Ohatsu Tenjin Shrine
Hiding in plain sight amid the skyscrapers of Umeda, this 1300-year-old shrine owes its fame to one of Japan's best known tragic plays...
This popular, dimly lit bar in the Kita-Shinchi district is a short walk from JR Osaka Station and draws a good crowd of expats and...
Osaka Maru Building
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B2 fl, Osaka Ekimae Daisan Bldg, 1-1 Umeda · interesting places nearby
Umeda Hagakure information
Two storeys undergroud and three decades old, this shop is cramped and workmanlike, but locals queue for udon noodles made before your eyes. Cold noodles are the specialty; try refreshing namajoyu (with ground daikon radish and sudachi lime; ¥600) or tenzaru (with tempura; ¥1100). Order from the picture menu, and get hand-gesture eating instructions from the owner.
Avoid weekdays between noon and 1pm, when the office-worker lunch crowd descends.