Osaka Station City
Your Travel Center in Osaka
A major hub for travel in Osaka
An explanation of Osaka's biggest transportation hub, the newly restored Osaka Station. Visit today with your Japan Rail Pass!
Depending on what train line you take, you may see signs for both Osaka Station (or just "Osaka") and Umeda Osaka Station. These are both the same area, albeit a very large area. Osaka and Umeda stations are connected by basement shopping streets and pedestrian bridges.
Osaka Station: this station connects to the JR Osaka Loop line, JR Kobe line, and JR Kyoto line. This station will connect you to all of Kansai ! To exchange your Japan Rail Pass, you will to go to the Ticket Office from 5.30 am to 11pm.
Umeda subway : Umeda is also the name of the Osaka station city subway station, so if you're heading to Osaka JR Station on the subway, take the train to Umeda ! You can take the Midosuji line to Umeda, or the Tanimachi line to Higashi-Umeda (east Umeda), and the Yotsubashi Line to Nishi-Umeda (west Umeda).
Osaka Station is JR's big station, but it does not include the shinkansen. If you are using your Japan Rail Pass to ride the bullet train, be sure to go to the station Shin-Osaka. There is an express train (both the Kyoto Line Rapid Service and Special Rapid Service) connecting Osaka and Shin-Osaka stations, with only one stop between them, so it will be a very quick journey!
Shopping in Osaka station city
Station City got its name from the brand new shopping and entertainment areas popping up all around the station. Here are some of the places you can find:
Grand Front Osaka: a new, beautiful curving building that opened in 2013 and feature everything from fashion to fine dining and flashy shops for big-name tech companies showing off their latest wares.
Yodobashi Camera: a giant electronics store with every kind of gadget, computer, and home good you can imagine.
Lucua: a 7-story mall connected to the station with youth brands.
Department Stores: the Hanshin Department Store is connected to Osaka Station.