Tennoji refers to the area which hosts Tennoji Station and Tennoji Park at its center. It harbors Osaka-kanjo Line, Hanwa Line, Kaisai Main Line, Kintetsu Minami-Osaka Line and the municipal subways, forming a convenient transport hub. Shitennoji to the north of Tennoji Station was built in the form of a Buddhist Temple with a chu-mon gate, a pagoda, a main hall and a lecture hall. It is one of the representative temples built in the period from the end of the 6th century to the first half of the 7th century.
In Tennoji Park, to the northwest of Tennoji Station, there are several scenic spots such as Tennoji Zoo established in the early 20th century and the Osaka Municipal Museum of Art, which exhibits Japanese and ancient oriental fine art works.
Tsutenkaku, near Tennoji, is another landmark in Osaka. From the observatory deck, which was built in the style of the Arc de Triumph and Eiffel Tower, you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of Osaka City. Shinsekai is a gourmet paradise near Tsutenkaku. It offers various kinds of affordable Osaka delicacies. You can even try the famous ballonfish meals here!
Officially the oldest Buddhist temple in Japan, founded by Prince Shotoku, Shitenno-ji Temple was built in 539. Located in central Osaka, about 15-minutes walk from Tennoji Station, visitors can also opt for a ride along the Hankai Tramway, Osaka's only stree
Shoman-in Aizendo Temple
Built in 593 by Prince Shotoku, Shomannin Aizendo features its own summer festival.
Oe Jinja Shrine
Oe Jinja is a Shinto shrine popular among the local Hanshin Tigers baseball fans, as it features guardian tigers instead of the guardian dogs commonly found at the entrance to a shrine.
Reien-ji is a 400-year old temple located close to Namba. It is especially recommendable for its cherry trees and is a popular spot for hanami, or viewing cherry blossoms.
Yasui Jinja Shrine
The Shinto shrine Yasui Jinja is dedicated to Michizane Sugawara, the god of learning. It was built in the year 942. The closest station is Shitennojimae Yuhigaoka on the Tanimachi subway line.
Osaka Tsuruhashi Korean Town
Tsuruhashi in Ikuno Ward is the home of Osaka's Korea Town brimming with Korean markets, shops and eateries, and is located right by the Kintetsu Tsuruhashi station.
Ikukunitama Jinja Shrine
Ikukunitama Jinja Shrine, also known as Ikutama-san, was built between BC 711 and BC 585. It was previously an Imperial Shrine.
A temple of the Jodo-shu sect and built in 1185, this temple is located near Tennoji Park. The temple's claim to fame is that the cremated remains of human bones are used to make its Buddha statues. People from all over Japan continue to donate such powderized
One of the "7 Slopes of Tennoji", this slope was named Shingon-zaka for the presence of the many temples affiliated with the Buddhist Shingon sect that used to exist in the area. These slopes are especially popular for their picturesque views of the area.
JR Tennoji Station
Tennoji Station is one of the major stations in Osaka. It is the closest station to Abeno Harukas, Japan's tallest building.
Osaka Municipal Museum of Art
The Osaka Municipal Museum of Art, opened in May 1936, is located in Tennoji Park. The museum houses over 8,000 pieces, including paintings, sculptures, and crafts produced in China and Japan, and pieces donated by temples and shrines.
Kozu-gu Shrine (Kozu Jinja Shrine)
This shrine is dedicated to the young prince who was born to the daughter of Hachiro Takehara and the imperial prince.
Tennoji Park features many scenes with statues made with wire and covered with flowers. Tennoji Park also includes the traditional Japanese garden Keitakuen, Osaka Municipal Museum of Art, Tennoji Zoo and Chausuyama Tomb.
Volks Osaka Showroom
Volks Osaka Showroom is a 7-story building with many hobby shops. You can browse through their stock of model trains, toys and robots.
Abeno Harukas Art Museum
This art museum is located on the 16th floor of the Abeno Harukas department store.
This department store and scenic lookout in Osaka is also known as the Abenobashi Terminal Building. Standing approximately 300 m tall, Abeno Harukas the tallest skyscraper with an observation deck in Japan.
Nipponbashi Information Center
This center has a lot of information about neighboring electronics stores and maid cafes.
Nipponbashi Denden Town
One of the largest commercial districts in Osaka, and packed with electrical equipment discount stores, this area is known as Osaka's Akihabara. More traditional machinery and similar items can also be found here. In March the streets of Nipponbashi Denden Tow
Harukas 300 is an observatory located on the 58th, 59th and 60th floor of the Abeno Harukas department store.
The Tennoji Zoo houses some 1,500 animals of 300 different species, including koalas, lesser pandas, elephants, and the only kiwi bird in Japan.
Hankai Tramway Tennoji-Ekimae Station
The Hankai Densha Tramway is a convenient way of traveling around Osaka. Travelers pay a flat fare of ¥210 (¥110 for children) per ride. Tennoji-Ekimae Station is the starting point of the Uemachi Line.
Built in 1912, this tower has become the symbol of the Shinsekai district in Osaka. Owned by Tsutenkaku Kanko Co., Ltd., the well-known landmark advertises Hitachi. Tsutenkaku literally means "tower reaching heavens", a fitting name considering the tower has a
The Lockup (Abeno)
The Lockup is a prison themed dining experience with locations all around the country. This one is located on the 15th floor of the Abeno Lucias building right by Tennoji station.
Situated in Osaka, 600 metres from Shitennoji, Yoshino Ryokan features free WiFi access and free private parking. Each room at this ryokan is air conditioned and has a flat-screen TV. Rooms have a private bathroom.
Bonsai Guest House
Situated right outside JR Momodani Train Station's north exit on the Osaka Loop Line, the completely non-smoking Bonsai Guest House has a rooftop bonsai garden, a shared-use kitchen and free Wi-Fi throughout.
Hotel International House Osaka
Located a 7-minute walk from Osaka Uehonmachi Subway Station (Kintetsu Line) and a 5-minute walk from Shitennojimae Yuhigaoka Subway Station, Hotel International House Osaka offers rooms with free WiFi and an on-site restaurant.
Hotel Awina Osaka
Hotel Awina Osaka offers accommodations with free wired internet and a flat-screen TV. Osaka Uehonmachi Train Station is a 5-minute walk away. The air-conditioned rooms feature a fridge and an electric kettle with green tea bags.
Located a 5-minute walk from Tsuruhashi Station, Hotel Trad features free WiFi throughout the property. The lively Namba area is 2.5 km away. Rooms at Hotel Trad have air conditioning/heating, a private bathroom equipped with a b
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Osaka-Uehonmachi
Only a 1-minute walk from Osaka-Uehonmachi Train Station, Daiwa Roynet Hotel Osaka-Uehonmachi offers modern accommodations featuring a flat-screen TV with VOD channels.
IM guest house
A 7-minute walk from the JR Momodani Train Station, the IM Guest House offers affordable accommodations with free Wi-Fi. A balcony is located on the top floor.