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“Large and cool station”
Review of Osaka Station City

Osaka Station City
Ranked #24 of 1,298 things to do in Osaka
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The entire complex station,including the redevelopment area of JR Osaka Station. Department stores''DAIMARU'',fashion buildings''LUCUA OSAKA'', cinema complex,the shops and restaurants.
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Osaka Station City is the largest train station in Osaka and is the main hub for train connections and buses. There's plenty of shopping stores within and food places to dine at. You could literally spend a whole day at this station and still not finish touring it. Plus, if you're ever thinking on staying in Osaka, there are plenty of hotels nearby this station.

5  Thank Tunaidi
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

The station consists of two main buildings: North Gate Building and South Gate Building.

The North Building contains a department store, a shopping mall and cinemas . The South Building also contains a department store, and a 5 star hotel (Hotel Granvia Osaka). Then, the building complex is connected to several subway stations (there are different subway systems in Osaka), and another two (or three?) large department stores. Fantastic, I’ve never seen such a huge commercial, shopping and recreation spot.

The North yard is a modern and beautiful place, don’t miss it.

For a first-time tourist, to walk on the ground floor (1st floor of Asian and American scheme) when getting off the train is highly recommended. You are very easy to get lost in the complicated underground pathways.

Another important thing is: It is not always the top of a map points to the north in the Station City. I’ve seen "North at the right side" of some maps in the Osaka Station City. Tourists are easily confused due to this condition. So, make sure the correct directions when referring to the maps in the mall.

4  Thank liucy752
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

A massive place with an equal number of people crisscrossing. If you are anywhere near a station exit / entrance when a train arrives you can see the swathes of people heading out or in. and you better be going in the same direction, crossing over can be sometimes difficult.

I made a bee line to the information counter to find out about this massive building and as usual the Japanese are very very polite and courteous.

Was our starting/end point to visit Kobe on the JR line. If you love shopping or trains this is one place you should go to.

The best thing about this place is a Belgian waffle stand in one corner (Manneken) if you can spare a few mins, go find it to sample some good waffles.

4  Thank mafi_sl
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Reviewed 21 April 2013

To get the most out of this massive structure, you need to do some research and/or take a guided tour. Starting from the Space and Time Plaza spanning the North Gate and South Gate towers buildings, one can find eight separate plazas or gardens located at different levels. Each has a different theme, including its type of clock that has a relevant significance. The thinking behind all of this and the detail in the implementation is spectacular. As are the views from roof. In addition to these attractions, there are a plethora of excellent shopping and eating opportunities. The railway station function though on the bottom levels is rather confusing with four different companies using the station across different levels.

5  Thank Rivor
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

its sales season during January and you can shop til you drop here! You will be overwhelmed by the station size first of all, and the selections of different kinds of Japanese local brands, price from low to high, you won't be disappointed. O, and don't forget to check out their coffee shops at any of the department stores. Its kinda traditional to girls!

4  Thank SaraL33
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