Tennōji-ku, Osaka

Tennōji-ku, Osaka

Tennoji (天王寺区 "Tennoji-ku") is one of 24 wards of Osaka, Japan. It is named after the "Shitennō-ji" (Temple of the Four Heavenly Kings), which is located in the ward.

General information

Tennōji Station is the city's main southeastern rail terminal with Osaka Municipal Subway's Tennōji Station Midōsuji Line and Tanimachi Line, JR Tennōji as the terminus of the JR Hanwa Line (and a major stop on the Kyoto Line, Osaka Loop Line, Yamatoji Line and Kansai Airport Line) and the Kintetsu Abenobashi Station, directly across the street from Tennōji station is the terminus of the Kintetsu Minami-Osaka Line. Consequently it has become a built up area in southern Osaka. The buildings around the station include, the Kintetsu department store, Mio, Station Plaza, and Hoop shopping malls, Apollo Movie Theater and Lucias department store. It addition, there are several shopping streets in the area including Abenobashisuji.

Attractions

* Shinsekai district and Tsutenkaku Tower
* Shitennō-ji Temple is a historical site only 10 minutes by foot from Tennōji.
* Tennōji Park, (immediately west of the station), includes a museum and Tennōji Zoo.
* Tobita brothel district

Entertainment

Tennōji itself is home to the Osaka Municipal Museum of Art, Tennōji Zoo, the Keitaku-en Japanese garden (built by the Sumitomo Corporation) and the Tennōji Botanical Garden. There are three major shopping centers right by Tennōji Station: Mio, a hip, upscale mall, Kintetsu Department Store, and Hoop.

The nearby Shinseikai entertainment district was established in the early part of the last century, and still teems with scores of eateries. It is overlooked by the Tsutenkaku tower, one of Osaka's most famous symbols.

Resources

* [http://www.seekjapan.jp/resources-article/315/Tennoji+&+around Osaka InfoGuide]

Train stations

*West Japan Railway Company (JR West)
**Osaka Loop Line: Tennōji Station - Teradachō Station - Momodani Station - Tsuruhashi Station - Tamatsukuri Station
**Hanwa Line, Kansai Main Line (Yamatoji Line): Tennōji Station
*Kintetsu
**Osaka Line: Uehommachi Station - Tsuruhashi Station
**Osaka Abenobashi Station on the Minami-Osaka Line in Abeno-ku is close to Tennōji Station in Tennōji-ku.
*Hankai Tramway
**Hankai Uemachi Line: Tennōji-eki-mae Station (Located in Abeno-ku, but close to Tennōji Station in Tennōji-ku.)
*Osaka Municipal Subway
**Tanimachi Line: Tanimachi Kyuchome Station - Shitennoji-mae Yuhigaoka Station - Tennōji Station
**Tennōji Station on the Midōsuji Line is located in Abeno-ku, but close to Tennōji-ku.
**Sennichimae Line: Tanimachi Kyuchome Station - Tsuruhashi Station
**Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line: Tamatsukuri Station

External links

* [http://www.city.osaka.jp/tennoji/english/index.html Official website of Tennōji] en icon


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