Tempozan Market Place, a large commercial complex by the sea
Tempozan Market Place is a large commercial complex containing roughly 100 tenants such as restaurants, a food court and apparel stores, as well as stores handling accessories, sundries, imported products, etc. On weekends and holidays, it holds various types of events or street performances. It is closed for four days in total during the months of January and February. The shopping area, fast food area, and Naniwa Kuishinbo Yokocho are open from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM; the amusement facility is open from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM; and the restaurant area is open from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM. It can get quite crowded with people from the Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan) and the large Ferris wheel that are both located next to the complex.
You can go to Tempozan Market Place by train, bus or car. If you go there by train, Osakako station of Chuo Line of the Osaka Municipal Subway is the nearest station. If you take a bus, take a Osaka Municipal bus and get off at the Tempozan bus stop. You can also get there by shuttle boat from the Universal City station of the JR Yumesaki Line. If you drive, you will find it right outside of the Tempozan exit of the Osakawan Line or Wangan Line of the Hanshin Expressway. Tempozan Market Place has two parking lots (1 and 2). The parking fee is 200 yen per 30 minutes on weekdays. Maximum fee is 1200 yen. On weekends and holidays, the fee is 250 yen per 30 minutes.
There is a wide variety of tenants in Tempozan Market Place from restaurants, to apparel-related stores as well as an amusement facility. It also has a 100-yen Shop, a shop handling ONEPIECE (Japanese manga) goods, a shop with ninja goods, a store selling Japanese sundries, a place offering Sanrio character goods, and a shop selling souvenirs unique to Osaka. Naniwa Kuishinbo Yokocho in the complex contains restaurants that serve specialty curry and rice as well as Osaka’s famous dishes such as dote-yaki (beef sinew stewed in miso paste and sweet rice wine), grilled squid, kushi-katsu (deep-fried pork on skewers), okonomiyaki (a Japanese style pancake/omelet with meat, seafood, and vegetables) and the like. Naniwa Kuishinbo Yokocho is not only known for it's food but also the interior which is attractive. The townscape of Osaka during the period around 1965 to 1974 is recreated here.
Image Gallery: Tempozan Market Place
Appearance of the Tempozan Market Place The big Ferris wheel is the world’s largest. You can enjoy 15 minutes of traveling though the air.
Description: Tempozan Market Place
|Sights||Tempozan Market Place (天保山マーケットプレース)|
1-1-10, Kaigan-dori, Minato-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 06-6576-5501 / Fax: 06-6576-5551|
|Closed dates||Irregular closed dates|
|Admission Fee||Free admission|
Spring (March - May)Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
|Recommended target||Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+)|
Map: Tempozan Market Place