柔らかな太陽の光に包まれた美しい陶磁器を見ることができます。”
  • 22 locals recommend
Indoor Play Area
“This is an exciting & huge indoor playground for kids. I think it is good for kids over 6 years old.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“A new shopping zone for sophisticated adults has opened in the youthful district of Chayamachi.”
  • 15 locals recommend

Top restaurants

“In Umeda's Ohatsutenjin-dōri arcade, have a Guinness or two and relax in the friendly atmosphere of this Irish-style pub, well liked among local expats and Japanese for after-work drinks and the free live music on weekends. There's a sign at street level.”
  • 9 locals recommend
“This is Yakiniku (Korean BBQ) restaurant. The price is very nice for all you can eat for 90 min. and if you want also all you can drink. It's very popular so you need to call for a reservation.”
  • 2 locals recommend
“This popular restaurant in the Ohatsutenjin-dōri arcade serves up that great Osaka favourite, okonomiyaki (savoury pancakes), cooked on a griddle before you. There are lots to choose from the picture menu, including veg options, but the tokusen mikkusu yaki (mixed okonomiyaki with fried pork, shrimp and squid; ¥1080) is a classic. Look for red and white signage out frontv”
  • 11 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“An unbeatable spot for sophisticated drinks with a view, on the Hilton Osaka's 35th floor. There's a ¥1750 per person table charge (¥1200 for hotel guests) and drinks average ¥2000 each. Popular food menu items include a gourmet plate (¥3300) of smoked salmon, ham, cheese, salami, shrimp and more.”
  • 5 locals recommend
“At the main branch of this Osaka institution, a large dining hall serves a wide variety of set-course meals and sushi (à la carte or in sets), offering traditional, quality ingredients at a reasonable price. It's on the street along the west side of Hankyū Umeda Station. Look for the logo of the guy wearing a headband”
  • 2 locals recommend
“ICHIRAN Umeda Restaurants Specializing in Classic Tonkotsu Ramen -From the 60s- ICHIRAN is the most dedicated Ramen Company to the study of Tonkotsu Ramen in the whole World. Instead of diversifying o”
  • 10 locals recommend
Takoyaki Place
“Standing style takoyaki. many many negi and mayonnaise on it. Super delicious soul food.”
  • 7 locals recommend
“Head downstairs to this spirited, friendly izakaya for standards such as skewered meats, seafood, vegies fresh off the grill and giant pieces of tori no karaage (fried chicken). The best seats are at half-round counters, where your chef will serve you using a loooong paddle. Most dishes are ¥324. It's on the street along the west side of Hankyū Umeda Station, to the left of the signage featuring a guy wearing a headband.”
  • 2 locals recommend

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