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8 Top Recommended Meeting Spots Near Tennoji Station


If you live far from Osaka, the name “Tennoji” may not ring a bell. However, Tennoji is an area that is visited by many people not only from all over Osaka, but also from all over the Kansai region. And even if you have never heard of Tennoji, you must have heard of Abeno Harukas, the tallest building in Japan as of 2019, which rises right next to Tennoji Station in the city of Osaka!

The area around Tennoji Station, which has recently become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Osaka, has grown along with its popularity and is filled with many tourists on weekends and consecutive holidays. The question is “where to meet” in such a situation. Since the area around Tennoji Station is crowded with many people, it would be difficult to meet up without deciding on a meeting place in advance.

Therefore, we would like to introduce some meeting spots around Tennoji Station. Please use this information as a reference when meeting in Tennoji!

1. Tennoji is Osaka’s newest landmark

The area around Tennoji Station has attracted a lot of attention for Abeno Harukas, but there are many other attractive spots as well. If you have never been to Tennoji before, such as “I am coming to Tennoji from Tokyo for the first time! If you have never been to Tennoji before, let’s check what kind of sightseeing spots are available in advance.

Incidentally, Tennoji is about 20 minutes by train from JR Osaka Station, 18 minutes by rapid train or 23 minutes by local train on the JR Osaka Loop Line, and about 16 minutes by Osaka Metro Midosuji Line from Umeda Station. In the Namba area, both JR Namba Station and the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line will get you to Tennoji in about 6 minutes.

1-1. Abeno Harukas

Abeno Harukas is a well-known new landmark in Osaka. It is famous as the tallest building in Japan, reaching a height of 300 meters above ground. It houses one of Japan’s largest department stores, museums, hotels, and other tenants, and attracts many visitors.

There is also an observatory called “Harukas 300” on the top floor, which offers a panoramic view of Osaka. The easy accessibility of the building, which is directly connected to the station, is also one of its attractions.

▼For more information about Harukas Observation Deck, click here.

1-2. Abeno Hoop

Abeno Hoop is a fashion building used by fashion-conscious locals in Osaka and houses many popular fashion brands. In addition, a wide range of cosmetics, beauty, and sporting goods are also available. It is recommended for those who want to do some shopping while sightseeing, as it offers total coordination for your life’s work!

1-3. Tennoji Park

Tennoji Park has a long history, dating back to 1909. There is a stream running through the park, a water plaza, rose arches, and many other attractions. The park also has the Tennoji Zoo, a botanical greenhouse, and an art museum, making it a sightseeing spot that can be enjoyed together by all ages, from children to adults. The Tennoji Zoo regularly holds a Night Zoo, where visitors can observe a different and unexpected side of the animals during the daytime.

▼For more information about Night Zoo, click here.

▼Click here for other sightseeing information around Tennoji
[Tennoji / Abeno] Take a walk through the hidden sights where you can experience the history of Osaka!

You should definitely go when you come to Tennoji! Introducing the Washu souhonzan [Shitennoji] built by Prince Shotoku

2. 5 meeting spots around Tennoji Station

Now that we have introduced the recommended spots, you may have less time to enjoy them if you don’t have a good meeting up. Even if you ask your friend who lives in Osaka to show you around Tennoji, you need to meet up with them first. Here are some recommended meeting spots for those visiting the Tennoji area for the first time.

2-1. JR Tennoji Station Central Gate

Tennoji meet upThe central ticket gate of JR Tennoji Station is the most famous and secure meeting spot. No matter where you go after the meeting, you can be sure to meet here. However, during commuting hours, it is crowded with people going to work, and many people are meeting for the same purpose, so it is best to let each other know what kind of clothes you are wearing.

JR Tennoji Station Central Ticket Gate
Address: 10-45 Hidenincho, Tennoji-ku, Osaka

2-2. Abeno Hoop

Tennoji meet upAbeno Hoop, as mentioned above, is a popular fashion building. If you are going from JR Tennoji Station, head for Osaka Abenobashi Station on the Kintetsu Minami-Osaka Line. If you are heading from JR Tennoji Station, head to Osaka Abenobashi Station on the Kintetsu Minami-Osaka Line, and follow the signs posted at the station to find the Hoop. If your partner is running late, you can still kill some time by shopping.

Abeno Hoop
Address: 1-2-30 Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka
TEL: 06-6626-2500
Business hours:
Shopping / 11:00-21:00
Restaurant / 11:00-23:00
Regular holiday: Irregular holiday

2-3. Flower Clock Square

Tennoji meet upHanatoki Plaza is located in the underground shopping mall called “Abechika,” on the way from JR Tennoji Station to the Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line, which takes about 2 minutes. There are many restaurants and cafes in the area, and Wi-Fi is available throughout Abechika, so there is no need to worry about being out of touch.

Address: 16 Horikoshi-cho, Tennoji-ku, Osaka
TEL: 06-6772-5373 (Inquiries about lost and found items)
Business hours:
Fashion Variety Food / 10:30-19:00
Gourmet / 10:00-23:00
Regular holiday: Irregular holiday

2-4. Tennoji Park (Ten-Shiba)

Tennoji meet upIf you want to avoid the crowds and meet within walking distance from Tennoji Station, the entrance area of Tennoji Park (commonly known as Tenshiba) is the perfect place to meet. A large sign at the entrance of the park with “Tenshiba” written on it is a good meeting place. The Family Mart Tennoji Park Entrance Store in the entrance area has an eat-in space, so you can buy a drink at the convenience store and wait while relaxing.

Tennoji Park
Address: Chausuyama-cho, Tennoji-ku, Osaka
TEL: 06-6773-0860
Business hours: 7:00-22:00 (some areas are open 24/7)
Regular holiday: Open every day

2-5. Super Jankara Karaoke

Tennoji meet upSuper Junkara is located just outside of Osaka Abenobashi Station. With its large sign hanging high, you can find it at a glance even from a distance. If your partner is running late, you still have the option of Hitokara to pass the time, so it is especially recommended for karaoke lovers! It is a short distance from JR Tennoji Station, so you can avoid the crowds. The location is a short distance from JR Tennoji Station, so you can avoid the crowds.

Super Jankara Abeno Shop
Address: 1-2-1 Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka
TEL: 06-4399-1888
Business hours:
Mon-Fri before public holidays / 12:00-5:00
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays / 11:00-5:00
Regular holiday: Open every day

3. 3 Hidden Meeting Spots

Next, we will introduce some of the less known meeting spots in Tennoji. Since you are unlikely to run into other people, you can be sure to meet someone if you know where to go.

3-1. Entrée Marché

Tennoji meet upEntrée Marché, a facility with a convenience store and souvenir store, can be seen directly in front of the central ticket gate of JR Tennoji Station. You can wait for your partner while browsing for souvenirs and other things you need for sightseeing. You can avoid the crowds at the central ticket gate to some extent, so you can be sure to meet up with your partner. Neither you nor your partner will get lost.

Entre Marche Tennoji Store
Address: 10-45 Hidenincho, Tennoji-ku, Osaka
TEL: 6:30-23:30
Regular holiday: Irregular holiday

3-2. Café Clever Abechika

Tennoji meet upCafé Clever is located near the Hanachimae Plaza at Abechika, on the way from the aforementioned JR Tennoji Station to the Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line. The open entrance makes it easy to use even for the first time. Drinks can be taken out, so if you are anxious, you can take them out and wait in front of the flower clock.

Cafe Clever Abechika
Address: No. 5 Abeno Underground Shopping Center, 16 Horikoshi-cho, Tennoji-ku, Osaka
TEL: 06-6779-3637
Business hours: 7:00-21:30
Regular holiday: 3rd Tuesday of the month

3-3. Harukas Shuttle Elevator

Tennoji meet upThe “Harukas Shuttle Elevator” is an elevator stop at Abeno Harukas, and despite being just a short walk from JR Tennoji Station, it avoids the crowds. This elevator also goes to the ticket counter (16th floor) of the Abeno Harukas Observation Deck (Harukas 300), so it is the perfect meeting place for those who plan to visit.

Harukas Shuttle Elevator (Abeno Harukas)
Address: 1-1-43 Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka
Business hours:
B2F-3.5F / 10: 00-20: 30
4th to 11th floors / 10: 00-20: 00
Regular holiday: Open year round

“Let’s meet up and sightsee without getting lost or stressed.”

In this issue, we focused on meeting spots in Tennoji. Tennoji is now a hot spot in Osaka due to the completion of “Abeno Harukas,” the tallest building in Japan. The number of tourists is on the rise, making Tennoji a must-visit destination when sightseeing in Osaka. However, even if you are visiting Tennoji for sightseeing or shopping, your day may be ruined if you are frustrated because you cannot easily meet someone waiting for you. Let’s enjoy Tennoji by finding a meeting place that suits you best.


・Tennoji is home to Abeno Harukas, which is now in the spotlight.
・JR central ticket gate is a royal meeting spot.
・If you want to go to the observation deck of Abeno Harukas, it is best to meet at the Harukas shuttle elevator stop.

▼For information about dining in the Tennoji area

▼For information about sightseeing in Osaka

▼For great date spot ideas in Osaka

▼For smoking cafes in Tennoji

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