Osaka Tenmangu Shrine Travel Guide

Osaka Tenmangu Shrine
Home to one of the 3 biggest festivals in Japan and the country’s longest shopping street, Tenmangu Shrine and Osaka’s Tenma district is overloaded with cheap street food, authentic izakayas, and endless shopping opportunities.

Nearby Food Experiences

Nearby Restaurants

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OSAKA

Ramen Hayato

The emphasis on a complex mixture of ingredients is the secret to this Osaka ramen-ya's success.
Lunch: ¥1,000-1,999
Dinner: ¥1,000-1,999
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OSAKA

La Kanro

Photogenic fine-dining is the name of the game at Osaka’s smallest Michelin restaurant.
Lunch: ¥15,000-20,000
Dinner: ¥20,000-30,000
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OSAKA

Osaka Tenmangu Sushi TOYONAGA

The young chef at this Osaka sushiya has a reputation for his welcoming attitude and expert craftsmanship. Guests can expect perfectly-balanced sushi, excellent traditional appetizers, and rare vintage sakes to pair.
Dinner: ¥30,000-49,999
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OSAKA

Ganesh N

Trust in this curry specialty store to surprise you with a new type of curry each day.
Lunch: ¥1,000-1,999
Dinner: ¥1,000-1,999

Founded in 10th-century Osaka, Tenmagu Shrine lies to the east of Umeda and the Kita “north” business district. Its annual Tenjin Matsuri at the end of July celebrates the shrine’s Shinto god of scholarship with processions, fireworks, and obligatory street food stalls. Named after Tenmangu Shrine, the greater Tenma area is home to the Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street, said to be the longest shotengai in Japan. This covered arcade spans more than 2 kilometers, where over 600 local shops sell groceries, clothing, books, and snacks, with cheap street foods cooking up piping hot takoyaki, crunchy croquettes, and sweet taiyaki. Come nightfall, laneways and alleys twist from the north exit of Tenma Station, leading the cozy neighborhood into a busy nightlife scene of its own. For local shopping, street food, and a dose of Shinto tradition, the vibrant Tenma district awaits.

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