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    Umeda is a district of Osaka and it could be said to mark the northern end of the business and entertainment district popularly known as Kita ("North"), and is the essence of modern Osaka's hustle and bustle.
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    At rush hour, Umeda's teeming subway platforms rival the crowd scenes for which Tokyo's subway is so notorious.
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    Equally impressive crowd scenes occur below Umeda in a mammoth network of shops, bars, and cozy cheapish food outlets. The underground floor of every large building nearby is connected to create what could be considered a latter-day labyrinth; whose size is mindblowing.

    It actually comprises several shopping centers seamlessly interconnected to ensure maximum customer and cash turnover. To explore it’s fascinating subterranean sights, start with the "Whity Umeda," under the Hankyu and Hanshin buildings, then move on to "Herbis Plaza"—but don't expect to see daylight again for some time.

    A suitable cure for your extended period underground is to go up-40 stories up to the top of Shin-Umeda Sky Building. This futuristic and unusual structure is actually two glass-and-steel towers linked at the top, from which the "Floating Observatory" provides a panoramic view of Osaka city and the surrounding countryside. Shopping arcades are a staple feature of every Japanese city, town, and village.

    Unsurprisingly, Osaka boasts some of Japan's most impressive—or excessive, depending on your taste. You can spend fascinating hours exploring the covered Hankyu Higashi-dori arcade near the Hankyu stations, less upmarket but no less fascinating than the more famous Shinsaibashi arcade (see below).

    In the south of Kita, across from the US Consulate, is Kita Shinchi, Osaka's premiere dining and entertainment quarter, centered around the main street of Shinchi Hondori. This area is great for people-watching, but to eat here it helps to have a generous expense account.

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    Landmarks near Umeda

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    • HEP Five
      0.76 Km from Umeda
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    • Expoland
      12.28 Km from Umeda
      Expoland, located in Suita, Osaka, Japan, was opened as the amusement zone at the International Exposition in 1970 (Expo '70) and thrived for over 30 years as an amusement park. There were more than 40 rides and attractions, 19 restaurants and shops. On May 5, 2007, a 19-year-old university student from Higashiomi, Shiga was killed and nineteen other guests were injured when the Fujin Raijin II derailed at Expoland. Initial reports said that forty people were injured, with thirty-one being taken...
    • Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum
      14.41 Km from Umeda
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    • Hirakata Park
      17.66 Km from Umeda
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    • Takarazuka Revue
      17.91 Km from Umeda
      The Takarazuka Revue (宝塚歌劇団, Takarazuka Kagekidan) is a Japanese all-female musical theater troupe based in Takarazuka, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Women play all roles in lavish, Broadway-style productions of Western-style musicals, and sometimes stories adapted from shōjo manga and Japanese folktales. The troupe takes its name from the Hankyu Takarazuka rail line in suburban Osaka. The company is a division of the Hankyu Railway company; all members of the troupe are employed by the company.
    • Oriental Hotel (Kobe, Japan)
      26.90 Km from Umeda
      The Oriental Hotel is a boutique / lifestyle hotel in Kobe, Japan, reopened on March 3, 2010. The hotel is located in the Kōbe kyū-kyoryūchi 25 bankan building at the junction of Kyōmachi-suji Avenue and Nakamachi-dōri Street in the former Kobe foreign settlement. Dating from 1870, it is one of the most historic hotels not only in Japan, but also in Asia.
    • Iwashimizu Hachimangū
      27.44 Km from Umeda
      Iwashimizu Hachimangū (石清水八幡宮) is a Shinto shrine in the city of Yawata in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.
    • Keihan Cable Line
      27.64 Km from Umeda
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    • Nara Hotel
      31.22 Km from Umeda
      Nara Hotel (奈良ホテル) is a five star hotel in Nara, Japan. The hotel is located on the hillside overlooking Nara Park. Opened on October 17, 1909, it is one of the most historic hotels in Japan. It is partially owned by the West Japan Railway Company. In 2009 the first centennial anniversay of the hotel was celebrated.
    • Himuro Shrine
      31.55 Km from Umeda
      Himuro Shrine (氷室神社, Himuro Jinja) is a Shinto shrine in Nara, Nara Prefecture, Japan. It was established in 710. Kami enshrined here include Emperor Nintoku and Nukata no Onakatsuhiko no Mikoto (額田大仲彦命). The shrine's main festival is held annually on October 1.

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    • Osaka

      More than just Japan's second city, Osaka is also the perfect base from which to explore nearby Nara and Kyoto by train. Although Osaka is overshadowed by Tokyo in the big-city stakes - it is a vibrant and energetic world capital in its own right and certainly has plenty to offer the curious visitor.

      Indeed, for many visitors Osaka is more truly -Japanese than Tokyo - having more character than its extensive rival to the east. Osakans pride themselves on being more hospitable, genial and more casual than their Tokyo brethren, whom they have fun to ridicule as solemn and strict. They are also renowned throughout Japan for two things: doing business and eating.

      Originally a merchant city and trading hub, a mantle that it still maintains.  It is a place to do business, and with it pleasure - and you will find these inseparable here for the business-folk of this city.

      Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
    • Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka

      The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, located in the garden at one end of Nakanoshima, the "central island" in the middle of the large river running through Osaka's center.

      Here you can find fine specimens of the Korean and Chinese ceramics that so strongly influenced Japan's own styles.

      Most of Osaka's municipal buildings are on Nakanoshima, including an elegant European-style town hall dating from 1918, one of the few red-brick buildings in Japan.

      Here you'll also get a splendid view of Osaka Castle which is dramatically illuminated at night.

      Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka 1 Chome-1-26 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 530-0005, Japan
    • Mint Museum
      The Mint is situated on the west bank of the Dojima River (opposite Sakuranomiya Park). Although it's museum has a large exhibition of the history of Japanese and foreign money, it is best known for its long avenue of magnificent late-blooming cherry trees, the city's finest.
      Mint Museum 1-1-79 Tenma, Kita-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 530-0043, Japan
    • Osaka Prefecture
      Another intense corner of urban Japan, Osaka has it's hidden gems like that of Kyoto and has the manic pace of Tokyo. The capital of Japan’s most cultural-heavy region, Kansai, Osaka was almost bombed to the ground during the Second World War, so you won’t find much in the way of history in the city itself. It’s an essential stopping off point for anyone with a passion for ancient Japan, though, as the outskirts are home to more history than you can shake a Samurai Sword at. The city's not without plentiful charms, either.

      It might be dominated on the surface by over those overground roads you see light up in spectacular long-exposure photographs, but that's not the only way Osaka comes alive at night. Neon lights dominate a cityscape that’s bordering on the surreal, glowing with sparkling neon and futuristic streets that feel like a scene from a high-technology movie. It’s often ugly, sure, but it’s actually surprisingly charming, too, especially once you find yourself sipping sake in a local karaoke room, or waiting for your favorite dish to make its way round the sushi conveyor belt.

      Osaka’s Kaiyukan aquarium is a surprising highlight, being home to 15 recreated environments that even host a whale shark; it’s also housed in a beautiful, sparkling new building. The intimidating Osaka-Jo castle contains plenty of relics from the once ruling Toyotomi family, while its gardens are dripping with beautiful pink cherry blossom in spring. The ceramics museum stores pieces of national importance, and stands amid a picturesque 19th century park.

      Explore the enormous Ferris wheel that looks out over the city, or make the most of Osaka’s reputation as the ‘kitchen of Japan’ and indulge in plenty of hearty food. After all, Osaka is the city of "Kuidaore (Eat till you drop)". You can even check out the local entertainment specialty, Banraku Puppet Theater, before heading off into the province to explore Nara, Mt Koya and Kobe.

      At its core, Osaka remains a merchant city; a place where fireworks and pharmaceutical companies each have their district, and dominate the streets. To dismiss the city as only this, though, is to miss the point. It might not be picturesque, but its lively, playful, and a taste of a more typical urban Japan.
      Osaka Prefecture, Japan
    • Shinsaibashisuji

      This is Osaka's widely known Shinsaibashi shopping mall, maybe not as well known as the in Tokyo equivalent markets of Ginza and Shinjuku.

      My recommendation is that you are short of time in the City - this should be the place you visit at night for an evening stroll.

      Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0085, Japan
    • Osaka Castle

      Today, a reinforced-concrete replica reproduces only the great five-storied tower. 42 in (138 ft) high, surrounded by moats and ivy-covered ramparts. The castle contains an interesting but disappointingly modem museum displaying armor, weapons, costumes, and historical documents. There's also an enchanting collection of bunraku puppets—a rare chance to see them at close range.

      It began life when, to celebrate his unification of Japan after more than a century of civil war, Hideyoshi had made the castle the country's greatest fortress, so the Tokugawa felt obliged to destroy it in 1615 after snatching power away from Hideyoshi's heir. They later rebuilt it to bolster their own prestige only to burn it down once again in a fit of pique when the Meiji Restoration of imperial power abolished their shogunate in 1868.

      Osaka Castle 1-1 Ōsakajō, Chūō-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 540-0002, Japan
    • Ebisu Bridge

      The small Ebisu Bridge is a favorite meeting place for Osaka's trendiest young things. As you cross the bridge, stop in the middle to immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the people, the blazing neon, and the Dotomburi River below you. 

      Ebisu Bridge 1 Chome-6 Dotonbori, Chuo, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0071, Japan
    • Dotonbori
      Dotonbori is at night is Osaka's ultimate assault on the senses. A cornucopia of bizarre creatures adorns the buildings flanking this pedestrian mall: giant monsters slither down the buildings, restaurants, cinemas. theaters, games centers, and steamy noodle bars. No photograph can capture the intensity of this strange and unforgettable concourse.
      Dotonbori, Chuo, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0071, Japan
    • National Bunraku Theatre
      This is the home of national home of "bunraku". Japan's dazzling traditional puppet theater. Although various forms of puppet theater date back to the 11th century, the remarkably expressive and elaborately costumed bunraku style was thriving by the 17th century in both Osaka and Kyoto.
      National Bunraku Theatre 1 Chome-12-10 Nipponbashi, Chūō-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 542-0073, Japan
    • Nipponbashi

      In the Nipponbashi area you will find Den-Den Town, Osaka's sadly underwhelming answer to Tokyo's Akihabara electronics district.

      Nipponbashi is also famous as the national home of bunraku. Although its popularity waned during the Meiji paled, it has been "rediscovered" this century, the most dramatic evidence being the vast investment in the National Bunraku Theater in Nipponbashi.

      Nipponbashi, Chuo, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0073, Japan

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    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 0.9 52.5 33.6 20.7
    Feb 0.6 79.5 33.1 31.3
    Mar 4.8 138 40.6 54.3
    Apr 9.9 180 49.8 70.9
    May 15.3 207.5 59.5 81.7
    Jun 18.9 296.5 66 116.7
    Jul 23.4 188.5 74.1 74.2
    Aug 24 216.5 75.2 85.2
    Sep 20.5 247.5 68.9 97.4
    Oct 14.2 175.5 57.6 69.1
    Nov 8.4 94.5 47.1 37.2
    Dec 3.7 51 38.7 20.1

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