Osaka Station City

Osaka Station City

Osaka Station City

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Osaka Station City is the new development of the JR Umeda Station that includes department stores, roof gardens and a cinema. OsakaStation City was completed in 2012, and connected the North Gate Building and South Gate Building of JR Osaka Station by adding a domed roof.

The taller North Gate Building contains office space, a sports club, the multiplex Osaka Station City Cinema, the Isetan Mitsukoshi department store with shopping and restaurants from B2F-10F, the adjacent Lucua shopping complex with around 200 stores as well as restaurants from B1F-10F and three roof garden spaces.

The Yarawagi-no-niwa Plaza (Healing Garden) on the 10th floor is the more popular and is a wide, open plan space for people to relax, enjoy the water feature and gardens as well as enjoy the views out over Osaka city. The Kaze-no-hiroba (Wind Plaza) is a smaller space on the 11th Floor open 7am-midnight.

The North Gate Building entrance leads to the Umeda Hankyu Station on your right as you exit.

Isetan Department Store, Umeda Station City North Gate Building

Isetan Department Store, Umeda Station City North Gate Building

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Umeda Station City connects by underground passage and walkways to Hankyu Umeda Station, Hanshin Umeda Station, Higashi Umeda Station (on the Tanimachi Line of the Osaka subway) and Nishi Umeda Station (on the Yotsubashi Line of the Osaka subway).

Umeda Station City is on the JR Osaka Loop Line which circles the inner part of Osaka and the Tokaido Line with trains to Kyoto and Kobe.

Umeda Station City is also on the Midosuji Line of the Osaka subway system with trains to Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Tennoji Station in Tennoji to the south and Esaka and Shin-Osaka Station to the north, where passengers can change to Shinkansen connections to Tokyo and Nagoya from Shin-Osaka Station.

JR Osaka Loop Line Train

JR Osaka Loop Line Train

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To the north of Osaka Station City and connected to it are the four towers of Grand Front Osaka (グランフラント大阪). Opened in 2013, Grand Front Osaka is part of the larger Umekita development of the railyards north of the station expected to be completed around 2025. The buildings comprise office and residential space, shops, restaurants and the 5-star Intercontinental Hotel. Grand Front Osaka consists of the South Building with its Panasonic Center and North Building including the Knowledge Capital, a design and innovation facility. The other two buildings are a 48 story residential tower and an event hall.

Umeda Sky Building, Osaka, Japan

Umeda Sky Building, Osaka, Japan

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Hep Five Building, Osaka, Japan

Hep Five Building, Osaka, Japan

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Grand Front Osaka, Osaka, Japan

Grand Front Osaka, Osaka, Japan

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