The so-called city that lives on top of the Osaka Station is being branded as Osaka Station City, where it combines lots of facilities and services onto this one spot for easy access and convenience. Being the major transportation hub in this area, having such building constructed, had bring new life to the train platform, and now being one of the stylish places to drop by and a great place to hang out.

About Osaka Station City

The Osaka Station’s building had undergone major reconstruction starting in the year 2007. Since the first Osaka station was originally built on 1874, it had been rebuilt for a total of 3 times, and on 2011, the fifth Osaka Station was completed, and it has been rebranded into Osaka Station, with the station now fully covered with a glass roof.

As the name suggests, it is like a city at the very location of Osaka Station. It consists of a lot of aspects that a city normally have, a shopping complex, cafe, and restaurants, event and campaign venues, sports center, rooftop garden, and it also has its own cinema. Everything stylish, latest fashion and trends, Osaka Station City will not be left behind in time.

Spot name: Osaka Station City

  • Street address: 3-1-3 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 530-0001, Japan
  • Business Hour: 10 AM to 8 PM
  • Access: Direct access north of Osaka Station

Hotels Near Osaka Station City

There are ranges of accommodation that can be found around this area. From the deluxe hotel, business hotel, and even backpackers hostel. Here is a list for you to start looking at:

Hotel Granvia Osaka

If you prefer convenience, this hotel is located right in the Osaka Station City, a deluxe hotel with a stunning view of the city.

  • Street address: 3-1-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 530-0001, Japan
  • Access: Directly connected to Osaka Station

Hotel Kinki

If you are on a budget, but still want to stay in a proper hotel, Hotel Kinki is a business hotel with affordable rates for you to stay in.

  • Street address: 17-8 Doyamacho, Kita, Osaka-shi, Osaka 530-0027, Japan
  • Access:
    • 7-minute walk east of Umeda Station
    • 8-minute walk northeast of Higashi-Umeda Station

Drop Inn Osaka

If you are on a budget and are okay with budget/backpackers hostel/hotel, try this place, it is one of the biggest hostels in Osaka.

  • Street address: 6-12-13 Fukushima, Fukushima-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 553-0003, Japan
  • Access:
    • 10-minute walk west of Osaka Station
    • 9-minute walk northeast of Shin-Fukushima Station

Osaka Station City Cinema

Osaka Station City Cinema is one of the largest cinema complexes one can find in Kansai region. It is located on the 11th floor of the north gate building, also directly connected to the Osaka Station making it for easier access for people who came in with public transportation. Being one of the largest, Osaka Station City Cinema has 12 digital projected screens and 2564 seats.

Spot name: Osaka Station City Cinema

  • Street address: 11F North Gate Building, 3-1-3 Umeda, 4 Ofukacho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 530-8558, Japan
  • Admission Fee: 1800 yen for adult
  • Access: Direct access north of Osaka Station

Osaka Station to Universal City – Your Gateway To USJ

Just 19 minutes on the inner loop of the Osaka Loop Line (anti-clockwise), one can reach Universal City Station, the gateway to USJ (Universal Studio Japan) and it’ll cost you just 180 yen.

There is only one thing to take note when taking the Osaka Loop Line train on platform 1. Check the destination of the train, if it is bound for Sakurajima (also named as JR Yumesaki Line or Sakurajima Line), you don’t need to make a train transfer, and you can directly stop at Universal Station. If you are taking any other train heading to a different destination, make a stop at Nishikujo Station (just 4 minutes away), and make a transfer to the Sakurajima Line.