Namba is a convenient town that can easily be used as a base for sightseeing because of its easy access from KIX Airport and proximity to tourist attractions such as Dotonbori.
However, for first-time visitors to Osaka, the location may not be clear.In particular, Umeda and Osaka stations are located in almost the same place, but are complicated by the fact that they are served by several railroad companies, including the subway, Hankyu line, Hanshin line, and JR lines.
In this article, we will show you how to get from Namba Station to Umeda Station by subway and from Umeda Station to JR Osaka Station, using easy-to-understand station maps and photos.
Travel time / Fare / Route map
Travel time: approx. 14 minutes (9 minutes by train)
|one-way||240 yen||120 yen|
|round-way||480 yen||240 yen|
Subway Namba Sta. Station map
Three subway lines run to Namba Sta.
This time, enter from the Kita-Higashi(North-East) gate on the Midosuji Line.This is the closest gate to Dotonbori, Shinsaibashi, and Amerikamura.
To platform 2 for Umeda,Shin-Osaka,Senri-Chuo
Wait for the train on platform 2.Board the train to Umeda Station, 4 stops away.
Subway Umeda Sta. Station map
Get off at Umeda station and go up to the upper floor
Going straight ahead
Exit through the Kita(North ticket) gate and turn left.
Turn further left in front of “Cocokara Fine” drugstore.
JR Osaka Sta. Station map
Go up to the ground floor and turn left.
You will see JR Osaka Station.
JR Osaka Station has 5 ticket gates on the 1st floor. They are Midosuji gate, South gate, Sakurabashi gate, Central gate, and EKIMarche-osaka gate. This time, we will go to the Central gate.
It is about the same distance to the Sakurabashi gate, no matter which way you enter.
Enter the entrance and go straight
On the right is the “Akatsuki Plaza Osaka Station Central Sound Vision” with a powerful 3D leopard moving around. If you have time, please take a look.
You have arrived at the Central Gate of JR Osaka Station.
More information is also available on YouTube
Have a nice trip!
Click here to see the stop locations when using the escalator or elevator