Osaka Sightseeing in the Temma & Temmabashi area!


When you think of sightseeing in Osaka, what comes to mind?
For the southern area Namba, Shinsaibashi, Sennichimae, and for up north there’s Umeda, right?

Today we’d like to introduce an area in Osaka that may not be as well known for sightseeing! Temma and Temmabashi are areas that’re right in the middle–it’s easy to go anywhere from here, making it a great spot to visit during your stay in Osaka.

However, even though the names are similar, they’re in different areas with different train lines and train stops. In fact, there’s a river dividing the two areas and it can take about 30 minutes to walk between the two!

For Temma you have JR lines and is closer to Umeda.

While at Temmabashi there are the Keihan and Osaka Metro Tanimachi lines. Ookini Hotels Osaka Castle Apartment is a stone throw away from Temmabashi Station, making it a great starting point.

Both Temma and Temmabashi have great sightseeing activities and spots, so check it out below~

● 大阪城 Osaka Castle

Right when you leave Temmabashi Station, you can see it: Osaka Castle! It’s easy to see that for Temmabashi Osaka Castle is a must for sightseeing. In our previous blogs, we’ve mentioned Osaka Castle several times–for different events or festivals. All year round there’s something happening at Osaka Castle and it doesn’t matter what the season is, it’ll be a beautiful place to visit.

Many people think that the castle was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi. While it’s true that Toyotomi first built a castle at the current location and used it as a base… did you know it was actually rebuilt by the Tokugawa shogunate government after the Toyotomi era finished? Inside the castle, you can see dioramas and other displays showing the rich history of the castle. Moreover, you can enjoy a beautiful view of Osaka from the top!

Osaka Castle
Address 大阪府大阪市中央区大阪城1-1
1-1 Osaka-jo, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Castle Hours 09:00~17:00 (Last Entry: 16:30)
Closed on December 28th~January 1st
Admission Fee Adults 600 yen, 15 years old and younger: free
Nearest Station
– Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line – Tanimachi 4-Chome Station (Exit 1-B), Temmabashi Station (Exit 3)
– Osaka Metro Chuo Line: Tanimachi 4-Chome Station (Exit 9), Morinomiya Station (Exits 1 & 3-B)
– Osaka Metro Nagahroi Tsurumi-Ryokuchi Line: Osaka Business Park Station (Exit 1), Morinomiya Station (Exits 1 & 3-B)
** About a 15~20 minute walk to the main keep from each station
Homepage https://www.osakacastle.net/english/


● キッズプラザ大阪 Kids Plaza Osaka

While Kids Plaza is a little bit farther from Temmabashi, it’s a great stop for families to enjoy. There are exhibitions, workshops, and even volunteer interpreters!

Kids Plaza is all about learning through experience–so you and your family can have a fun & educational museum experience with tons of hands-on experience! There are so many different sections from nature, to science, to even a mock TV studio–and that’s just the 5th floor!!–you can spend the whole day enjoying yourself.

Kids Plaza Osaka
2-1-7 Ogimachi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Hours 09:30~17:00 (Last Entry: 45 minutes before close)
Closed on – The 2nd and 3rd Monday of the month (if a holiday should fall on these days, the following day will be closed)
– The 4th Monday in August
– Beginning & end of the year(December 28th – January 2nd)
– Temporarily closed(September 2nd – 5th, 2019)
Admission Fee Adults 1,400 yen, Elementary and junior high school students 800yen, Pre-schoolers (3 years or older) 500 yen, Seniors (65 years old or above) 700yen
Nearest Station – Next to Ogimachi Station on the Osaka Metro Sakaisuji Line
– About a 5 minute walk from JR Temma Station on the JR Osaka Loop Line
Homepage https://www.kidsplaza.or.jp/en/


● 天神橋筋商店街 Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street

From Tenjinbashi Bridge all the way to Tenjinbashi 6-Chome, this shopping street stretches 2.6 kilometers! That’s the longest in Japan. In fact, walking from one end to the other can take up to 40 minutes!! Prepare for a full day of shopping when you come to visit this shopping street.

Tenjinbashi Shopping Street
Tenjinbashi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Hours Depending on the store
Closed on Depending on the store
Nearest Station – About 1 minute from JR Temma Station on the JR Loop Line
– Next to Minami-Morimachi Station, Ogimachi Station, and Tenjimbashisuji Rokuchōme Stationon the Osaka Metro Sakaisuji Line
HP https://www.tenjin123.com/


● 大阪歴史博物館 Osaka Museum of History

Opened in 2001, Osaka Museum of History is near the southwest side of Osaka Castle Park, and Northwest of Naniwa Palace Park–making it a great stop after your visit to the castle. At Osaka Museum of History, you can view over 100,000 items and learn about Osaka’s history. Everything is easy to understand with plenty of information. There are even full-sized restored buildings as well as miniature models!

Osaka Museum of History
Address 大阪府大阪市中央区大手前4丁目1-32
4-1-32 Otemae, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Hours 09:30~17:00 (During Special Exhibitions, open until 20:00 on Fridays)
Closed on Tuesdays
Admission Fee Adults 600yen, High School and University Students 400yen, Elementary and Junior High School Free
Nearest Station About 1 minute walk from Tanimachi 4-Chome Station on the Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line
Homepage http://www.mus-his.city.osaka.jp/eng/index.html


● 大阪ダックツアー Osaka Duck Tour

When you’re in the Temmabashi Area, you don’t want to miss out on experiencing the beautiful river! You can travel by water on the Duck Tour in a bus that can go on land and water. View various sightseeing spots and enjoy the scenery. Less than a ten minute walk from Ookini Hotels Osaka Castle Apartment makes it a great tour to try out~

Osaka Duck Tour
Address 大阪府大阪市中央区北浜東1-2
1-2 Kitahamahigashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
March 20th~November 30th: 1st Departure: 09:15  Last Departure: 17:15
December 1st~March 19th: 1st Departure: 10:00 Last Departure: 15:15
Closed on N/A (May be canceled due to inclement weather)
March 20th~November 30th:
Adults 3,500 yen, Elementary school and under 2,000yen, Children 2 and under 500 yen
December 1st~March 19th:
Adults 2,900 yen, Elementary school and under1,800yen, Children 2 and under 400 yen
Nearest Station About 5 minutes from Temmabashi Station on the Keihan Line and Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line
Homepage http://www.japan-ducktour.com/english/


● 中之島公園 Nakanoshima Park


Established in 1891, Nakanoshima Park lies in an island in the middle of a river. It stretches between the Kitahama Area and Temmabashi Area with a spacious green field where you can relax, play, has a picnic and so on. Don’t miss out on the famous rose garden while there!

Nakanoshima Park
Address 大阪府大阪市北区中之島1丁目
1 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
24 hours
Closed on N/A
Nearest Station – About 3 minutes from Kitahama Station on the Osaka Metro Sakaisuji Line and Keihan Line
– Near Naniwabashi Station on the Keihan Nakanoshima Line
Homepage http://www.osakapark.osgf.or.jp/nakanoshima/


● おおきにホテルズ大阪城アパートメント Ookini Hotels Osaka Castle Apartment

Introducing our newest addition: Ookini Hotels Osaka Castle Apartment.

From Osaka Metro Temmabashi Station it takes less than 2 minutes to get to Ookini Hotels Osaka Castle Apartment. When you step out of the building, you can see Osaka Castle! This location is in a quiet area–but perfect as a starting point for any group with sightseeing on their mind.

Choose from two room types: Standard Apartment and Superior Apartment.

In the Standard Apartment, there is 1 double bed, making it great for those solo traveler or as a couple.

The Superior Apartment has 2 double beds–great for families!

Stay at Ookini Hotels Osaka Castle Apartment and enjoy all that Temmabashi & Temma have to offer!
Reserve from our homepage and enjoy a complimentary late check-out at 12:00.


Ookini Hotels Osaka Castle Apartment
Address 大阪府大阪市中央区谷町1-3-17
1-3-17 Tanimachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Nearest Station Less than 2 minutes from Temmabashi Station on the Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line
Map https://goo.gl/maps/QtzGe5mz18bX2CvVA
Reservations http://ookinihotels.com/en/
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ookinihotelsgroup/
Instagram http://www.instagram.com/ookinihotels
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