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The Umeda skyline
The Umeda skyline
Umeda is located in Japan
Coordinates: 34°42′0″N 135°29′49.2″E / 34.70000°N 135.497000°E / 34.70000; 135.497000Coordinates: 34°42′0″N 135°29′49.2″E / 34.70000°N 135.497000°E / 34.70000; 135.497000
Country Japan
Prefecture Osaka Prefecture
City Osaka
Ward Kita-ku
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)

Umeda (Japanese: 梅田) is a major commercial and business district in Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan, and the city's main northern railway terminus (Ōsaka Station, Umeda Station).

The area is notable for its comparatively high concentration of tall buildings, of which those in Nishi-Umeda, Dojima and Nakanoshima form a prominent skyscraper district.[1] Four of the city's largest department stores (Hanshin, Hankyu, Daimaru, and Isetan) are located here, as well as popular shopping and tourist areas such as HEP Five, Osaka Grand Front, and Umeda Sky Building.

The district's name means "plum field".

In addition to being a major business district, Umeda offers a large selection of shopping, entertainment, and nightlife venues.

The Ekimae office towers along Midosuji Blvd. and Umeda Shinmichi
Osaka Station North Gate and Osaka Grand Front in Umeda
Diamond district
Hankyu Hanshin Holdings, Inc.
Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc. (MBS)
Pedestrian traffic in North Umeda
North Umeda district (Umeda Sky Building)
West Umeda district at night
The Hilton Plaza West and Herbis ENT
View of a street in Dojihama from ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel

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  1. ^ "Osaka -". 

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