What can you do in Osaka in winter? Discover all of Osaka Umeda’s winter delights!

2019.11.28

Umeda is Osaka's fashionable shopping area. You'll also find plenty of winter illuminations, Christmas trees, winter sales, and restaurants with warm food.
There are 7 train stations gathered in the area, not least of which is the terminal station of Hankyu Osaka Umeda, and shuttle buses to the airport, making Umeda a convenient spot to get in some last-minute shopping at the end of your trip.
You'll find money-saving coupons in this article, too!

Where should I go in the Osaka Umeda area in winter?

Umeda is Osaka's fashionable shopping area. You'll also find plenty of winter illuminations, Christmas trees, winter sales, and restaurants with warm food.
There are 7 train stations gathered in the area, not least of which is the terminal station of Hankyu Osaka Umeda, and shuttle buses to the airport, making Umeda a convenient spot to get in some last-minute shopping at the end of your trip.
Let's see what there is to see!

In the chill winter air, the illuminations and nighttime city lights shine brightly; not to mention the different Christmas trees in each mall!

GRAND FRONT OSAKA SHOPS & RESTAURANTS

GRAND FRONT OSAKA SHOPS & RESTAURANTS will have a variety of lit-up decorations, Christmas objects, and Christmas trees in Umekita Plaza, Knowledge Plaza, and within each of the buildings.

HANKYU SANBAN GAI

In HANKYU SANBAN GAI, a large Christmas tree will be put on display on a stage on the B2 floor of the Kita-kan Building. There will also be Christmas trees on display around the facilities, bringing a Christmas mood throughout the facility!
*Christmas illuminations will appear after December 1st.

HEP FIVE

A motif reminiscent of sweets will be seen in front of the main entrance of HEP FIVE, sure to meet our desire for Christmas sweets! Visitors will also find a huge Christmas tree cake object. Special ambient music and a sparkling illumination will transform the area into a fantastic Christmas space.

HERBIS PLAZA / PLAZA ENT

Various locations in HERBIS PLAZA / PLAZA ENT will be dressed up with illuminations with a Christmas motif. Visitors will find a classical atmosphere inside the building, and an elegantly shimmering Christmas tree.

NU chayamachi / NU chayamachi +

The main street area will be decorated with curtains of lights, and a Christmas tree will be installed outdoors.

Diamor Osaka

An American tree shining in champagne gold, and a light display of a starry sky will decorate an atrium in Diamor Osaka, in which white snow will fall to the tune of Christmas songs.

Make the most of the winter sales when you shop!

In Japan, winter sales are held from the end of December until early January.
These sales are always visited by many people, because they're the perfect chance to purchase an item that might be a little bit more luxurious than what you'd usually purchase.
For more details, keep reading this article!
Money-Saving Sales in Osaka, Umeda & How to Catch Sales in Japan

The first perfect dish for winter: Ramen

In winter, warm yourself through and through with warm ramen broth.

Dotonbori Kamukura

The ramen at Dotonbori Kamukura is characterized by its healthy, vegetable-packed soup.
The unique ramen here builds on experience with French cuisine to develop a secret recipe for the soup, bringing out the flavors of the poneless pork rib and plentiful vegetables, for natural sweetness and richness that can be enjoyed within the ramen's light flavor. The shop interior is clean and brightly lit, with an atmosphere that makes it welcoming even for women on their own to stop by.

Mall: HANKYU SANBAN GAI
Business Hours: 10:00 - 23:30 (Last order at 23:00)

The second perfect dish for winter: Nabé

Speaking of Japanese winter classics, nabé is also famous! You can enjoy all of its warmth because the ingredients are simmered right in the middle of the table. If you gather around a pot, it's also sure to spur conversation.

Shabusai

A kind of traditional Japanese nabé dish, with "shabu shabu" you can enjoy thinly-sliced meat cooked with a brief pass through hot water. Enjoy yours with beef, pork, and fresh vegetables.

Mall: HANKYU SANBAN GAI
Business Hours: 11:00 - 23:00 (Last order at 22:30)

Kissho Bettei Hamaguri-an Clams

Clam nabé is a perfect dish for winter. This restaurant uses clam from Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, which is known for its clams. The restaurant also has private booths, offering a relaxing dining experience to visitors.

Mall: HANKYU SANBAN GAI
Business Hours: 11:00 - 23:00 (Last order at 22:00)

Hakata Hi-no-Oto, Mizu-no-Oto ("The sound of fire, the sound of water")

Visitors to this restaurant are encouraged to savor its motsu nabé, which has won the Mondo Selection's highest Grand Gold Quality award for 11 years running, and is made with plenty of Hakata Fukuichi roe and its famous bonito.

Mall: HERBIS PLAZA
Business Hours: 11:00 - 15:00 (Last order at 14:30), 17:00 - 23:00 (Last order at 22:00 / Last drink order at 22:30)

ISOGAI

At ISOGAI, fish dishes are prepared meticulously, based on the species of the freshest catch of the day, and prepared in the most delicious way possible. These dishes also pair beautifully with drinks. The motsu nabé, a famous dish from Hakata in Fukuoka Prefecture, is also very popular!

Mall: GRAND FRONT OSAKA SHOPS & RESTAURANTS
Business Hours: 11:00 - 23:00
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TACHIBANA

Diners at Tachibana can enjoy shabu shabu made with Japanese black cattle wagyu beef, as well as nabé made with fresh seafood. Enjoy casual Japanese dining made with seasonal flavors.

Mall: GRAND FRONT OSAKA SHOPS & RESTAURANTS
Business Hours: 11:00 - 23:00
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Osaka Basara

Basara's famous tomato sukiyaki is the perfect blend of the savory flavors of the meat with tomato, making for a fresh, elegant dish.
The restaurant's interior has a calming atmosphere, and from the seats that surround the food preparation area, diners can see just how skillfuly the chef wields his knife.

Mall: GRAND FRONT OSAKA SHOPS & RESTAURANTS
Business Hours: 11:00 - 23:00
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Kineya

Next to ramen, another of Japan's most popular noodle dishes is udon! Udon noodles are thick and made from wheat, and served with a lightly-flavored broth.
Kine-ya also offers a menu full of Japanese dishes, includes rice bowls and set meals sure to satisfy.
In the evening, Kine-ya is perfect to enjoy as an izakaya pub! Nabé with udon noodles is a very popular dish, too.

Mall: HERBIS PLAZA
Business Hours: Weekdays 11:00 - 16:00 (Last order at 15:30), 17:00 - 22:30 (Last order for food 21:30 / Last drink order at 22:00); Weekends & holidays 11:00 - 16:00 (Last order at 15:30), 17:00 - 21:30 (Last food order at 20:30 / Last drink order at 21:00)
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BACCA

Cheese fondue is well-known as a wintertime dish even in Japan.
BACCA uses vegetables shipped directly from the farm, all fresh and organic. You'll discover that enjoying them warm, with melty cheese is a delicious delight on another level!

Mall: NU chayamachi
Business Hours: Lunch 11:00 - 15:00 (Last order at 14:30), Dinner 17:00 - 23:00 (Last order at 22:30)

Putting together a winter outfit

URBAN RESEARCH

This is URBAN RESEARCH's ladies only shop. The shop features a selection of dresses and casual items for daily wear, as well as small lifestyle goods.

Mall: NU chayamachi
Business Hours: 11:00 - 21:00

KOBE LETTUCE

Our spacious shop interior features a wide array of the latest fashions. If you're looking to find a fresh, complete outfit for under 10,000 yen, head over to KOBE LETTUCE!

Mall: HEP FIVE
Business Hours: 11:00 - 21:00
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SOUP

SOUP offers fashionable products with an elegant, sophisticated base. They can easily be adapted for various occasions, and are available at a reasonable price.

Mall: Diamor Osaka
Business Hours: 10:00 - 21:00
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What do you think? Did you find some new ways to enjoy the Osaka, Umeda area in the wintertime?
We hope it'll be a magical season for you here, surrounded by glittering illuminations.

*Information in this article is accurate as of the date of posting. There is a possibility that details regarding these products and services have changed, or that some shops have since closed.

Coupons

All Mall Coupon

500 yen off

This coupon can be used in the following 6 shopping malls: :
GRAND FRONT OSAKA SHOPS & RESTAURANTS, HANKYU SANBAN GAI,
HEP FIVE, HERBIS PLAZA/PLAZA ENT, NU chayamachi / NU chayamachi + and Diamor Osaka