From Kansai International Airport
- 65 minutes by bus from Kansai International Airport・15-minute walk from the Hotel New Hankyu bus stop
- 45 minutes by bus from Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport)・12-minute walk from the Osaka Marubiru bus stop
which is a great place to enjoy
traditional Japanese culture
Guests coming from the airport FROM AIRPORT
Hotel New Hankyu
Guests coming by train BY TRAIN
JR Osaka Station
12 minutes on foot
7 minutes on foot
12 minutes on foot
5 minutes on foot
Route from JR Osaka Station
Route from Osaka Metro Higashi-Umeda Station
Route from Osaka Metro Yodoyabashi Station
Route from Kita-Shinchi Station
Guests coming by car BY CAR
Hanshin Expressway No. 11 Ikeda
south to Umeda Exit
Hanshin Expressway No. 12 Moriguchi
south to Minami-Morimachi Exit
Approx. 10 min
Approx. 5 min
Tsuyuten Shrine (Ohatsu Tenjin)
Tsuyuten Shrine, widely known as “Ohatsu Tenjin,” has been worshiped from ancient times as the protector of Sonezaki and Umeda. The shrine is known as the setting for “The Love Suicides at Sonezaki.” Today, the shrine is famous as a "power spot" for the fulfillment of love and marriage. It has been chosen as a Mecca for lovers.
Osaka City Central Public Hall
Osaka City Central Public Hall was built in the style of beautiful Neo-Renaissance architecture. The building was completed in 1918 thanks to a grant from an Osaka entrepreneur, Mr. Einosuke Iwamoto, who wanted to build a public hall for the residents of the city. The hall has been beloved for over 100 years as a place that residents can visit anytime and is a major tourist attraction that has been designated as a cultural asset of national importance.
25 minutes by train
Osaka Castle Park
Walk 14 minutes to JR Osaka Station. Take the Outer Circle of the JR Osaka Loop Line and get off at Osaka Castle Park Station (10 minutes).
This is an urban park that contains historical monuments, including Osaka Castle, and important cultural properties. The inner and outer keeps of the castle, which are designated historical sites, are dotted with many ancient monuments that are important cultural properties, and the Keep Tower is also a registered tangible cultural property. Additionally, the park is also a prominent tourist spot in Osaka, as it contains Ninomaru Park, which is well-known for cherry blossom viewing, and the 1,270 plum trees that are a sight to behold when in full bloom.
30 minutes by train
Walk 13 minutes to Osaka Metro Umeda Station. Take the train heading to Nakamozu on the Midosuji Line, get off at Namba Station (9 minutes), and walk 4 minutes.
Popular spots for taking pictures in Osaka, such as Glico's Running Man Signboard and the Kani Doraku Moving Crab, can be found in Dotonbori. The area is often alive with tourist activity. Stores selling Osaka cuisine centering on dishes made from flour are also concentrated here. If you’re hungry, takoyaki or takosen will hit the spot. There are also performing arts theaters like Namba Grand Kagetsu, so you can experience Osaka culture all in one place. As you can walk from many different train stations, it is a very convenient tourist spot in Osaka that you can visit at any point in your trip.
23-minute walk/20 minutes by bus
Umeda Sky Building
Walk 6 minutes to the Umeda-Shinmichi (North) bus stop. Take the Umeguru Bus going to Hanshin Umeda, and get off at Grand Front Osaka (East) (6 minutes) and walk 7 minutes.
Umeda Sky Building is a high-rise building 173 m in height that connects two 40-story towers. The building features a rooftop observatory—the Floating Garden Observatory—which is open with a 360-degree field of view that enables you to feel the sun and the wind, along with a superb view that is recognized worldwide. The view, which was selected for the “Japan Sunset Best 100” and “100 Best Night Views,” is so beautiful that it will be sure to move you. This is a tourist spot in Osaka that you will never forget, whether you are on a date or just sightseeing.
14-minute walk/10 minutes by bus
Osaka Temmangu Shrine
Walk 5 minutes to the Nishitenma bus stop. Take the No. 36 bus to Osaka Metro Kadoma-Minami, get off at Osaka Temmangu (3 minutes), and walk 2 minutes.
Osaka Temmangu Shrine has been beloved since ancient times and is affectionately called "Temma no Tenjin-san" (the "deity of Temma") by locals. The Tenjin Festival is one of Japan’s three largest festivals. Sugawara-no-Michizane is enshrined here and is worshiped as the god of scholarship by many students that come to pray to pass their exams.
30 minutes by train
Walk 7 minutes to Osaka Metro Higashi-Umeda. Take the train going to Yaominami on the Tanimachi Line, get off at Tennoji Station (14 minutes), and walk 6 minutes.
Abeno Harukas is a multi-purpose commercial facility boasting Japan’s tallest skyscraper. In addition to Kintetsu Department Store Main Store Abeno Harukas Tower Building, it houses a wide array of tenants, including an art museum, restaurants, and a hotel, and is often referred to as a "vertical city." An observation deck, called "Harukas 300," occupies the building's top floor, and the highlight are the 360-degree panoramic views of Kansai. This spot is popular as a new place to visit in Osaka.
40 minutes by train
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Walk 9 minutes to Osaka Metro Higashi-Umeda Station. Take the train going to Yaominami on the Tanimachi Line, get off at Tanimachi 4-chome Station (7 minutes), and walk 1 minute to change to the Chuo Line. Take the train to Cosmosquare Station, get off at Osaka-ko Station (15 minutes), and walk 9 minutes.
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, located near Mount Tempo in the Osaka Bay area, is one of the world’s largest aquariums. The aquarium is home to over 30,000 creatures encompassing 620 species, including sea lions, dolphins, penguins, and sharks. The giant whale sharks that swim in the Pacific Ocean tank are a sight to behold.
The park is beloved by Osaka residents as an urban oasis. It is the first public park opened by the Osaka City government. The park has a rose garden, which is divided into three areas, Bara-no-Niwa, Bara-no-Komichi, and Bara-no-Hiroba, where some 3,700 roses consisting of 310 varieties come into full bloom each season. Here, you can view roses of a variety of colors and shapes from various angles.
1 hour by train
Expo '70 Commemorative Park
Walk 7 minutes to Osaka Metro Higashi-Umeda. Take the train going to Dainichi on the Tanimachi Line, get off at Dainichi Station (19 minutes), and walk 4 minutes. Change to the Osaka Monorail, take the train going to Osaka Airport, get off at Bampaku-kinen Koen Station (16 minutes), and walk 13 minutes.
This is an enormous park built on the former site of the Osaka Exposition, "Expo '70." The park is home to the Tower of the Sun, a symbolic landmark of Expo '70. This sightseeing spot features numerous cultural facilities, including a Japanese garden and a natural and cultural gardens built at the time of the expo. A wide variety of events are held at the huge event space, and the park is dotted with facilities where you can exercise, have a barbecue, and enjoy a bath in a hot springs, among other activities. Also, the EXPOCITY shopping mall is located nearby, and it houses cafes and stores. This is a popular spot where you can have all sorts of fun.